Not Too Small, ch. 6: Chailai Chaidee [null]

Monitoring: Chailai Chaidee [null]
Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolitan Region, Thailand

4:15 p.m. Indochina Time
Saturday, March 15th, 2014
9:15 Coordinated Universal Time
Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Fast forward—

Chailai watches the boy from a distance, pretending to mind her own business at the side of the canal as he hands over a small box of food. The homeless man who receives it swings out of his makeshift hammock and settles on the ground to eat. They exchange words, which Chailai is too far away to hear. The man makes some sort of supplication, and the boy touches his head before moving on. There is another beggar not too far away. Continue reading