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Day 13 (It Challenge): Children’s Day

Day 13 (It Challenge): Children’s Day

As Chiang Rai becomes more and more modernized (and with it, my heart more and more broken) many of the […]

Jan 12, 2014     No Comments
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Thai Language: Using “Caaw” for Polite Requests

Thai Language: Using “Caaw” for Polite Requests

One of the most useful words in Thai, I have found, is a polite way to ask for something.  I […]

Jun 24, 2012     No Comments
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Thai Language: Basic Grammar

Thai Language: Basic Grammar

I have decided that since there is only one of me and the demand for my classes/private lessons continues to […]

Jun 17, 2012     No Comments
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Thai Language and Culture: Wai Kru Day

Thai Language and Culture: Wai Kru Day

Thursday was Wai Kru Day.  Those slightly familiar with the world of Thai have likely heard the word “wai”. “Wai” – […]

Jun 12, 2012     No Comments
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Thai Language and Culture: The Tooth Fairy

Thai Language and Culture: The Tooth Fairy

“Dear!  Dear!” and my nine little third graders all started pointing at their teeth.  Innovative.  It was an interesting distraction from […]

Jun 12, 2012     No Comments
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Thai Language and Culture: “Jai” (heart or mind)

Thai Language and Culture: “Jai” (heart or mind)

“Jai”, which literally means heart, pumps raw viscous emotion into many Thai linguistic veins (as either a suffix or a a prefix). […]

Jun 12, 2012     No Comments
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Thai Language and Culture: “Naam jai” (water + heart)

Thai Language and Culture: “Naam jai” (water + heart)

Two words that fill this heart of mine. consistantly. are credited with inspiring this blog with the name “Fluidheart” or […]

Jun 12, 2012     No Comments
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I am a dreamer, teacher and student of life and am excited to bring to you a place where art, music, and the intrigue of past worlds align! Naamjai means "fluid heart" or "compassion" in Thai, and I will be sharing and uploading all of my research, art and music lessons, as well as Thai culture and language insights here.

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