5 Tips for coping with air pollution PM2.5

In Thailand, particularly in Bangkok and surrounding areas, a cloud of ultra-fine dust particles known as PM2.5 has recently returned. According to the Pollution Control Department (PCD), the concentration of PM2.5 pollutants should not exceed the PCD’s safe threshold of 50 µg/m³. If the number is greater than this threshold level, these fine particulate matters can substantially cause a wide range of health problems including respiratory disease and heart disease. Avoidance of pollution exposure greatly helps to prevent health related conditions caused by PM2.5.

1) Wearing N95 masks every time during exposure to the environment

2) Avoidance of leaving the building if unnecessary

3) Open air activities should be avoided or limited. If necessary, duration of activities must be as short as possible and N95 masks must be worn at all times.

4) Staying healthy and taking good care of respiratory system e.g. prevention of flu, bronchitis and sinusitis.

5) Being aware of abnormal signs and symptoms. If any symptoms present, immediate medical attention must be sough.

In addition, young children, elderly people and people with certain underlying diseases are susceptible to get sick due to this air pollution. Therefore, special attention and care must be provided.

Credit Reference: https://www.bangkokhospital.com/en/disease-treatment/5-ways-to-deal-with-toxic-dust-should-be-shared

Board : How to say “Hello” in different languages

How to say “Hello” in different languages

  • BONJOUR – French.
  • HOLA – Spanish.
  • HALLO / GUTEN TAG – German.
  • CIAO – Italian.
  • OLÀ – Portuguese.
  • NAMASTE – Hindi.
  • SALAAM – Persian (Farsi)
  • AHN-YOUNG-HA-SE-YO – Korean
  • MERHABA – Turkish
  • SAIN BAINUU- Mongolian
  • SALEMETSIZ BE? – Kazakh
  • SZIA – Hungarian
  • MARHABA – Arabic
  • NI HAU – Mandarin
  • HALO – Bahasa Indonesia

And don’t forget to say “Sawasdee Ka/Krub” in Thailand, too.

How to say “Hello” in your language? Tell us … 🙂 


Credit: https://pocketcultures.com/2008/10/30/say-hello-in-20-languages/

Picture Cedit : https://handluggageonly.co.uk/2015/01/28/say-hello-40-european-languages/

Board: Festive Season

Festive Season is coming!

Start December with the cold weather in Thailand. It make me feel good to meet the real winter (just a bit cold than every year –“)

It’s great time to go the North such as “Doi Inthanon”  This is the highest peak in Thailand, and the national park that surrounds it is filled with some of the many natural wonders that make the country such a draw in the first place.

Doi Inthanon credit: http://www.chiangraivantour.com/

If you spend your Christmas time in Thailand this year, tracking in the North is recommend. Normally Thai people will do the good thing to start new year such as 

  • Offer foods to the monks
  • To pay respect to Buddha at the temple
  • Clean the house
  • Visit parents or family

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 🙂

from all of Big Smile Team 🙂