Thai Superheroes

Among other subjects, I teach writing at my university. Writing is a subject that really helps identify certain types of students… like the girl who just today turned in a paper about Wonder Woman’s daily schedule, which included eating somtam every morning and helping people in need from 2 to 4PM everyday because “doing too much every day good causes stress and also acne.” Reading her paper brought back the days of learning to put together rudimentary sentences in hot Japanese classrooms… And it inspired me to challenge her class with more assignments that can be properly exploited by the clever ones.
UPDATE: I’m grading papers at home and just found another version of the writing I mentioned above, but this time Wonder Woman is eating pork congee and washing dishes in the morning. Damn, I never really thought about superheroes washing dishes every day.

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