Performance ground surrounded by huts built to showcase the culture of various ethnic groups, with an Akha swing & a spirit gate at the entrance:
On the horizontal beam of the gate (above), there is a little carving of a bird (able to see & warn of danger approaching) & an aeroplane:
On some gates the cat has seen carvings of helicopters & AK47s - presumably to make it clear to whatever spirits that might try to enter that the area within the gates is the realm of humans - keep out. The same goes for the carvings of human figurines with oversized genitalia - apparently the spirits have none.
Team AFECT gets ready:
Performance for VIPs - 'bamboo dance' similar to the Filipino tinikling:
With the tray used for wind winnowing to remove chaff from rice after threshing:
Senile at 14 - Fat Boy had been limping for about a week. Unable to jump up the two steps into the house, these days he whines a bit to let me know he needs to go. I c...
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