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Chinese Festival, Sakon Nakhon, Thailand the Dragon and the Stickmen

Hans at Sakon Nakhon Live will probably be posting more on the Chinese Festival, so be sure to check out his blog. As a matter of fact check his site out one way or the other he has been posting from Sakon Nakhon for years now and has one hell of a library of events and photos.
Anyhow captured 2 twitcasts the dragon and the stickmen. And a geezer running his ass off to get you the shot. Over the years I have come to enjoy the drummers and the stickmen most of all at the Chinese festivals.

And if the festival is going on in Khon Kaen this weekend I will be posting bunches and bunches from there



Just another Isaan Moment from Northeast Thailand on 04.12.12

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On the left Ajahn Thate a senior disciple of Ajahn Mun. His was the 1st funeral I attended in Thailand in January of 1996 at Wat Hin Mahk Paeng in Nong Khai Province,a time well before cell phones and digital cameras. A time when manners were not so rare in Thailand.
It is that time of year that has all sorts of implications. It is the first lunar month on the Buddhist calendar and the last on the Christian calendar.  The 5th of December marks the 85th birthday of Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama IX, the king of Thailand. I will observe the event by going to my local parish Wat Pa Klanf Nong Phu in Phanna Nikkom, Sakon Nakhon, Thailand.
Next week it is off to Khon Kaen to visit some friend there to include visiting friends from Canada. Hopefully the new Samsung Galaxy Camera will be in my hands by then and well into the test drive state.

Staying In Shape in Sakon Nakhon, Thailand, an Isaan Moment


Somdet Phra Srinakarindra Park

Somdet Phra Srinakarindra Park

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Somdet Phra Srinakarindra Park in Sakon Nakhon is a popular place morning and afternoon for the stay fit bunch. Weather it is walking, jogging or running the folks come out and get a few laps in.

There are also places for the kids to play, excersize rooms,a pond to boat on and plenty of folks selling fish food, and there are plenty of fish in the ponsd to feed. I have posted videos and photos of the site before and this is the first 15 second, Isaan Moment video.