I guess I should introduce, at least, the actor and actress who portrayed the main couple:
Puen Khanin as Jirametr (Jim) : Sara Legge as Lanlana (Nu Na)
Before this lakorn aired, viewers didn’t expect much from Puen because (they said) he’s not good-looking, or that he’s a newbie (kind of) but now I started to see comments like, “The more I see him, the cuter he becomes.”, “He’s a little stiff (acting), but the character is a little awkward too, so it’s alright.”
I have to agree on Puen’s stiff acting but I think the role suits him just fine and Sara made their bickering an enjoyable watch.
Wit lectures Jim on checking his mom’s whereabouts first before going any places, or his head will be chopped off once his mom learns that he conspired this (Jim spent time in Trang) with him.
Jim says how he could know his mom would go walking around Sampheng like that, when she normally walks in a department store.
Wit asks if Jim knows that he’s very strange these days. Jim says he just went there to check on things to buy, plus that place is huge and has more varieties.
Wit says he didn’t mean about that, but about this (looking at the empty plate). He asks if Kao Ka-mok doesn’t provide him enough food that he finishes all of it (the food) like that. Jim recalls how Nu Na scolded him that he wasted so much rice. Jim smiles and admits to Wit that he, in fact, is strange.
Nu Na tosses and turns in her bed. Looks like she’s missing someone.
Jim is pacing back and forth not sure if he should call Nu Na. He says, why think too much when he’s just going to talk about work.
Jim: “But it’s already late, that girl may think I miss her, that will be so unfortunate.”
Nu Na wonders why she couldn’t sleep. She talks to the phone, “I’m not waiting for your call, and don’t you call because I definitely will not pick up.” She gets up and turns off her phone, “I hope you won’t come back to Kao Ka-mok anymore, so Kao Ka-mok will finally be in peace!” She turns off the light and gets in bed.
Jim calls and gets the message to leave his number. He says, “You dare turn off your phone?!”
Jim: “Yai (that girl)….nothing.”
Wit grins looking at a T-shirt.
Wit: “Is it the ‘Crazy Girl’ the owner of this T-shirt?”
Jim says how he dares go through his bag, he really has no manners. Jim tells him to give it back.
Wit: “If I have manners then I wouldn’t know that you’re hiding a big secret. Ai Jim, just confess, that you already have a girlfriend, right?”
Jim says it’s nonsense to come to that conclusion just because he bought a T-shirt. He says if it’s not because someone told him to buy it (to get it for), he would never pick it.
Wit: “You didn’t buy on your own (accord)? Someone asked you to?”
Jim says yes, it is.
Wit picks another T-shirt: “Including this one too, Handsome Face?”
Jim: “Ai Wit!” He tries to get it back.
Wit: “Open your mouth and tell, thief’s master. So?”
Jim: “Buying a matching T-shirts, doesn’t mean I have a girlfriend, does it?”
Wit: “Right, Crazy Girl and Handsome Face…and not a matching T-shirts?”
Pun runs to Krirk and says she thinks she saw Jim in Sampheng. He suggests that she check her eye sight because their son is wayyy up north now, or she missed him too much. She agrees that she missed him so much. She decides to do something to relieve her stress. She asks if Jim is in Chiang Mai. He says yes, and asks what she thinks of doing. She doesn’t tell him. After she left, Krirk says, with her eyes like that, it won’t be a good thing for sure.
Sure enough, Pun reserves the first flight tomorrow to Chiang Mai. She says, “Jim, we will get to see each other tomorrow.”
At Kao Ka-mok, Thom wonders if Jim is really going to leave for good, he disappeared for a long while now. He asks Nu Na if she counted how many days he left. Nu Na is about to say ‘five’ but stops short. She says how she knows when she didn’t count it. She says it’s good that he’s not here, so their homeland somewhat lifted. Thom says if Jim’s really going to leave, he feels a bit sad. Nu Na says he’s not the local here, he came to protect his own benefits, so how he can miss that kind of guy.
Thom explains that he gave it some thoughts, and Jim’s business plan is actually quite alright. She says why he has to regret about the plan, it’s just a crazy dream.
Kai Jai runs and shouts that they are under attack by the enemy, Vicharn. He came to their village.
Vicharn and Winny are admiring the beauty of this piece of land. Thom asks who gave him the permission to enter his village. Vicharn says he doesn’t need a permission, and Thom and the rest should know that this land is his. Nu Na asks since when it become his. Winny answers, since her father wanted it, because as long as you have money, you can get what you want. She warns Nu Na to make sure she take good care of her own house.
Nu Na says Kao Ka-mok people won’t sell their land except someone tricked them into it. Winny tells her to wait for that day her father buy all of Kao Ka-mok land, she won’t be able to smile then.
Nu Na wants him to prove it. Vicharn shows them the land’s title deed. Nu Na wonders if it’s fake. He says it’s as real as he can use it in court.
Thom says he doesn’t know how he got the title deed, but this land belongs to Klan who is not here right now, so wait until he comes back first. Vicharn says he definitely will come back again, and next time they should treat him better. Winny looks at the shoes people are wearing, she says to Vicharn that these people can’t afford such expensive shoes (like the one found in the fire accident). Nu Na threatens to harm them so they leave.
Nu Na asks Thom that may be Klan really sold the land. Thom says he believes Klan won’t sell the land inherited from his ancestors. Kai Jae prays that it’s not true because Klan’s land is very rich that anything grow.
Nu Na says Klan once said that he would donate a part of his land to the village to make a public workplace. Thom realizes the land of Biodiesel factory, half of it is Klan’s. Kai Jae says and another half is Thom’s. Nu Na says if those people exercise their right over the land, will their Biodiesel factory be all right? Thom says it should be all right though his face shows otherwise.
At the airport, Jim is leaving for Trang. Jim thanks Wit for coming to send him off. Wit says it’s because he’s forced, and if he didn’t see such huge boxes, he wouldn’t take leave from his job. Jim tells him to send his extra order of soap packages to him. He thanks him in advance.
Wit asks since when he become his family’s employee. Jim says, since they become friends. Wit spots Pun walking in the airport too. Jim asks what he saw that he looks like seeing a ghost. Wit says it’s scarier than a ghost. Jim sees his mom and gets scared. They scoot back and hide behind an advertising board.
Jim asks Wit, where she’s going. Wit says who would know that. Jim tells him to take a look which check-in counter she is walking to. They both lean forward trying to see it. Wit sees it and says he got it. Their positions are a bit odd that women give him a knowing eye. Jim pushes Wit away from him so sudden that one box falls down and lands in front of Pun. She wonders who would be so clumsy like this. She tells a security guard about the box owner unknown.
Wit: “It’s Chiang Mai!”
Jim: “Why the heck is she going there?”
Wit: “To see YOU, may be?”
Jim: “It looks like it.”
Then Jim realizes what it means, and he’s in big trouble.
Klan says he searched everywhere but he couldn’t find it. Malinee says Klan’s house is so small that it shouldn’t be difficult to find it. She asks how many plots of land Klan has. He says this is the last one, and he didn’t think of selling it. Kai Jae asks if that means it’s with Vicharn. Klan says he doesn’t know too. Nu Na says the title deed doesn’t have legs to walk on its own, so he should think again where he put it or who he gave it to.
Klan says he surely wouldn’t give it to anyone, even Aum his own son. Nu Na is suspicious when hearing Aum’s name. Thom asks where Aum is. Klan says he doesn’t know too, he disappeared for many days now.
Back to the airport, Jim flashes a wicked smile and calls his mom. He says he misses her so much, but it’s his dad who answers. Dad says his mom forgot her phone at home. Jim tells him he’s in trouble, mom is at the airport, she’s about to board the flight to Chiang Mai. Dad says he doesn’t know about it at all. Jim says if they can’t stop her, their secret will get revealed big time (like a nuclear bomb). Jim asks what they should do (not sure if dad hung up or what?). Jim lets out a mischievous smile looking at Wit.
Pun asks Wit if that’s true. Wit asks if he has ever lied to her (Ha). Wit says he saw (Jim’s) dad bring a woman to the airport, and he just can’t stand seeing Jim get a new mother. That’s why he followed them here. Pun tries to calm down. Wit says that woman is so young and beautiful, her face looks like Chompoo Araya (a famous actress). Pun screams and asks if they are still around here. Wit says he saw dad take her to the hotel near here. Pun says she will kill someone today. She tells Wit to go with her and poke some disgusting blood out of her bad husband’s head together. Wit asks if that would be all right (LOL). She says definitely. Wit takes her bag and leaves with her, but not before turning around to give Jim an okay signal.
Jim: “I’m sorry, dad. I hope you can handle it.” Buahaha….
A security guard gives him back the box and reminds him to be careful next time. Jim says sorry to him.
The villagers are busy making soap. Malinee tells Nu Na it’s totally five dozens in the box. She asks Nu Na should she not take some rest after busily delivering the soap everyday. Nu Na says this is the last batch and this time she will leave them at a convenient store around the deep water port. Malinee says that port is so far away to go on a motorcycle, so she must be be careful and if the store won’t take it, just take it all back and let’s use it themselves. Nu Na assures her that the store will accept it because theirs is a good quality product. Her phone rings and she smiles brightly only to be deflated that it’s just Pu Kai who calls.
Nu Na arrives at the port and tries to convince the shop owner to put her soap on the shelf. He’s reluctant to take it because he has so many goods on the shelf already until Nu Na says she will give him 50% of the net profit. He says he can take only half of it. Nu Na is too happy. She says her number is on the soap and he can order some more if it’s selling well. He says he will let the soap stay on the shelf for only one week.
A man is shoved down to the ground and Nu Na recognizes that it’s Aum. He tells her to help him, they want to kill him. The shop owner wants to call the police but the man threatens him to get out of the way. Aum hides behind Nu Na when she’s fighting with the guy. Aum runs away and leaves her to fight alone when the guy breaks a bottle to use its sharp edges as his weapon. Nu Na kicks him to the ground, and when he wants to approach again, she sees her soap lying on the ground so she tells him to come forward, but Phu shouts at the man to stop. The man is his employee.
Phu finally gets to meet Nu Na so he wants to go to her. Nu Na warns him not to come, but it’s too late. Phu slips and falls down to the floor because of her soap.
Phu tells the shop owner that he will pay for the damage so he doesn’t need to inform the police about it. The shop owner agrees to it because it’s Phu who’s asking. Nu Na tells Phu not to forget to pay her for the damage. He asks what it is for. She says it’s for those bars of soap, they are all ruined and she couldn’t possibly sell them to anyone. Phu laughs at that. She says she’s serious about it, and he should pay since he raised a drunk employee. She wonders if the guy may be an illegal worker too. He asks if she’s threatening him. She says she’s just reminding him not threatening.
He says he didn’t say he wouldn’t pay for it and asks how much. She says she will give him a whole sale price and comes up with 600 Baht net. Phu gives her the money. Nu Na tells him to take all of it to use so that it’s even between them, buying and selling. She leaves wondering where Aum ran to. Phu doesn’t get a chance to talk to her some more. He looks at the label on a soap, and reads out that it’s Kao Ka-mok soap, with Lanlana’s number to make an order. He smiles and says Kao Ka-mok’s girl is quite fierce.
Kai Jae is driving a car taking Jim back to the village. Kai Jae says he’d gone for so many days that he thought he would not come back. Jim tells him to drive carefully so the things he brought won’t be ruined. Kai Jae says when Jim called asking for an airport pick-up, everyone was delighted. Jim smiles and wonders when that girl gets to see it, what she will feel. Kai Jae asks who that girl is. Jim continues that he carefully chose the best design, “I hope my shell will suit your inside well.”
Kai Jae says the road ahead is too narrow so he will carry all the boxes to the village himself. Jim realizes this big car can’t get into the village. He wonders when the big order arrives, doesn’t that mean the whole village has to come carrying it? Kai Jae says the front road of the village is still working. Jim asks how come he doesn’t know that there’s one. He asks where it is. Kai Jae says it’s at Vicharn’s resort, he tricked the villagers into selling their land and then closed the road to himself. So the villagers have had trouble accessing the village till today. Jim says that’s why.
They drive pass the signs that say, “Private property”, “Route to Kao Ka-mok Resort and Spa”.
Vicharn hides some official document from Winny. Kai Jae stops the car and gets down with Jim. Jim says to Winny’s back that he wants to talk to the owner of this resort. Winny says it’s her, and turns around, “Khun Jim!” She smiles.
At deep water port, Phu follows Nu Na and asks what she’s looking for so that he can help. Nu Na says she wonders what he’s going to do with his gangster employee. Phu says he will chop off both of his hands, the punishment for insulting a woman like her. Nu Na quickly says there’s no need to do that much, just fire him should be enough. He says, then it shall be, as the victim’s command.
Nu Na wants to go to Aum but Phu stops her. She gets angry when he grabs her wrist. He says they haven’t finish talking yet, calling her a soap seller. She turns to look at Aum again but he already run away. Nu Na is mad at Phu, she runs to catch up with Aum.
At Vicharn’s resort, Winny is walking along the road with Jim. She says she wouldn’t know that he lived here if he didn’t ask to drive pass her resort. He tells her not to say that “he lives there” but to say “he has to stay there for a while”. He thanks her for her permission. She says for him, she gives permission to every route, all the way.
She asks how he could become the creditor of this bad village. He says he doesn’t know it too, they just ended up creditor and debtor. She says it must be such a big amount (of money). He says, a considerable one.
Winny thinks: “It really is fate. I’m just about to dump that stupid Phu, and the heaven brought you right here at my house.”
Winny asks if the villagers can’t pay him back the whole amount, will he not take their land. He says the answer to that will be revealed soon. Winny thinks, “You are clever man so you surely won’t let yourself be at a disadvantage.”
She asks if he can take her around the village as a gratitude for her kindness to let him pass her resort. She heard it’s beautiful like in the north. He says no problem and invites her to the village.
Winny notices his shoes and wonders if it’s him in the fire that night, who saw Aum’s face. She brushes it off and tells Jim to wait for her.
Winny says it’s beautiful here, suitable for a resort. She says he should buy it for an investment, to make profit. She thinks this area will be booming in the future. Jim smiles and thinks, “Khun Winny, you really want this place for yourself. What you have gotten so far is not enough?”
He praises that she has a good vision, this place is worth more than a treasure itself. He’s not surprised she bought it and built a resort. She says her family means to develop it no less than any other tourist spots. Jim says it’s regrettable that no one in this village wants to sell their land. She says Phu told her that he’s a capable/clever businessman, so she thinks he will find the way to make this place his, if he wants to. Jim says Phu must be talking a lot about him, so they must be very close. She denies it and says they are just friends. She says Khun Phu is not her style (specifications).
Jim asks what’s her spec then. She thinks, “The one that’s standing right in front of me.”
Jim thinks, “It’s not going happen, Khun Virada, stop daydreaming already.”
Winny says she likes an easy-going person. She means to lean closer to him but he strides ahead, so she misses and falls into a ditch. He looks around and finds her down there, so he gets down and helps her.
Nu Na finds Jim’s holding Winny close so she yells at them if they don’t want to get run over, just move out of the way. Winny thinks, “A great nuisance shows up.” She pretends to lose strength so she begs Jim to carry her back to the resort. Nu Na repeats that they make way. Winny yells back how she can talk to her creditor like that. Nu Na gets angry and walks pass them pulling her motorcycle along. Winny tells Jim not to mess with these kind of people, such a waste to even look at.
Nu Na mumbles, courting in broad daylight, what a shameful disgusting act. Nu Na thinks, “But it doesn’t have anything to do with me at all, it’s totally his private matter so why do I have to be in a bad mood?” She says to herself, “Stop it, Lanlana. Stop it!”
Jim: “Stop what?”
Nu Na: “It’s my business!”
Jim: “Then it’s all right, I thought you were telling yourself to stop thinking about me.”
Nu Na: “You’re crazy! Who would be thinking of you? A person like you has nothing good to think of.”
Jim: “But Pee Kai Jae told me that everyone in Kao Ka-mok missed me.”
Nu Na: “Not me, for one.”
Jim: “All right, you don’t miss me, but you are happy that I came back, aren’t you?”
Nu Na tells him not to get lost in the feeling-too-proud of himself, or he won’t able to find the way out. She asks where he left his lover, and why he not carried her back to her house. He says, it’s here…(she gets excited) that I came to borrow your motorcycle to drop her off. She says she won’t let him. He asks her why, she should be kind to her neighbor. She tells him no one here think of the two father/daughter as their neighbor, but if he wants to, it’s his business because she doesn’t count him as person belongs to this village. She starts the engine and drives away (which I thought why she didn’t do it earlier hehe).
Jim smiles and says, “This is the future of Kao Ka-mok village. This package, I’ve selected carefully for its looks at a reasonable price. All these, is to improve product of Kao Ka-mok to become attractive, and from today, I’m feeling confident that the marketing of Kao Ka-mok will get better and better. (He looks at Nu Na.) I’m not concerned how anyone will think, and I also don’t want any opinions. I would ask everyone to strictly follow my business plan, that would be enough.”
Nu Na steps up and says, “Isn’t that too much? Even though, you’re taking charge, this place belongs to Kao Ka-mok people. Everyone has the right to voice his/her opinions.”
Jim: “Sure, but not when I’m here. I want everyone to follow my order, especially you!”
Nu Na: “And your order is that great?”
Jim: “Let’s prove it.”
Jim follows Nu Na. He tells her to stop and listen. She says she’s in a hurry.
Jim: “What are you mad at me about? Let’s hear it, who exactly should be the one get angry? You provoked me first.”
Nu Na: “I’m not mad at you.”
He says, her eyes is showing, that she’s displeased about something. He asks if she still has some problem with the packages, “I told you I would be the one invest first, and if it turns out not good or not popular, I will take responsibility for it. (He smiles.) Or could it be that you’re angry because I took Virada here?”
Nu Na: “I don’t need to get angry at you over that. Relax, I can assure you that I don’t care where or who you are going to do what with, or where you’re going to go to die!”
Jim: “If you’re not angry then why your face’s so red?
She says, it’s hot. Jim smiles and holds her arm, “Okay, so it’s hot. I don’t know what you are angry at me about, but you will have to come with me now. I’m going to go see an important customer who would buy our Biodiesel.”
Nu Na: “Yours? I’m sorry, I’m busy. I have something else to do.”
He scolds her why she must be this stubborn. Then some kids run to cross the bridge so they get squeezed together. They look at each other getting lost in the moment.
She says, that road’s open now, so use that one.
Jim: “Of course, at least, that road has a beautiful woman welcoming me. Not a ogress!”
Jim walks to Kai Jae and asks for the car key. Both Pu Kai and Kai Jae offer themselves to go with him but he declines both. He says he’s going to see a VIP customer at deep water port. Pu Kai says Nu Na went there too, they should have gone together to save gas. Jim asks why she went there. Pu Kai says many shops there asked her to take back the soap. She will be tired all day today. Jim thinks, “My warning is really just an air blowing (to her). I hope your tiredness today will teach you something, stubborn girl!”
I knew it! Jim comes to see Phu (he really has just two friends, haha).
Phu: “Since when you’ve become an oil trader?”
Jim: “Since you knew. So? Will you buy my oil?”
Phu: “Is it good?”
Jim: “You need to ask? Of course, it is or else I wouldn’t present it to you, the first one, and may be you will end up using my oil only. Not only it’s good but also cheap.”
Phu: “Do I really need to buy it?”
Phu: “What kind of oil?”
Phu: “Biodiesel? Are you crazy? Use Biodiesel with my hundred (fisherman) boats? What if my boats get ruined, who will take the responsibility?”
Jim: “No one will take responsibility.”
Phu: “And you’re tricking your friend into buying it.”
Jim: “I meant no one had to take responsibility because what you said would not happen.”
Phu says Jim needs to prove to him that his Biodiesel’s quality is good enough for his boats.
A man (who fought with Nu Na) comes in and begs Phu not to fire him. Phu says a rule is a rule, no drinking on duty. The man asks why he doesn’t fire Aum too. Jim says he will leave him to talk with the guy. He will call him later, and remind him to pick up his call. Jim walks out of the room and comes facing with Aum. Aum is startled to see Jim, he quickly walks away. Jim stops short and says, he feels like he saw him somewhere before.
The shop owner gives Nu Na back all of her soap. She says it’s only been a day, how he knows that it won’t sell. He says he has some new products coming in, so there’s no space left on the shelf. She feels sad.
Jim says, “It means I have to create trust by getting my oil’s quality certified.”
Jim gets in the car and his dad calls.
Jim: “Yes, dad?”
Krirk: “Jim, your mom is throwing a tantrum so bad over me hiding a mistress (LOL Does Jim look a bit guilty?). She said if I wouldn’t admit it, she would kill me!”
Jim: “Dad, mom won’t do that. She loves you so much.”
Krirk: “Love so much that my face is now full of nail-scratched marks.”
Jim sees Nu Na, “Nu Na!”
“Which Nu Na, Jim?” His mom asks.
Jim: “Eh…mom? Eh…Nu Na (means rice-field rats)..a ‘Nu Na’ cut in front of my car.”
Pun tells him to come back home. There’s a big problem in their house. His dear father shared his feeling with another woman, she just can’t accept it. Dad jams in to say he didn’t do it, he was framed. LOL
Jim hangs up the phone. Nu Na is crying. She’s telling herself to fight, not to be discouraged, to be strong. Jim sees her crying.
Nu Na carries a bag full of soap crying. Jim thinks, “You are feeling very sad, aren’t you? That’s why you cry like this. What do I do? I really want to help wiping off your tears.”
Jim pulls her back just in time before she gets hit by a car when crossing the road. Nu Na gets up and looks at him.
Jim: “Why didn’t you walk carefully?! What if you are hit by the car?”
Nu Na: “I just…”
Jim: “Don’t you have eyes? Or Was it (the vision) blurred because you were busy crying?!”
Nu Na: “I wasn’t crying. I just didn’t look.”
Jim: “Didn’t look? Talking without thinking. Don’t you know how precious your life is? Have you ever thought of people who care about you?”
Nu Na: “Why do you have to be this mad? Even if something happen to me, it won’t concern you!”
She thinks, “Or you are worried about me? You are worried about me, aren’t you?”
Nu Na: “You are neither my father nor mother. Don’t talk on their behalf!”
Jim: “Right, thanks for reminding me.”
Nu Na: “Anyway, thank you for saving me.”
Jim: “Just think that we’re even. (She picks up her bag and gets up) Didn’t you say you weren’t crying?”
Nu Na: “I’m not crying. Some dust got into my eyes.”
Jim: “If crying makes the pain subside, it’s not an embarrassing thing to do. Let’s go home (he grabs her wrist).”
She asks why he’s holding her arm. He says he doesn’t want to, but he’s afraid she will absentmindedly bump into here and there while walking.
Nu Na shakes his hand off, “I can walk by myself.”
Jim: “I know you have legs but you aren’t fully conscious. Understand?”
She walks away and he follows.
🙂 🙂 🙂
Sara: “I suggest spending less time on social networks, and more with family, and because every minute of each of us is very precious, we should use it for our family and the one(s) we love the most. Sufficient is just enough.”
I don’t know about you guys but I’m seriously getting bored with think-in-mind quotes. Once in a while is okay, but not throughout an episode. The story is picking up on the romance. I really want Jim to fall head over heels for Nu Na first, and not another way around 🙂