I was writing a blog post when a knock suddenly came from the door. An older Thai gentleman stood outside and talked to our youngest suitemate for a bit. He was a graduate student, one of Sangwon’s classmates, but it seemed like all of the Thai students were well-acquainted with each other.
The conversation ended, and the new visitor peeked into my room—I thought he was interested in my guqin. I was very, very wrong.
“He’ll be staying with us from now on!” my young friend exclaimed.
“Cool!” said Sangwon. “It’ll be a full house!”
I groaned internally and tried to think of where I could move all of my stuff.
“I’ve gotten permission to switch rooms,” our visitor explained.
I nodded and kept typing. He left to grab his stuff, and I quickly removed my belongings from his side of the room.
This will be an interesting year indeed.