Coffee and Reading

This is the perfect combination – drinking black coffee and reading good books.

Hi My name is Janpha Thadphoothon. I am an English teacher in Bangkok, Thailand. I enjoy reading and sipping black coffee at the same time. I am now writing – or rather trying to compose a haiku in my garden.

I maintain my belief that there varve few joyful activities than reading and drinking coffee.

Senryu (川柳)

Senryu (川柳) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all.

Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions.

Senryu often makes use of wabi or “the beauty of ordinary things”.

Senryū is named after Edo period haikai poet Karai Senryū (柄井川柳, 1718–1790), whose collection Haifūyanagidaru (誹風柳多留) launched the genre into the public consciousness.

Below is an example of a senryu haiku:

When I catch,
The robber,
my own son

DPU-รถเมล์ไทย – ระบบช่วยแปลภาษาสำหรับกระเป๋ารถเมล์ไทย

DPU-รถเมล์ไทย คือบระบบช่วยแปลภาษาสำหรับกระเป๋ารถเมล์ไทย

DPU-รถเมล์ไทย (Thai Bus Services) is a multilingual support system for Thai bus conductors.

ระบบช่วยแปลภาษาสำหรับกระเป๋ารถเมล์ไทย พัฒนาขึ้นโดย ผศ. ดร. จันทร์พา ทัดภูธร

This support system has been developed by Assistant Professor Dr. Janpha Thadphoothon, a lecturer at the Business English program, the Faculty of Arts, Dhurakij Pundit University, in Bangkok, Thailand.

Saengsuree Rungroj Died in Hospital

News said he died on Friday, September 10th, 2021 – 10 days after he was found to have been infected by the Covid-19 viruses. He was 68 years old.

Greatest Music Album

The last picture I saw him doing on TV was singing one of his favorite songs – RAK Sao Sua Lai” and selling durian to earn his living.

This post is my tribute to him. I like his songs and remember most relics of those famous Luk Thung songs.

Rest in Peace (RIP)

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and English Language Learning

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and English Language Learning

Janpha Thadphoothon

One lesson I have learned from my English teacher whose name I would like to withhold is to seize an opportunity to learn the language when important events happen. At present we are having the 2020 Tokyu Olympic Games and we should take opportunities to learn the language e.g. names of sports, rules, and names of the athletes, including nations and nationalities.

I have learned many new words from the event:

Equestrian – a sport with horse controlling

Marathon swimming – I am sure they are strong people.

A sport where people throw hammers.

Fencing has nothing to do with fixing your fence.

Volleyball on the beach or Beach Volleyball

News about the Olympics usually includes terminology about medals and winners.

Olympic medal count 2021

2United States24282173

Expressions like

Who won the gold medal in shooting?

Sydney McLaughlin smashes world record to win gold in women’s 400m hurdles final.

Nowicki wins men’s hammer gold as Henriksen takes silver; bronze for Fajdek

This Advice Is Very Useful.

As a matter of fact, this advice from my teacher is still a useful and practical one. As a teacher of the English language myself, now, I meet reminding myself and my students to learn the language from big events.

GPT-X – Text-Creation Software

To Generate Texts

GPT-Neo 1.3B – Text Generation

To Paraphrase


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