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Nocturnal Study

25 January 2014; AT5 = 1063 hours; total class time = 2001 hours; TV = 485.7 hours

I woke to the sound of someone repeating the same two syllables of Thai over and over. XYXY he’d say, then…pause; XYXY…pause; XYXY…pause; XYXY… a flatly intoned monotonous continued…


29 June 2013; AT5 = 1036 hours; total time = 1974 hours; TV = 254.3 hours

Today on the BTS I found myself standing right next to two Thai women who were having an on-again, off-again conversation. So of course I started paying attention, wanting to know: would I be able to understand what they were talking about? Continue reading