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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.

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Paying Attention

6 April 2014; AT5 = 1063 hours; total class time = 2001 hours; TV = 706.8 hours

Man directing traffic on Thanon Ratchadamri, in Bangkok.

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 ngao เพรงเงา, 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…

Regarding Rewatching

5 March 2014; AT5 = 1063 hours; total class time = 2001 hours; TV = 552.5 hours

A friend of mine who also went to AUA once told me that he thought if you were going to try to learn Thai by watching movies, it would be best to get one movie and watch it repeatedly. In a certain way, that makes sense, but it hasn’t been my approach continued…