I never wore anything pink in my life, as far as I can remember. Or maybe I used to have a pink shirt, but it was very pale, pastel, nothing flashy. Now things are going to change, as I will follow the new trend in Thailand, which is wearing pink polo shirts on Tuesdays. We had the yellow shirts on Monday, the blue shirts on Fridays, now Tuesday will be another day when we don’t have to stare at our wardrobe in the morning, wondering what to wear.
Maybe I should explain a little. In Thailand, each day of the week is associated to a color. Wednesday is green, Thursday is orange, Saturday is purple, Sunday is red, and you already know about the other days. The other thing you should know about Thailand, if you are not familiar with this country, is that the King, His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, is deeply loved and revered by the whole nation. As the King was born on a Monday, Thai people are used to wear yellow shirts on Mondays, to show their love and respect to the King. The Queen was born on a Friday, and you can also see many people wearing blue shirts on Fridays, especially around August 12, which is the date of the Queen’s birthday (and also Mother’s day).
Anyway, until now, the other days were not important. It all changed when the King had to spend three weeks in hospial in November. When he got out, on a Tuesday, he was wearing a pink blazer. And then it was, pink shirts with the royal emblem instantly became this season’s must-have item. So I got one for myself! But I’m not sure I will wear it tomorrow, as the country is actually celebrating the King’s 80th birthday. He was born on December 5, and for a few days everybody will be wearing only yellow. So maybe I should wear yellow, what do you think?