Penfriends – First Letters

On this page, you will find some real examples of first letters sent to Thai students and also their reply. If you are a student from abroad and you are writing penfriend letters to Thai students please be careful when you use slang or abbreviations. These words might be well known to you but we might not be able to find that word in a dictionary. If you want to use slang, please try and put the real meaning in brackets so that the Thai students will have a chance to learn some new words that are not in the dictionary.

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Dear Penfriend,
Hi, my name is Robert. I’m in year 7. I play softball and soccer at school and soccer for a club. I’ve got an Old English Sheepdog and her name is Ruffette. She loves to eat a lot of food. Once she swallowed a paddle pop stick whole. I sometimes annoy people including Mrs Hurdle our teacher. I read Phantom comics and have over and a hundred and forty. I also read Animorphs which is a book series.

from Robert


Dear Robert,
Hello, My name is Jatuwit Sangtong. Thank you for your letter. I am a boy in Thailand. I am in Primary 6. I am 12 years old. I am 143 cms tall. I weigh 32 kilos. I am tall and thin. My father’s name is Somjed Sangtong. But he is dead. My mother’s name is Woranut Sangtong. I have 1 brother. My brother’s name is Jintawat Sangtong. I don’t have any sisters. My school’s name is Sriwittayapaknam School. My teacher’s name is Richard Barrow. He is very kind. I have 1 dog, 5 rabbits and 2 cats. My hobbies are playing badminton, playing video games, swimming in the pool and reading cartoons books.

Jatuwit Sangtong



Dear Penfriend,
Hello, my name is Andrew. I am in grade 7. I’m school vice captain, a student councillor and I’m the leader of the senior string ensemble. I have a mum, a dad and a British Red Tabby cat called Tristan. He is two and a half years old. At school I play for the senior boys’ tennis team. Out of school I do swimming, play tennis, play the violin and I’m in the Australian Youth Choir (A.Y.C). Next week the A.Y.C are singing at the opening of the Cooran Resort on Stradbroke Island. I collect stamps from all over the world and I collect money. I’ve got money from America, Peru, India and yesterday Iceland. I enjoy reading Goosebumps books and Enid Blyton ones. In my room I have a new TV, VCR and a stereo.
See ya later.


Dear Andrew
Hello! My name is Jedsada Churthong. I am a boy. I come from Thailand. I am 11 years old. I am 143 cms tall and I weigh 40 kilos. My birthday is October 27th. My favourite sport are playing football, basketball and badminton. I am a student at Sriwittayapaknam School. My favourite subjects are English, Gym and Computer Studies. My school has 3 big computer rooms, 1 playground, a lot of classrooms, toilets and First Aid room. My father’s name is Phichit Churthong. He works in a ship. My mother’s name is Varunee Churthong. I live in Samut Prakan Province.

From Jedsada Churthong (Sprite)



Dear Penfriend,
Hi! My name is Aaron. I have a mum, a dad, a brother and a sister. I have three guitars, a Fender, a classical and a beginner’s guitar. I have been playing for around four years now and I also played the piano for one year. In my spare time I like to play soccer and football, play on my computer and Nintendo 64, and watch TV. I also like to listen to music.
Bye! See ya next time.


Dear Aaron,
Hello. My name is Anon. I am twelve years old. I am 142 cms tall. I weigh 30 kilos. I am a boy. In my free time I like to play basketball and football. My birthday is January 18th. I am a student at Sriwittayapaknam school. I am in Prathom 6/1. My teacher is Mr. Richard Barrow. My classroom has 44 students. My family has 8 people. My father’s name is Suthep Witchuprapaporn. He is a fisherman. My mother’s name is Nonglug Witchuprapaporn. She is a housewife. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister. My house is in Samut Prakan Province.
From Anon Witchuprapaporn (Op)



Dear Penfriend,
Hi my name is Steven and I am 13 years old and I am in year seven. My favourite sport is boxing and my favourite boxer is Mike Tyson. I have two people in my family – my mum and me. I have a sister and a niece and nephew but they don’t live with me. I am new to the school here.

See ya.


Dear Steven
Hello! How are you? My name is Wanchat Chaina. I am a boy. I am 12 years old and my birthday is May 6. How much do you weigh? I weigh 45 kilos. How tall are you? I am 160 cms tall. What colour is your hair? I have black hair. What colour are your eyes? I have brown eyes. My favourite sport are playing basketball and football.
In my family there are 9 people. I have 2 brothers. My father’s name is Paisan Chaina. He is a policeman. My mother’s name is Saqranya Chaina. She is a manager. My older brother’s name is Pitak Chaina. My younger brother’s name is Chonlatep Chaina.

from your new friend
From Wanchat Chaina ( Fome )



Hello! My name is Cheryl. I am in Year 7 Red, at Newman Junior College. There are 5 people in my family: Dad, Mum, David, (older brother) and Michelle, (younger sister). I have a pet budgie called Lucky and a pet goose called Larry. Do you have any pets? How many people are there in your family? Who are your teachers? What sort of lessons do you do at school? Am I asking too many questions?
I have never been to Thailand, what’s it like? Have you been to Australia? If you haven’t, I’ll tell you a bit about what it is like here . It gets really hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It doesn’t snow though, boo- hoo! In Perth, there are lots of museums and lots of restaurants that sell Asian foods. There are farms about 1.5 hours drive away from the city, where they keep cows, sheep, chickens and pigs.
Until next time,


Dear Cheryl,
Hello! My name is Nithima Nutayabut. My nickname is Ploy. I’m a good girl. I’m 12 years old. I’m 150 cms tall and I weigh 35 kilos. I have black eyes and I have black hair. I have brown skin. My school’s name is Sriwittayapaknam. I have 4 dogs, 9 fish and 1 cat. There are 7 people in my family. My teacher’s name is Mr. Richard Barrow. I learn Math, English, Thai and other subjects.
Can you give me your picture please?




Hi! My name is Eammon. I am 12. I live in Perth, Australia. I like lots of things including Rugby and Art. I think art is great, and also swimming. My favorite food is curry.

I would love to receive an e-mail soon.



Hi! Eammon,
My name is Mana Warintarapon. I am a girl. I am 12. I live in Samut Prakan, Thailand. My favorite subjects are P.E., Computer, English and History. I don’t like Art and Housework. My favorite sport is swimming, fishing and tennis. My favorite food is curry, Western food, Thai food and Japanese food. My hobbies are collecting stamps, riding my bicycle and reading cartoon books.
My family has 5 people. My father’s name is Jarint. He is a director. My mother’s name is Suntaree. She is a housewife. My brother’s name is Sakol. He is a good student and a good brother. My sister’s name is Manachanok. She is a good student and a lovely sister. My pets are a dog and goldfishes.

I hope you write soon and can you give me your picture, please?


From Mana



Dear penfriend,
My name is Camila and I’ll turn 12 years old on the 23rd of September. I live in Perth, Western Australia, and go to Newman College Junior School.
I live with my mother (Veronica ) in a house and I have a pet dog called Sifo. My whole family is from Chile, South America. My mother studies law, my father is a psychologist and is in a music band. My grandmother sews and cooks, while my grandfather drives a taxi, and is a carpenter.
My pet hates are: smoking, burglary, murder, killing of nature and animals. I like: swimming, running, playing netball, playing tennis, playing tee-ball, playing basketball, listening and playing music. My hobbies are: playing the flute, playing netball and tennis, reading. Do you have a pet? What do you like/dislike?

I hope you write soon.
Bye, Camila Becerra


Dear Camila,
My name is Wararat Luangwililerd (girl). My nickname is Palm. I’m 11 years old. I weigh 38 kilos. I am 152 cms tall. I have black eyes and I have black hair. I have brown skin.
My school’s name is Sriwittayapaknam. I am in Prathom 6/1. My favourite animals are rabbits, dogs and dolphins but I don’t have any pets. I like to read cartoon books, watch television and listen to music. My favourite subjects are English, Computer, Math, Thai and others. My worst subject is Art. Can you give me your picture please. Thank you for the letter.

What is your nickname? What food do you like?
What colour do you like?

I hope you write soon. Bye!
From Wararat



Hi, my name is Stephen Somerville. I go to a school in Perth called Newman Junior College and I am in year 7. I enjoy spelling and art and I love going to basketball games. I live with my Mum, Dad and sister, Alana. We also have a dog called Max. He is 4 months old and he is a German Shepherd X Blue heeler. Most of my family live in Perth but some also live in N.S.W. My mother’s side is Italian while my father’s side is Australian.
I enjoy playing Basketball and Soccer. I also like playing video games, watching TV and playing with my dog. I also like swimming because it is very hot and humid in Perth. I like reading but I hate Social Studies and Science. When I have time I like going to the Perth Wildcats basketball games.
Now I would like to ask some questions. What sports do you like? What subjects do you like and Do you enjoy school?
That will be all I will write this time so see ya later.

from Stephen Somerville


Dear Stephen Somerville
Hi! How are you? My name is Nichanun Mesri. I am a girl. I am 11 years old. My school’s name is Sriwittayapaknam. I am in Year 6. I live with my Mum, Dad and brother. We also have 2 dogs called Lucky and Micky. Most of my family live in the central part but some also live in the south of Thailand.
I enjoy playing Badminton and Volleyball. I also like playing my computer, riding my bicycle and watching television.

1. I like Badminton. 3. Yes, I do.
2. I like English.

1. How old are you?
2. Do you know the Moffatts?
3. What kind of food do you like? Why?
Can you give me your pictures please? I hope you write soon.

Nichanun Mesri