OK! back again on the blog. this is as good as last year. we have so much fun and party every night. and the best people at the fire again! last night we had a party till 4 and than we went to 7/11 for whiskey, coke and ice and than off to the hot springs. 3 on one small bike. he he and i was not really stable on the road but the 2 in the back hhad fun. the only thing bad is that you never get enough sleep in pai.
anna arived today. so we are getting the old group together. and on top of that: Terry that i met 2 years ago at the beach in myanmar is in pai. he has a lisu girlfriend now and a house in pai. had dinner yesterday at his place.
Fire – yes. There are lots of fire in the air. here are a few pictures i want to show you.
take 7 women, banana leaves, flowers and lots of needles. put everything in one location and give them 5 hours and ready are the 2 flower pots!
the actual ritual is kind of nice. the bridegroom starts from his house and goes to the house of his bride. in front of the whole procession there go the 2 flower pots.
when they get to her home he has to give money to the children and old people of her family to get to his bride.
than it goes to the last part where the little flower pot comes into play. the wedding couple sits down next to each other and than they get a band around there wrist. the little cotton strings are part of the flower in the pot. than every guest takes a band from the pot and ties there arms together – kind of a symbol that they now belong together.
there was a big conzert to generate money for the school yesterday evening. the main act was CARABAO – the number one thai band for the last 10 years.
and today archie’s mother showed up at family hut. we had a nice conversation while everybody ate breakfast at 12 in the morning. tonight is a thai wedding at our place – the girls are preparing the whole morning – gonna be fun!