Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!!!!!!!

Me riding a water buffalo.... (tell that story later) .... her name is Cherry

Our district wearing our songkran shirts

First off HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Happy Birthday Nana!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Happy Earth Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Happy Easter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Needless to say, this is probably the best week of the whole year!

Okay, imagine if you will Tera Maria Dr. packed with pick-up trucks going both directions. Each truck has about 5 to 10 people in the back with a huge cooler of water. They're slowly driving past each other as they scoop bowls full of water and throw it at each other. Then there are people running around slathering baby powder on everyone's faces. Then every house on the street is out with their hose squirting water and they have their own huge buckets of water they are throwing too. Each house is blasting their own music people are dancing in the streets and on the yards.

a car covered in powder (all cars looked like this afterwards)Now imagine trying to ride a bike through all of that. Then imagine the whole street is going after you trying to cover you in powder and water. Yep, that was my life this past week. There wasn't a place where people didn't play songkran.

We came home everyday soaked to the bone and our faces just covered in powder. Some of the water was ice cold which was a little shocking.

The ward activity was so much fun. I wish I had the time to explain all of it but I don't. Join me after the mission for the complete story of songkran. It was just funny because everyone at the party insisted that I teach them how to dance Hawaiian. I don't know anything. Just what Sis. Supansa taught me from her hula class. They insisted that I must be an expert by the way I danced before. hahaha! Well, gave it my best shot!

So with all this going on, no one was free or willing to listen to us. So we spent our days trying to tract but in reality, just getting more wet. One of the days we went to a members house where she wanted us to take down trees full of red ants. That was hilarious! They hurt so bad! Don't worry, we got two of them down. two more to go!!!!

Eason means the countryside of Thailand. This is traditional Thai (eason) food. Somtum, grilled chicken with sticky rice

Love you all!!!


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