"Whatever you do, don't smile," I told Pop. She currently has braces
on her teeth. "You look like a portcullis." I used the English word, because
I don't know the Thai equivalent, if indeed there is one. Pop just looked bemused.
But have you ever tried to stop a Thai smiling? Can't be done. I kept cracking
up laughing, because she was giving me huge smiles without realising it, and
that of course made her laugh. We stumbled through this session, believe me.
Nice girl, really nice, comes from Nan province in the North.