A great fireworks display by our village City Hall
I loved the colors in this one
We all held candles and sang the song for the king's birthday
LONG LIVE THE KING ----This was really neat
My Thai wife Ciejay and La La our local English teacher and our adopted daughter
Everyone making speechs and talking about the King and all His good deeds for the country
Our village is really small, but when everyone comes out from all the little villages in the Ampore, there is big gathering of folks both young and old , everyone loves a party and the Kings birthday comes at just the right time of the year for folks to get together for a time of fun, food ,music, dance and did I say Food ,and I almost forgot ten matches of Thai kick boxing. Some times I think we have the greatest cooks in all of Thailand living in our small village of Wang Pho .This is my fourth year to celebrate the Kings birthday and for the first time I really felt like I was really at home and celebrating my Kings birthday ( and yet still very much an American). It feels good being a expat here in Thailand , and yet feeling at home ,and very happy and content. That feeling doesn't happen over night and it takes a while for us to adjust our minds and lifestyles to the Thai way of thinking and customs. Have you gotten there yet , I'd like to know.
I'm sure most of you had a celebration in your own villages and towns , and I hope you had as much fun as me and Ciejay did .
LONG LIVE THE KING