“Nowadays, Facebook and computers help Chinese opera to survive,” Annop said.
“People want to see things that are hard to find. Teenagers think it is colorful so they go to see it,” Annop added.
Although other Thais sometimes look down on their wandering lives, the performers feel proud of helping to preserve their culture.
“I don’t think this job is only about dance and show. I think of it as conserving a kind of arts. It is also for entertainment. Thinking like that, I can feel happy,” Annop said.