That's Thai for Happy New Year!
Speaking of Thai, at around 9 AM PST, I logged on to one of my favorite websites that shows multiple web-cam links to various parts of Koh Samui. 9 AM our time was midnight there and it was so fun to watch the Thais ring in the new year.
Like most families with small children, we did not go out last night. Instead I listened to Art Bell on the radio. Every year on NYE he takes phone calls with listener predictions on what they think will happen in the upcoming year. Here is part 1 and here is part 2. He also reads the predictions from the current year (2007) that were made NYE in 2006 to see what came true. It was fun, but I did doze off and on til midnight. Golf then woke me up to hear fireworks and wish one another happy new year.
We plan to go to the temple this coming weekend. If we went today it would be far too crowded, so we'll wait for the crowds to subside. I also would like to have my isolation tank experience this week as well, as part of kicking off 2008 with some introspection and meditation.