สุนทรภู่ (Sunthorn Phu – A Great Thai Poet)

UNESCO or the United nations for Education, Science, and Culture Organization recognizes and acknowledges many poets around the words, and one of such great persons is a Thai poet born about 250 years ago – Sunthron Phu (Thai: สุนทรภู่). He is considered by many as “the Bard of Rattanakosin”. He was born on June 26th.

His statue in Klum sub-district

His father was born in Klang, located in Klaeng district in Rayong province, Thailand’s eastern region. Sunthorn Phu himself was born in the western side of the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok or Krungthep.

Sunthron Phu was a keen note-taker and recorder of events and places, including people that he met.

He was a prolific writer and poet. His many notes and poems now function as historical records of Thailand in the past. The peoples of Thailand and the world owe him a great deal when it comes to learning about the past and Thai ways of life and traditions.

He was probable the father of Thailand’s soft power. In his long epic poem – Phra Aphai Mani (a 48,700-line epic poem), he conveyed the message of non-violence and the hero (Phra Apai Manee) has a pipe as his decisive weapon. not a lance or sword. It’s the power of music that would win over people’s heart.

A UNESCO plaque of Sunthorn Phu in the Historical Park – Klum Sub-district

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.https://www.youtube.com/embed/QeBTBwW0z4w

Olympic medal count 2021

Pos.CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1China32211669
2United States24282173
3Japan1961136
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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.

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Collection

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@software{gpt-neo,
author = {Black, Sid and Gao, Leo and Wang, Phil and Leahy, Connor and Biderman, Stella},
title = {{GPT-Neo}: Large Scale Autoregressive Language Modeling with Mesh-Tensorflow},
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version = {1.0},
year = {2021},
}

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