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80s/90s Recreation

26 October 2014, TV = 903.4 hours

So I was finally able to find a short clip from ภวังค์รัก (Concrete Clouds) that contains one of the music video sequences; though the movie is set in 1997, this scene has Mutt playing a tape that his ex-girlfriend Sai had made for him back in his college days — so could the song actually be from the 80s? continued…

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Illiteracy Issues

7 December 2013; AT5 = 1063 hours; total class time = 2001 hours; TV = 467.5 hours

You’d think that being illiterate in a country’s language would present some major practical problems, like not being able to negotiate government forms, or menus or street signs. But the government forms I’ve encountered have all been bilingual English-Thai, and though it can be slow-going, my minimal reading skills are basically up to deciphering menus. As for street signs, if they’re all in Thai I can make out roughly what they sound like, though with Thai (mis)pronunciation, a miss is usually as good as a mile.

Not being able to read Thai, it’s little problems that crop up. continued…

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