There Is More To Thailand Than Origami

Yes, contrary to popular belief, Thai news and many entries on this blog – Origami is not the be-all and end-all of Thailand.

Now that the ‘dropping’ has occured I pray we can resume our normal programming because I would hate to be deported after murdering someone for mention anything about paper cranes being dropped on the south of Thailand (argh! I just did it!).

7 Comments so far

  1. Paul (unregistered) on December 7th, 2004 @ 1:48 pm

    I think it’s ironic that we insist that there is more to Thailand than the paper crane craze, and then every other blog on this site is about paper cranes =)

  2. lynn (unregistered) on December 7th, 2004 @ 6:40 pm

    I guess we all have secret OCD obsessions with paper cranes. ;)

  3. PeterBoon (unregistered) on December 14th, 2004 @ 4:28 pm

    I was wondering…do paper cranes folded in Thailand have to be called Origami? A lot of media outlets were using that term. Is there a general term used for folded paper?

    I have always associated origami with Japan. Do they have the worldwide patent on folded paper objects. What do you call a paper airplane folded by a 3rd grader in the US?

  4. him (unregistered) on December 14th, 2004 @ 5:36 pm

    Origami comes from the Japanese words for to fold (oru) and paper (kami). I guss people just refer to any (fairly intriate) paper folder with a designed shape in mind as “origami” these days. TBH I’m not sure any “official” source ever used the word. Everyone just seemed to be into “folding paper cranes”.

    Also, I read somewhere they were, initially, supposed to be doves (of peace, i assume) but that got confused and they ended up as meaningless Cranes!

  5. Joe (unregistered) on December 15th, 2004 @ 6:10 am

    so are there any reports of someone getting the crane folded by the King?

  6. him (unregistered) on December 15th, 2004 @ 12:42 pm

    I didnt know the King had done one – what does the finder get? No one has found the PM’s one from what I gather.

  7. Joe (unregistered) on December 16th, 2004 @ 12:26 pm

    Oh, I got confused whether it was the King or PM, but according to this article: whoever finds the crane the PM made gets a scholarship. I gather after hearing most of the paper birds didn’t even make it to the land that there’s a big possibility that no one found it.

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