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It is axiomatic that to blog in Thai is a bitch

I think I deserve to be nominated as the most indolent Thai blogger. For the past few weeks, I have been trying to write about many things, but ultimately have decided to delete them all. I had a number of ideas and then when I began to put them into words, I started to feel that I could not be bothered. Blogging should not be a chore right? But in my case, from time to time, it certainly is.  I am thinking that I should write a blog in Thai instead.

Many people are not going to believe what I am going to say: the reason that I have chosen to blog in English is that I find it more difficult to type in my native language. It usually takes me many more seconds to finish a sentence in Thai. I cannot help having become so used to English alphabet keyboards. I first learned to type on a Thai alphabet typewriter at school many moons ago.  But what I learned cannot be applied when it comes down to typing on a computer keyboard. English keyboards are ubiquitous and I find it is relatively easy to manoeuvre my fingers over the keys. It does not take me long to finish a couple of sentences, let alone a paragraph. That is the reason I เลือกที่จะพิมพ์เป็นภาษาอังกฤษ

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The 100 posts on my blog and goodbye

Wow! I did not expect I would have come this far, considering English is not my mother tongue. It has been great fun to compose my thoughts, usually impulsive thoughts, in English even though I still have a Thai way of thinking about things. Initially, I decided to have a blog as a way to improve my English skills and this helps me a lot since, to me, there is no better way to augment my English vocabulary and shape up my grammatical structure than writing in English. So far, I think I have been doing this task relatively well, I hope. I did not expect that there would be quite such a number of people come to read my blog. I truly appreciate your time and value your patience. My readership has increased constantly, especially within the last couple of weeks. I am chuffed and intrigued, but having said that, I believe that this is the time for me to stop doing this blog for a while. The reason for this is not about lacking of anything to write, it is about my unwillingness to carry on doing it, aka laziness! So, I have to say goodbye for now. Please restrain yourself from missing me! I might be back around mid August. Ciao! Again, Grazie very much for your time.

By the way, there are many interesting blogs about Thailand, like Absolutelybangkok, BangKokBugle, The LostBoy and his self-appointed Thailand top 100 blogs. Don’t forget to check them out.

Laew phob gan mai. Au revoir.

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101 comments so far

Don’t you think that I should be happy that there is quite an interesting number of people who are so interested in my blog? Many even posted their “whatever comments” in this insignificant blog. I ought to be content and appreciate their feedback, right?  But the reality is that the 101 comments which I am referring to were spam – I do not mind pingback providing that it does not link my blog to porn sites or whatever sites I deem unsuitable for my readers. A few days ago, Akismet, a spam blocking system, mananged to stop some uninvited comments. One of those happened to be a certain kind of comment that wanted to link my blog to some bizarre links. Without hesitation, I decided to erase it and the others as I usually do whenever I come across spam. I guess other bloggers surely have unwanted comments in their blogs as well. Sometimes I just do not understand why these people keep doing this and nobody will ever understand this kind of weird behaviour. The human mind is hard to comprehend but if these spammers want to carry on sending their inappropriate links to my blog, I will also continue to terminate their hideous linking comments.  Let’s just hope that these people will find something more useful to do, instead of posting junk on other people’s blogs. But I doubt they will give up this unsavoury activity. I do not think they ever will. So, maybe we will just have to deal with it! I suppose.

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