Saturday, 21 June 2008

Let Your Little Light Shine

Last night Frangipani and Jo got a Thai wish lantern for us, which was a lot of fun.

It's basically a big paper balloon with a small ring that you light on fire, which fills the balloon with hot air so it rises up into the sky.

Apparently it's a Thai tradition, and you make a wish when letting the balloon go. During the Thai Festival of Lights people set off thousands of them, filling the night sky. Pretty spectacular, though I wonder what happens to all those balloons when they finally hit the ground :/

Still, it was a lot of fun for Littletree, who made a wish that the baby will come, which looks like it's coming true, since Frangipani's water broke.

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  1. Woohoo! Such an insightful little girl! I have been dropping by each day to check the progress! Can't wait to hear how it all goes. Wishing you all a safe and happy delivery! Peace and happiness to you all!


  2. Wow, I would love to be there to see all of those lanterns lighting the night time sky, it must look so stunning!!

    Wishing all the best for a safe and happy delivery too :-)

  3. We were just at a wedding of friends in Germany who have traveled extensively in Asia. They released a hundred of those lanterns. Everyone wrote their wishes for the couple on the paper of the lanterns themselves. Most of them flew away and disappeared into the distance, but I did see one burst into flame up in the sky, so maybe they don't come down - except in the form of ashes...


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