Hi, everyone. My nameâ€™s Usana. Iâ€™m 23 years old and I live in Bangkok, Thailand. Iâ€™ve been a member for twenty minutes or so (give or take five minutes). Iâ€™m also a big fan of Orson Scott Card and I thought that introducing myself here would be a great ideaâ€¦right? Well, Iâ€™ve to admit that Iâ€™m a little nervous for posting here. You see, Iâ€™m not an English native speaker and Iâ€™m afraid that you guys might not understand what Iâ€™m writing. I hope my English is OK. Anyway, the reason I came here is the same as any other; I want to gain new friends and improve my writing. I also want to be a writer, but I know that being Thai and having only learnt English for a few years might be a big trouble for me when I write my novel in English. So, I decided to get myself a chance to practice my writing skill, here. I hope to get to know everyone of you.
Usana (In case someone want to know, this is my real Thai name and itâ€™s a girl name.)
Agreed, Usana, your English skill is at least 10 times better than that of the people I work with every night, so I look forward to seeing some of your work. Only problem might be with me trying to find the time... a night shift job isn't very conducive to finding time to read.
You also aren't the only person here from that part of the world, I belive yanos is from around that part of the world as well.
Hello Ursana. I am a fellow newbie and I want to add that, yes, your English is far better than that of most Americans; I wouldn't have guessed it wasn't your first langauge either. My guess is that you'll be fine.
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By the way, I'm going to post the first 13 lines (or so; I think it's a little longer than that) of my first attempt at writing fiction. It's a fantasy one and I hope you guys will take a look at it. Just go to F&F,and you'll see.
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I teach in an English Program in Ratchaburi, not too far from Bangkok. Your English is impressive, much better than I am used to seeing here in Thailand. In fact better than most of the teachers I know here
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Wow...yanos, thank you for your compliment. (Eventhough, I don't think that my English is *that* good. I still have much more thing to learn. ) Anyway, please take a look at my work in F&F, if you have time.