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A blogger friend forwarded a poster of this Thai movie and I want to share it with the board. :)

 

I don't speak Thai, unfortunately. The English subtitles are embedded in the original movie. based on my previews, the actors are very much projecting their character in a very Asian way...tears...pain...love...togetherness..violence and uncertainty only Asians could project (True... some Westerners may be able to emulate these traits to a certain degree...but the authenticity is somewhat bordering on the unbelievable).

 

Bangkok Love Story is a 2007 Thai movie written and directed by Poj Arnon. The film was screened at the 34th Brussels International Independent Film Festival, where it won the top prize, the Grand Award in all Categories. It was also the Opening Night selection for the 2007 Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, and played at the 2008 London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

 

 

I just saw the poster and the trailer -- I am going to order the full movie to see what it is all about. The Cinema critics have been all agog and unanimous in phrasing the film as an artistic triumph of movie making.

 

Bangkok Love Story is a Gay romantic crime action drama about a man who falls in love with a gunman who is hired to kidnap him. The gunman has a change of heart when he is ordered to kill the man and in a gunbattle with his crime bosses, the gunman is wounded, but both men escape. At the gunman's rooftop hide-out, the kidnapped man tends to the gunman's wounds and while giving him a bath they both end up in bed and falling in love. This is the opening scene of the video clip. The kidnapped man struggles with decisions about his own life, upcoming marriage and self acceptance of being Gay. His fiancee catches him kissing the gunman and ends their wedding plans. The gunman also struggles with his own acceptance of deeply loving another man, but can not accept being Gay. This is the last scene of the clip. The story theme is one of Gay love, internal conflicts and self acceptance. There is a lot of melodrama surrounding the story theme in the movie that gets in the way, but it's the first serious Thai movie addressing romantic, sexual love between two men in a similar way to an American gay movie:Brokeback Mountain.

 

 

Here is the poster of the movie:

 

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk320/miong21_6/BangkokLoveStory/poster.jpg

 

Here is a clip from the movie

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW_aTNQeKcA

 

And a new Thai actor is born: Chaiwat Thongsang

 

Name : Chaiwat Thongsang.

Nickname : Tob.

Birthday : 10 April 1989

Height : 187 Cm.

Weight : 79 Kg.

Nationality : Thai.

Occupation : Actor, Model

(Private note from Macho888) Thai boys, Ton included are UNCUT, usually! :)

 

I can not say whether the other man is a gay fan or just a fan. But I definitely envy him ! :)

 

http://www4.pantown.com/data/9908/board1/2711.jpg

 

 

I posted this thread just to show another side of Asia! I apologize to anyone, who may find Asians as not their cup of tea or maybe even call them ugly and akin to the laundry man in neighborhood. Maybe skipping the thread so as not to offend your taste would be the best thing to do! :p

 

I know, a lot of Western men (of course, I am not just referring to Caucasians in the Western world!), who love Asian men -- this thread is for you: patron and lovers of rice and its wonderful variety of servings (on blue and white china! :)

 

 

 

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TLA will be releasing it on DVD in the not too distant future. It will screen at the Philly GLBT film fest next week.

 

The film is very indie. I know a lot of people in Thailand did not like it when it was released there. It is not a typical Thai film. Many scenes are very dark and it is hard to figure out exactly what is going on. But there are lots of very beautiful shots in the cinematographic sense. And the leads, especially the married cop, are HOT. Ultimately I liked it much more than I was expecting to. It is very much an art film though.

 

For a rather more conventional Thai gay film to be on the look out for The Love of Siam. You can download it from some file sharing sites. It has been released on DVD but without English subtitles. The versions you can find online have the English subs embedded. The Director's Cut (3 hours) is better than the theatrical release (2.5 hours). It is a coming of age love story and also a family drama. The leads are adorable and one of them is a pretty good actor to boot. Here's its imdb page:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1152282/

and the official site

http://www.theloveofsiam.com/

 

I cried from beginning to end. The music is also excellent and plays a prominent role in the film. I saw it twice while I was in Thailand last November and just recently downloaded the director's cut on the big gay torrents site.

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>I posted this thread just to show another side of Asia! I

>apologize to anyone, who may find Asians as not their cup of

>tea or maybe even call them ugly and akin to the laundry man

>in neighborhood. Maybe skipping the thread so as not to

>offend your taste would be the best thing to do! :p

 

I found your post interesting until I reached the above paragraph.

I think what you say there is very offensive. If you substituted the word "Asians" with "blacks or African Americans" you would be stoned for being racist. And to compare Asians to "The laundry man in your neighborhood" and suggest some may call them ugly is just downright disgusting.

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>I posted this thread just to show another side of Asia! I

>apologize to anyone, who may find Asians as not their cup of

>tea or maybe even call them ugly and akin to the laundry man

>in neighborhood. Maybe skipping the thread so as not to

>offend your taste would be the best thing to do! :p

 

I found your post interesting until I reached the above paragraph.

I think what you say there is very offensive. If you substituted the word "Asians" with "blacks or African Americans" you would be stoned for being racist. And to compare Asians to "The laundry man in your neighborhood" and suggest some may call them ugly is just downright disgusting.

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You Totally misunderstand my intent in posting the caveat, worst, you are putting words into my mouth...making me sound uncouth and uneducated!.

 

I posted this thread just to show another side of Asia! I posted some sort of a warning that some people may not like the images and thread because they may not like Asian men, I quote my sentence... "...I apologize to anyone (some readers of the post) , who may find Asians as not their cup of tea or maybe ( they, the reader of the post) (may) even call them ( the Asian boys ) ugly and akin to the laundry man in the neighborhood. "[/b]Of course, I would not like to hear these negative ethnic comments or slur...(and I continued to say,)Maybe skipping the thread so as not to offend your taste (referring tothe person(s) who do not like the images) would be the best thing to do!

 

Please re read the paragraph. The thread was started to praise a gay themed movies in Thailand! In my previous readings of some threads here, it was apparent to me, that the aesthetic beauty of some ethnic groups are not appreciated by some people (see some previous posts) ...:) I posted with the best intentions My caveat was to tell these posters (people who do not like to see images of Asian men) , not to be offended or at the least, if they were so...to just move on and ignore the thread -- The paragraph was much more akin to a Movie warning like PG13!

 

Again , please re read this sentence that you purported was mine,"..."And to compare Asians to The laundry man in your neighborhood" and suggest some may call them ugly is just downright disgusting. I did not write that !!!! (scroll above to what I was really saying! Doing what you insinuated would be tantamount to spitting in the air! (Asian proverb! )

 

I beseech you ...please do not color my thread! and most of all...do not...Never...even insinuate I am a rascist! Spare me from your generous gesture of putting words into my mouth -- I have my beliefs, manner of speaking, and a very distinct way of phrasing my thoughts! Thank you!!!! :)

 

You posted : I think what you say there is very offensive. If you substituted the word "Asians" with "blacks or African Americans" you would be stoned for being racist To be perfectly honest, I did not write any negative ethnic bias .. and never intended to have this context in my post, not now, not ever!!!.

 

After I read your reply, I asked an editor/friend to read everything I wrote, and to tell me how someone may misinterpret the thread -- Had he read my thread as offensive to the sensibilites of a progressive soceity, I can assure you, like Jackson, I would readily apologize for the faux pas. It is not in my character to post negative threads.

 

Alas, I do not understand what you mean when you said I would have been stoned if the word Asian was substituted with the word Black or African American...Really, your sentence confuses me! Are you suggesting something else that is contrary to the accepted social norms and mores of our soceity?

 

 

I am sorry to say, my editor/friend did not see your interpretations of what I wrote, as valid...but then again, maybe you totally misunderstood -- that is why, I am responding not as an act of defense, but as a way of clarifying. I sincerely hope that you will be satisfied with my explanations!

 

This is my final say on the issue. I do not intend to allow a detour of this post!:)

 

 

Just my way of giving you a peaceful gesture after my explanation...Did you see the trailer I posted? The music is beautiful and melodic, the scenery vivid and exotic... the acting genuine and moving. I sincerely hope, you would watch and eventually consider the merits of, Bangkok Love Story!

 

PEACE!

 

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:-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

 

You Totally misunderstand my intent in posting the caveat, worst, you are putting words into my mouth...making me sound uncouth and uneducated!.

 

I posted this thread just to show another side of Asia! I posted some sort of a warning that some people may not like the images and thread because they may not like Asian men, I quote my sentence... "...I apologize to anyone (some readers of the post) , who may find Asians as not their cup of tea or maybe ( they, the reader of the post) (may) even call them ( the Asian boys ) ugly and akin to the laundry man in the neighborhood. "[/b]Of course, I would not like to hear these negative ethnic comments or slur...(and I continued to say,)Maybe skipping the thread so as not to offend your taste (referring tothe person(s) who do not like the images) would be the best thing to do!

 

Please re read the paragraph. The thread was started to praise a gay themed movies in Thailand! In my previous readings of some threads here, it was apparent to me, that the aesthetic beauty of some ethnic groups are not appreciated by some people (see some previous posts) ...:) I posted with the best intentions My caveat was to tell these posters (people who do not like to see images of Asian men) , not to be offended or at the least, if they were so...to just move on and ignore the thread -- The paragraph was much more akin to a Movie warning like PG13!

 

Again , please re read this sentence that you purported was mine,"..."And to compare Asians to The laundry man in your neighborhood" and suggest some may call them ugly is just downright disgusting. I did not write that !!!! (scroll above to what I was really saying! Doing what you insinuated would be tantamount to spitting in the air! (Asian proverb! )

 

I beseech you ...please do not color my thread! and most of all...do not...Never...even insinuate I am a rascist! Spare me from your generous gesture of putting words into my mouth -- I have my beliefs, manner of speaking, and a very distinct way of phrasing my thoughts! Thank you!!!! :)

 

You posted : I think what you say there is very offensive. If you substituted the word "Asians" with "blacks or African Americans" you would be stoned for being racist To be perfectly honest, I did not write any negative ethnic bias .. and never intended to have this context in my post, not now, not ever!!!.

 

After I read your reply, I asked an editor/friend to read everything I wrote, and to tell me how someone may misinterpret the thread -- Had he read my thread as offensive to the sensibilites of a progressive soceity, I can assure you, like Jackson, I would readily apologize for the faux pas. It is not in my character to post negative threads.

 

Alas, I do not understand what you mean when you said I would have been stoned if the word Asian was substituted with the word Black or African American...Really, your sentence confuses me! Are you suggesting something else that is contrary to the accepted social norms and mores of our soceity?

 

 

I am sorry to say, my editor/friend did not see your interpretations of what I wrote, as valid...but then again, maybe you totally misunderstood -- that is why, I am responding not as an act of defense, but as a way of clarifying. I sincerely hope that you will be satisfied with my explanations!

 

This is my final say on the issue. I do not intend to allow a detour of this post!:)

 

 

Just my way of giving you a peaceful gesture after my explanation...Did you see the trailer I posted? The music is beautiful and melodic, the scenery vivid and exotic... the acting genuine and moving. I sincerely hope, you would watch and eventually consider the merits of, Bangkok Love Story!

 

PEACE!

 

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I will be going to Asia in November and December in time for the various holidays. I intend to stay in Thailand and renew my acquaintances and re-enforce my existing bonds of friendship with both locals and foreign residents of bangkok.

 

Hongking, Manila, Cebu, Singapore are also in my intenerary. I hope I will meet these up can coming Thai actors! :)

 

Thanks for your comment.

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I will be going to Asia in November and December in time for the various holidays. I intend to stay in Thailand and renew my acquaintances and re-enforce my existing bonds of friendship with both locals and foreign residents of bangkok.

 

Hongking, Manila, Cebu, Singapore are also in my intenerary. I hope I will meet these up can coming Thai actors! :)

 

Thanks for your comment.

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>Many of us find Asian men hot and adorable!!! See my review

>of Hot Muscle Boy Will, a delightful Asian escort in NYC.

 

 

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You and a lot of my non poster friends from new York and LA are avid members of the Rice and Potatoes Soceity of America. :)

 

Maybe, my sojourn will give me a lot of materials to contribute to the different forums of MC. i intend to keep a diary of the hot men esacorts of Asia and the fantastic exotic clubs, pubs, restaurants and hotels of the places i would visit. i am really excited.

 

Korean Airlines have the most inexpensive fares this time of the year for November/december bookings! :) *wink*

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>Many of us find Asian men hot and adorable!!! See my review

>of Hot Muscle Boy Will, a delightful Asian escort in NYC.

 

 

:-) :-) :-) :-)

You and a lot of my non poster friends from new York and LA are avid members of the Rice and Potatoes Soceity of America. :)

 

Maybe, my sojourn will give me a lot of materials to contribute to the different forums of MC. i intend to keep a diary of the hot men esacorts of Asia and the fantastic exotic clubs, pubs, restaurants and hotels of the places i would visit. i am really excited.

 

Korean Airlines have the most inexpensive fares this time of the year for November/december bookings! :) *wink*

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Nice try MACHO888 - but your explanation is as full of holes as the Titanic.

 

I know you were singing the praises of Asian men & films. So.... why did you find it necessary to "apologize" - your word, not mine - "to anyone, who may find Asians as not their cup of tea"?

 

If you had ended the sentence at that point, all well and good. But you felt it was necessary to add "or maybe even call them ugly and akin to the laundry man in the neighborhood"

 

Don't now try and say you didn't say that. You did! Perhaps it doesn't express how you feel about Asian men, but by supposing there might be others who do feel that way, and to put it into writing, is what I find disturbing.

 

How different is what you wrote than if you had said "I apologize to anyone, who may not find Blacks as their cup of tea, or maybe even call them ugly and akin to the shoe-shine boy in the neighborhood"?

 

Both of these comments are racist and I only wrote my version to point out to you how unacceptable your words were.

 

I couldn't care less what your "editor/friends" opinion was. But if he can't see the problem with what you wrote, perhaps he should get a new job.

 

I'm not trying to start a fight with you. I'm just saying that I think it would be prudent for you to give more thought to what you are saying when you are writing about races and stereotypes.

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Nice try MACHO888 - but your explanation is as full of holes as the Titanic.

 

I know you were singing the praises of Asian men & films. So.... why did you find it necessary to "apologize" - your word, not mine - "to anyone, who may find Asians as not their cup of tea"?

 

If you had ended the sentence at that point, all well and good. But you felt it was necessary to add "or maybe even call them ugly and akin to the laundry man in the neighborhood"

 

Don't now try and say you didn't say that. You did! Perhaps it doesn't express how you feel about Asian men, but by supposing there might be others who do feel that way, and to put it into writing, is what I find disturbing.

 

How different is what you wrote than if you had said "I apologize to anyone, who may not find Blacks as their cup of tea, or maybe even call them ugly and akin to the shoe-shine boy in the neighborhood"?

 

Both of these comments are racist and I only wrote my version to point out to you how unacceptable your words were.

 

I couldn't care less what your "editor/friends" opinion was. But if he can't see the problem with what you wrote, perhaps he should get a new job.

 

I'm not trying to start a fight with you. I'm just saying that I think it would be prudent for you to give more thought to what you are saying when you are writing about races and stereotypes.

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Asian festivals!

 

These boys with tribal bodypaints from the Island of Negros in Souther Philippines are a sight to behold! I heard this is a new trend in festivals in that part of the world! :)

 

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w267/miong21_1/HNNBodyPaint.jpg

 

And, Bangkok will not be outdone! They have their own Dress like a Tramp Festival!

 

http://www.7a-11d.ca/2006/images/fermieres.jpg

 

And the Indonesian Art festival is a must see after the Bali Temple dancers!

 

http://www.sttelemedia.com/images/content/citizenship/large/Indonesia%20Art%20Fest.jpg

 

Chicago Pride's Unforgettable Participant: I think he represents gay saggers!

 

http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/gay-pride-parade.jpg

 

 

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>He is super hot, as an asian guy myself, he is outstanding as

>how tall he is and so young, only 19.

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Kabayan!

 

Here is a link to some photographs... Make sure you take your pills :) I am not insinuating blood pressure ones! :)

 

Check it out! he is really hot!

 

http://picasaweb.google.com/tirallop/Tob

 

Another photo I found for you to look at!

 

http://images.faileth.multiply.com/image/10/photos/38/500x500/10/VZMEN%20Tob%20%2809%29.jpeg?et=VjBYMLTWoDwCTwy2oC1yRw&nmid=59375668

 

http://faileth.multiply.com/photos/album/38/VZMEN_Magazine#6

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Some interesting facts about TOB

 

Name Chaiwat Thongsang (TOB)

Zodiac Aries

Blood Type O

Height 190 cm

weight 84 Kilograms

FAVORITES

Foods:

Food Fired Shrimp with salted egg, Tuna Omelet, Steak, Fried Insect.

Hobby Basketball , Taekwondo , Bowling , Racing , Game Online ( Cabal )

Color RED

Music IPOD [Modern Dog],BOY [Kosiyapong]

First modelling job: Advertisement for the Honda 40th Anniversary in Thailand.

Other ADS Campaign:

Condo Life

- Lay Rock

- Nestle Pure Life

- TROS

- DTAC

- PEPSI [Vietnam]

- Honda

 

Claim to fame : Bangkok Love Story

Motto No Fake! My Idol is My Soul! Never give up!.

 

Magazine articles about Tob:

Magazine]

- LIPLUXE vol.2 no.15 November 2006

- Volume vol.3 no.54 July 2007

- Volume vol.3 no.56 August 2007

- VOLUME vol.3 no.68 February 2008

- VZMEN vol.1 no.1 September 2007

- Dude vol.1 no.1 February 2007

- BACKPAKER Issue50-03

- OK! MAGAZINE issue 54 nov 05

- Dim Sum Issue 46-47[HK Magazine]

- Pluto issue002 dec07- feb 08 [HK Magazine]

- I-SPY no.223 [XING cover]

Fashion Show]

- The Denim Festival 2007

- Hot of The catwalk fashion show 2007

- NARS : ORGASM The Series @ Central Ladprao I hi-lighted this :)M888

- FILA Shop Warming Party @ Central World

Proud to have been an attendee:

Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2007 @ Hong Kong

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