Monday, April 11, 2011
It is right in the middle of summer in Thailand and Bangkok is supposingly hot like many other years I was here, but this year things are really turning strange. There was cool breeze blowing from China that for a week or two turned Bangkok into a resort on the mountain. And then the rain came and flooded the Southern part of Thailand. Whilst gearing up to help out the tsunami/earthquake victims in Japan, Thailand again had to look inside and face its own disaster.
Several people believe that the end of the world is approaching - that finally the world is going to fall apart. Or are they confirming that what was shown in the movie "2012" is just going to happen for real? Some were stunned by the fact that "nothing lasts, everything will pass". Others quickly embraced the principle "live today to the fullest, worry about things only when they arise".
Lets' just say I am like the latter, for today and the next few days. Because it is the Thai New Year - The Songkran Water Festival. It is the greatest time of the year when everything is so nice - the city is calm and peaceful, no traffic jam, people are more generous, and we all get to play water, in any form of splashing, shooting, or throwing a big bucket of water. For once, we are not hesitant to get wet.... and be happy!
And I do need a break from practicing fondant. Set aside fondant, flower gumpaste, and edible glue... I just want to be with T, getting wet and happily celebrating our festive time together.