Tag Archives: John le Carré

It Can Take Time For Things To Fall Into Place Part 2

25 March 2014; AT5 = 1063 hours; total class time = 2001 hours; TV = 642.1 hours

So, not that it has anything to do with Thai – or at least, not directly – but I’m finally reading Smiley’s People, the concluding novel of British author John le Carré‘s “Karla trilogy”. continued…

Missing Words

14 November 2013; AT5 = 1061 hours; total class time = 1999 hours; TV = 437.1 hours

When I listen to spoken Thai, what I hear are words of varying degrees of familiarity – some of which I understand to a greater or lesser extent – scattered throughout a stream of verbiage that is neither so familiar nor so understandable. I guess my ability to understand the meaning of what’s being said depends on things like the ratio of words that I can understand to those that I can’t continued…