HAPPY SONGKRAN 2016 HAPPY NEW YEAR And Chiang Mai’s 720 year birthday.
NOT going out to the water fight this year – don’t feel like getting in the fray and particularly getting wet – although the weather has been hovering about 100-106 the last few days – Chiang Mai is the hottest place in Thailand – thank God the humidly is low so its tolerable. So the above photo, which was taken several years ago, but looks very close to what it looked like today at Central Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Center.
Getting ready to go to Bangkok next week and get everything ready for the stent operation.Might as well get it over as I seem to be hovering right at the edge of being able to control the blood pressure with meds – any little thing right now will set it flying up. Seem to be OK for now but that could change next week. So I’m going to drive down to Pattaya for a week and while there go to Siriraj Mahidol Hospital in BKK where I went several years ago and re-schedule the operation, estimated 2-3 mo. from now..
2016 — A Monkey Year
Chinese New Year 2016 will be a year of the Monkey. For people born in a year of the monkey (1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004), 2016 is considered a bad year. See How to Avoid Bad Luck in 2016 If You’re a Monkey.
“Monkeys” are witty, intelligent and have a magnetic personality… Read more on the personality, career, and love suggestions for those born in Monkey years, and for other Chinese zodiac animals by clicking on the links in the table below.
Chinese New Year Dates for the Next Chinese Zodiac Cycle
Year – Chinese New Year Date – Day of the week – Zodiac Animal
- 2016 February 8 Monday Monkey
- 2017 January 28 Saturday Rooster
- 2018 February 16 Friday Dog
- 2019 February 5 Tuesday Pig
- 2020 January 25 Saturday Rat
- 2021 February 12 Friday Ox
- 2022 February 1 Tuesday Tiger
- 2023 January 22 Sunday Rabbit
- 2024 February 10 Saturday Dragon
- 2025 January 29 Wednesday Snake
- 2026 February 17 Tuesday Horse
- 2027 February 6 Saturday Goat
Thanks Pat for the tables and dates
Thanks Jerry for this snip from the web – Purple Dragon is good site to check out if you plan to travel in Asia – actually 9 countries in all. I am watching the value real closely now because I am planning on buying a new car and retiring the Mira – she served me well.
This is SONGKRAN – Thai New Year and we are in celebration. Water throwing is happening on Thrappraya Rd. and a lot more at Pattaya and Jomtien Beaches. The kids are in full swing now – out in front with their water buckets – now that’s a lot of fun – it’s the drunk adults that used to piss me off – but the new Gov’t passed laws outlawing trucks with 55 Gal drums of water running on the roads and High-pressure water guns – severe fines for these. That should stop a lot of the accidents and keep everything to just fun. But I’m just going to stay home and DRY. haha
Charlie came to visit over for the weekend and left this afternoon to go back to Bangkok – so being alone again I had a New Year Massage – Great.
SAWADEE PEE MAI everyone.