6 In Thai Learning Journey :)

Enthusiasm vs Stamina

These days, I’m very much reminded my past self 14 years ago, when I first started learning Korean. I’ve been pretty much obsessed with learning Thai and try to spend most of my free time on the language, to the extent that I’m procrastinating on other things that I *should* do. Or maybe even using Thai as a ‘legitimate’ excuse to do postpone the dread of facing other stuff. Haha it’s okay, overall it’s still a very healthy relationship with the language.

I haven’t felt this level of enthusiasm for languages for a long time, and I’m just thankful that Thai makes me feel this way. Sometimes I wonder if I can consider myself as a ‘language lover’ in the sense that I enjoy learning languages in general, or I’m a specific-language lover haha. It’s okay, we can do what we want.

I keep thinking back of 14 years ago where I was totally immersed in Korean. It helped to heal some of the hurt I was feeling back then, and anchored me to something. It’s also the calming anchor for me now, although I need to stop myself from literally wanting to ignore every non-necessary thing in my life now to focus on it lol. Balance, girl, balance. But I’m extreme like this and have always been so.

But the one huge thing that’s different? Stamina. Lol. Sorry, 14 years later, I feel it hard to sit in front of the desk for hours and I’m constantly feeling like I should retire to bed lol. I should do something about it, but alas, my enthusiasm has all gone into languages. See? I need balance. *sigh*

I’m watching two absolute Thai drama gems in a row and I’m just super scared that I can’t find the next drama to keep up that level of euphoria I’m feeling. I’m still not over Remember You and my favourite Tanwa—who’s very close to my ideal type, although I can’t quite tell if it’s my ideal fictional type or not. You know, the ultra smart, brooding, logical, aloof, onlynicetohislove type of guys. LOL. But yeah, his half-smiles, half-smirks are killing me. 😂

Then I moved to watching Bad Buddy, which has the best, most wholesome couple ever. I know how everyone is saying this drama tops the BL genre, but I think omg it tops the romance genre. Like woah. Pat and Pran are relationship goals. I love how there’s so much respect for each other and they try to work things out together. And omg the way they look at each other and all. My heart can’t take it. Yeah my fiction type is the cold aloof type, but PatPran is totally what a wholesome and warm relationship is about. Pat is my favourite. He loves wholeheartedly and isn’t afraid to show it, yet he’s so respectful when it comes to boundaries and he waits for Pran to be ready, nudging him gently at times, but never forcing himself on him. Where do we get a partner like him? 😭😭😭😭

I’m super jaded when it comes to people, but I’m so happy to see such an amazing couple, which is rare even in the fictional world. Pat and Pran will stay with me for a long while, and it’s definitely a drama I would love to rewatch, again and again. And can we talk about Korn being the cutest friend and how Ink and Pa needs their own series????

It’s going to be a show that I’m rewatching every year 🙂 Hopefully one day, I’ll understand a lot more without subs!

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Binh
    3 March, 2022 at 10:02 AM

    I’ve been on a Thai-binge-learning mode for the past 3 months too. Happy to be on this same journey as you! Would love to hear you elaborate on how you’re studying Thai these days – goals, books etc.

    I loved Bad Buddy too although I’ve found more Thai music that I enjoy than Thai drama series. 🙂

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    Menneh
    3 March, 2022 at 10:07 AM

    This made me feel so warm inside. Nice hearing from you! Thank you for sharing. I love your blog (though I’m so behind on your posts)

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      Hangukdrama
      3 March, 2022 at 12:51 PM

      aww thanks for reading!!

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