'Make a monk day' again !!

Trip Start Jun 03, 2010
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Trip End Mar 29, 2011


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Flag of Thailand  , Roi Et,
Saturday, March 19, 2011

Its the silly season for boys aged about 15 who have just started the school holidays to become a monk for a few days.  The general idea is well intentioned but it is always accompanied by a 3 day party with continuous loud music and endlessbeer and whiskey - not exactly Bhuddist stuff?  Anyway, the temple music that has been upsetting me for a whilenowhas been joined today by music from a 'make-a-monk' party just down the road.
To keep away from the house for a bit I bike out to Jai's brother Yut's farm and cut a huge pile of coconut tree leaves for more brushes.  I then head to Jai's farm where I cut up a couple of already fallen trees to use for our mushroom hut later.  Being a little out of practise with the machete for heavy work I soon develop a lovely blister ...
Jai disappeared early afternoon to go to a friends for a drink before joining in the parade around the village which I tactfully decline to join.
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