Saturday, March 16, 2013

Golden Boy

Gumonthong is a Thai spirit in the form of a baby boy who is believed to bring good luck to his animist followers. His name basically means, "golden boy", hence the fake gold that adorns his upper body and traditional Siamese top knot hairdo. Worshippers, including the driver of this taxi, like to make offerings of red Fanta soda to him (in this case, in a yogurt cup). And apparently, he likes to ride motorcycles, too.