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    A Thai Funeral

    Yesterday I went to the funeral of my galfriends sisters husbands brothers daughter, well something like that anyway, this was in Satahip.












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    Dog - I went to the Grandmother's last month. They took a video of the whole thing. Pictures with the corps. Very strange. And, everyone was drunk...

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    My wife's Grandfather going up in smoke last month:



    The door to the crematorium:


    Actually, the funeral was a bit like an Irish wake. Lots of drinking, lots of family members from all over Thailand coming together. I spent most of the time taking pictures. I copied them onto a couple of CD's and my wife sent them down to Nakhon Sri Thammarat.

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    When my grandfather and grandmother died, we didn't take any pictures because we don't want to remember these stuff. It's better to remember old days when they're alive.

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    I went to my Stepmum's brothers funeral. It was very sad

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    I went to Benz's wedding - even sadder....

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    Why don't i like the idea of cremation? I am really against the idea of being cremated and want to be buried, yet I realise there is no afterlife or a heaven or a hell, foking weird that aint it.

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    I don't believe in heaven or hell also but I do believe that there's ghost somewhere around me.



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    My wife' mother and father passed away within a year of each other (two yeasr ago).

    Wifey organised a big wake which half of Issan seems to have been invited to - well that's the the only way I can explain the number of pigs and cows that got consumed, not to mention the whisky.

    Fifteen arrests! - She said it all went quite well.

    If I can make the video download I'll try and post a clip of the dancing girls.
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    gow...believe in the pee, huh?

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    thai funereal = lots of food, lots of booze, loud music and a dead guy.

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    Apparently yes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by obsidian
    dead guy.
    or woman, corpse would probably beenmore acurate as it's asexual, but would of spoiled the flow of the line

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    Fifteen arrests! - She said it all went quite well.

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    15 arrests! That must have been a party worth remembering!

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    Quote Originally Posted by otherstuff1957
    That must have been a party worth remembering!
    I don't think many of them could remember much at all.

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    The problem is that, in this part of the world, if you're not cremated, sooner or later somebody will dig you up and toss your bones God knows where...

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    Here is where the Thai's often burn the body.


    Then they will put the ashes in these 'safe houses'.

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    Often, the Thais will put the name of the dead of the tomb. Here is one example.


    This next one should make a mother proud!

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    Yesterday I went to yet another funeral, it seem's her family are dropping like flies.

    This was in Chantaburi and the dearly departed was her Aunty, we got there a bit late as we went to Oasis Sea World first.

    About 10 km from the Temple it started to rain, then it started to piss down, then my windscreen wipers broke, then the roads flooded, then I could see all these bouncing things on the road, after running over several thousand of them the rain slowed down and I could see that they were toads, plus I run over a great big snake aswell, it was all quite ominous really.

    Anyway here is a picture of where her Aunty shall be spending the next few days, it is a bit gaudy I suppose but it does tend to lend a carnival type atmosphere to it all.


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    A nice area to pray at.
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    These all look like pretty flash funerals up here in the N/E we just build a small hut out of sticks and branches dead guy in the middle hang up the gifts around the hut you know the big watch and flowers type things everone goes in a few at a time and pour coconut milk over his face while the speach is made then remove all the gifts and pile wood on the body and set it on fire while we all go back and drink until theres none left of we fall over

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    About 10 km from the Temple it started to rain, then it started to piss down, then my windscreen wipers broke, then the roads flooded, then I could see all these bouncing things on the road, after running over several thousand of them the rain slowed down and I could see that they were toads, plus I run over a great big snake aswell, it was all quite ominous really.
    When are you going to get rid of that piece of crap and get a decent car?

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    I don't really need a car marmers, I think I probably use it 2 times per week, where we are working now I cant even drive it to the site due to the mud roads, cant use it to do quotes for jobs as the general assumption would be that I charge too much, if I go into town for a drink and that I take the bike, if I do big shopping I take the truck.

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    I went to a funeral once, it was at the same time as songkran so basically everyone including myself was pissed. I went because i was basically forced to go by my missus and as i am not a great drinker i sat on the floor watching the ceremony spin round me. To make things worse i was given a candle and we all walked around the cremation temple while the departed burnt. When i say walked i mean stumbled around the temple. People then thanked me for coming and i fell into the back of a pick up truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otherstuff1957
    Actually, the funeral was a bit like an Irish wake.
    Irish wakes are pretty good fun, we like to look at it as a celebration of the dead dude's life.
    That might be a little weird for some people but when you are in that situation after losing someone close it is a welcomed distraction, beats the shit out of people sitting around wailing.

    We also sit with the body through the night, only a few people normally do this but thats when we have the most craic.

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