WAI is pronounced like “why” in english. Wai refers to a Thai greeting style: a slight bow, with the palms pressed together in a prayer-like fashion. So, why wai?
Initially, we just wanted something to rep Thailand and we thought that the hands pressed together would look dope in a logo. Then we learned more!
Compared to the handshake, which originates from checking for weapons on another person and looking each other in the eye, wai involves bowing one's head, looking down, and exposing one's neck. It's almost completely opposite from a handshake. Wai says "Hello. Nice to meet you. I trust you with my life."
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