Monthly Archives: April 2015

Kanya making merit

Kanya makes merit by giving Grandma a foot massage. In Thailand, it’s a tradition to show respect for your elders during Songkhran (the Theravada Buddhist New Year). Some comments:    

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Me making merit

Taken at the local temple near Eid’s home in Phanat Nikhom. Posted by Eid.

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Blossoms

If I were still living in Japan, I would probably be shivering through a hanami (blossom-viewing) party right now; but here in Thailand, it’s almost too hot to stand out in the sun long enough to take a few photos … Continue reading

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Curious Kanya

Kanya learning from Grandma and Aunt Eid.

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Harn Lay

Eid with Harn Lay, Burma’s best political cartoonist and one of the country’s finest artists, at an exhibition of his work a few years ago.

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Sal tree

Eid tells me this is the kind of tree that Siddhartha Gautama’s mother leaned against when she gave birth to the Buddha-to-be. That means it should be a sal tree (I looked it up), but I’m not really sure if … Continue reading

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Bats

Took Kanya to the playground in front of Eid’s old temple school yesterday. While Eid was playing with Kanya, I watched the bats from the temple compound take off in search of food, as they do every evening. We were … Continue reading

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