After living in Thailand for almost 10 years, this weekend I accomplished something I have wanted to do ever since I heard of it in my first year here.
I learned the name of our capital city. In English, we say Thailand's capital city is Bangkok, and in Thai, people refer to it as "Krung Thep" (city of angels.)
But that is actually a shortened version of the official name: (deep breath)
Krungthep Mahanakon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Pop Nopparat Ratchatanee Burirom Udom Ratachniwet Mahasatan Amon Piman Awatan Satthit Sakatattiya Wisanu Kamprasit.
The name was set to music by a popular group in the 80's, so I memorized it by singing along.
(For the record: It didn't take me 10 years to learn it, just 10 years to decide to finally sit down and memorize it.)
Even though it's not an acronym, I think it's still a good fit for this week's listicle.