Souped up spirit house

RAYONG: A police officer worried about keeping up with today’s criminals gave his guardian spirit a boost by donating a high-powered motorbike to his spirit house.

Sen Sgt Maj Adisak Buphachat, who serves at Rayong Provincial Police Headquarters, spent more than 50,000 baht on a 400cc Honda CBR 400 sports bike to offer the spirit house at his home. He spray-painted the bike black and mounted it next to the shrine.

Mr Adisak said he bought the motorbike instead of the usual offerings of statues of elephants, horses or buffaloes.

Giving models of beasts of burden was old fashioned and no longer suitable for the digital age, he said.

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The motorbike meant his house spirit would be able to help him much more quickly than in the past, he said.

This is particularly important as he is a police officer and has to catch criminals every day, which is a dangerous business, he added.

Mr Adisak said that since making the offering, he has felt a lot more self-confident. He also said he would let others copy the idea if they wanted to give their own house spirits a two-wheeled speed boost.

The spirit house has turned into something of a local attraction, with neighbors visiting in the hope of getting help from the speedy spirit.

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