It's that time of year again. Lanterns, parades, kids getting too many days off (public) skool to run around eating rice- and sugar-based treats. If you look closely, there is an infant doll face thing in the middle of that white lotus flower near the kid's head. May 10th is Buddha's Birthday. Kinda similar to Christmas, but for Buddhists? Maybe? Except it hasn't really morphed into a consumerist holiday in these parts. Just beautiful colorful handmade paper lanterns decorating every inch of every temple. I could get used to this.