Viral Video – Pray for Anna: She is totally paralysed after visiting Thailand

The short film tells a story of a beautiful young traveler named Anna who comes to visit her Thai boyfriend, but their journey takes an appetizing yet sour turn.
Anna eats like a monster, to the point she is left in a food coma suffering “jawbone syndrome” from all the delicious street food; grilled pork, fried meatballs, som tam, noodles… the list goes on.

Anna 2


I find this video very funny and thought it is a good material for Thai language learners to practice listening skills.



Thailand’s Top Adman Awards Night 2015 announced “Pray for Anna” an ad of Thailand’s tourism to receive Award of Bronze of Viral Advertising in Viral Marketing , Incl. Viral Video & Other Viral. Pray for Anna is under branding of the Tourism Authority of Thailand and created by Leo Burnett Group Thailand.


Interesting sentences from the video:


nák-tâwng-tîao dtàang-châat dtâwng dtuean sà-dtì dtua-eeng yùu sà-mĕr

Foreign tourists must be aware at all time.


อาการ Jawbone Syndrome คือ อาการ กรามค้าง

aa-gaan  Jawbone Syndrome kue aa-gaan graam káang

Jawbone Syndrome is the symptom that the jaw gets stuck.


ของกินหาง่าย อะไรก็อร่อย เปิด 24 ชั่วโมง

kăwng-gin hăa-ngâai, à-rai gâw à-ròi, bpèrd yîi-sìb-sìi chûa-moong

Food are easy to be find, everything is delicious and available 24 hours.


กินเยอะไป กรามก็ค้าง ท้องก็อืด

gin yér boai graam gâw káang, táwng gâw ùed

When you eat too much, your jaw will stuck and you will be flatulent.



gin mŭean bpàwp long

She eats like a ‘Porp’ (Thai ghost Pee Prop can either go on to eat somebody else’s intestines in order to survive or they eat the intestine of the body they possess until the host dies during sleep.)



mâi keoi jer krai gin yér kà-nàat níi

I have never met anyone who eats this much.


แอนนา หรือ อนาคอนด้า

Anna rŭe Anaconda

Anna or Anaconda.

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8 Responses to Viral Video – Pray for Anna: She is totally paralysed after visiting Thailand

  1. Gary 12/01/2016 at 11:46 #

    Thankyou for video about Anna. I have no idea this condition exist in Thailand.

    • Mod 13/01/2016 at 21:25 #

      Now you can be more careful. 😛

  2. Claudia 25/12/2015 at 00:02 #

    Oh my god, this could have been me… I love thai food so much T_T !!!!!

    • Mod 13/01/2016 at 21:59 #

      You will be fine. Please enhoy Thai food as much as you like. 🙂

  3. Clint Louie 08/11/2015 at 03:40 #

    Hello Mod! Thanks for the very helpful videos. Anyway, you look like an old friend mine and her name was also Mod. She taught me how to sing that “ant song”. Take care… 🙂

    • Mod 23/11/2015 at 15:10 #

      Thank you for your comment. I am happy to hear that you found my videos helpful.

      Your friend must be very lovely. 🙂

  4. Keith 31/10/2015 at 00:53 #

    วีดีโยเรื่องนี้ตลกมาก ขอบคุณครูมากครับ

  5. Bearkazu 30/10/2015 at 21:13 #

    Loved this ad!

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