I am Thai. My mother tongue is Thai. So, why do I blog in English? Why don’t I just simply sit down and blog in Thai?
First reason, same as other non-native English bloggers, is to reach a bigger audience from all over the world. If I blog in Thai, the audience is radically limited to only those people who know the language. Thai is not a worldwide language. Most people know Thai only two well-known words: Sawasdee (means Hi/Hello) and Khob Khun (means Thank you).
Second reason, also same as other non-native English bloggers, is to practice my English. Since practice is required for a second language, I intend to make this blog as a place to practice my written English. Although it takes me much more time to write in English, I believe it’s worth it. I know my English writing has flaws, but it’s better to keep practicing than give up…isn’t it?
**So, please forgive my grammar mistakes. Anyone is more than welcome to correct my grammar. **
Last but not least (I think this one might different from other non-native English bloggers) is I would like to recommend my city to foreigners. When I travel abroad, what I always want is to eat like a local. There were so many times that I ended up eating at McDonald’s. So, I would like to be a local guide to recommend both restaurants and street foods around Bangkok giving the readers the options to try. Also, I would like to share you my experiences travelling in Thailand. Thailand does not have only Bangkok. The other cities are also worth visiting and could be one of your destinations when you visit Thailand. Therefore, if I blog in Thai, how could I send this information to you?
Anyway, blogging in English is extremely difficult for me. I often cannot express my feeling the way I want to. But I will keep doing this because I believe that the more I write, the better my English will get.