water fight

Songkran 2012

It's the biggest organized water fight in the world between thousands of adults. It's very wet, very drunk, a little bit dirty (they used moat water in Chiang Mai) and a LOT of fun! Songkran is the Thai New Year making it now 2555 - or song ha ha ha in Thai - since the calendar here starts at the enlightenment of Buddha (turns out the Buddha has been doing his thing for a lot longer than Jesus.) A full 5 days of extreme water fighting is a damn good time but also very tiring too, pretty much everyone is sick now. Some people like to put ice into the water (which in my opinion it ruins all the fun) and being so cold when it is so hot outside is bad for health... man, my English is really terrible now that I speak broken language all the time, no one actually says "bad for health" in the real English speaking world, right? I can barely remember...


water fight

It's finally here! The much anticipated Thai New Year - Songkran! It is the worlds biggest water fight and I am flying right into the eye of the storm.  Tomorrow afternoon we are flying an hour north to the quaint city of Chiang Mai. It is said to be the biggest celebration for the summer holiday and I am prepared to get wet! It is going to be a long six days, hope I come back alive (Thailand has not been kind my body in the past week, I fell into a sewer -EWGKKK- in Pattaya cutting my leg all up and just an hour ago got stung by a bee while driving my motorbike, geez!) because I know the Thai people are ready to drink and throw buckets of water on me. My students today were brutal dumping bucket after bucket on me, and they are children... Please Buddha, keep me safe!

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