Category: Important events

I’m engaged!

After leaving Burma due to the military coup of 1 February 2021, I found my way back to Thailand where I suddenly met the love of my life, Ngaipi. I went back to the States shortly after meeting her. We started talking more and more online and decided to...

Don’t look to Facebook to talk to your loved ones

October 4th should be a day ingrained in everyone’s memory as the day on which Facebook demonstrated its fallibility and undependability. As I write this post, DNS servers appear to load Facebook’s site, but an error message acts as a placeholder for anything else. Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, and other...

RIP Laoshu505000

I’m actually a couple of days late on posting this, but besser sp├Ąt als nie, as they say. Moses “Laoshu” M. McCormick, polyglot and YouTuber from Akron, Ohio, has passed away due to heart complications, according to what his sister wrote on GoFundMe. This is very sad news, since...

Announcement: [IN THE WORKS] A descriptive grammar of Sizang Chin

I would like to announce publicly that I have been given the wonderful opportunity to write a monograph with Brill Publishing. The monograph will be edited by Dr. Paul Sidwell, with whom I’ve become acquainted from Linguistics conferences. Basically, I am to take my master’s thesis (available for download...

April 22, 2015

It’s hard to believe it’s been half a decade already… April 22, 2020 (which is already yesterday, in Burma time) marks the 5-year anniversary of me leaving the U.S. Also, thanks to dear COVID-19, it’s the 5th year in a row without me setting foot back in the United...