Thursday, December 25, 2008
Hi classmates and teacher!
how are you? I hope you are enjoying this Christmas season with your family and friends.
I celebrated Christmas in Mexico with my family and relatives. Yesterday I ate a big dinner with my family in my parents' restaurant. We were like 30 persons enjoying together the Christmas holiday. At 12:00 am, we gave gifts and best wishes to the whole family. My house was packed with relatives and my parents' friends. Some of them were playing Mahjong, watching movies, playing some games and dancing. They left at 6:00 am!
I could not hang out with my friends because the city has been having a bad social situation. People are getting killed almost everyday! It is something that made me sad. Now, people are inside their homes very early. However, our Christmas celebration was great! And I hope you got a lot of fun and surprises too.
I hope that this Christmas season brings you special happiness, good health, wealth, love and peace. And also, I hope that all your dreams and goals come true!
Richard, I hope you received our cards and you liked it! We miss you... I hope you are getting stronger every day! =)
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
We had a great time celebrating Hanukkah at Christmas. Ha To brought a huge cake from Chinatown and we all ate it. It was delicious! Too bad you weren't here. We all miss you and wish you a happy and healthy new year. Get stronger and come back soon! We all love you! Students from your morning class.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
He had followed me for many blocks! When I got into the school, he stood outside. After he class was over, I was worrying to see the man again. Fortunately, he had already left. Now, I rather take the bus!
Monday, December 01, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Eno's Group-Sing Song List:Can't Help Falling In Love
Love Me Tender
Keep On the Sunny Side
Will the Circle Be Unbroken
If I Had a Hammer
I'll Fly Away
Down By the Riverside
Chapel of Love
Wild Mountain Thyme
Que Sera, Sera
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
I would like to talk about my new job in S.F. I was looking for a job for a while, which not in a restaurant any more. Three weeks ago my friend told me to go to talk with the lady who owns a shop in S.F. The shop is named “The love of Ganesha”. I’m a sales clerk now. I sell jewelry, clothes, Crystals, incense, scares, bags, statues of Buddha, statues of Hindu God, pillows, yoga pants. The Most of things came from Indian, Thailand and Southeast Asian. I love this job because first, the location in height-Ashbury neighborhood. I have been live in S.F. for year, before live in Oakland. I used to go to height street to watched hippie people, see decoration in shops and house. Second, working in here I feel like working near Royal Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok such as the smells, sound, colorful clothes, meditation room and arts on the well. I love the whole energy of this store. Third, I meet a lot of different people every day. Some people are tourists and some people are neighbor. They always share of their story to me.
*Also the shop donate money to help poor kids in Thailand, which when you are shopping there
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
This thing lets me know what the democratic spirit is. American people have mature democratic thinking and they can tolerate different opinions.
Richard, don't forget this Thursday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll call You.
Monday, November 03, 2008
Prosperity I will show you tomorrow!!
Sunday, November 02, 2008
I went to Sacramento with my husband last weekend. Mongolian traditional tournament/game /the Shagai became in Sacramento. My husband attended this tournament.
The game Shagai is Mongolian traditional game and the Shagai is Mongolian word. In English language sources,playing with shagai is called ankle bone shooting. They are played using the 15 small bone's pieces shot at with arrows. The arrow it makes by bone. The small bone's pieces put on the particular counter thas's called the target. In this game, pieces are flicked with the middle finger of one hand, along a wooden board/khashlaga-fence rail/ held on the other hand. The arrow put on the wooden board. The goal is to hit a target piece over a distance of about 10 m.
When who finish to hit 15 small bone's pieces, they will win.
Friday, October 31, 2008
I study English at the Neighborhood Center Adult School, Room 101 in Oakland. Our teacher's name is Richard Blum.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
California State Assembly
United States Congress
President of the United States
Monday, October 27, 2008
When we arrived to the beach, it was 12:00 am midnight! As we went closer to the beatiful beach, a lot of memories invaded my mind. I remembered all my friends from Mexico.
I remembered that the first time I went to a beach was with all my friends. We were sixty classmates and six teachers traveling together to Mazatlan, Guanajuato and Guadalajara for one week! It was amazing and fun.
I miss those moments, but now all of us are separated. Now, our lives are different. Some of us are studying in Canada, in the U.S. like me, and others stayed in Mexico. Wherever we are, we will never forget those great memories!
That night I was having fun with my new friends while I was remembering pretty good moments. It was fantastic!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
The club was exciting. It was full of Mexican people, all of them were in good spirits, having fun and drinking alcohol. We were pretty excited even though my girlfriend and I didn't know how to dance to banda music, but I met many new friends. My new friends taught us how to dance better. It was fun and confusing!
We danced until the last song, so we were very tired.
Finally, we went back home a little bit late, but that night was amazing. I learned new steps to dance, and also, I met new friends!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
The person who was working there told us about that bird. She said that the bird is getting well. It is a male bird. When my husband took it here the bird was dehydrated and under regular weight, but now the bird is healthy. And the good news is that the bird is flapping its wings and that means the bird will fly again soon. The bird lady is going to move the bird to the bigger cage, so that the bird can exercise its wings before the bird returns to the wild.
The bird seems like it will be ready to go soon. I'm very happy for the bird and thank my husband for caring for that bird.
If you find wild animals that seem injured or in need of help you should visit the Lindsay Wildlife Museum . I recommend that you go to this website http://www.wildlife-museum.org/
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The traffic signal lights let me think of an accident occurred in the same intersection about two years ago. It was a tragedy. A young lady was a student of the Clinton Park Adult School. That day, after school, when she was crossing the road through the cross walk, a car killed her by bumping. It was said that she left a several months old baby.
If the traffic lights were installed early, the tragedy wouldn’t happen.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Utah to California
I came to the United States from Ulaanbaatar of Mongolia. First time I came to Utah. In Utah I traveled many places. I don't understand English. Because I wanted to learn English. After,
I came to California from Utah.
My life is different now. I am living in Oakland with my husband. In Mongolia I was a teacher an art and story of culture. I used to work full time at school. I didn't study English. Now I am attending an adult school every Monday to Friday at morning. I have been studying English since May 2 this year.
My first goal is I learn English very much, so I can speak it very well.Second goal is I get a
better job.Third goal is I want to live in the US with my family.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
My life is different now. In Thailand I was a freelance art designer. Now, I study English at an adult school in the morning. I also work in a Thai restaurant in Berkeley. On weekends, I often go to my husband's workshop to do art work.
My long, long term goal is to buy a house and to do this I need to get a better job. I need to improve my English skills.
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Later, I want to change my job near by my home, at Oakland china town, than I can back to school again.
New, I worked at the big supermarket, my job is in the flower department, I very liked my job and have a good benefits. see you later.
located in the Central Asia between Russia and China. Mongolia has four seasons which have
Three months ago, I came to Oakland from Guangdong in China with my family. In order to reunite with my grandmother, so we had to immigrate to the United States. This change gives me more challenge in my daily life. Oakland feels different than China.
Compared with China, it makes me disappointed and makes me feel bad. In China, I felt much happier than in Oakland. I used to spend happy hours with my classmates each month. It was safe no matter how late we played. In Oakland, where the crime rate is booming, we have to go at home in the evening to get away from the danger zone. I feel bad that I dropped out of college in China. I had to look for jobs and eke out my livelihood. But I shouldn’t be too pessimistic, there are many opportunities here for me to seek. I should take advantage of all the social resources.
Even so, I must feel at home wherever I am, I need to set goals for me----to improve my English and make my life go smoothly.
Saturday, October 04, 2008
From the USA to Vancouver Canada we must go through the border check. We waited in line for about fifty minutes. Be careful, when you drive to Vancouver, the speed signs are in kilometers. This isn't the same as in America. In America we use miles. If you aren't careful the police will give you a ticket. When we past border check we drove to our hotel. Our hotel was in the downtown area. It was a nice hotel. We spent four nights in this hotel.
Vancouver was very beautiful. It's very clean, safe and modern. We walked, looked and ate. There are many stores, shopping malls, restaurants, bars etc. There're many public parking garages, so, it's easy to park your car. We saw many nice cars and tall buildings. The restaurants were very nice.The food was delicious and the service was good. Maybe one day we'll live in this city. We both liked it.
We went with a local tourist group to visit Victoria and the Butchart Gardens. There're many chocolate and ice cream shops in the Victoria. We bought some and tried it. The Butchart Gardens is very pretty. Inside the Butchart Gardens there's the Sunken Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Italian Garden and Mediterranean Garden. We enjoyed them.
Then we left Vancouver to drive to Astoria Oregon. We stayed in an inn near the bay. The night view was very beautiful. The area was quiet. We ate the local fish, salmon, but I didn't like it. The hotel was hot. I sat out on the terrace. There was nothing to do. I just looked at the sky and the bay. The sky was blue with many stars. The bay was quiet. A lot of boats were docked there. Around these docks the walkway was lit up with lights. A few people walked around docks. When I looked at the bay and breathed in the sea air, my brain was empty and my heart was quiet. I got a very good feeling. So, I had a nice day.
The next day we drove to Coos Bay. The weather was very hot. When we arrived at Coos Bay, it was very early in the afternoon. We decided to cancel our stay at this hotel. We continued our drive home. When we arrived at home, the time was late about 10;00 pm. We weren't tired, because my dog will very happy. We'll take her home soon.
Friday, October 03, 2008
my life is very different now. In Shanghai I was a nurse. I used to work full - time in the hospital. Here in the Oakland I study English at an adult school. I am a homemaker.
My long - term goal is to get a better job to make more money for my family. To do this, I need to improve my English.
Thursday, October 02, 2008
October first is Independence Day in China too. They celebrate this holiday. The stories and restaurants are very busy. The neon lights decorate the city at night. You could see a lot of children wear pretty dresses with lovely smiles on their faces. You could see many families, friends, and businesses go on trips together. So, October first is a major day.
September 23, 2008
September 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Friendship is very important to me . No matter where I am ,
On Sunday night, I caught a bird. I found on the side of the street near my apartment. The bird is about 23-28 centimeters. It has a brown back and reddish-orange breast. The bird couldn’t fly and looked like confused, so I decided to take off my jacket wore it back wards because I was afraid it could bit my hand. Then I brought it back to my apartment and put in the basket. I saw it lost one talon and looked older than I thought.
After that I called my husband asked him what I should do. My husband called the animal’s shelter to pick the bird. He toll on phone what the bird looked like. First we thought it was a sparrow. While we waited for the police to take it to the shelter I observed the bird recoverable itself after an hour but it seen not completely. For a while the police came to pick up the bird about 4:00 am in the morning, but the police said that he couldn’t take care of this bird because this bird is a wild animal. He recommended to us to take it to the wildlife hospital at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek. Therefore my husband took the bird at 9:00 am to the wildlife hospital because it isn’t for from his work place.
In the wildlife hospital the people who work in there received the bird and called the kind of bird is American Robin. The bird flies from Alaska and Canada to Central Mexico in the winter. The bird can live 15 years. The people who work in the hospital gave my husband a guide paper and wrote the number of this bird. They said that my husband should wait for four days after drop the bird off to call them.
In the mean time I thinking of that bird. I hope it should be ok in the wildlife hospital
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Hello! This is my first time post my writing on the blog. My name is Sin-chi. I came from Hong Kong. I live in Oakland and I am attending Neighbourhood Center Adult School's ESL class on every weekday. My teacher is Mr.Richard Blum.Every Mondays to Thursdays, I am taking GED preparing class in Neighbourhood Center Adult School at afternoon, too. I took the test and passed four tests but failed on Writing. So, I want to improve my writing skill.
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Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Monday, June 09, 2008
Who needs one?
You do if you receive your TV signal from an antenna. These TV signals are called "analog" and all analog TV broadcasts will end on February 17, 2009. After that date, all TV stations in the United States will only broadcast "digital" signals.
Don't worry! You can apply for a coupon that will help pay for an analog converter box. This box will convert digital signals so that you can continue to watch your favorite TV programs.
And now for the good news ...
TV reception is much better when you use an analog converter box!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
My Trips to
Hello, Richard and My Classmates.
I’m back from
First, we drove a van to
Then we drove to
Before we drove across the border to
Later we crossed the border to
And then we drove across the
I expected the
We also went to Chinatown and downtown
I only bought a bottle of maple syrup for my husband. He was very happy and enjoyed the maple syrup.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Let's go to the movies on Wednesday, April 2.
Juno is playing at the Parkway at 7:00 pm.
Click here to learn a little more about Juno.
It is 2 for 1 night. Please join me for a night at the movies.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
This Picture is Lázaro Cárdenas del Río with
Mexican natives, for more picture click Here
Alberto Ortega Servin
During long time, farmers got dressed style of traditional clothes, because the landowner didn’t permit them to use jean. In this time only the landowner got dressed to jeans because they were rich in the town and cities.
The emigrated came towards the United States, they got dressed to wear jeans but when they back came to Mexico, they changed their jean for the style of traditional clothes, where the farmers change your clothe in big cities near their the smallest town. When they arrived from the United States towards their native towns.
My grandfather, grandfather and mother told me; about this situation also farmers didn’t wear jeans in their community only the landowner. The boss said far away of my town because you don’t understand, you couldn’t wear jeans in this town.
Sometime landowner sent to strike or hit to the farmers, when landowners saw to the farmers wear jeans. Now men and women wear jeans because now there are more freedom in Mexico.
Now the laws don’t allow these kind situations because the people are more modern, a lot people go to the school also many people are coming to the Unites States, where people know new cultures.
Before it was impossible because landowner was very strict with the farmer also the Catholic Church helps a landowner because my uncle Fidel Baez said that people went to confession with the bishops or priests. They were revelation the confession secret some times landowner was far away the people. In this time the life very difficult for the poor families in Mexico. Now there is more freedom in the life of the farmer because they are more independents their jobs also in the form to dress or to clothes.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Alberto Ortega Servin
People voice tell to you that a mountain climber, mountain climber was very desperately for he was conquer of the Aconcagua Mountain so he is beginning his crossing it, before one year of training, but he want to the glory for him only. Then that he was climbing without partners.
He is beginning to climbing and the night is starting and it is later but the night is very darkness and he didn’t ready for camping, but he decides to climb until he goes up of the top the mountain. It grew dark to him; the night fell very heave in the height mountain, there absolutely didn’t see anything. Everything was dark, zero visibility. There wasn’t moon and stars were covering for the clouds. He was climber for one cliff and he was an only 100 meters of the peak or the top mountain.
He was slipping and he was fall for airs. The man fall down was vertiginous speed, and then only he saw of the each mark again more obscure that obscure showed in the dark and he feel terrible also he was thought to kill for gravity him.
He is following to fall down and he was moment distressed and this moment and this moment pass for his mind all kind of the pansies but the pansies were well and worse in his life. He was thought that to go died but nevertheless.
Suddenly he felt a tug very strong then it is the strongest that man felt almost to cut in twice parts and he said “Yes” how all experienced claimer because he put of the stakes from safety with padlocks and once rope was very longer and it tied on his waist.
In this moment was very calm and tranquility also he was fell down in the air but only he could screaming and he said to help me so my God!
From suddenly once voice very strong and too deeply in the sky and it was answering him: what are you doing? My son and he said to save me! My God! Do you believe me that I could save you life? He was answering immediately so of course Lord. The God said to cut rope that it is supporting to you… there are one moment of silences and calm. The man was holding stronger a rope and he was reflection…
The rescue group told that other day they found the clamber and he is falling down in air and he died but man is catching with strongly of the cord, with his hands on the rope…
He was only two meters of the ground or of the soil. And you happen? How many do you trusted of your cord? Why don’t you loose it?
Thursday, March 13, 2008
My daughter was born on May 26- 1998. She was born with a whizzing sound.The doctor said when she grows older the whizzing would go away. He was right,as She grew older the whizzikng sound disappear. She was two and half when the whizzing stopped altogether. Before this happen I would take her to the hospital and the doctor woluld give her oxygen as treatment. After awhile she became much better. My daughter was two mound and half when my sister in law told me that my ex husband had another family. I Was told he had another woman and they had a daughter together. The other child was born on August 2 – 1997 The half sister of my daughter is three mounds older . My ex husband went away with his other family.Two months later my family said I should leave my house. I Wanted to live with my husband, but I moved to my sister house with my daughter and my two sons. She told me if my ex husband do not come for us she will take to my sister in law house . Then my ex husband coud take us to a motel in
Going to School
After I woke up in the morning. My master is used to taking a walk with me after she had prepared everything for goes to school. Today I heard that she said she needed to go to school, so wouldn’t have a lunch with her family. Recently, there is a Chinese restaurant that provides the buffet-“All you can eat” was opened again at Oakland Chinatown. Someone said it had supplied some
My master decided to bring me go to school with her, because she didn’t want to leave me at home alone. She put me into a bag that I could see from inside. Nobody knew I was hidden by the bag when she entered the 101 classroom .
At first, I saw a student was asked by teacher to tell a story, teacher would help him if he couldn’t express well or made mistakes. The other students listened carefully, also asked some questions to him. Teacher said before coming here, you needed to prepare pens, papers, a story, and twenty –four hours and seven (speaking in English for whole day and whole week). I was very interesting in taking, and then called lightly to my master I wanted to talk. So it was my turn to talk my story.
Hi, teacher and classmates, my name is New New. I came from
Once, my master gave us a ride on her motorbike for looking around the urban area. Suddenly, we were fallen down on the side of a crossroad when she rode for a carefulness turn. We didn’t run away and went toward her togethe. The pedestrians helped to pick us into the baskets which were on the motorbike for us by sitting. Everyone who was saw that couldn’t believe how obedient we are!
In July, 2000 they immigrated to American, her father -in-low who had gotten a cancer at the same time. She is his only daughter -in -low needed to take of him. So after five years she kept flying between
Before a fortune-teller told my master when he saw me ,said she needed to keep me, I could smile and bring lots of good luck for her family. I’m the smallest one of all. .Also smaller than the other Shitzu. For these reasons, we saved some money for the ticket of airplane .The price was in accordance with the total weight –the weights of a cab and myself. Passing the quarantine, I have to become a jolly happy American dog.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Last Saturday I read about suggestions for quality sleeping.
It said that many people like to read, watch TV, eat and even work in bed. Those activities will affect people’s subconscious*. These activities create the wrong associations of the bed in people’s minds. These associations will affect the quality of sleeping.
So, one of the suggestions is that people should realize that the only function of a bed is for sleeping.
This article reminds us that the bed is primarily for sleeping.
* Subconscious means: the part of your mind that contains feelings that you are not aware of.
Sunday, March 09, 2008
My name is Zonia, I hope you remember me yet. I think my whole class passed to the next level a long time ago, but I always remember all of you.
For many reasons, I had to leave school. Now, I'm working as a Spanish Teacher at a private school in Lafayette and started studying at the Phoenix University to make my dreams come true.
I love my new job, I enjoy it more than any other thing, specially for the kind of students I have in the classroom. Everyday, they make the best while trying to learn a new language, Spanish. That is the moment when I remember my best moments at Adult School, when I was trying to learn a new language, and when I got that great support from my teachers.
At this point of my life, I feel very proud of the great ESL teachers I have had at Oakland Adult School, and I feel really happy because I discovered I can write in this blog yet.
I am always thinking about all of you and I miss this school as my first school in the United States. The school that helped me to think in to grow and to defeat all the obstacles we find here as immigrants.
Next time I will post some pictures of my students, those little ones that make a big effort to learn Spanish while having fun at the classroom.
And in the future, I hope to teach Spanish at Oakland Adult School (That is one of my big challenges).
Hoping you read my post, and hoping to write more to Room101.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
New immigrants always have many difficulties with language.
Generally, when people go shopping, they need not say any words. They just need to pay. That is enough.
I read a story about difficulties with language in a newspaper recently.
A woman who was an immigrant wanted to buy new clothes for her daughter. In a department store, she found an article of clothing. She was quite satisfied with it. But she wasn’t sure if it was for girls or boys. While she was hesitating, a handsome young clerk passed by.
The shopper asked him, "Is this for boys or girls?" The young man replied, "Unisex."
The shopper heard, "You need sex?"
She was surprised.
The young man thought she hadn’t heard him clearly, so he repeated, "Unisex."
The woman felt that this was sexual harassment, so she complained to a manager.
The manager listened very carefully to explanations from both sides - from the woman and from his clerk. The manager knew what had happened and he explained patiently to the woman.
He told her that "Unisex" means one type which can be used by both males or females. After this explanation, the shopper understood the mistake she had made. Then she said she was sorry to the young man.
Actually, I never knew the word "Unisex" until I read this story.
Monday, March 03, 2008
By Ysaura Richie
When I began to study English in
Each day of class was a good experience. I enjoyed each class a lot. Every student felt the same way because they were participating and asking a lot of questions. I know they enjoyed my funny comments because sometimes the teacher and the class would laugh.
I remember Susan who was my teacher of English Speaking and Reading II. She is an American woman. She is very confident and strict with students. She always gave lots of homework at the end of each class and the next day it would be the first thing we would review.
Everybody in the class felt a lot of pressure to do our homework each day. If some student didn’t do their homework she would ask “Why didn’t you do your homework?”
She would tell them how important it was for them to practice in their homes. She would always recommend that we read magazines, books, newspapers and the internet. She encouraged us to listen English on the radio or watch TV in English.
I learned a lot of English with Susan. We had a good relationship with each other. I would share my problems with her. I trusted her. I would talk to her about the procedure to bring my son, Sebastian, to the
I learned a lot from Carolyn, too. She taught Grammar II and Writing I. She was stricter than Susan. She almost never smiled. She had a different style of teaching English than Susan. Some of the students told me that they didn’t like her. When she asked English questions to the students in the classroom, she would look directly into their eyes. She made them feel like she was a judge, and they were the criminals. Before we finished the semester, she knew who would be going on to Grammar II. She recommended that students repeat the class if they did not do well.
I couldn’t continue my English the next semester. I had to travel to
Right now I am going to
Monday, February 25, 2008
The deities went in search of “Amarit”, the elixir of life or ambrosia. Amarit is made by churning the
The demons thought that they should have been able to drink the elixir. After the Amarit was successfully made, the demons immediately made a grab for the elixir. The deities tried to prevent them from doing so. Narai (The God of Hindus) transformed himself into a beautiful woman to distract the demons. While the demons focussed their attention on the beautiful woman, the deities quickly drank the elixir. Then the demons lost the fight.
During all this time, Rahu had been standing by waiting to snatch the elixir. As the demons and deities battled it out, Rahu seized the elixir and drank it. The Moon and the Sun spotted Rahu drinking the elixir and reported this to Narai.
Narai threw his crystal chakra disk at the demon, cutting the demon’s body in half. However as Rahu had drunk some of the elixir, he did not die.
*Rahu spends his eternity floating around in the sky. He swears vengeance on the Moon and Sun and whenever he sees either of the two, he tries to swallow it. This, according to ancient folk belief, is the mythological cause of the lunar and solar eclipses.
Thai legend says that when the lunar Eclipse happens that means Rahu is trying to swallow the Sun or the Moon. Because of this, Thai people make noise, so Rahu will be scared and cough the Moon or the Sun up.