Kite day (Basant Pachami) is a really cool holiday!! Almost everyone is off work and all the schools are closed. Everyone gets on their roof and they fly kites :) It's awesome! The kites are made of bamboo and tissue paper and there's definitely an art to flying these kites :) They use two kinds of string and there is a special way to yank the kite to make it do the things you want it to do... Now, don't think that everyone is only peacefully flying their kites... The goal is to try to "cut" the other people's kites... that is, cut their strings while in the air... if you "cut" someone's kite in the air you are supposed to yell - "bo kuttay!!" and everyone cheers. It's great! The kites are only 1 rs. each... so you can get about 45 kites for a dollar :) We had a lot of fun!
OK, so don't get me wrong by the title... I'm a super proud Florida State Grad and a big FSU fan... but this week here in Thailand, Tim Tebow is hanging out with us :) For those that don't know, he's the quarterback for University of Florida - he's a believer and a really awesome bold guy. So, since he's a Heisman winner (AND the only underclassman to ever win the Heisman) we thought we should get Aashini in a Heisman pose with him :) haha!