In the blink of an eye, we’re already at the second month of 2023 and it’s the 15th year of learning Korean, 11th year for Japanese and my 3rd year learning Thai. Unlike the first two languages which I studied when I was still a student, I have very little bandwidth for Thai most of the time. I barely touched it in 2021, and it’s extremely hard to be consistent with it. I used to think that it’s all about time management, until I realised that it’s also about energy management. As an adult, I suck at both, so here we are, trudging at a snail’s pace for Thai.
I know that I cannot compare my progress in Korean with the progress in Thai. That said, I can never quite sweep away the disappointment in myself that 我不如当年了 (I’m no longer who I was back then). I can get strangely competitive with myself at times, so I constantly need to remind myself that this is a journey I should enjoy, and not trying to complete it within the shortest time.
It’s such an obvious truth, but it’s the obvious truths that we often overlook and need constant reminders!
Having stepped away from blogging for a long time, I realise that words don’t come as easily to me anymore. It’s like there’s a whirlwind of thoughts within me, but I can’t seem to string them into coherent sentences. Need to slowly get back to writing too.
I’m currently watching My School President แฟนผมเป็นประธานนักเรียน and it’s so cute. It takes a while for me to ease into the story because the plot at the start is rather thin, but it does get better. Or maybe they’re just so cute I can overlook any holes in the plot.
It’s interesting how Thai is starting to sound clearer to my ears. When you first start learning a language, all you hear are sounds somewhat melded together, but now each syllable and word feels a lot clearer, as if someone had adjusted the lens and everything is coming into focus. I love this feeling. 🙂
Till the next post.
Anna26 February, 2023 at 3:41 AM
Congrats on three years since starting Thai! You have a lot to be proud of 🙂
Anna27 February, 2023 at 10:04 PM
btw I think a lot of my comments end up in your spam folder…