Sunday, April 17, 2011

Suk san wan Songkran!

Songkran- the Thai New Year- has been going on for the past few days and I'm lucky enough to have spent it with my favorite people in the world! I'm in Mae Sot for a few weeks spending the school holidays at Future Light. Songkran is a nation-wide water fight... EVERYONE in the country participates by throwing water and powder on everyone that they see, which means that I've been soaking wet for 4 days straight now! People ride around in the back of pick up trucks with water guns and buckets of water (some iced... brr!) and it's one big party with singing and dancing in the streets. It's definitely been fun and interesting, to say the least, but I'm about ready to be dry!

When I got to Future Light on the first day of Songkran, I was greeted by 30 ecstatic kids and a few gallons of water. We spent the day (and the next day and the next day) having our own water fight in the street outside of the home and soaking any person who dared cross our path.

What could be better than a water fight with your 30 brothers and sisters?

All of the kids wore their best clothes for the occasion just to get wet and muddy and have to change.

Ready, aim, FIRE!

Not enough water being thrown around? Then why not jump right into the bucket of water itself.

Out of ammo...

Paybacks for all of the ice water he poured on us!

A hole in the hose? No problem, that just makes it even more fun!

Getting serious and hunkering down...

Clean, dry, and TIRED after a long day of playing.

Re-energizing for day 2 of Songkran!

Cold and tired after a long day.

There's nothing like a nice, hearty meal after a hard day's work!

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