Bunny, Bobby and I decided to give ourselves Thai nicknames, Bunny of course is the Crazy Monkey (Ling Ting Tong), Bobby is the Little Crocodile (Jolokay Lek Lek) and I am the Big Egg (Kai Yai). All the more so because I bought a new shirt, it's white and billowy. Anyway, tonight we met up with Donny, and Rod & Tod - his two Thai friends. We explained our nicknames and they were utterly confused. Ling Ting Tong is okay, 'ting tong' isn't a real word... but it gets the point across - maybe like 'coo coo' or something. But unfortunately 'little crocodile' refers to a particular animal that's the worst of the scavangers willing to eat the most disgusting things around... so not exactly a cute name. And of course... Kai Yai turned out to mean "big penis." I knew the omlet - penis translation... but I guess any egg type product has penis connotations. Oh well... it was fun. Bunny kept trying to experiment with the language and the guys were alternating between complete confusion and histerical laughter.
At one point two other friends of Donny's joined us - two American guys he'd met through a teacher who is no longer at the school. Anyway, I really enjoyed talking to them, mostly because I could talk at full speed and actually have a conversation. But it was also a little awkward. I was really excited to get to really talk to someone new - you know full sentences and all. But I didn't want to be rude to our new Thai friends either. I guess it all worked out in the end. Mostly we all just laughed at Bunny as she tried to translate the idea 'size doesn't matter' into Thai. I think she got the words right, but the humor was lost after 10 minutes of translation. Still, it was fun, and I need more fun in my life.
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