6 April 2014; AT5 = 1063 hours; total class time = 2001 hours; TV = 706.8 hours
Man directing traffic on Thanon Ratchadamri, in Bangkok.
A few weeks back I was watching a lakorn that I was none too taken with – the 1999 preng ngaoเพรงเงา, which I thought wasn’t bad but wasn’t really more than just ok either. I realized that a lot of the time I was paying less than full attention, because my mind kept wandering off. Nonetheless I was usually still able to understand what was going on, at least the main gist of the scene. And if I really didn’t get something, rewatching usually wouldn’t help much.continued…
18 March 2013; AT5 = 934 hours; total time = 1872 hours; TV = 101.2 hours
For what it’s worth, I just this week passed the 100 hour mark in terms of watching Thai video (movies & TV), and later today when I go to school I will hit the point where my hours in AT5 start to exceed 50% of my total time in the AUA program.
Since the last entry, my video watching has been entirely of one particular Thai lakorn, Maneesawat (มณีสวาท). Continue reading →
21 September 2012; AT5 = 567 hours; total time = 1500 hours
Well, I’ve let over 4 months and over 400 hours of class time go by without writing anything further. So first I’d like to describe what’s happened for me in terms of my listening comprehension.
I went through quite a stretch where, although I could follow the main ideas pretty well, the level of detail was quite low; an analogy would be watching a video where the camera was so out of focus that everything would appear as big, flat, blurry silhouettes. I felt pretty discouraged at the time. Continue reading →