Anong and I met Martin at Chong Phli this morning. There was a good number of people there but EFZ 6a+ was open and we did laps on that. I led it twice and top roped it once. I think I could climb this thing blindfolded now. Martin also climbed it 3 times and is starting to get the beta figured out. After this, we headed over to Simon Sends 4+. Martin led it. Anong climbed it on top rope. I climbed it on top rope in sandals. After this Martin had to go and I was debating whether or not to try to send Exfoliation 6a+. But some other climbing friends I met at yoga were also climbing today so I thought I’d see what they were up to while I decided what I wanted to do. They were finishing up a climb on Pill Box 6b+. They offered to let me try it on top rope so I decided to be lazy and climb something harder on top rope rather than lead something easier. It was a fun climb and happy that I climbed it clean on the first try. I think I could lead it but I’ll wait to try until I actually send Exfoliation 6a+ and Chutzpah 6a+.
Today was a busy day. After climbing we went back to the room and had a quick lunch. Then I went to school. I continue to learn simple sentences and some vocabulary. Probably the coolest thing I learned today is how to spell my name in Thai. It is: คริส and it is pronounced like: kres. Apparently there is no short ‘i’ sound in Thai. The letters are also pretty cool. They are:
- ค – kaw kwai. Makes a ‘k’ sound and means “buffalo”.
- ริ – raw rua. Makes a ‘r’ sound with short ‘e’ sound and means “boat”.
- ส – saw sua. Makes a ‘s’ sound and means “tiger”.
So I will also answer to “buffalo boat tiger”.
After school I went to yoga. Today was my 9th class. I keep waiting for it to get easier but it doesn’t seem to be and I still can’t say I enjoy it. But I signed up for a month long membership today so I need to go at least 18 times to get value out of the membership. My plan is to go every day…