Live-blogging the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

The only disabled-access restroom in the Tambon! Note temporary pink chiffon curtain over signage:

The chiffon is rigged-up to this extremely large electric motor:

The motor is controlled by a switch on the speaker’s podium…

Because just pulling a string is not enough! 

Cash donations to the monks …

(28,795 baht in this one bouquet — 827 dollars US)

The Nayoke at the mike:

Ceremonial gifts to students…

Teachers yakking and taking selfies when we ought to be attendind to monks chanting:

And, after tension had built to almost unbearable levels, it came time to hit the switch:


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