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Saturday, October 08, 2011

Rain Dance....NOT!

A friend has just brought to my attention a wonderful example of a Thai response to the threat of imminent devastation: an official invitation to a "Brahman Water-Lowering Ceremony". Bangkok is facing a serious problem with expected floods resulting from a combination of too much rain, increased flows from upstream, and impending high tides. If the new government's response is anything like that for Chiang Mai's floods last week (money for 500,000 sand bags), they have really big problems! Let's hope this ceremony works.'

Here's our painting of 'Kang Ka', the river goddess, by Por Nan Ton (FCO125)