Songkran festival is the traditional Thai New Year. Those who have heard about it in the west know that it's during the hottest part of the year, and people celebrate by throwing ice-cold water on one another. One thing I didn't know until last week is that Songkran is also Ugly Floral Shirt Week.
To celebrate properly, one must first purchase jaunty shirts from one of the many shops around Ban Phe.
Choosing a shirt is a difficult process. Do you try for the least-ugly ugly shirt and make it look presentable? Or should you instead choose the ugliest shirt available, to demonstrate to others that you embrace ugly shirt week fully? I tried for a less-ugly ugly shirt. Unfortunately, the prints are the only negotiable part. All shirts are big ugly rectangles.
The next challenge is trying to look presentable (unless you're just embracing the ugly, which is admirable.)
These were my three best attempts with my less-ugly ugly shirt. I chose the last one.
But what happened when I went outside?