July 18th, 2007

Pa^a

So one of my Thai students is going home during the brake. She asked me if there was anything she could bring back for me. The first thing that popped into my mind was some of the beautiful material they have over there. It would make a wonderful veil for dancing.

LOL, she didn't know the English word for material or cloth, though. I went on-line to find an English/Thai dictionary. Material doesn't mean cloth in Thai, apparently. I tried cloth and got pa^a. "Oh, pa^a!" Flower or, she grabbed the Brazilian boy's shirt next to her - it was stripped. I said faded or a solid color. Well, she didn't know fade, so we looked that up. Couldn't find it in the dictionary or any synonyms, so I drew a picture of shading - fade.

Then we had to talk about color. Bright didn't translate right either, but maybe she just found my highlighters before I found the right word. I picked out a couple of markers to show the colors I liked - red, blue, purple.

She went back to the flower idea, so I told her to bring me whatever the thought was pretty.

I can't wait to see what she brings back.
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Google "[your name] needs" and list the first 10 you see in your own journal.

1. AMANDA I WILL PRAY THAT YOU GAIN THE STRENGHT YOU NEED,TO BE STRONG FOR YOUR CHILDREN & YOUSELF. THAT GOD BLESSES YOU & YOUR FAMILY AND MAKES A CLEAR & HAPPY PATH FOR ALL OF YOU!!! 
       Coolness.  I can use some of this.

2.  Amanda needs to get help busting skulls, not new friends. Amanda needs a wise friend to tell her that this too shall pass. Amanda needs to read Barbara 
        He he he, it said busting skulls (too much Beevis and Butthead)

3.Amanda needs to read Barbara Bush's speech to Wellesley graduates given in 1990
          I don't think sol.

4.Thanks, Amanda. It flowed beautifully and the humor was great. Nine-nine percent perfect 
         I like to make the editors happy.

5.Amanda C needs some direction: If all you knew about Amanda Congdon1 was that she hosted an awkward infotainment show on ABCNews.com, I guess it might ...
        Infotainment?  Is that where people dress up in skimpy clothes to sell exercise equipment?

6.It has been a rocky journey for Amanda Vanstone as Immigration Meddler. -
        This is too funny as I actually deal with immigration matters.

7. Amanda's needs are my special needs. She teaches me daily about life, and not to take one precious moment of it for granted. We now treat every day as if it ...
         . . . is a precious treasure.

8. Amanda needs a mom in her corner with lots of time and attention to give to her. ... Amanda needs a serious love interest or must get involved in a serious ...
             Well I have the mom in my corner.  I have a serious love interest, but we are open to more...

9. Amanda needs to be loved 
            Did you know that the latin meaning of "amanda" is worthy of love?

10. YouTube - amanda needs to pee
my girlfriend loves me soooooo much that when i wake her up ...
            This is just creepy.