As we approached Sapam Village the roads were being cleared and people were already set up by the side of the road waiting to receive the Mah Song - there was an electric atmosphere and fireworks were already being released. I was immediately shocked that the parade had started already.
The atmosphere was electric and extremely noisy - I think that there were only approximately 6 Sedan Shrines but they made up for that with their enthusiasm.
Strangely I watched the explosions in front of a Shell Gas Station and never once worried that maybe this was not a good idea!
As I watched the Sedan Shrines approach I was intoxicated with the smoke and the noise, swiftly these Sedans which were covered in smoke turned off the main road and down a side street - possibly to Sapam Shrine?
It was at this point that I returned to the car, my daughter Jemma loves to visit Chinese Wats and Buddhist Temples with me - the demand was so big that I did relent and took Jemma to the Hot Water Bathing at Choor Su Gong Naka Shrine previously - her response - about the possessed people
"those people are funny".
So I took her to the fireworks at Sapam Village - clothes were put on, mask was adjusted and ear plugs put in. Jemma loved the atmosphere, we found a local family who readily embraced a 'farang' and his beautiful daughter....
The procession began and Jemma did not like the noise - hiding behind me - as the group approached Jemma disappeared into the shop. The noise was simply too much for her and I promised her that I would never take her again - thank you to the family for taking care of us.