King Bhumibol of Thailand

King Bhumibol of Thailand

Father's Day In Thailand

As the Head of State in Thailand King Bhumibol is a beloved figure and by his people of Thailand. ” Long Live The King ” is words expressed by his people for what King Bhumibol of Thaialnd has done for his people in his 68 years of sitting in the King’s Throne.

King Bhumibol of Thailand

King Bhumibol was born on Monday the 5th of December 1927, at Mount Auburn Hospital, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A

After the sudden death of his elder brother, King Ananda Mahidol, in Bangkok on the 9th of June, 1946, changed the course of his life completely.

He would become the King of Thailand immediately after his brothers mysterious death not solved to this day.

After the completion of his education in Switzerland in the 1950’s King Bhumibol would return to Thailand.

He would immediately get to work and recognize what his people needed to become self-sufficient and end food starvation by educating and implementing rice farms and fish farms to help people with their nutrition needs.

In the 1960’s King Bhumibol began a program introducing chemicals into the clouds to produce enough moisture and end droughts in Thailand which devastated most farmers crops. For this project King Bhumibol was known then as Rain Maker.

As a tribute by his people they built this monument below.

King Bhumibol Monument
City decoration in observance of King Bhumibol’s birthday in Phitsanulok, Thailand.

King Bhumibol is the longest reigning Head of State in Thailand’s history from 9 June, 1946 to Present ( 68 Years ).

According to Wikipedia:   Although Bhumibol is

The King's Royal Cypher and personal flag.
The King’s Royal Cypher and personal flag.

sometimes referred to as King Rama IX in English, Thais refer to him as Nai Luang or Phra Chao Yu Hua (ในหลวง or พระเจ้าอยู่หัว: both mean “the King” or “Lord Upon our Heads”).

He is also called Chao Chiwit (“Lord of Life”).[34] Formally, he would be referred to as Phrabat Somdet Phra Chao Yu Hua (พระบาทสมเด็จพระเจ้าอยู่หัว) or, in legal documents, Phrabat Somdet Phra Paraminthara Maha Bhumibol Adulyadej (พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาภูมิพลอดุลยเดช), and in English as His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

He signs his name as ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช ป.ร. (Bhumibol Adulyadej Por Ror; this is the Thai equivalent of Bhumibol Adulyadej R[ex]).

Bhumibol is an accomplished jazz saxophone player and composer, playing dixieland and New Orleans jazz, and also plays the clarinet, trumpet, guitar, and piano.

[124] Bhumibol has performed with Benny Goodman, Stan Getz, Lionel Hampton and Benny Carter, and Patti Page once performed Bhumibol’s songs during a private audience with him.[125][124] Bhumibol has written 48 compositions, including fox-trots, waltzes, and Thai patriotic music.

His most popular compositions are “Candlelight Blues,” “Love at Sundown”, and “Falling Rain”, all composed in 1946.[124] Bhumibol’s musical influences include Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet and fellow alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges.[124]

From 2006 to Present King Bhumibol has suffered many health ailments and has been hospitalized several times and seems somewhat frail.

( Thailand’s National Flower )

Thailand National Flower

As a resident of Thailand myself I have come to learn the importance of helping other people who might not have the knowledge or means to help themselves.

Watching and reading from his majesty King Bhumibol, if you want to achieve success it takes determination, focus and taking decisive action in the benefit of helping others.

When you have a clear mind of what it takes to achieve your goals in life the only thing necessary is taking decisive action.

Even though I really never had a father in my life I want to wish all a Happy Father’s Day on this Thai Holiday!