Bubble Tea Is Now Being Used As Offerings At A Thai Temple... God, WTF?
Even the heavens are filled with bubble tea
People have been quite amused by the modern-day offering, even expressing their "concern" for the idol's sugar intake
Meanwhile, several even vouched that the drinks worked
According to TheSmartLocal Thailand, it is common for Thais to give offerings to gods as a gesture of thanks when a wish or prayer has been answered.
One person wrote that she had told Lord Ganesha that if her wish had come true, she would have offered him five bubble tea drinks.
And apparently, it did happen.
Meanwhile, another girl commented that she had visited the same altar and prayed for a job.
After she nailed it, she gave a cup of bubble tea as a grateful offering.
"I followed your suggestion, and I got my first job with a THB20K (RM2,700) salary. I'm crying."
Bottles of strawberry 'Fanta' - a drink offering that is commonly found at altars in Thailand - were also spotted among the bubble tea cups
According to The Strategic Retreat, it is probably because the red colour of the drink represents blood and is a replacement for a blood sacrifice.
It is also claimed to be the Thai king's favourite drink and locals love their king very much.
Strawberry Fanta in Thailand also usually comes in a glass bottle which makes it sturdier when the wind blows.