Bridging the Gap with Blogging: A Thai Royal Blog

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri SirindhornOne of Thai’s beloved princesses, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, will write a blog on teaching and learning English in Thailand. The blog is expected to launch within a couple of days. It is going to be the first royal blog (I guess) in the world.

Scholarly, Her Royal Highness is very smart and authoritative to this subject matter. She earned her degree in History, Oriental Epigraphy (Sanskrit and Cambodian), Pali and Sanskrit, and development education. She has been creating many projects for her people, all Thais. (See also her detailed biography) Without any doubt, she exemplarily is one of the most respectable persons in Thailand. Therefore, that guarantees the success of the blog.

It is obvious hat the readers of her royal highness will not be only those who are interested in English teaching and learning. Absolutely, they include general Thai netizens also, although they may not into English language teaching and learning at all.

Not many times in your life will be close to the royal family. It is not that easy, a lot of authority to pass through. Inside the palace, outsiders may think it is a mystery, especially foreigners. Many foreigners do not understand why do Thai people favor the monarchy (rather than the presidency). And I am not going to elaborate why, because it would take me a whole life to write such thing like that (Some of them cannot even describe in words. It just exists in Thais’ people hearts).

By reading, commenting, and messaging on the blog, it absolutely decreases the gap between the royal family and its people. Blog readers will feel like they can talk to Her Royal Highness. Even a blogger like me also feel her kindness and being in the same community with Her Royal Highness. That reminds Thais that although she are superior, she never forget her people. That is one of the main reasons why Thais love the King and his family.
Source: The Nation – September 26, 2006

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