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“Christmas Ball” / Shot with Nokia N70 Mobile Phone

The Christmas ball is my theme day for this month. Although most of Thais are not Christian, we can enjoy and celebrate Christmas. In normal situation all of this month is the celebration time, department store will be full by shoppers. Many event will be held to celebrate the season. But this year, I am not sure about the political situation in Thailand. Anyway life must go on. If you see the picture carefully, you can see me in the reflextion. ha ha ha!

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Loy Krathong

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“Loy Krathong Festival” / Shot with Olympus µ 840

Yesterday was Loy Krathong Day, the full moon of 12th month in Thai lunar calendar or in November of western calendar. Loy Krathong Festival is held throughout the city, the main attraction area is along the Chao Phrya River around Rama VIII Bridge. The festival is held to apologise and thank the Goddess of Water or Phra Mae Khongkha. Many people believe that floating of Krathong will float the bad luck away from them and create a good luck. Another activitiy of this day is the beauty contest of “Nang Noppamas”, the first wife of Sukhothai King who was the first to float decorated Krathong. In this modern day, Loy Krathong Day is also Thai Valentine Day of teenager.

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