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Garlic in tuktuks?

Post by JUDGEDREDD » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:06 pm

Keep seeing some bulbs in the dash from time to time and everytime we ask the driver just kinda laughs lol

Any ideas?
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Re: Garlic in tuktuks?

Post by clutchcargo » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:32 pm

JUDGEDREDD wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:06 pm
Keep seeing some bulbs in the dash from time to time and everytime we ask the driver just kinda laughs lol

Any ideas?
Vamp killer. Look under the driver's seat and you'll see he has a wooden stake... :assasin:
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Re: Garlic in tuktuks?

Post by Joker Poker » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:49 pm

Pencil Norodom used to have garlic in their tills. One day I asked a cashier why, she looked coy and wouldn't tell me.
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Re: Garlic in tuktuks?

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:59 pm

One possibility: Long life ie. protection from death

__ Food Symbolism during Chinese New Year Celebrations
Chinese like playing with words and symbols. Often homonyms (words that share the same pronunciation but have different meanings) are gladly used. Names of dishes and/or their ingrediets which will be served sound similar to words and phrases refering to wishes expressed during the Chinese New Year, while other foods hold a symbolic meaning.

Food offerings are a prayer or a wish and can be addressed to ancestors and other beings such as the Jade Emperor and The Kitchen God. The offering of food serves to bring ancestors and other beings in the other world closer to oneself.
The food offerings serve as a bonding tool to bring both worlds together.

Chinese garlic chives (韭菜, jiǔcài) - everlasting, eternity, long life

More food symbolism here: https://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/ ... bolism.htm
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Re: Garlic in tuktuks?

Post by CBEQ » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:59 pm

I asked some of my co-workers at work today about this. I got two answers. Both are correct according to the co-workers I asked.

1.) It is for good luck.

2.) It is to protect you from "spells" that someone can place on you if you are touched. Apparently the thief can do this when they steal from you. The example I was given was "I never had this experience, but if they touch you then they can cause you to lose your mind. You follow them and do anything they say. The garlic stops the spell."

Additional information: They are not only in tuk tuks. Anyone can bring them with them if they are going to a place with a bunch of people they are unfamiliar with in case they are worried about bad things happening to them. Kept in their moto, purse, etc.
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Re: Garlic in tuktuks?

Post by JUDGEDREDD » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:51 am

Ah ok, thanks for all the answers!
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Re: Garlic in tuktuks?

Post by pczz » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:50 am

relating to another post probably to remove the smell of unwashed tourists in tank tops......
on a more practicla point it is flu season and garlic is supposed to be protecive against bacteria. you notice a lot more people wearing mask this time of the year to, with all the runny noses, wheezy coughs
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