The Tattoo Master Of The Kingdom Of Thailand

It was a decade and a half ago when Angelina Jolie showed the world the new tattoo she got from Thailand. It has five lines and the texts are Buddhist blessings that run down the length of her back. As soon as the news broke, the spiritual tattoo of Thailand was raised to a global level. The artist responsible for her tattoo is Ajarn Noo Kanpai and he then become really famous which contributed to the rise of the tattoo tourism in the country. Tourists would book a villa in Koh Tao to have their vacation as well as their spiritual tattoo on the same trip.

In local language, the spiritual tattoos are known as sak yants which is deemed by the Thais to hold spiritual powers. These tattoos are often done by masters of magic and the monks of their religion. This belief started in 1605 with then warrior king believed to be protected by the tattoos and the belief remained intact for thousands of years.

Sak yants, yantra meaning Buddhists scriptures combined with geometric designs, were originally from Southeast Asia. Modern day history revealed that sak yants were used by mafias and gangs to protect them as they commit crimes.

According to Ajarn Noo Kanpai, the sak yant master, the tattoo he made for Jolie is called the “ha taew” or five rows in English. It is about the birth of Buddha until he reached enlightenment. Ha taew is believed to bring balance as well as positivity to the life of the wearer.

Noo shared that he was only in fourth grade when he learned the art. He exchanged the gangster life to that of monkhood but he declined to become master of the temple because of his love for doing the sak yant.

After years of training with the monks, he opened his own tattoo institute which is a located 20 miles from the city of Bangkok inside a shrine with two storeys. He now has disciples whom he is training. Tourists are visiting Thailand and booking villa in Koh Tao but before they leave the country, they usually visit his samnak and have their tattoo.

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Household Cleaning Scams You Should Be Aware Of

In order to have a successful business, it requires hard work and honestly. Sad to say, there is an increasing number of people that are scamming other people in order to trick them out of their hard-earned money. For homeowners, there are many businesses available that offer cleaning services such as carpet cleaning in Perth but because of the rise of scamming incidents, many are already too cautious. It is important to be aware of the most common household cleaning scams nowadays.

  • Gutter cleaning. This scam is quite common because many homeowners do not have the time to clean their gutters. For elderly, it is easier to hire help because they are no longer physically able to do the job on their Majority of companies utilize pressure washers in order to clear the gutter but there are cases wherein this is not enough. This is when you know when a company is actually honest since you won’t be able to see through the gutter and check if the work is actually completed. The best thing to do is to ask the contractor for a picture once they are done with the job.
  • Bait and switch. This is the most common in the carpet cleaning business. You see an advertisement offering very cheap package for cleaning certain number of rooms inside the house but when they see the actual rooms they will change their mind and quote higher claiming that the rooms are bigger or the carpet is dirtier thus much harder to clean.
  • Green cleaning. This scam happens when homeowners are led to believe that they are actually using eco-friendly products. Chemical-free products are often more expensive therefore cleaners tend to use synthetic ones to save costs without informing their clients.
  • Wet carpet. This is another common scam but is not practiced by honest carpet cleaning in Perth since it will ruin their reputation in the community. When you know your carpets have stain, wait for it to dry before letting the cleaning crew leave because stains are not visible when the carpets are still wet from washing. Make sure to hold off paying before then.

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Cardiff Airport Will Suffer When It Losses Flybe

Peter Philips, the former marketing head of Cardiff Airport, claimed that it would be catastrophic if ever Flyve leaves the airport therefore he believes that the ministers should ensure that the routes will remain intact regardless. Many people who came to hotels in Cardiff City Centre are brought there by the airline. Philips said that the 14 destinations that are currently catered by Flybe are very important if the airport wants to see growth in the number of passengers.

He added that since the Welsh Government is the owner of Cardiff Airport, it should provide guarantees to the next buyer as Flybe is currently available for sale. A spokesperson from the airport said that the matter is being handled in an operational level by the airport.

In a previous statement released by Flybe, passengers should not worry about the tickets and flights they have already booked through the company.

Mr. Phillips think that Flybe airline is a huge asset to Cardiff Airport since it is the biggest operator and it also contributes a lot to the economy of Wales. He also claimed that losing Flybe would be equivalent to taking back many steps the economy has struggled to make for the past few years.

European Regions Airline Association’s former advisor said that when it comes to increasing the passenger number, people think that it was Qatar Airways that did it but the truth is Flybe is the one that travels to different capitals in Europe. Losing it would be bad because it would take back the culture of growth the city has seen in the last few years. In addition, around 100 employees will be losing their jobs.

Flybe is currently flying from Cardiff to different European cities such as Munich, Paris, Dublin, Berlin, Geneva, Rome and Milan. In 2012, the Welsh Government took ownership of Cardiff airport which only caters to one million passengers but because of Flybe the number rose to 1.5 million in 2017.

The only ray of hope for people who wanted to visit hotels in Cardiff City Centre by flying Flybe is that the company is already discussing the potential sale of the company.This is a better alternative than shutting down its operations altogether.

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How Interior Painting In Sydney Can Improve The Look Of Your Indoors

A homeowner will want the insides of his or her home one of the most important spaces in their lives. And many of these spaces will surely benefit from a new-look. An interior painting in Sydney can be the most cost-efficient and quickest way when opting for a home improvement project. You can transform the appearance of your home, specifically a room by just using a paint.

If you opt for interior house painting, you can be simple or go elaborate depending on your preference. You need the right information to be in control of the situation. You need to be connected with the basic interior painting information, so you can complete the modification of your living space with success.

If you go for interior painting in Sydney, you need to choose those that can give you a high-quality finish for a right price. Or if you know how to paint, you can choose to do it yourself and save some money. You can see the difference on how the decorative improvement of painting can improve your room. You may also wish to add new carpets or furniture for a change.

If you choose the right colours, the feel of the room is modified completely and makes you enjoy the living space. If you have a dull room, you can use vibrant or dark colours to spice it up. However, you need to choose them carefully as these are difficult colours to apply.

You can also choose vibrant colours to accentuate the wall for a better feel without breaking the bank. If you need to paint one wall, you can achieve a new appearance in the fastest and easiest way. You can also try decorative painting which some interior painters can do. Just be careful in your chosen painters, so you really have a desired look.

If you prefer an expert to do the interior painting in Sydney, ensure that you invest a considerable time and money. Choose painters that have the best workmanship for a competitive price. Also ensure that they can perform the job on a scheduled or estimated time. If you have chosen them wisely, you’ll see the improvements of your home project really soon.

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Research Looks At How Being A Tradie Takes Its Toll

Dedication to one’s work is an admirable quality, but not when it comes at the expense of everything else, including personal welfare. However, many Brisbane plumbers and tradies across the country have failed to consider that, according to research from the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

The organisation’s latest work shows that Aussie tradies are almost twice as likely to look after their tools than their own health, despite the fact that being a trades person is one of the most injury-prone occupations in the country. According to the data, 79% of the tradies reported that they took good care of their tools, while those that took care of their own health only amounted to 47% of the correspondents.

Nearly two-thirds (64%) of the tradies asked reported that they have suffered injuries in their current occupation, while half of these tradies said that they expected to not suffer injuries in their line of work again. Nearly a quarter of the surveyed tradies said that they consider it ill-fitting if a fellow tradie complained of an injury, while 55% said that aches and pains were simply part of the job.

Association President Phil Calvert says that tradies were either not getting treated for their injuries or just waiting until it got aggravated into something worse. He believes that tradies don’t have to live with the attitude that injuries are just part of being a tradie.

The research also noted that not only were physical injuries ignored, but that mental health was also being affected, with 30% of the sample size reporting mental health issues that stemmed from a work injuriy.

Canberra carpenter Adam Potts, one of the tradies who admit that he did not take good care of himself when he was a younger tradie. He says that it’s being young, thinking they’re invincible, then it suddenly creeps up and gets them, with chronic body pain, forcing time off of work at the bare minimum.

He expressed hope for younger tradies, whose culture was shifting and embracing physical and mental well-being as a part of being a tradie. His advice to younger tradies is not to strain themselves out by working too much, as that tends to worsen injuries.

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