Welcome to PlaaPlaaPlaa!

So you may be wondering why PlaaPlaaPlaa? What are those strange fish symbols above? What is ปลา and what does it mean? In short, this is a blog site, so surely there's going to be plenty of rambling. Unfortunately BlahBlahBlah was already taken, so I had to settle for the 'Plaa'. But there's actually more to it then just ramblings. The first fish symbol is actually a Christian symbol meaning ICTHUS - a greek acronymn which means "Jesus Christ is God's Son, the Saviour". The other strange letters you see in the last fish is actually the thai word for fish which funnily enough is pronounced "Plaa". So when you put it all together, this site is going to be my ramblings in telling people about how Jesus Christ is God's Son, the Saviour in Thailand (with plenty of good stories about food in between). Happy reading.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Why would anyone want to use my voice?

So i discovered what real desperation is today when i got a call from a Thai friend who was trying to help out another friend find a 'native english speaker' to do some voice over work that needed to be done today for some online english teaching program that their company is developing. Having worked in media, i have a fairly good idea of what's needed for a job like that, and i know for a fact that i don't have it. But desperate times call for desperate measures, and i can now add 'voice talent' to my resume :) haha Pretty funny really if you ask me. I'm just waiting to meet some Thai kid in the street who speaks like me cos they've done this english course. Hmmmm.....actually, that's a very scary thought, but very funny at the same time. Whist at first, i thought of it as a whole new level of 'quality' that's acceptable over here, i then started to really think about the fact that if it was me trying to record stuff in Thai, i'm not so sure that i'd know the difference between a 'good' and a 'bad' take either. Really made me think, if i want to be doing anything in the lines of multimedia in the future over here, there's a LOT that i need to learn - and it's not just language!