I went to get a gift made for a friend as a wedding present. I wanted the last name, Clark, to be written in Thai. I went to a local street vendor who has tons of Thai letters and makes such novelty signs. “I can translate from English to Thai,” he said. “Here, I can show you. See? This is ‘Holly’, like in Hollywood.” My eyes nearely bugged out – “That’s my name!” I said. He grinned. “Really? I didn’t know.”
I took a pic of the paper where he wrote my name as he made the plaque – which hangs in the Clark home right now.