It was like straight out of a fairytale, the birthday
party for Cue Wongmalee’s eleventh birthday. The biggest surprise ever was
waiting for him, as his parents had not only invited his class, but also
children from the neighborhood villages, children who lived nearby, children
who are not as fortunate as Cue.
small elephant but he certainly could make noise!
The garden was transformed into an amusement park, and
hours of fun, games and gifts awaited everybody. Even a baby elephant walked
around, ready for everyone who wanted a ride or just play with him. A lucky
tree corner, a movie cartoon corner, Bozo the clown, a joker, and balloons
everywhere, nothing was missing.
like a harem, Cue in the midst of all the beautiful genies.
But the biggest surprise came for Cue when he was
suddenly rushed away and told to jump into an ‘Aladdin’ outfit. Aladdin?
The boy with the magic lamp.
Cue, and the wondrous lamp were carried in by four strong men from the Sbun
Nga show troupe.
For Cue it was even more. He was carried back to the party, rubbed the
tiny lamp and many beautiful genies appeared to entertain everybody with the
most extraordinary show a child could ever imagine. A Disney-like fantasy
parade, some extravagant Thai dances, and a huge birthday cake for him and
his classmates. And as another special guest, Cue’s first and fourth grade
teacher had flown up from Bangkok, ‘Kru Dao’, leading all 250 children
through the refrain of Happy Birthday.
eat the apple without using hands? The little baby elephant could and he was
the lucky recipient of all those half eaten apples from the children.