Wednesday, July 05, 2006

arabic dance

'do you enjoy arabic dance?' says my new thai friend, who's english is quite flawless. arabic dance. quick mental flashback to lindsay graham doing her 'brown dance' all around the drama 11 classroom (oh jacki, only you will think that is funny)...quick brain scan for all possible phrases she could actually mean...'ah yes, i enjoy aerobics.' i've been invited to go to a thai aerobics class tonight. i may end up seeing pirates of the carribean, but if i don't, i'll let you know how my 'arabic dance' went.

i have three new thai friends: amp, eng, and...i forget the third girl's name but amp and eng introduced me to her yesterday at their dorm, and she's the one i may go 'dancing' with. anyway, they are english majors at buraphra university, which is maybe six blocks from the church. their english is flawless. they want to hang out with me because they want to practice their listening skills, and brush up on their idioms and slang. amp hardly has a thai accent at all when she speaks english, but eng's is a little more pronounced. and their funny! oh man, are they funny. i always figured thai people would be hilarious if i could understand them, because the boys seriously have me rolling on the floor sometimes, and these girls prove it.

i kind of got distracted by msn, and can't keep a thought going long enough to finish this post. these three girls aren't Christian, but they love having farang friends...and i love having them!!!

4 comments:

Robyn Bishop said...

Rachel, I hope you are the best arabic dancer in Thailand. Also, I think, just to be funny you should use some English slang that no one actually uses. You know, make up some words and tell those girls that English speaking people use these slangs all the time. You could really throw those girls off. Think of the power you have in your very own hands!

Jacki said...

Hahah, I've got the mental picture going....oh Lindsay Graham....

alan.schram said...

Please, for all that is holly, add "izzle" to the majority of words that don't need it.

alan.schram said...

*holy, actually.

Or holizzle, if you prefer.