Sunday, January 24, 2010

Offering turtles and eels in action


On our family walk at the park yesterday, I fortunately stumbled upon this very interesting sight I had really wished to see.This 7-year old Thai girl in yellow shirt that says "I love the King" is praying for the turtle before she would release it into the pond at the park. As I mentioned in my previous post that turtle is a symbol of long life here in Thailand, this girl is being led by her dad to say a prayer for good health, accident-free and long life for their family after the dad met an accident.

Do you notice the bruises on the dad's arm and leg? He was spared from a vehicle accident so they come to offer a turtle at the pond.


Not only did they offer turtle but also golden eels for their ancestors.

I was good only at capturing these pictures but I could not dare to hold these slimy snake-like creatures.

 See how brave this girl is? She's now ready to release the wiggling offering for her dead ancestors.
 
 It really looks and crawls like snake!
 
 She's now releasing the eels one by one into the water.


 And there they are- the golden eels lived happily ever after in their niche!

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15 comments:

kathy said...

It's a good tradition Miss A but I could not make myself touch that slimy thing either... Ewww...

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nice A said...

Hahahaha! SIL didn't even want to see these pictures I was showing her when I was too excited to share them:)
Thanks for stopping by, sis.

Spiderdama said...

I don`t want to touch that! Very nice shots and yellow on the cute kids:-)

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Martha Z said...

A sweet post, the child learning her cultures tradition and accepting a bit of responibility for the families future.

ewok1993 said...

that's my kind of girl not afraid of touching the slimy and icky :)

great post.

nice A said...

@martha, yes, this girl willingly accepts a share of her responsibility according to her culture and tradition. Thanks for stopping by:)

nice A said...

@ewok1993, I also admire this brave girl:)

nuts said...

she's really brave!!!

noel said...

that was very interesting...a very sweet girl!

eileeninmd said...

What a nice tradition. Great photos and interesting post.

nice A said...

@nuts, noel and eileenmd, thanks so much for your comments. I'll go hop onto your posts now.

FaYe said...

HI! just dropping by, bringing my weekeng grtngs!

nuts said...

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scribbler said...

Wow don sa turtle, eww don sa eel. Ganon ba yon? Di ko alam yon ah. Thanks for sharing.. Sige pe post more things like this--Thai culture. It's very informative.

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