Monday, November 9, 2009

Some Absurd Highlights from Thailand Today

-Talking with Molly Z, (Frida Mahlo) I realized that not only do I have a student nicknamed Poon (and oh, do I ever have a student named Poon, ya'll), but that her proper first name is Passaporn.

-I also realized that I have a ladyboy named Nut. It is the fourth week of class. It took me four weeks to realize that one of my students is a ladyboy named Nut. How long have I been living in Thailand?

-For some reason one of the books mentioned the 1960s pop song "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You." I was walking out of class listening to my iPod, and I put on that song. One of my students, a big guy named Wat ("Temple") was smiling at me, so I asked him if he wanted to listen to "Can't Take My Eyes Off of Y ou"

"No thank you, Teacher," he said, waving me off. "I prefer Slipknot."

-If you ever wondered what my Thai students thought of Pitchfork's Top 10 songs of the last 10 years, you are in luck. I found an open day in my schedule this week. Preliminary prediction: get ready for some real Radiohead hatred.

-This one is for a different Molly (hint: her last name rhymes with absolutely nothing, like all of the girls named Molly I know (appr. 70)): I took some more dog photos. After the jump:

Oh hello.

Guardian of the TOEFL gate.

Night ranger.

Unlike every dog in the history of Thailand, this one likes the smell of my skateboard.

I spot a dalmatian!

You can run, but you can't hide! Unless you run, in which case I have no chance.

Sad eyed doggie of the lowlands.

Stop it.


Ah, me too.

I'm just gonna let that one bathe in the moonlight (anyone?) and call it a night. Later, skaters.

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