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Happy Birthday, กทม!

25 April 2014: hours of unsubtitled Thai TV & movies watched = 739.5

กทม ("gaw taw maw"), a common way of referring to Bangkok in Thai, is an acronym taken from the first three syllables of the city's name.

กทม (“gaw taw maw”), a common way of referring to Bangkok in Thai, is an acronym taken from the first three syllables of the city’s name.

Apparently I’m late to the party: Monday 21 April marked the 232nd anniversary of the official founding of Bangkok. So a happy (if belated) birthday to the city that is now my home!

This reminds me of a funny story from my early days learning Thai. continued…

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Incomprehensible

2 July 2013; AT5 = 1036 hours; total time = 1974 hours; TV = 260.1 hours

Some Thai situations are just really difficult to understand, to the point where I get little if anything. Continue reading