Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Songkran Festival at Berkeley Thai Temple

Originally uploaded by how3ird.

I had a good time this afternoon, but it would have been better if 880 hadn't turned into a parking lot, making a 45-minute trip to Berkeley into 2.5 hours.

Got to the temple way late (after 2 pm) so missed most of the food and festivities, but did get to try the new lens on the traditional kids' water fights.

Berkeley temple is a bit more traditional than the Fremont one. Lots of the older folks were doing the polite thing and dipping a leaf from the Bo tree in a small silver cup of water, and sprinkling people, saying "happy new year". I got sprinkled a few times, and a younger woman poured must of a soft drink sized glass of water on my shoulder, but she was polite about it and made sure to use the shoulder away from the camera.


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