Almost China, anyway. Thailand is a fascinating country. I have many opportunities to depend on my wife for communication with the people. Nothing seems to make me more aware of my powerlessness than not to be able to share all but the most basic needs without a translator. It’s still good though – I agreed to a contract to teach university students how to read their textbooks; which is something within my skill set. On a more writerly note, I’m now up to nine pages of writing a day. Living without a television or a computer in the home does wonders for one’s writing ability.