I am a netizen and I came across this movie many times but rejected to watch it. I simply can't watch Thai films!!!!It all starts with prejudice. As a young lad, I used to think I am proud of being Pinoy. That's the reason why I love current events because I needed to know what's happening in and out of the country. Through the years I saw how my the Philippines laggged behind its neighbors, Thailand as one of them. I joined one online discussion in the past and I saw there how proud Thai people are and how they regard their country. My pride was wounded.
I saw how Thailand which used to be of equal economic condition as the Philippines has overtook us in bounds and leaps over the years. And so I hate Thailand. I hate that their people are richer than us. I hate that I know that and I hate that I know they know it. I hate that they get more tourists than us, not that they have more beautiful beaches but because they have money to create beautiful airports, good road, better facilities.
And so I said to myself at one point. I will not go there and spend my money on their shops,hotels or restaurants.I'd rather spend it somewhere else. I dont know what I am missing. Its just me not being able to accept of our misfortunes and its wrong to take it on another country. Well I am not blaming Thailand that we are poor but I envy them for having achieved so much....PRIDE and PREJUDICE?Or simply being irrational.
in my facebook, I shouted;
I admit: I have a lot of prejudices, I hated THAILAND, that's why I opted Singapore. HongKong and Macau for our first out of the country trips.But cinema transcends prejudices. It opens narrow minds. After watching "A crazy little thing called love"" last night. I realized that I've always had an admiration for Thailand and it's people.It's vibrant economy, the beautiful places, the culture, their nasal speech which I find odd at first, their writing. I can't deny that now and I'm ready, I really want to push for my goal to visit the kingdom this year.I want to know more& feel more.....Best of all, I realized that admiring another country and recognizing its achievement doesn't hurt your own sense of national pride.
and who wouldn't fall in love with the song? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6phfeE9O6k ...and tama, kinilig ako!!!lol
I am 30 but I am still shallow sometimes.......
thanks to Marvin for pushing me and linking me to
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