Well, these days the only time I use my Thai language skills to the their full extent seems to be in taxis… it’s a bit of a waste really, I should try and learn the language properly but I seem to lack motivation (and a will to spend $) on lessons.
Today I had the coolest taxi driver ever. I am sure this guy has spent a lot of time as a monk, he looked like a monk (not sure why, but he looked monkish) and he had a really really good vibe! I could tell straight away that he is a good person, with a good heart – if vibes had colour this guys vibe would be a very strong colour. This sounds hippyish, but I want to get across how cool this driver was.
So the drive home ended up being a great Thai lesson as the driver chatted with me for a good 30 mins, he could speak some English but I would say the conversation would have been about 98% in Thai! He asked me lots of questions so I had to actively participate in the conversation…. wow, it was hard… but good. It made me think, I really ought to try and learn some more Thai properly… I could be nearly fluent if I put my mind to it!