Oh yeah! Songkran is here and you know what that means! Be prepared to get wet all over!
It's our first time to celebrate Songkran in Thailand and it's one of there most important Holidays because its their NEW YEAR CELEBRATION!!! It is celebrated for 3 days, every April 13-15, but for some areas in Thailand it is celebrated for 5-6 days... how cool is that?! But how exactly do you celebrate Songkran? People throw or pour water on family, friends and strangers. It is symbolized as washing all the bad away. Almost all the stores are closed during the celebration... the goal is to get wet and get others wet haha so at this time water guns are expensive so if you're out of budget you can always opt to water bombs and "tubig at batya". Locals also put wet colored powder on their faces and passers by as a symbol of blessings.
Me and my sizzie opted to go to the beach so we'd have the ultimate Songkran experience. But deeply, we're scared of getting wet! Upon going to the beach we were already ambushed inside the Songthaew (their local jeepney) with boys and girls armed like fire fighters! It was hilarious! Locals inside the Songthaew were laughing at my reaction hahaha I was caught off guard... I was slapped on the face with water! how would you expect my reaction to be?? haha
It wouldn't be Songkran if you didn't get wet. It was an amazing experience. We'd always get wet the most when we're headed back to the apartment... trucks would pass by and throw water at us as we wait, powerless under a tree, for the Songthaew.
We'd do Songkran all over again and the next time around we'll be prepared Thailand!!! bwahahahaha (evil laugh)
Spent the day at the mall. My sister and I watched The Hunger Games and before entering the cinema we looked around and found that there's a Toy Fair happening. My sister loves Hello Kitty so she couldn't pass up the chance on taking a picture at the Hello Kitty arch. Our inner child is jumping with joy seeing all those toys.
Back to The Hunger Games: I adore Katniss Everdeen! I wanted to learn how to do archery after watching it! I couldn't wait for the next movie... Maybe I'll read the book first just like what I did with Twilight. Aaah these book-based movies are my addiction, I wanted to see if the directors, actors and everyone behind the movie gave justice to the book that's why I'm eager to watch these kinds of movies.
If I were given a choice between movies and books you'd know what I'd choose. BOOKS! Loads and loads of books, I like the way it makes you imagine ever scene in your mind; you can pick your own actors and actresses, it's endless imagination in a paperback or an ebook haha
Went back to Bangkok for Easter. It was my first time to attend the mass there and lucky enough it was Easter and the church has a small celebration for it.
The church held an Easter Egg Hunting after mass ^_^ it was my first time, we found 3 Easter eggs! Yipee! For each egg they will give you a bag of chocolates! Cool right?! hehe felt like a kid, hunting eggs and all that. These wrapped eggs were give-away from the church they also gave us bottles of holy water. ^_^
Me and my sister also did a photo shoot that day ^_^ my sister sporting the vintage look and me sporting florals. I had to update my lookbook you know.