Sunday, February 17, 2013

Flower Offering

Bangkokkians appreciate convenience and as a result, this city has droves of sellers peddling their goods on the streets. Some of the most popular items hawked at stoplights are fried bananas and fresh flower offerings known in Thai as phuang malai. Today, my cabby rolled down his window and bought a garland of marigolds and jasmine tied up with red ribbons for his vehicle. It's an offering to the gods and it's supposed to keep the car safe, not to mention the fact that his purchase helps keep sellers on the streets in business.