I’ve woken up to two very exciting developments:
- I’ve just started contributing to a blog called Language on the Move and my first post has been published. I’ve written about the fact that many foreigners here don’t learn how to read Thai and what that means. I have lots of other ideas relating to my observations about Thai and the way English is used in Thailand, so watch this space.
- TEDxDoiSuthep has been approved! TED finally granted me a license last night. I haven’t mentioned this before now but for quite a few months I have been involved with organising a TEDx event, which will be the first one ever in Chiang Mai. It’ll happen on 22 May 2011. A large group of us have been regularly meeting the past few months and we’ve got some really exciting ideas for speakers and performances. Very excited.
I actually have lots of other news too but I’ll get to all that in due course. But this such a great way to start the weekend after a very eventful week with lots of friends visiting — and more about that soon too.