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    Bless this house...monks and strings and other things.

    Yesterday we has a house blessing event.

    The monks rolled up around an hour late at about 10.00 a.m.

    This was just as well because i had to go get benbaaa from the Tesco in Bor Sang so as he could follow me to my place.

    bustak was the only other td member in atendance along with a small bunch of our new neighbours.




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    food being prepared at the neighbour's place.


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    obviously i'm not responsible for taking this picture.

    this is in the main bedroom where all that chanting happens.


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    guy in green on the far side is the village head man.



    i fel out with him the first time we met about a month ago.

    he told me to 'fukk off'

    yesterday we didn't say anything to each other.

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    how much did it cost you for the party ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    how much did it cost you for the party ?
    nothing.

    in laws paid for it.

    the little envelopes from guests made up for that.

    wouldn't have been much anyway but i chose not to ask.

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    quite like this one of guests waiting for monks to arrive.


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    he told me to 'fukk off'
    What on earth caused that ?

    Very clear photos...new camera?

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    monks arriving....


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    Quote Originally Posted by CharleyFarley
    What on earth caused that ?
    he was speaking gibberish english trying to impress his mates.

    i told him i didn't have a clue what he was on about and he told me he was the village head and i said....I didn't care.

    i then proceeded to talk to him in Thai causing him to gradually lose his drunken temper and then telling me to "fukk off" at least he got that bit right.



    Quote Originally Posted by CharleyFarley
    Very clear photos...new camera?
    errr, I'm responsible for inviting the official td cameraman.

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    not sure what they are doing here.
    but they were sat at different corners of the house before they went in to do their chanting thing.


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    chanting in the bedroom went on for about an hour and a half I think.


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    We changed 3 things in our house/land last month to influence favourably our karma/luck

    1 ) removed stones from the bottom of the well that were used in the house blessing

    2 ) repositioned our spirit house near the front entrance

    3 ) built another spirit house for the ponds.

    All recommended by a fortune teller.

    Hope you've got everything done right.
    "The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    wouldn't have been much anyway but i chose not to ask.
    Best not to ask.
    Good luck in the house mate.

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    This guy ..........^......... has got a nice hat

    Serious thought... I am surprised so many (all???) farangs (sorry, foreigners) seem to go in for all these blessings and ceremonies. Is it because you want to do it, or just to appease the missus and family?

    Not that I have anything against it myself, just never felt bothered to do it.

    I remember some people used to take pity on my son because we never bought a a gold or silver bracelet to put on his ankle

    Anyway, CMN, it's nice to see that you are making friends and influencing people in your new neighbourhood

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    How many monks? "She who wants to obeyed" says we have to have 9 !!
    Looks like you had 5. Probably cheaper but maybe less of a long term guarantee?
    Nice house, good luck with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    How many monks? "She who wants to obeyed" says we have to have 9 !!
    We had 7 for our main house and a single one for our two bungalows a couple of years later
    As with steps in your entrance stair, it has to be an odd number.
    9 is very hi-so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom
    9 is very hi-so.
    Thanks for that. She's got no chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA
    Is it because you want to do it, or just to appease the missus and family?
    very important for both the wife and the family.

    better to have it done than putting up with her waiting for bad luck to occur.

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    Looks like the monk sitting down is playing your PS2!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    not sure what they are doing here.
    but they were sat at different corners of the house before they went in to do their chanting thing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    chanting in the bedroom went on for about an hour and a half I think.


    I suppose the wife must have requested that special ceremony there, to help you

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    Looks like the monk sitting down is playing your PS2!!!!!!!
    It's a Garmin GPS and he is storing the coordinates for future prayers

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA View Post

    Serious thought... I am surprised so many (all???) farangs (sorry, foreigners) seem to go in for all these blessings and ceremonies. Is it because you want to do it, or just to appease the missus and family?

    Not that I have anything against it myself, just never felt bothered to do it.
    The thing is Nick, when you live in another culture, sometimes it is good to follow a few of the local customs

    My builders were really pleased when we had the first post ceremony, they thought it would be good luck for the house and for them working

    when I made a couple of offerings at the spirit house, they were very impressed and it gave me some extra respect ("face") etc

    Just good PR and it makes things go smoother with the locals; not compulsory but nice (and you get some good pics too)
    I have reported your post

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    How many monks? "She who wants to obeyed" says we have to have 9 !!
    We had 7 for our main house and a single one for our two bungalows a couple of years later
    As with steps in your entrance stair, it has to be an odd number.
    9 is very hi-so.
    Wifey says that we will only need 4, three monks and one apprentice.
    Serious cooking can't be left to women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    The thing is Nick, when you live in another culture, sometimes it is good to follow a few of the local customs
    Of course, I've just never been one for customs myself, especially anything that involves ceremonies and a lot of people. I'm a bit of a miserable git

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