More Difficult?

24 April 2015, TV = 1145.7 hours

AUA: advanced class = 1147 hours, total class time = 2085 hours

The thing that strikes me about สามีตีตรา (samee tee tra) — I’m watching last year’s version, though what I had really wanted was to rewatch the 2001 version, but that, unfortunately, has been taken down — is how much “harder” it is than มณีสวาท (manee sawat). continued…

มณีสวาท (Manee Sawat) The Third Time Around

22 April 2015, TV = 1141.3 hours

AUA: advanced class = 1145 hours, total class time = 2083 hours

Yesterday I finished my third go-around with มณีสวาท (manee sawat). The first lakorn I’d ever watched, I rewatched it back in November. Fittingly, it is a tale of cyclicity and recurrence.


A Galaxy Of Books

30 March 2015, TV = 1114.8 hours

AUA: advanced class = 1118 hours, total class time = 2056 hours

I went to the Bangkok Book Fair early this afternoon thinking I’d just check it out and maybe pick up a couple books; I left several hours later with a dozen new volumes in Thai (all children’s books). Oh well.

43rd National Book Fair and 13th Bangkok International Book Fair 2015

Just one small sliver of the 2015 Bangkok Book Fair


A Friday

20 March 2015, TV = 1111.2 hours

AUA: advanced class = 1107 hours, total class time = 2045 hours

A semi-wasted morning and early afternoon as I realize that my prospective language partner isn’t going to work out. When we’d met by chance a few weeks ago he’d expressed both a desire to work on his English and a willingness to help me with my Thai. Now that we’ve finally gotten together continued…