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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand (PHOTOS & VIDS)

    sorry I've been so slack. Amongst all of my other excuses, the main one is that i have lost connectivity between my phone and computer. I have tried multiple fixes, and finally went with the silliest, a factory reset. I only backed up a few photos to cloud, and lost the rest. Never mind.

    So. yet another funeral. This was a friend of my wife. She was around the same age, but was a victim of the "Lao Khao". The Thai rice whiskey. The village shops break it down into smaller portions for those who can"t afford a bottle. These are sold in ten baht bags.

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    I have already posted on a few funerals, so I'll keep this post short. These two photos show the symbolic dragging of the casket, with all people having a hand on the rope.


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    The end of the walk, with three laps of the crematorium. I finally have gotten to the bottom of the foot washing ritual. All of the attendees who were at the Wat, returned to the house to wash their feet before going home. The water comes from the Wat, and I would suppose is blessed, and washing is supposed to keep people from having to go to another funeral, as in, no more people dying.


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    Cheers, Emu.
    If it's not true, don't say it. If it's not yours, don't take it. If it's not right, don't do it.

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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand (PHOTOS & VIDS)

    We recently had the pleasure of a visit from Mikeheart for a couple of days. We had met previously in Bangkok. Such a lovely guy. We tripped about southern Isaan to a few of the sights, and down the 25km odd to he Chong Sangam Border crossing. We had a wonderful evening there with some of our friends. Mike is such a friendly personality, and has such a reasonable range of Thai, that he chats away with anyone. If he doesn't completely understand the meaning of a Thai roadsign for example, he will ask for it and work the thing out.

    The last day of his stay, we had to spend in Sisaket city to do some family business relating to Soes death. This curtailed our adventures somewhat, but we still had a good time. The local high school had some project on, whereby the students need to interview a foreigner. They ask where you are from, your name, and take a photo. A couple waited outside the restaurant we were at for us to come out to interview us. A funny business. The next lot caught us at the railway station as we were taking a shortcut. I let Mike do this one alone. He took it on with gusto.


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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand (PHOTOS & VIDS)

    Jumped by the school kids, eh? . They used to be frequently found around some of the more famous Wats in Bangkok-always a pleasure to talk to!

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