Monthly Archives: January 2016

Child Angel Doll Phenomenon

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Well, in case you have not heard, this is the most controversial debate in Thailand within the past two weeks, the Luk-Thep (child angel doll). As a Thai, I’m always a bit on the superstitious side, but this trend has proven to be perplexing to me.

Here is the CNN coverage of the trend. The detail of the new phenomenon is well explained in the CNN article.

Luk Thep Doll

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I believe that when you choose to learn a new language, understanding its culture plays a significant role in helping one to understand the logic behind the language. Granted that this trend might only be practiced by some bourgeoisie Thais, the trend can be seen as the latest evolution of common spiritual dolls Thai people keep at home called กุมารทอง (ku-maan-thong).

Thailand is called “The Amazing Thailand” after all and we’re not called “amazing” for no reason.

It might be a bit creepy to some, but one has to do what makes one happy.

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Thai teachers’ day

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Since it was a teachers’ day in Thailand yesterday (1/16), it’s only fitting that I’m posting this video. I am beyond fortunate to have been born into a teacher family where my parents and my aunts are teachers and professors. Thank you for allowing me to see that teaching is a calling, not just a job.English subtitle is provided.

My new year’s resolution is to learn Thai.

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Thank you for stopping by.

Lately, I have been getting a lot of inquiry  from potential students. Uh, it’s that time of the year when everyone  wants to learn a foreign language. This year will be my eleventh year teaching Thai in New York.

Now if you wish to start a Thai lesson, please  include this following information.

  1. Your purpose of learning Thai: work? family? personal development?
  2. Time frame: travel plan in three months? crash course? long term goal to reconnect with distant Thai relatives?
  3. Your previous experience learning a foreign language.

These questions should help you think about your decision to start a Thai lesson. Thai is not an easy language to learn, but the goal to master the Thai language is attainable. I just want to make sure that you really commit to it.

Thank you for reading this message ka.

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