Hit the road jack, and don’t you come back no more
Posted on September 8, 2013
“Neighbors, I’m still on the fence about them.” – Jarod Kintz
“A neighbor can be your best friend or your worse enemy.” -Yours truly
Hi my name is Nalin or you can call me Bua. Three years is not long enough to forsake that face. Cheeky bastard. Just when my life is starting to look up- I mean I’m practically due for a promotion at work- creative director is within my grasp!- but I’d see his face at the elevator, after 3 years no less, and he has the gall to call me wifey? That water has far long been under the bridge.
What is he doing here anyway? Shouldn’t he be in America? Married with children? Dammit, his smiling, taunting face is the last thing I need. It never has done any good for me, that face. I got my life together after our divorce- don’t worry even that marriage was a sham to appease his grandma- which his family is the only redeeming quality of this man. Grannie loved me, everyone knew she was a cheer leader for us- so we married when she got on her last leg of illness, then divorced right after her funeral. He couldn’t high tail out of the home that borders mine, fast enough. We grew up as friends, neighbors. But now he’s the last person I want to see.
I’ve made a promise to myself that I would never marry for someone else. It’s going to be about me now. Bua Bua Bua. I’m still marriage material but this time, my future husband is going to be someone that people write poetry’s about: caring, sweet, contribute to society, reads the paper and drinks coffee. My guy would bring me a rose everyday. I’m not selling myself short this time. I deserve it.
So dammit, what is Kob doing back in Thailand? Is this a joke? But he’s standing before me like the arrogant, bastard that he is. Asking for taxi fare money, like nothing has changed in that three years time, as if we were the same Kob-Bua duo. Smiling before me like we have a secret that only we are privy to. But I got news for him, this new and improved Bua has worked too hard to be where she’s at, to allow a nonsensical, troublemaker like him to take her down.
Hell, who am I kidding? He’s still as gorgeous as always. I’m always weak when it comes to him. It’s just not fair.
I should focus my energy on Khun Din. Thinking about him makes me blush. He could be my walking, talking dream man. He’s successful (brother to the CEO of the advertising firm I work for) and he speaks very nicely to everyone. He oozes culture.
Nai Kob (it’s what I call him when I’m really angry) tells me that he’s opening his very own architect firm in the same building as my company. We are going to be neighbors at all waking and sleeping hours?! That’s more than I can fathom.
So I’m just going to pretend I don’t care. Perhaps if I say it enough, I’ll believe it too? I’m going to take the high road and ignore him, stay away from him. Whatever his intentions are in returning to Thailand, it has nothing to do with me. That is one winding road, even I am not willing to take.
LMAO Fia I think you summed up Bua character quite well XD
Hi, Fia, thanks for your Bua musings. You are so creative and humorous! 😀
Well, after episode 2, I’m still wary of this lakorn. it doesn’t bite me yet. The opening scene in episode one reminds me of the Korean drama ” My Little Bride” . In that drama it was the grandfather making his grandson marry his friend’s granddaughter who was only 16, before he died. I googled that it was also a remake from a Hong Kong movie ” My wife is 18″. True world of lakorn indeed!
Luckily the rest of the plot doesn’t seem to be the same so far, as of episode 2. But then again, the plot seems to be a mixture of Raeng Prathana and Khun Samee Kamalor Tee Rak, don’t you think? Especially Kimberley’s character seems to be the same as Chompoo in Khun Samee Kamalor Tee Rak. And the office scenes are so much like in both dramas. This is what happens when you watch too many dramas: British, American, Chinese, Japanese, Korean. Thai, you name it, and you become so hard to please. Well, here I am ! Instead of watching dramas to escape the real world and enjoy them wholeheartedly with an empty mind, I’ve become an emotional wreck, getting worked up and finding fault with every scene, every character and every plot. Am I the only one feeling and acting this way or are there people like me out there? I need HELP! 😛
Hi Kool, You do watch a lot of dramas, and I think that’s pretty awesome. I certainly can’t say the same. I think in every drama, and especially lakorns, there are a lot of similar tropes. Perhaps to help you go a little easy on yourself, you can decide what kind of tropes and cliches are acceptable to watch over and over again. If certain plots are too overused for you, I say it’s quite ok to give it up. You can always come back when you’re ready to revisit them. Just my two cents.
Regarding Ton Tak Rim Rua, it is not a perfect lakorn by any means or even by far. I’ve found some fault with it too, that’s probably why I’ve decided not to recap it, because I’m sure readers don’t want to read my snarkiness left and right. But I do like the pairing and their chemistry, and I find particular cuteness with Kob’s character (moreso than Bua’s.) I’ve decided to go about this lakorn with my critic brain checked at the door.
I’ve seen both “My Little Bride” and “My Wife is 18,” and loved both of them. I watch a lot of Asian dramas and I totally get what you’re saying. As soon as you really watch a drama genre (be it romantic, comedy, Korean, Thai, Japanese, etc.), you could always see the similarities between stories and places and each drama experience makes you compare them like crazy.
I noticed the same office settings too with Khun Samee Kamalor Tee Rak. I think Khun Din’s office is the same office Chompoo’s boss had, and Khun Arnuka’s (Lana in KSKTR) office was Chompoo’s.
In the end I’m happy I found out from Fia’s blog that this drama started airing and is being subbed. I can’t wait for Mark and Kim’s chemistry together. I feel the same way you do about dramas – it is my one vice and escape from the real world that keeps me sane.
Wait, so you wont be recapping TRRR, then??????
I don’t think my recaps would be as valuable.. since the team subbers at Viki are on top of it. I’ll just focus on DKD in the meantime.
Oh. No wonder, I haven’t seen you started it yet. I was actually looking forward to your recaps for Ton Ruk Rim Rua, when you said you will recap it. Although, it didn’t win the poll. I love reading your recaps. I don’t mind reading your recaps, even though the subbing at Viki is fast at it. But since you felt that it’s not valuable at the meantime then, I can’t do anything about it because you are the one who is recapping it. Anyway, Thanks for the reply, also for letting me know that you won’t be doing it,so, I won’t wait for it.
Ah, so sorry to disappointment na ka.. I feel so bad. I appreciate your continued support, A. I hope you’re enjoying the lakorn! Have a great day 🙂
Thanks for your prompt reply to my cry for help. 😛
You were so right! I should have let go of lakorns that I don’t enjoy and concentrate on ones that I would enjoy only. I guess I’m so lakorn fatigue these days. Anyway, I’m still looking forward to lakorns which will take my breath away. 🙂
Thanks for your reply. So I’m not the only one who is lakorn wary and lakorn weary at the same time! You made me feel so much better. 🙂
Yes, I also like My Little Bride . I think I watched it like 2 times. Totally enjoyed it! The chemistry between Moon Geun-young and Kim Ray-Won was awesome! Thanks again for feeling the same way about lakorns.
This is reminding me of that movie The Proposal with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Raynolds.
That was exactly what I was thinking too. Sandra Bullock and Ryan Raynolds were so good together in The Proposal. I just watched the rerun of that movie on Fox channel a couple of weeks ago. Love Sandra Bullock’s and Ryan’s characters there.
Hello Fia. 🙂
Thank you for your musings on this lakorn. I was actually looking for your recaps but after reading this thread, I found out that we have the same opinions. I love Mark and Kim’s chemistry and I was looking forward to this lakorn from the time it was announced.
There are redeeming qualities to it. I soo love Kob, he’s really lovable. Reminded me why I loved Mark. I love the families, specially Kob’s.
However, I’m really annoyed at Kim’s character Bua. She’s naive ad self-centered.Although she’s a bit fond of Kob. I don’t know, maybe she’ll get better through time. Guess I have to keep watching to know.
Thank you so much again Fia.
Looking forward to your posts. 🙂
been watching this for the past few days. Its quite heart warming. Their acting skills have improved from their last lakorn together. And your creatuve writting is brilliant too. top notch:)
I’m enjoying this lakorn! Almost done watching episode 3 on youtube. I put the Janie and Aum lakorn on pause to watch this one instead.This series has me laughing the entire time. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to watch the Janie and Aum series after I finish TRRR.
BTW, Khun Din’s office looks like the same one they used for Khun Tam’s in the Kitchen Scholar and Khun Pitt’s in Raeng Pratana. Ch3 must own that building or something. haha