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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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Can You Tell The Difference Between a Thai Lady and a Thai Ladyboy?

You scored 10 out of 10 correctly (100%).
Congratulations! You’re a champion ladyboy spotter.

Source: Bangkok Diaries

I must admit that despite having scored 10 out of 10, I was not entirely sure about two ladies. Thankfully, I managed to guess correctly. Why don’t you have a go and see how many you can get right? It might even come in handy if you have a special interest in Thai ladies and the others.

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A writer as a runner

Yodmanudying at Yodmanudying’s Blog wrote a very well-thought out topic about Murakami’s memoir; “What I Talk About When I talk About Running”. It is a very good analysis of the book, but unfortunately it was not written in English. Too bad, I am not going to translate her entry into English and post it into my blog either. 🙂 Instead, owing to the fact that I have not fully recovered from jet lag or more truthfully because of my laziness, I have decided to re-publish the comment that I posted on her blog regarding the subject, as follows:

As a writer who wants to have a long run in a professional writing career, Mr. Murakami decided to make himself as healthy as he could by going to bed early, quitting smoking and keeping his body fit by running a marathon. To be a good runner he has to drive himself hard physically. Running is a time consuming activity and needs effort. The same applies to his job as a novelist which requires physical and mental drive. Aside from having talent in piecing words, phrases and sentences together, a good novelist must be able to keep his concentration and focus, as well as the ability to endure the long hard work associated with writing a novel. Here we can see the obvious comparison between his writing and running. What I like about this book is Murakami’s acceptance of the reality of his age. When a person gets older, no matter how hard he trains, he is never going to maintain the same pace as the young man he once was, but as he says in his book, “At least He Never Walked.”

It is a revealing book of the memoirs of a great writer and a decent runner. It is a jolly good read.

I often find inspiration in his books. Because not everyone is born with talent, but with sheer determination, will power and more importantly, believing and having confidence in yourself, you can still do eveything as best as you can. Even if it does not turn out as you expected, at least, you have experienced and tried.

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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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Thai yumminess

I was not going to write about the same kind of topic two days running, but at the moment I cannot help thinking about the sharply exquisite and strong taste of Thai food. It does not help my craving either when some other bloggers in Thailand keep launching a campaign against my tummy, by incessantly composing stories regarding Thai grub, particularly the kind I like to eat when I am at home.

Austin Bush, from RealThai: I do not know much about the guy, but he always gives incisive information about Thai food, from street level to chic taste. He knows so much. I am beginning to dislike the guy! And do not forget to check out his blog – there you will find all you need to know about Thai cuisine.

EnjoyThaiFood probably belongs to a blogger who writes on a well known blog called Thai-blogs.com. As the name of the site suggests, it specifically deals with every Thai dish from Somtam to Tom Yam Goong. The website also gives you information on how to cook Thai food accompanied by pictures and recipes.

Lastly, it is Jamie’s Phuket who is giving me a big tease. This blogger resides in Phuket. He usually writes about the island, but it just so happens that his latest topic is about Phad Thai or Pad Thai, which is definitely one of my favourite Thai dishes. I just feel like I am being tortured!

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