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    House Blessing Ceremony

    Just back from a house blessing ceremony. About a year ago BIL bought a standard Thai style rowhouse on a Soi off a side road branched off a main road connecting to the expressway. So, quite a winding path through some fairly crowded suburbs in one of Bangkoks Khets.

    AM hit my local duck farm/restaurant to pick up bunches of food offerings. Then to the house, a couple hours prep, in come the Five Monks, an hours chanting, an hours eating, an hours blessing. Done and dusted. Happy Thaiís.

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    Monks
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    rings


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    House Blessing
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    House Blessing
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    Blessing the Bikes
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    Crikey Bowie 3 hours, that was quick.

    They will have to come back and bless the stainless steel prison bars when they get fitted to the front car port after the first break in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    3 hours, that was quick
    Yup, best one ever...

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    I got some house blessing pictures when my ex wife's mom bought us a house and a fruit garden. The marriage dissolved 2 years later. Ex regularly sends me updates from our....errr her house. Doesn't by Thai law half a house belong to me? Any lawyers here?

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    How much do the monks charge to do all that chanting and stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Offerings
    what is she offering exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    How much do the monks charge to do all that chanting and stuff?
    Donations - typical story - the more you donate the better your good fortune.

    Today - five Monks - donations, including food, etc. purchases was @ THB 15k, @ THB 3k/Monk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    what is she offering exactly?
    Caught ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Donations - typical story - the more you donate the better your good fortune.

    Today - five Monks - donations, including food, etc. purchases was @ THB 15k, @ THB 3k/Monk.
    3k a monk, the elite monk squad.

    what a rip......

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    A little snap of Thai life. Makes me homesick, bowie.

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    ^^^
    It's a nice tradition IMO . Looking at the pictures makes me homesick for Thailand also. Cant wait for this Covid 19 crup to be over.

    Bowie thanks for sharing. Nice pictures!!

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    Bowie , is that you, and why are you only using thumb and index finger?
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    Naw, that's the geriatric grandma's great aunt dreaming bout LuLu, just wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Naw, that's the geriatric grandma's great aunt dreaming bout LuLu, just wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin'...
    Ohhh Ok. W'll go with that.
    I mean , I was not making any value judgments, if I had that much Thai family around, I'd be holding on to my purse also. LOL

    Just Kidding , congratulations to your BIL and your wife's sister.
    Nice place !!
    wish them many many happy years there.
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    Very cool Bowie! It's not something often seen here anymore.

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    Yep ... thanks Bowie for sharing.

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