Duangjai Thittayarak: "Mammee", a 50 something Thai native with a large family - 4 daughters all with names beginning with the letter "J", and most of with whom you will be living, amidst the monks. She's bilingual, though still practicing learning improved English. She's owned movie theaters and run several successful businesses, and is now the right hand person to Thailand's most venerated current top Buddhist monk, Pra Payom. She lives humbly, and one of her favorite expressions is "never mind" - in response to someone apologizing for any perceived wrongdoing. We've never known anyone who didn't absolutely adore her.