Wednesday, February 24, 2016

New Year's Eve 2015

New Year’s Eve is always an event in Thip’s family. Her brothers really get into it. I’ve written a little about the partying in 2013 and 2014 and here are some images and notations from New Year’s Eve 2015:

(Family Farm; Khun Paw’s bungalow on left, Sawt’s work shack center, where most people hung out for the party; note pile of rice chaff extreme right, left over from giao khao and spools of electrical wire scattered about; Sawt is a foreman of an electrical line crew.)

(Setting up the sound system. Yah and his son leading activity; their sound system.)

(Sound system, karaoke stage, lights and decorations ready for prime time.)

(A major feature of Sawt’s New Year’s Eve parties is the gambling, referred by people as “die” [for “dice”]. Although technically illegal, authorities turn a blind eye to it on major holidays; Sawt, center top.)

(I mostly hung out with Thip’s brother Pawt and his friend.)

(Sky Lanterns are increasingly popular.)

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