Bahasa Indonesia isn’t the first language of Indonesians?

Here’s the story of my best friend ever I met at Indonesia. Romi Nuryawan from Indonesia, I met him when I joined Jump Out program of AIESEC Bangkok University to be a volunteer in Indonesia for six weeks. Every exchange volunteers in this program will have their own Indonesian buddies, and Romi was my buddy. What’s…

Multilingual Southern girl

Nurafisa Ruesa is from the southern part of Thailand which is a big Islamic community, so she’s Muslim. She can speak 6 languages: Yawi, Thai, English, Malaysian, Indonesian and Arabic (basic). Here’s the reason why.   Where she lives, Yawi is a local language. Elders and most everyone in neighborhood speak Yawi and Thai (to communicate with…

A polyglot girl from Belgium

When I went to join a voluntary camp in Songkhla for two weeks, I got a chance to meet an 18-year-old Belgium girl. There’re other volunteers from France, Holland, Ireland, and Germany also. She can communicate with everyone in the camp, yeah that’s not weird at all. But the interesting is she communicate with them…

First inspiration

I wouldn’t be able to speak English without this important person of my life. He’s my first inspiration to learn languages. Here’s a story of my dad. My dad is Chinese born in Thailand. His parents both come from China so the language they speak to my dad is Chaozhou or Teochew, one of the…