They sang Chinese, Thai and English songs. “I Will Survive” was featured in version I never heard, kind of a mix between Thai traditional singing and disco. After the show I got a little scammed by one of the ladies. She basically took 70 baht from me as an unintended tip. That’s about $2 so I really didn’t feel all that robbed! I worry that these women are exploited behind the scenes (some of them looked pretty happy though) so I think they deserve all the tips they can get – hopefully they don’t have to report it all to the boss.
During the day Tanya and Chris and I went to the mall across the street and took our picture in a picture booth to make stickers. A very popular thing all over Asia. Here’s a photo of the stickers! After that we saw a Thai movie called Final Score, a documentary following a group of boys taking their entrance exams for postsecondary school. It was really good and amazing all the stress that these kids endure for a test that tells them what they can do with their lives. If it’s ever available in the US I highly recommend it.
Overall the day was relatively low-key. Lunch was Japanese and dinner was Vietnamese soup while we listened to an old Thai hippie play folk music on guitar with harmonica.
Today (Feb 9) we are going to a mountain and National Park for a day trip with Aum and Gig.