23 February 2012

Buddhist Monk Encounter

I've been told that women shouldn't really talk to the monks or sit next to them or even in the vicinity. However, today at the bus station, a taller of two monks keeps looking at me and trying to say something to me in Thai. I can't understand him so I ask if he speaks English. He speaks very little but manages to say, "where from". I say "America". They both nod their heads and say "ah". All I understand from the shorter one when they talk amongst each other is "big Thai". Why yes, yes I am.

The "big" saga continues...

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