I spent xmas-eve inside Mae La Refugee Camp to watch some of my Kaw Tha Blay students perform traditional dances. This morning I wandered through the camp with a santa hat on, passing out candy to the kids I saw. Quite a few of the recipients were novice monks. I'm now back in Mae Sot, sitting in a restaurant which is playing the Bob Dylan christmas album. Life is pleasant, and certainly not boring. I hope your christmas was very merry too.