Every song can be a mini language lesson
Over and above the benefit of learning the language, listening to Thai songs will allow the learner to ‘get a feel’ for the country – how it thinks, how sentiments are communicated, the culture, the essence of being Thai, at least in the context of relationships.
Deciding which country to live in with your Thai partner
Cross-cultural relationships are challenging in the best of circumstances. One party within the couple needs to have a strong desire to take on the other party’s culture, language and lifestyle. Even where the Thai partner speaks good English or the Westerner has learnt Thai, one partner often needs to ‘yield’ more than the other
Feeling left out of Thai conversations
I found myself distracted for the rest of the evening. All I could do was repeat Frank’s mantra over and over in my head. “The Thai that’s taught by everyone and spoken by no one”