|Our krathong (floats) ready to go down the river|
Two months ago, the neighborhood kids took me under their wing as a banana boat maker's apprentice, as one of the sixth grade girls taught me how to cut and fold banana leaves into intricate triangles and my host sister picked flowers to decorate the boat's base. By the end of the day, I had an exceptionally beautiful first float to send my worries down the river for Loi Krathong.
*Source: Wikipedia (of course)
|A 5th grader separates banana leaves to fold into triangles for her float.|
|Basket of flowers for float decorating.|
|So proud of my first Loy Krathong float *thanks kids!*|
|Saying goodbye to past fears and concerns...|
|Fears and worries float away, making way for a brand new year!|