What is it that's so special about baby's first hair cut? Talking to Pong, one of our silver suppliers who had recently become a new father, we discovered what seems to be a very important event in the life of the infant and the extended family. Pong is part Thai & part Chinese so we have two cultural behaviors to consider. In this case the hair cut is cause for the extended family members to travel great distances to the cutting followed by a large buffet lunch. In Thai culture the cutting is very often done by a Buddhist monk as the monks can bless the child as well. How much of this custom is traditional or just an opportune time for a family get together is difficult to know - but at its core is the importance of family in Asian life.