Thailand 6

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 19

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 09/12/1998

PLACE OF BIRTH: Bangkok, Thailand

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Thai

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: college freshman

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

The speaker had been living in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, for eight months at the time of this recording.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

From second through eighth grades, the speaker attended an international high school in Thailand where he studied English. His teachers were native speakers from Australia and the United Kingdom, so this could account for some British sounds present in his speech, in addition to his mild Thai accent.

The text used in our recordings of scripted speech can be found by clicking here.

RECORDED BY: DJ Shafer (under supervision of Deric McNish)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 30/03/2018

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

[Where were you raised?]

Um yeah, I lived in a suburb of Bangkok. It’s around 10, 20 minutes away. Um, takes around an hour with traffic, though, so, that’s really unfortunate. But, but I really prefer it over Bangkok, I would say. There’s not as much pollution. It’s a very grim — it’s a very good environment to grow up in.

[What games did you play as a child?]

Um, when I was young, I took tag really, really seriously. Um, I’d chase down a guy for at least 30 minutes, just one, just one guy for 30 minutes until he got super tired and gave up. So, there was a win for me, but, yeah, we usually — we go playing tag non-stop all day at school, during classes, between classes, during lunch breaks.

[What was your favorite holiday?]

My favorite holiday would have to be New Year’s. Um, it’s because it’s pretty much the only time our family got together. Um, what we do each year is we usually pick a family member’s place, go over, and stay the night or two. We don’t really do much; we just spend quality time, eat good food, catch up on stuff.

[Tell me about a scary dream.]

Yeah, um, a dream that really scared me would be this recurring dream I had when I was around 10 years old. Yeah, it’s not- nothing really goes on much in that — nothing really goes on in that dream. It’s just a full night of free falling and a weird sensation in my stomach, which 10-year-old me found very unpleasant.

[Have you ever been blamed for something you didn’t do?]

Um, yeah, I got blamed for something I didn’t do. I think the most recent would be last week. Um, I was playing inter-mural sport with my — inter-mural basketball with my, my roommates, um, and the ref was trying to give me a technical for punching a ball across the court, which clearly I did not do. Um, yeah, I think my roommate got a bit mad. And he decided to put all that mad — put all that anger into the ball [laughs], and we ended — we end up up blowing a 10-point lead. I think it was a 10-point lead, and, yeah, we lost terribly. It, it was sad.

[What was your first romantic relationship?]

Um, OK, I think my first — I think her name was Amanda. Um, she was — no, I know her name was Amanda. Um, she’s, um, half Australian, half Thai in my — um, it was in primary school. Um, yeah, um, nothing really happened; it was — I was really young, and it was just like a, “Oh, I really fancy this girl. Um, she looks really, really cute” sort of thing. But, yeah, that was my first crush, Amanda.

[Subject speaks Thai]: ในฤดูร้อนแปี ค.ศ. 2004 พายุเฮอริเคนชาร์ลีย์คำรามก้องจากอ่าวเม็กซิโก พัดผ่านรัฐฟลอริดาไปยังมหาสมุทรแอตแลนติก ส่งผลให้มีผู้เสียชีวิต 22 ราย ก่อความเสียหาย 11,000 ล้านเหรียญสหรัฐ นอกจากนี้ยังทิ้งวิวาทะเรื่องการโกงราคาไว้เบื้องหลัง

[English translation: In the summer of 2004, Hurricane Charley round out the Gulf of Mexico and swept across Florida to the Atlantic Ocean. The storm claimed 22 lives and cause $11 billion in damage. It also left in its wake a debate about price gouging.]

[Note: This is the first paragraph of “Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?” by Michael J. Sandel.]

TRANSCRIBED BY: DJ Shafer (under supervision of Deric McNish); translation by subject

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 31/03/2018

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