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Natchaya Natchaya | 16:23 UK time, Sunday, 18 April 2010


Yesterday the weather was blue. A little raindrop spread lightly through my house roof. From many days ago, hot weather smoldered on the cloud. It was the time to let it free. Yesterday there was raining all day. Some people came out with the water plastic gun to join the water day but it's not the same as 1 or 2 days ago. With the rain and customer did not want to wet from any reason so, my office was closed earlier. I went back home and then sleep from a lot of tried. I went to my lovely sofa....

Come on baby I always here... Sleep at the place you were familiar.

It called for me, and so on I could not resist. That was the best solution to stop this whisper. No longer had it taken, I was slept. Nearly 6 O'clock in the evening, my mom voice woke me up with the smell of hot vegetable and glass noodle soup. My brother and his girlfriend came to be my mother assistant. Hot soup rescued me from the weakness. After we finished the meal, my duty was to clean all dishes.


At the same time I worked, my mom discussed with my younger brother. The problem that we faced now was a tiny mouse. Our home was located near to the farm. Beside the animal food from the farm, our clothes became their food. My mom told this problem to my brother. After that, he made a mousetrap with an easy material, hardboard with glue. While we made it, my brother stopped saying a word also his girlfriend, mom and me. We worried that the mouse could hear our plan. Chuuuuu Chuuuuuu Chuuuuu Be quiet!!!


One hour before I went to sleep (again) I read 'The Shadow of the Wind' by Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón. I missed someone who gave me this book. In night that was very cold after the rain, I was thinking. It was better if I was not alone here. By the way while I read I had many questions occurred, Google was my solution. I searched for the book name then many summary of this book was in front of me. Like the magic. Some Thais wrote on their blog about this book, but it was not the entire story. They made me really want to read until the end. Previously, I read a page per day but last night I had got one chapter. Though I read one page per day but the story was not divided. I could follow the character and understand the story.

Flower1_RE.JPGToday the weather is changed to shiny and windy. I love the sun here for I feel delighted and get the energy from the sunlight. Tomorrow is going to be Wan-Lai, I will wet again. It's not from the rain but from the water spreading.
Ommmmmmm..... mumumumumu.... Hope tomorrow would not be rain.


PS. The year was calculated after the death of Buddha. Songkran Day was calculated by astrology, but it was fixed now. Anciently, we called the middle of the Thai lunar first month was the New Year day. The ancients thought that the winter was the beginning of the year. That was around the end of November or December. After that it was changed by Brahmanism. This believed originated from the natural observation and agriculture season. That was the reason the New Year day was changed to the Full moon of the Thai lunar fifth month or around April. On 1888, the 1st of April was specified by King Rama V to be the beginning of Thai New Year. That was calculated by the sun calendar. Thereafter 1940, the third of Thai prime minister announced to use the global New Year. Since then the first of January was became our New Year as well as Songkran day was the traditional Thai New Year.


  • Comment number 1.

    hi, you're great.

    i'am a Thai. nice to see you.

  • Comment number 2.

    Good morning Natchaya: For the first time in this whole semester I am sitting in the library of my college, and I just opened your blog I am amazed for your post " At the rainy day", this sound like poetry for me, every line you wrote. About the book you have been reading, is the first time I read something about him, like you I was searching on the internet about him I read few lines. I think he will be my reading book for this summer.

    Best luck for you, I hope you can tell us more about the traditions of Thailand.


  • Comment number 3.

    Hi Lin,
    how are you? While all but three of us the readers of your blog still are in meditation trance of the way stop thinking I decide also to write a words to you. I want to say you thanks again for your big diligence and for your reasonably interesting details about one of the main Days in Thailand. :-) Now, if I whenever go to for travelling Thailand, of course I'll be choice the Songkran Days, I want to feel what does it look like in life, in real situation.
    Have a nice day, Lyn.

  • Comment number 4.

    i opened this website at first time today. i dont know where to start to learn english. please help me......

  • Comment number 5.

    I'm sorry Lyn, my previous post relate to your previous theme "Happy Songkran Day".
    Best wishes,

  • Comment number 6.

    Hello, Lyn

    Your brother and mom's plan for capturing small mouse looks like strange for me.
    Long long times ago, we (Korean) used bond, the more strong glue, and toxic drugs.

    Anyway, does have any good news or progress of your mousetrap plan? Hopefully.

    Yours Oh

  • Comment number 7.

    Hi Natchaya,

    today, I opened your blog and saw that you described to us about a rainy day that you had. all of your texts are like a poem for me. I really enjoyed. I live in the east of America and actually yesterday, weather was rainy and got cold. yesterday, I was looking for eat in cold weather . when I saw your blog that you wrote to eat hot noodle soup, I told myself why you did not think to eat soup yesterday. you wrote that your office was closed that day. I think you enjoyed more staying home that day.

    good luck Natchaya and best wishes for you.

  • Comment number 8.

    Hi again Natchaya

    you have a creative brother that he knows how he can fight with mouse. my family and I had problem with mice near our house like you, but we could not find any ways for resolving this problem. I think your brother is really smart and creative that he was able to make something for fighting with mice. also, I want to tell you those pictures that you selected are really interesting. I think when your brother was making something for fighting with mice , you or his girlfriend were sitting beside him. this is sign of allied family and cooperation helps you to resolve your problems.

  • Comment number 9.

    Hi Natchaya,
    I am reading your blog right now.it is 12:30 am. really,your blogs a part is very interesting .Especially mice regards plan:)i like your blog picture ;for example ,rainy day photo ,so like poem for me because I like rain .

    good luck Natchaya ,see you ..

  • Comment number 10.

    hi natchaya,i just red yourblag now and it is superb. the way you narrated the rain is amaizeing .Moreover it gives nostalgic fleeilgsto me

  • Comment number 11.

    Hi, Natchaya! A mouse in the house- this is a serious problem! What about a cat? I think it can be a faithful guard against mice.
    Natalie Russia

  • Comment number 12.

    Hi, natachaya this blog is so interesting to me I’m glad that you had shown your amazing life through
    this story


    William from United Stated

  • Comment number 13.

    Hello friend. Good to see you again. I like raining day as you were too. As you know that eating hot soup and getting rest in your sweet home are best choice when the rain fell. Whenever rain comes, I used to playing board game or watching movie with my family. I don't know what I like the rain, but I just like rain. Thank you for sharing, and see you next on your interesting BBC blog. Bye~ friend.

  • Comment number 14.

    Hi Lin, my name is jovanni im from Mexico City but im live in North Carolina U.S. I am amazed for your post " At the rainy day",this sound like poetry for me, every line you wrote. About the book you have been reading, is the first time I read something about him,Now, if I whenever go to for travelling Thailand, of course I'll be choice the Songkran Days, I want to feel what does it look like in life, in real situation.

  • Comment number 15.

    I'm so glad to see you here as a new comer. actually, when I saw your topic a bout (at the raining day) you got me excited because rainy weather is a kind of favorite weather for me.I really like the rain cause think rain blessing from god, also it makes fresh the nature. I'm exactly opposite of most people who like the sunny days.I love rainy days,it really gives me energy, so I can do best things in days cause of energy. finally, I really enjoyed your blog.I hope you do best things that you can do. good luck.

  • Comment number 16.

    :-)Hi, Jovanni.
    Amigo, thanks for your confidence, but I dare say your choice for the model to imitation is obviously not so right. It's incorrectly, trust me. We, the virtual students shouldn't imitate each other, otherwise in this way we'll get an another freshly-baked version of broken-English very soon. (I hope you know what about I'm saying).
    Take care,

  • Comment number 17.

    I am here again and this time with few questions in mind, and they are:
    1. Are you not trying to be a story teller in future? (you are good at it)
    2. There were few sentences which I think were inappropriate (but it is me thinking), so I would request you to please tell me the feedback from Nuala or from BBC on your blog
    3. Is this the normal season all round the year in Thailand, Natchaya?
    4. How do you pronounce your name?:)
    Thank you in advance

  • Comment number 18.

    Hello Lyn, How are you .it was intresting to read about your story. at the raning day , its great subject to write about it . and i am glad to read your stories . keep going and let us read about you . Wonderul to see you agian . good luck and best wishes.

    Ali From North Carolina . United states

  • Comment number 19.

    Hi Lyn,
    'The shadow of the wind' will be the piece for my reading this week, I think.
    You have made the mousetrap! What does it do? Does it catch the mouse or kill it? If it kills, I think, it doesn't match with the norms of 'Panchosheela' (five basic norms followed by the Buddhist). Am I right? Don't do mind it please.
    Enjoy the rain, sunshine, wind.............How generous the nature is to your country..........if I were in Thailand............
    Ashish, Bangladesh.

  • Comment number 20.

    hello natchaya,i whont just to tell you that i love the way you write, when i read what you wrote i feel that i am a part of the story, because i love rainy times, your manipulation of words and the pictures make the topic very interesting and very amazing.



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