Photographer Jeremy Villasis writes that as he was leaving his hotel in Mandalay, Burma, he saw these boys laughing mightily at something. That something turned out to be another boy coming to join them. Foolishly, the boy made the mortifying mistake of arriving clean and wearing a traditional Burmese longyi (sort of a male skirt). Boys will be boys and soon the “Filthy Five” mobbed their dandy friend, applying some dirt and attempting to pull off his longyi.
Jeremy doesn’t say if the lad suddenly went into full “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” mode and got the last laugh… maybe in his dreams.