Ross in Thailand
April 13, 2003
Today was the Song Kran water festival! It started around 8 this morning
and doesn't stop until tomorrow! What happens in the water festival is
everyone gets buckets of waters and squirt guns and it's a huge day long water
fight!! No one is safe at all. You can't drive with your car window
down or anything! The only people who dont get hit are monks...and some
times people with really small kids. We went out around 8:30 this morning and we
weren't on a tuk tuk for more than
5 minutes before we were soaked!
There are people who come around and
put powder on your face. Some of it is just baby powder and other people
use prickly heat powder. That stuff burns your skin and you have to wash
it off immediately! Lindsey and Anita both had someone who put it in
their eyes!! It doesn't bother Thai people on their skin, but it kills
for us!! A big group of guys came after Noah and me and i had to squint
my eyes closed and cover his face with my hands because they're really rough
with kids. One guy got the powder over my my forhead and almost in my
eyes so i took the hose and started spraying my face off and he went for other
We had to spray him away!!
Song Kran was a really fun time!! I fell asleep as soon as i got home ...
ok, i fell asleep at someone else's house, and then when i got home i
slept some more!
Oh, when we were in the water fight this bus pulled
over and let us hold these huge snakes! I don't know what kind they were, but
they felt really cool! And they were really heavy. I don't know if
you can tell by the picture, but i'm not smiling because i'm happy, it's
because i'm on the verge of crapping my pants!