One week in Bangkok. One movie. One episode of a Thai TV novella.
And I’m hooked on the one, super hot Ken, Theeradej Wongpuapan.
I only went home to Thailand for one week and I came back completely obsessed with a Thai TV novella, just like the rest of the female population in the country, Sood Sanaeha, directly translated to “Recipe for Love”.
It’s all about the leading man, Ken, who plays a chef.Â He was tasked to teach a superstar to cook because she wants to win the heart of a tycoon, also played by one of my favorite Thai idol, Willy McIntosh.Â Of course, the superstar and the Chef fought it out (foreplay!) at the beginning as they slowly fall in love.Â Aww….
Anyway.Â This obsession all started for me when my friend Pitch took me to see Rod Faifa Ma Ha Na Tuh, BTS: Bangkok Traffic (Love) Story, a blockbuster Thai romantic comedy of the summer.
Look at this trailer. The story itself is relatable and ADORABLE.Â I mean, yeah, kind of predictable, but cuuuute!Â I’m sitting here smiling watching the trailer.Â The theme song is catchy as hell, even to non Thai speakers.Â The leading lady, Cris Horwang is so frickin’ cute.Â And of course, Ken is just…delicious.
Anyways. At first, I wasn’t going to get in on the soap action.Â But everyone insisted that if I have the hots for Ken, I should watch the soap.Â So I did the one night I was able to while in Bangkok.Â And that was that.Â No use getting all tied up in it.
But then a week later, Tong, my BFF, posted a long scream for “Kru Kook”, Teacher Cook, aka Mr. Chef, on Facebook.Â I was sorely disappointed that I missed out on the fun.
Until I copied the word Sood Sanaeha in Thai into YouTube.
Now I’m a mere one day behind everyone on the scream fest over Ken…and enjoying the ability to forward past the traditional Thai drama, slow pans, long reaction shots, etc.
And obviously, pause for some close ups.Â 😉