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And the Winner of the Buddhist Amulet Is…


With great dread and deep-rooted fear, I crammed everything into my pack and maneuvered it onto my poor bathroom scale. I’d hoped to come in under 50 pounds, but the last minute “oh, I just have to take this” syndrome bit hard and the final weight was 57.5 pounds. I’m crying as I type this.

I’ll have to do some serious weeding over the next few weeks and I think I can shave a few pounds off that total, but it’s still a ridiculous amount of weight to lug around.

The only person to guess within one pound was my cousin, Donna, who guessed 58.5 pounds. She didn’t ask for a specific amulet, but knowing her well I’ll try to find one that will grant her peace from her crazy family.

Since she is a relative, and to avoid any cries of nepotism, I’m also declaring the second-closest guess a winner as well. That is Scott from Idaho, who nearly nailed it at 59.2 pounds. After learning he’d won, he replied back that he’d recently met a new special lady-friend, so I’ll try to find one to keep stoking the fires of love.

Congrats to the winners (I plan on visiting the amulet market in the next few days) and a big thanks to everyone who played along!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Donna Nations, Leister March 5, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Ahhhhh thanks cuz, that will do just fine!! (LOL)


Frank April 21, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Isnt that a gumarn thong amulet? If so, it is belived that the wearer is “mother” or “father” to a pii (ghost baby) within the amulet. I bought one myself in Thailand and the thais would not come near it. Be careful with the ones with baby inside. Go for Buddha or the arahats (old saints). Here is a link about gumarn thong :


Jannell May 18, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Ah! Mystery solved.


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