Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Happy Buddha and the Bug

What does a lady bug have in common with Budai, the fat and happy Buddha? Nothing. But that's why this combination of characters is so perfectly Thai. There's a certain amount of randomness that exists in this culture and some things here make no logical sense whatsoever. This Thai element of unpredictability relates to the casual and care-free attitude in this place, and anyway, it often adds a bit of amusement to daily life.