Here is video clips that Tasanai took for the domitory dedication for the School For Life. It also seems that we didn’t include a shot of the dormitory itself – a plain brick building to house the younger boys. We are going back and I will get some better shots of the full school layout.
It’s Songkran and time to get wet – Here is a video I took from the top roof level of the Central Shopping Center on Huay Kaew Road – just down the street from our place. This was taken on Sunday – the last day of the show and so the crowd is not as large as it was Friday and Saturday – almost 3 times as many – roads blocked and much, much more water.
This is a test to embed a You-Tube Video in the Posts. – revised it to have a copy posted here, no more links to You-Tube. This is by Basement Jaxx from the UK – check them out and get their DVD – it’s great.
Here’s my favorite, thanks to seeing it on a blog of a friend (Kot), remember he was on the boat trip with Brian and myself to the Mae Tang area in a past post –
Here are some snippets from the video Tasanai took of the LadyBoy Beauty Contest at “The Peak” in the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar.
I thought it appropriate that “Let’s hear it for the boys” was playing on my computer while I was preparing this clip – so I hope no one gets mad because I left it in the sound track. I just picked some highlights and hope I got every lady covered. We are just starting the work on preparing a full spread page showing each Ladyboy in sports wear and their evening dresses so you can view and choose your winner. We will try to have a poll available where you can place your vote and the following month we will post the actual winners as chosen by the contest judges – Let’s see if you choose the same beauties.
This will be the last video post for a while – it’s a long one and will take a long time to load so bear with us.
Next Tue there will be a LadyBoy contest at the Night Bazaar and we will get video and stills – stay tuned for some great shots and LADYBOYS. a third gender here in Thailand.
When Tin & Dana and later John & Roy visited us we took them to see Simon’s Cabaret. Here is a snippet of the final curtain call from one of last year performances – It’s hard to believe that there is NOT a natural girl in the cast.
When you come to Thailand, make sure that you don’t miss Simon’s of Chiang Mai – you won’t be disappointed. It’s a 1 1/2 hour show that will amaze you – we have been several times and each time there is completely different show – unique and reasonable 400 Baht or $12.50 each — try and find that elsewhere – and of course your Thai friend will get in for 150 Baht or $4.00 – what a inexpensive evening.
Continuing with some videos – here is one we got when Tin and Dana visited us last year. We went to the Lampang Elephant Camp and Hospital and part of the show consisted of this elephant painting – Tin liked the picture so well he bought it before we left. You can see Tin in the video – he’s the one with the white tee shirt with the brown stripes – sorry he wasn’t more in the video but I know he will recognize the scene.
In a previous post I talked about Tasanai’s Uncle’s Cremation. A service similar to a Irish wake – first the party with the deceased and then the Cremation ceremony. Here is a short (6 MB so it will still take awhile to load ) video on the final cremation – I’ll let it speak for itself. Then everyone leaves so the spirit of the departed can leave this place.