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The more popular photography is, the more poses are. Many Thai poses are derived from foreign countries. The V sign is one of the popular pose among Thai people for years. It could be the palm facing outward, inward or any directions which will give different meanings depending on how creative the model is.
V-sing pose
Another recent popular pose among Thai people is big heart pose. The big heart pose or so-called “SA RANG HAE YO” pose has been popular over a year. SA RANG HAE YO (ซา รัง เฮ โย) means “I love you.” This pose usually is made by two people. When making this pose, some might say “SA RANG HAE YO” together with the pose. The pose is popular in all ages.
Saranghae Yo Pose

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Bangkok Big Cleaning Day 2010

On May 23, 2010, the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority held activity called “Bangkok Big Cleaning Day” for people to join cleaning up six streets affected by the red shirt demonstration. The opening ceremony started at 9 am at the King Rama VI monument, the gate to the Lumpini Park. Estimated volunteers in the activity were 5,000 people; families with kids, teenagers, celebrities, elderly people or even foreigners. Many volunteers brought their own cleaning supplies such as gloves, brooms, dust pans, trash bags, etc. and joined the effort to bring Bangkok back to normal. Many do not mind dipping their hands into sewers to remove the filth. Some were willing to collect piles of garbage swarming with files while others were busy scrubbing roads and signs.

Bangkok Big Cleaning Day
Volunteers helped cleaning a bus stop.
Bangkok Big Cleaning Day
Moving garbage to trucks.
Bangkok Big Cleaning Day
Volunteers joined BMA staff cleaning Raatchadamri street.

In the activity, there were also groups of people and organizations gave the volunteers free foods, drinks, and some fruits like rambutan. This was a memorable picture of people in Thailand showing their spirit to the country.

Bangkok Big Cleaning Day
Free foods and drinks for volunteers.
Bangkok Big Cleaning Day
Free rambutans and big smiles!