Mr. Wasunthara joined our transportation fun day as a guest to tell us his experience as a rider of a big motorcycle. He has been riding for fifteen years and has traveled on his bike around the world. His recent trip with his team of seventeen riders took them from Bangkok to Laos, China, and back to Bangkok. He showed up on the playground during the children’s playtime. Immediately the children were drawn to this person fully covered in a motorcycle riding suit and a helmet. They gathered around him touching his thick suit, and when he took off his helmet, everybody recognized him. “Timing’s daddy!” They asked him many questions, and he allowed them to take his helmet, pass it around, and examine it. They were very fascinated.
The bell rang and it was time for Mr. Wasunthara’s motorcycle presentation. He demonstrated how to ride his big motorcycle in front of the school which the children watched with excitement. After that, he rode his bike into the school’s gate and parked it in front of a cheering audience. He took off his helmet, and the first thing he said was “Never ever touch a motorcycle’s engine”. “It is extremely hot”, he added. During his presentation the children were all attentive and eager to come as close as they could to the motorcycle. They asked many interesting questions. “Can you ride your motorbike to the moon?” asked Mustafa. “What do you have in those boxes on the back of your bike?” asked Zhan Zhan. Many questions were asked, and he answered them with passion and enthusiasm. He communicated well with the children at a level all could connect. Finally, the children were allowed to sit on the bike one at a time for a souvenir photo.