Postcard photos of London, 1969.
As you all know, I worked as an English teacher in Thailand for ten months in 1969. After that stint was over, I flew from Thailand to London. I intended to find work in London, but when I was at the airport, I was told, “You have a tourist visa. You are not permitted to work here. Don’t even bother looking.”
I would have loved to live there, because London is so beautiful. Best of all, the native language is English, and English is my native tongue. When I walked down the street, an Englishman stopped and asked me, “Are you from Hong Kong?” I replied, “No, I’m not.” He then remarked, “Oh, you have a cute little American accent.”
Wow. I laugh now, because what is an American accent? If you travel to different regions of the USA, you will hear different types of accents. For example, compare the Southern drawl to the Massachusetts brogue.
Anyway, David and I went to the movie theater last week and enjoyed “Bridget Jones’ Baby.” It’s set in beautiful England, and how glorious it was to see British actors and actresses speak and behave in a British way.
Lovely movie. Go see it.