That's right, folks. Diet Pepsi. To the left is an "orange offering" and to the right is an "apple offering." Smack dab in the middle is soda.
I guess even the oblations are modernized.
And what is young Dang Yong pointing to? No, not the Pepsi. My boy isn't into that sugary nonsense (...yet). No, he's noticed the fruit offering. Apples. He LOVES apples. He promptly threw a fit, wanting one of Buddha's pieces of fruit.
For a minute there, I thought he might pull a Mama and duck under the rope and pull one from the pile and start mawing. But we were able to distract him long enough to get outside the temple and stop by a fruit stand to get him his own.
Here's what it's like in the traditional Buddhist temples. It's as if you've stepped back in time to a simpler age, a life free of the trappings of modern society.