I hope it’s safe to say that I adore Thai Culture. (:
So a couple of weeks ago, I went to a local Thai Faire hosted by a Buddhist community near my hometown. And these were some of the things that I saw and did there:
Dine, Drink, and Be Merry!
Pad Thai, Pad See Ew (stir-fried noodles), Bubble Tea, and much more were some delights to choose from. Most of them cost less than $15.
Sing Karaoke Live
“Let’s get physical,” I heard someone bellowing through the mic. Those were one of the many karaoke song options. Oh, goodness. Well, I made a fool of myself singing “Dancing Queen, too,” but people clapped for me, at least. And, of course, if you know Thai, you could sing all the Thai songs you wanted. (;
Go Inside a Buddhist Temple and Get a Blessing from a Monk
Inside, the local temple felt serene. Although there were a few people inside, it felt like you were the only one there. Also, I asked the monk for a blessing, and even though I’m a Catholic Christian, he offered a prayer in Thai before sprinkling holy water on me and giving me a bracelet.
Shop for Plants & Clothes
If food or singing isn’t your fancy, there were plenty of plants and clothes to check out!
People watching is fun in general. As an artist, it gives me a few angles to shoot a picture/video. Whatever the case, the Faire had many people-watching opportunities.
All in all, this local Thai Faire was exciting. It provided a lot of culture and places to explore overall. I’ll be at the next Faire!
Check out more photos down below!^^