A phenomenon for a song which sang in northeastern dialect to become such a hit. Song KhuKhong captures hearts and souls of lakorn Nakee viewers (including one here). Even when I stepped out of an arrival hall at an airport in Northeastern, this song was playing while a shop owner was busy with her daily activities.
Of course, Thais are now mourning for their great loss – their much beloved king. Sea of wearing-black has become a part of my life. Open closet and look for black, even a tiny white in black would make me feel – I haven’t done enough to show my deepest gratitude for someone whose life has proved to be the best for the country. An act from the hearts, people are trying hard to get by. People would smile but with sadness in their eyes. Households with elders would be in deeper sorrow. We would chat about how the elders would tear up every time the late king was mentioned and how we should keep our eyes on them. Some even refuse to watch or hear anything related, in order to live on. It’s like the country refuses to sit down and cry yet moves with heart in pieces.
There were years where the king would hand out degrees one-by-one for all state college graduates, his eyes would fix on you as though telling you to be a good person and do your duty honestly for the country. Just think how many millions had accepted their degrees from his hand, and how many would be in grief today.
Tourists are exception, color not-to-bright would be appreciated. People line up at the Grand Palace nights and days to pay respect to the king who reigned for 70 years, only with time will heal.
Song title: KhuKhong
Beautiful song for a lakorn ending with rating high.
Northeastern dialect all the way with central dialect subtitle on screen.