I've been in Bangkok for the last few days, attending the SouthEast Asian Linguistics Society conference here at Chulalongkorn University. The campus is in the center of Bangkok and rather easy to get to. I was here a few months ago, so sort of know my way around, but the unlimited Internet on my phone via a SIM card I picked up at the airport has been rather handy.
I've been hanging out with fellow linguists from the conference, learning about other languages, and enjoying the weather. Tomorrow morning early I catch a flight to India, where I'll be doing fieldwork for a couple months, so next update will be from there. Here's a pic of the conference venue:
I am back in Singapore! It's been a crazy few weeks, and I'm still recovering from jet lag, one reason I haven't posted much recently or sent out an email.
My Granddad on my mother's side passed away a few weeks ago while I was still in Australia. His health had been deteriorating for a few months, but it was still a shock. So I bought an air ticket to be home for the funeral and memorial service. He was the only grandfather I've ever really known, and it was wonderful to be home to celebrate the life of this wonderful man with family.
I didn't have time for much else, so I apologize if you wanted to see me and didn't get the chance. You can always visit me in Singapore!
I'm getting back into the swing of things here, sorting my data a bit and getting ready for a trip to India over the summer. And of course reconnecting with people here. The weather's been tropical but not too hot.
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