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    Does Songkran make you crazy?

    Usually a few days before Songkran I tend to get ill!
    On the first day I wake up in such a bad mood I don't want to do anything.
    It must be the heat or am I going crazy?

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    I remember my first Songkran 17 years ago and it was wet but fun, now it has just become too much a fight and no more fun.

    I usually avoid Chiangmai during Songkran. Too dangerous to drive a bike and useless to try to have any normal activity like going for a beer in dry clothes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallalai View Post
    I remember my first Songkran 17 years ago and it was wet but fun, now it has just become too much a fight and no more fun.
    That's because you got old.

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    Right, nowadays I much more like to be wet inside.

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    This year I 'strangely' could not obtain a seat on a flight back in time for Songkran. What a shame, g/f, mia noi, gik and all are sooooooooooo disappointed.

    I, on the other hand, am dry, drinking real ale and happy!

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    Put your wallet in a plastic bag, forget the underwear, calmly fill your oversize water blaster and stride into the bright morning sunshine... * Good/Bad/Ugly theme *

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    Could it last one or two days ok, but here in Chiangmai it's way too long time. It's like a-gogo, when the novelty is gone it's boring.

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    ^Quite. It got old for me after the second year...........

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    Its the same every year , its soooo anoying .
    The Fun is gone after the first and perhaps second year .
    But its just a couple of days ......

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    did it in Khao San Road, was quite funny

    Now trying to avoid it at all cost,

    What drives me mad is the Songkran songs you hear everywhere, in malls, Tesco etc...

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    its like Cristmas songs ... nough said .

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    Sadly, I still love it all. I've done three days in Chiang Mai, two days in Chyaphum and this year we are going to do three or four days in the sticks. I usually get bored before the end but I really enjoy the first days worth of mad squirting, and the subsequent giggling. It was 108F in the kitchen this morning, I can't wait to get started.
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    I hate it. Last year I spent it in Phuket. Never again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loombucket
    I really enjoy the first days worth of mad squirting, and the subsequent giggling.
    A bit like when I first met the wife. Memories. Or am I thinking of something different ?

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    oh dear!

    The thing about Songkran is that it is the best way to keep cool ever invented

    I like the first couple of days, it can be a lot of fun, but any subsequent days tend to be a bit repetitive. Never mind, have fun, get a tourist

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    The only time I have a problem with Songkran is when there are a bunch of tourists involved. Never have a problem in Isaan. Sure lots of water and kids having fun but not the crazy shite you get with a bunch of drunken farangs. Never again in Phuket, Pattaya, or Patpong.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Last year I had a meeting with the head of Tourism Authority of Thailand on Songkran at khao San Road (think she thought I would be interested in experiencing it).
    I walked the length of Khao San Road in a suit and tie and did not even get a splash on me. Remarkable really as the street was full of drunk tourists in pitched battle with buckets of water. I would have thought I would hav emade a perfect target.
    I think they were all overawed by my mojo to fire on me.
    either that or they couldn't believe their eyes...

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    Songkran is brilliant. So many people having fun in one place.

    It's the fuck-ups who take it too far that are the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shitman
    It's the fuck-ups who take it too far that are the problem.
    I agree. When I was in Phuket, last year, some farang were taking great delight in provoking and trying to antagonise other people ie, me. Okay throw water over me but don't throw it with the force that causes one to have visual imparement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivor Biggun View Post
    don't throw it with the force that causes one to have visual imparement.
    Especially when your on your bike.

    The first I learned about Songkran was when I was heading home from Walking St at 1am & some fucking idiot threw a bucket of water at me. It was totally unexpected & nearly knocked me off.

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    the bit I don't like is the road between auttaya and sing buri before I get to the tak fa turn off - just an irritating traffic jam - this year I have said I am not leaving until at least 10pm , less heat , less traffic , less police ,less time - everyone else can sleep , I am used to driving at night

    as for the water stuff - load up the ute with kids and water ( have got the high rails on the sides and bought 2 more biggg plastic rubbish bins for 260 baht at carrefour ) , lock the doors and take them for a lap


    and back on the GPRS to read the news of a morning - though will give the new Canon a workout and see what I can post of the wet lithe femmes
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    I don't like it when the shooters use weewee mixed into their water reserves. it is an extremely widespread practice.

    undiluted weewee is particularly horrible. At this time of year, ones wee is very yellow and concentrated, and if you get that dribbled or sprayed on you, you will stink in this heat.

    i wouldnot put it past some of the farangs I see in pattaya to pull out their dickie didos and try to piss over each other. filthy pigs !!

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    I remember one time hanging out with some crazy Scotsmen all day getting very festive indeed (22 Bar bangkok). We doused two Middle Eastern gentlemen head to toe wearing suits; I know the true meaning of "dagger eyes" after that.

    But there was little they could do I admit, it was rather unfair; there was no way they were going to take on 12 soaking drunken Scotsmen grinning from ear-to-ear with massive waterpistols...
    Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone elses opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. -Oscar Wilde

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    ^ they obviously didnt have Blake7's mojo then

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