Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Easy Day Thailand Office Blessing

New Easy Day Thailand Office in Kathu, Phuket
New Easy Day Office
These are very exciting times at Easy Day Thailand, having just had a very successful high season, the company is expanding to such an extent that now we need bigger and more convenient offices from which to operate.

These new offices are located in the Kathu district of Phuket.

The Easy Day team, before they became Easy Day, were already friends, and with together with a single dream of implementing a business plan where by creating the finest Tourist Operation Phuket has ever seen.

With many years’ experience behind them already in the industry, all that was needed was a plan to bring this talented team together on a daily basis.

Quote from the Easy Day Team:
“We knew we could provide a better service than what was available and that's what we now do.”
Monk Blessing Ceremonie
Blessing Ceremony
So on Saturday May 10th 2014 marked a pivotal day in the history of this great company. The new offices in Kathu were prepared for a very special visit from the local Temple. Nine Monks came to bless the buildings (Tam Boon), the business and the staff that work here at Easy day.

What is a Tam Boon
The Tam Boon Ceremony is of vital importance in Thai culture, Thai’s believe that if there is no Tam Boon ceremony conducted, then that the new property will only ever have bad luck.

Tam Boon Ceremonies are traditionally held in the morning time and require nine Thai Buddhist Monks to conduct the proceedings. A meal must be given to the Monks once the ceremony is complete, however, the Tam Boon must finish before 11am.
Monk Blessing Ceremonie

Allowing the monks enough time to finish their meal before Midday is very important as midday is the moment the fasting begins for them. The monks are forbidden to eat anything else from this time and for the rest of the day, until the following morning.

A lot of hard work went into preparing the Easy Day offices for the Tam Boon and everything was pretty much set up the day before. There were nine cushions and nine mats placed down on the floor ready for the ceremony, a pair for each monk. The mat being for the monks to sit on whilst performing the ceremony and the cushions are for each monk to lean against.

Monk Blessing Ceremonie - FoodThe Easy Day Team prepared a sumptuous Thai cuisine feast fit for a king, with many of the more traditional Thai delicacies being prepared. All this must be done the day before the Merit Making, with only the finishing touches being made on the actual morning of the ceremony.

Each monk also has to have a candle, a small garland of flowers and incense. Offerings were also bought for each monk to take back to the temple included gifts like food, new monk's robes, candles, laundry detergent, even light bulbs and matches; all things that they need for everyday life.
Buffet Lunch for the guests
Plenty of food

Once the ceremony was over, the Monks were served their food while all the staff, customers and agents and other guests waited quietly by.

Traditionally, Monks always eat first and no one else should eat until they have finished their meal and departed back to the temple.

So once they had left everyone else was able to sit around and enjoy the wonderful food that had been prepared. It was a wonderful and enlightening experience for all of us involved and one that will hopefully serve our company well in the future.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was involved and to all those that shared this wonderful moment with us and we look forward to working with you all in the future.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Diego and your team!!!! You are awesome and we miss you.