PHUKET: More people than usual were getting loaded in Patong today, and before noon. Shots were being given away to passersby.
And strolling the streets were big shots and little shots.
Yes, it was Songkran New Year being celebrated in Phuket's wild, wet West. Funny, though, that it was also being celebrated all over the rest of Phuket and Thailand, too.
The aftershock from Wednesday's earthquake turns out so far to have Phuket's tourist population both shaken, then stirred into New Year action on Thursday and Friday.
It was as easy to get wet walking along Patong's Soi Bangla as it was taking a dip at the beach, especially if you happened to be wearing a bikini and a smile.
Phuket's easy-going approach to life returned as holidaymakers resumed their fun after Wednesday's wobbles.
And a mass evacuation one day is followed by world's biggest water fight.
What's not to like about Phuket, the vacation destination that gives you so much to write home about?