My first job in Thailand, starting back in April 2007, was as a reading teacher at a large bilingual school in the center of Phuket. At the time, I was wholly unaware of the works of British children’s writer Roald Dahl aside from a viewing of the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. One of the students in my first class – P3 Yellow — a then-young girl named Melanie, was a big fan. Through her, I discovered the world populated by the likes of The BFG, The Witches, The Twits, and my personal favorite — Matilda.
I was drawn not only by the writing which used somw imaginative twistings of the English language while crafting really interesying stories, but also by the wobderful illustrations by Quentin Blake as seen on a set of stamps, sheets and booklets issued by Royal Mail on 10 January 2012.
Today, I honor the memory and the works of Roald Dahl.