Chiang Mai, Thailand. Young novice monks watching TV with golden buddhas. There were No Photos, Please signs about, so I took out my phone and squeezed one off as I walked past ( I am the Ugly American ). I also saw a monk talking on a cel phone, and another one with a bottle of rice whiskey. There probably aren’t rules against any of these things, but I was surprised.
You make a donation, pick a number, and receive your fortune :
” Be faithful and firm. Watch your step. Support can be obtained from among honest people. Bad omen foreseen. Refill oil to the lamps at this place, and unfavorable situation will be alleviated. Patient recovering. No Child forthcoming as yet. No luck. Legal case defensible. Refill the oil. “