Valentines Day in Bangkok
So, it was valentines day and Bangkok was filled with people carrying flowers and cuddly toys around… from giggling school girls, to grown up men on their way home. And everywhere there were entrepreneurial Thais selling flowers on the streets ready to cash in on this famous day.
What struck me was that being from Europe, I never saw such a manisfestation of Valentines Day there. Sure everyone asks each other at school how many cards they’ve received from their secret admirers and in the office it’s a competition as to who will get a dozen red roses. But you don’t see so many people out and about with so many flowers even though this is a celebration of Saint Valentine and a Christian ‘holiday’. It’s certainly all about commercialism and globalization. I wonder if in the UK they’ll ever start celebrating Loi Krathong :p