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Bangkok love story

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Here's a love story that was not in a book, magazine or movie, but on a large cloth banner at the edge of Lat Prao Road opposite Lat Prao Soi 101, Bangkapi, Bangkok. Let's hope it had a happy ending. 

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Bangkok love story

Photo by Thanarak Khoonton

Here is what the sign said, first in Thai and then in English.

ปภาวดี ศักดารักษ์ (ตาล)   
ผมยังรักตาลอยู่ ยังรอตาลอยู่   
เอ 088-95930559    ตาล 0873-x11-0399

Paphawadee Sakdarak (Tarn)
I'd like to apologise for what I said
I said that to test whether you still loved me.
I still love you! I'm waiting for you!
Everyone at home is so concerned and waiting for you.
Please forgive me!
Love (you) so much!
Ei:  088-95930559  Tarn 0873-x11-0399

ผม -    I (for men)
ขอโทษ -     to apologise; to be sorry
ที่พูดออกไป -    what I said
เพื่อ -   to; in order to
ลองใจ -    to test one's feelings; to determine if someone still feels the same
ว่ายังรักผมไหม -   whether (you) still love me
ผมยังรักตาลอยู่ -    I still love you!
ยังรอตาลอยู่ -   (I'm) still waiting for you - (Thais usually use the name of the second party instead – 'Tarn' as in this case)
ทุกคนที่บ้าน -   everyone at home
เป็นห่วงมาก -   to be so concerned; to be worried
ขอให้ -   please; to ask; to beg
ยกโทษ -   to forgive

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