Bangkok Flooding 2011: Nong Nam has come

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The floods have taken a comedic turn on it's own, with it being humanized as a girl looking for her lover from the north to the south. ...

The floods have taken a comedic turn on it's own, with it being humanized as a girl looking for her lover from the north to the south.


Spotted by Karn G. Bulsuk


The Thai people are known for their ability to laugh and have fun even during the worst excesses of war or natural disaster. It's only natural that they're now calling the floods "Nong Nam", or to literally translate it, "little sister water".

Depending on who you hear it from, Nong Nam is portrayed as a girl who's following their lover who is from the north. But everytime she goes into another province in search of her lover, she cannot find him and has to move further and further down south towards Bangkok.

When she finally reaches Bangkok, she still cannot find him, and so decides to stay a little.

Other people are laughing at the water now. On an TV interview with Bangkokians last night, one lady said that "well, we gotta live with Nong Nam. She made the effort to come all the way here so why not let her stay for a while?"

Laughing in the face of adversity is a strength the Thais are underappreciated for, but it does make living life easier during these times.

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