Bonita Cafe and Social Club

Vegan Cafe in Bangkok / Thailand 100 Miles Run Club

The most popular poster in our cafe.

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Many of our customers/friends take photos of this poster.
たくさんのお客様が、このポスターの写真を撮られます。

I have been with this poster for over 24 years.
僕はこのポスターと24年間も一緒にいます。

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LIFE’S LITTLE INSTRUCTION BOOK

Jackson Brown Jr., from Tennessee, USA, wrote this book for his son in 1991.
His son left home to begin his freshman year in college.
アメリカテネシー州のJackson Brown Jr.が、1991年に出版したこの本。
大学進学で家を離れる息子のために、書かれたものでした。

This book, translated in 33 languages, has influenced many people all over the world.
33カ国で翻訳されたこの本は、世界中で多くの人達に影響を与えてきました。

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This book has influenced me for over 24 years.
24 years ago, I left Japan, for the first time in my life, living in USA.
24 years ago, I was using this license plate, at WMU.
WMU stands for Western Michigan University.
僕もこの本の影響を受けて、24年経ちます。
24年前、僕は、生まれて初めて日本の外に出て、アメリカに住みました。
これは、24年前に、僕が使っていた車のライセンスプレートです。
WMUとは、通っていた大学Western Michigan Universityのことです。

I have been influenced by many wonderful American people.
I have seen lots of people, going the same way as this book.
僕は、多くの素晴らしいアメリカ人の影響を受けてきました。
この本に書いていることを、地で行く人もたくさん見てきました。

For example;
例えば、、、

“TREAT EVERYONE YOU MEET LIKE YOU WANT TO BE TREATED.”
自分が他人にしてもらいたいように、他人にも何かをしなさい。

“SAY ‘THANK YOU’ AND ‘PLEASE’ A LOT.”
“ありがとう”と”お願いします”をたくさん言いなさい。

“BUY WHATEVER KIDS ARE SELLING IN THEIR FRONT YARD.”
子供達が庭で何かを売っていたら、それが何であれ、買いなさい。

“HAVE A FIRM HANDSHAKE.”
握手をする時は、しっかりと握りなさい。

“STOP BLAMING OTHERS AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE.”
自分が関わることについては、他人への文句は無用で、全て自責を通しなさい。

“BE THERE WHEN PEOPLE NEED YOU.”
誰かが必要としている時には、必ずそこにいなさい。

“LIVE YOUR LIFE AS EXCLAMATION, NOT AN EXCLAMATION.”
EXCLAMATION(感嘆)の人生を送りなさい。EXPLANATION(説明)が要るような人生でなく。

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Today, DEC24, Deb-san’s family, from USA, read this poster happily.
今日12月24日、デビーさんご家族も、このポスターをご覧になっていました。

Today, again, our small vegan cafe is filled with lots of wonderful people, who are going the same way as this poster.
今日も、僕達の小さなヴィーガンカフェは、素敵なお客様で一杯になりました。
皆さん、このポスターを地で行かれるような方々ばかりです。

Merry Christmas!

Happy New Year!

We wish all of our happiness and peace, from Bangkok, Thailand.
ここバンコクから、皆さんの幸福と平和をお祈りしております。

P.S.
The poster says,
このポスターに、次のように書いています。

“DRINK CHAMPAGNE FOR NO REASON AT ALL.”
理由無く、シャンペンを飲みなさい。

OK, I must follow the INSTRUCTION.
では、INSTRUCTIONに従って、飲みます。

Cheers to all of my wonderful friends.
みんなにカンパイ!

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And, the last instruction in this poster is
そして、これが、ポスターにある最後のアドバイス。

“CALL YOUR MOTHER.”
お母さんに電話しなさい。

I will call my mother in Japan.
日本にいる母に電話しよう。

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Author: K

Hi! I am K, a Japanese, living in Thailand. I am a vegan runner, and I own a very small vegan cafe, Bonita Cafe and Social Club, in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2015, I ran across USA, 5,030KM, in 79 days, from April 25 to July 12, thanks to all of my friends and sponsorship companies.

8 thoughts on “The most popular poster in our cafe.

  1. Love you all at Bonita Cafe and Social Club!!

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    • Kevin-san, We love you, too! Thank you so much for being with us in 2015, too. We will never forget 2015. And, without you, 2015 could be totally different. We will see you very soon in 2016, too. Thank you so much. Lots of love from Bonita Thailand.

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  2. Merry Christmas(*^^*)

    素敵なX’masをお過ごしください♪

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  3. Merry Christmas everyone at Bonita!

    Wise words indeed on this poster, the ones that mean the most to me are:

    “TREAT EVERYONE YOU MEET LIKE YOU WANT TO BE TREATED.”
    自分が他人にしてもらいたいように、他人にも何かをしなさい。

    “STOP BLAMING OTHERS AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE.”
    自分が関わることについては、他人への文句は無用で、全て自責を通しなさい。

    “BE THERE WHEN PEOPLE NEED YOU.”
    誰かが必要としている時には、必ずそこにいなさい。

    Listen to these and you can’t go far wrong.

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    • Mark-san, Thank you so much for reading our blog, and for your involvement in this blog! You are also one of our important friends, who lives in a peaceful and wise way. We do admire you and love your style. Thank you so much for being our wonderful friend in 2015, too. Let’s keep on going in 2016, too!!!

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  4. It’s a nice post. Lots of good advice and I see you live by it. Thanks for your friendship this year. You are a generous man!! Happy New Year to you and Neung!! Love, Jen-san

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    • Jen-san, Thank you so much for your encouraging words from UAE. We are always feeling you. You are also a person, who lives by these words of wisdom. And, we do thank YOU for your generous friendship in 2015. Glad we have been connected deeply in 2015, too. Let’s keep on going in 2016!!! LOTS OF LOVE, Neung and K

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