I always found it interesting that Asians use blood type as a way to predict features of personality. It's important enough that celebrity profiles will often list it, along with birthday, eye colour and so on. You can easily find the blood type of even your favourite Japanese AV actress! (Or should I say, "actress"?) To a farang, this is funny or strange, especially the idea that blood types could be used to help find or avoid certain relationship matches.
By the way girls, I'm blood type O+. But I'm not sure what that means.
Sand told me yesterday that some Thais also use Â¢Ã•Ã©Ã‹Ã™ (earwax!) as a personality guide. That made me laugh a lot. She said people with Â¢Ã•Ã©Ã‹Ã™Ã¡Ã‹Ã©Â§ (dry earwax) are Â¤Ã”Â´ÃÃ’Â¡, think too much, worry a lot, easily upset. Both Sand and one of her cousins have Â¢Ã•Ã©Ã‹Ã™Ã¡Ã‹Ã©Â§ and are Â¤Ã”Â´ÃÃ’Â¡, so there's proof for you! People with Â¢Ã•Ã©Ã‹Ã™Ã Â»Ã•Ã‚Â¡ (moist earwax) are Â¤Ã”Â´Â¹Ã©ÃÃ‚, don't worry too much, take things as they come, hard to upset. Her other cousin and I both have Â¢Ã•Ã©Ã‹Ã™Ã Â»Ã•Ã‚Â¡ and are Â¤Ã”Â´Â¹Ã©ÃÃ‚, so there you go, 4 out of 4!!! What more proof could you ask for?
Now you know all you need to know about me: blood type O+ and Â¢Ã•Ã©Ã‹Ã™Ã Â»Ã•Ã‚Â¡. (Oh yeah, and Â¨Ã™Ã«Ã£Ã‹ÂÃ¨ )
Speaking of ears, Sand was laughing at the name of one of our hospitals here in Toronto: Sick Children's Hospital. Kind of a redundant name. Would you take healthy children to hospital?
The name reminded her of the name of a BKK hospital that she also finds funny, because it is so direct: Ã¢ÃƒÂ§Â¾Ã‚Ã’ÂºÃ’Ã…Ã‹Ã™ÂµÃ’Â¤ÃÂ¨ÃÃ™Â¡ (Ear, Eye, Throat, Nose Hospital). Immediately and simultaneously we both suggested another possible BKK hospital name, Ã¢ÃƒÂ§Â¾Ã‚Ã’ÂºÃ’Ã…Â¨Ã™Ã«Â¨Ã”Ã«Ã.