Whilst I understand that Loy Krathong is all about
fireworks and after a few years here in Chiang Mai I have learned to live
with it, what I do find difficult to tolerate are those people who feel the
need to broadcast their “singing” to the rest of the neighborhood on a quiet
night. Until 1 a.m. I understand the neighbors will not be complaining for
fear of making trouble with someone they must see every day, and neither do
I plan on doing so. But, it doesn’t make it any less tolerable or any less
inconsiderate on the part of my neighbor, for that matter.
Noise does not seem to be one of those things that bother
Thai people very much and for that, they are very lucky. Unfortunately for
me, it is one of those things that keeps me awake until 1 a.m. and makes me
want to break out the boom box blasting out rap in front of my neighbor’s
house on 6 a.m. after a night on the karaoke machine.
Alas, that won’t be happening either, but at least I have
the satisfaction of having a good complain about it here!
Sleepless in Chiang Mai