I meet the most amazing people living in Thailand. All of these people, who left their homes to discover new places, people, food, drink, concepts, philosophies and art. Expats are definitely a unique crowd. Sometimes I feel an overwhelming feeling of community and then other times isolation.
Lately I have had the opportunity to come closer and more connected to the local community in our nearby village, since launching a new business making sustainable products. www.superbee.me is where it is at.
Slowly, I received humble invitations to temple fairs and private gatherings and I was so honoured to be accepted, even though my Thai still needs a lot of work.There is usually a fair amount of drinking involved in most parties and although I am not a big drinker these days, I cannot help but join in. 🙂
I find that Thai people are the most generous sweet people. My QC lady is always bringing food and drink to share, and sometimes I come into the office to see the flowers from her garden in a vase on the table. I love that she cares about creating a beautiful and fun working environment as I do.
Not so long ago we made Kratongs together, during an annual full moon festival to honour the watergods. These beautifully decorated boats are placed into flowing water to release the bad and hope for the good- The boats are often adorned with strands of hair and snippets of nails to help take away some built up negativity.