Carabao debuts ‘Sufficient Pattaya’ music video

Friday, 22 February 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 8 By  Vittaya Yoondorn

Country music legend Yuenyong “Aed Carabao” Opakul debuted the music video shot during HM the King’s birthday celebration last year, an anthem calling on Pattaya residents and leaders to follow His Majesty’s “sufficiency economy” philosophy.

Entitled “Sufficient Pattaya,” the song and video received their first screening at Pattaya City Hall Feb. 12, with Yuenyong joining Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, the directors of Nong Nooch Tropical Garden and Aksorn Technology College, and Anong Sachatheva, winner of the 2011 national “Repaying the Debt to Mother Nature” award.

Aed Carabao debuts his ‘Sufficient Pattaya’ music video at City Hall in honor of His Majesty the King.Aed Carabao debuts his ‘Sufficient Pattaya’ music video at City Hall in honor of His Majesty the King.

Yuenyong takes the lead in the song, but is joined by the Father’s Day celebration crowd at Bali Hai Pier Dec. 5. The lyrics talk of His Majesty’s generosity toward Pattaya and calls for the city’s economic development to follow HM the King’s “sufficiency economy” philosophy.

Ingrained in Thai society and even its constitution, the philosophy is a set of moral, ethical and practical guidelines intended to help the Thai people more effectively navigate globalization through adherence to three principles - moderation, reasonableness, and risk management - and two conditions: knowledge and virtue.

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