When I was a teenager, I would stay up late watching Thai soap operas. My mother would always go rent Thai, Indian, and Chinese movies. Out of all my siblings I was the only one who really got into foreign films as a teenager. The Thai and Chinese movies were long because they were series or soap operas. While other teen girls were out partying, I was at home watching foreign films. I was like an addict! I couldn’t get enough of it. This love of foreign films would extend to music as well which still dominates my life today. Of course the movies were dubbed in Thai so I was able to understand it.
One of the first soap opera I saw starred Bird Thongchai in it. I don’t remember the plot of the soap, but I remember he sang this song, Sukiyaki in it. I totally fell in love with his voice! He has a very romantic and soothing voice. I never get tired of listening to him. The song “Naan Tow Rai Gaw Raw” is one of my favorite love song. The sad violin at the beginning reminds me for some odd reason of a Chinese song. To my understanding, he starts off by asking when is she going to return to him or when is he going to see/meet her again, he is waiting for her to come see him one more time. He says how she should know he loves her. He thinks someone has made her change her heart, made her weak. He says before she left she told him to wait for her and he is still waiting. Pretty much he is still in love with her and is keeping his promise to her that he would wait for her. I think male or female can relate to this song or sing it. This message of lost love is universal. This idea of waiting for someone we love is something we can all relate to… the idea of having our heart broken is definitely something all of us can identify with. I love music for that very reason… it’s power to break down all barriers.
His collaboration with Sek is one of his best because their voices complements each other. I love the majority of their collaboration.