This afternoon we visited Korat city center and went to pay respect to the statue of Ya Mo, the patroness of the region. According to local belief, the reason I have been able to stay here for 3 months, was by her grace. We burned some incense, offered her flowers and added some gold leaf to a small statue of hers, after wich we walked through Chumpon gate. Let’s hope it works another time. Afterwards a local fortune teller had a few things to say about my future. An interesting experience, let me tell you all about it.
On Father’s day (the King’s birthday) my family-in-law hosts a huge fundraiser for the Buddhist temple in Chumpuang. It turned out to be a pleasant family day with lots of free food and a large amount of people making merrit. It was just a little awkward to hear my arrival announced over the PA system.