Farewell Year of the Fierce Tiger
"Farewell Year of the Fierce Tiger" - from Thai Rath, by Chai Ratchawat, December 31, 2010
The cartoon reads: Farewell year of the fierce tiger
The tiger year is cruel year as if it was under the spell of black magic,
The wild fire torches the city until the sky turned red,
The deluge flooded the land severely,
How many children and families die to propitiate [meaning "how many have to die to assuage the gods" as Thais tend to equate events with fortune rather than the actions of individuals]
The climate has changed from humid hot to drastic cold,
Heaven or hell shall be blamed for this?
Mind oneself before blaming others,
A man is the one to receive the results of their deeds themselves.