Thai Movie Billionaire: A Review

I posted this on Bubblews. Ugh… I can’t probably publicized this. I’ll definitely write a more mature review of The Billionaire when I re-watch it again but I find this review okay too. It’s cute! 

Originally written last September 20, 2013. I was re-reading this entry and it seems pretty safe to me.

It was Christmas break when there was a meet up at Trinoma. I had met one at 11am and another one requested to meet up 1pm. Fortunately, he asked while I was still there and so finishing my fries at Mcdo, I just decided to roam the mall. I went to the 4th floor and roam at Astro Vision because I thought I wanted to get a DVD of Mario Maurer and Erich Gonzales, but that costs 600 pesos and I really thought hard whether I would buy it or not.

While thinking, I went around and looked at their collection, until I noticed the Thai movie Atm Erak Error. I thought, “WTF, is this real? Been wanting to watch this movie for so long!” I saw the price tag 350 pesos and was deciding whether to get this or the other one. I looked at their other collection and saw this guy who was sitting in a executive chair holding money. It was 250 pesos. I read the description and it seemed good, a story about a boy who became a billionaire because of seaweed, one of the best selling snacks in Thailand and the world. I really thought whether what to get 2 dvd’s for 600 pesos or just 1 for 600 pesos. After 30 minutes of pondering, I decided to go with the first one because it’s more practical and there is a chance my aunt would bought the 600 pesos one (which I was right, she actually bought it!).

And now presenting one of my favorites movie, Thai movie THE BILLIONAIRE.

I can describe it as finding a gem in a pile of dvds. Honestly, what I like about Thai movies is often the practical and realistic lessons that it often incorporates. Most of the Thai shows I’ve watched are based on a true story and this movie is no exception. This movie, according to the person who was based on, was 80% accurate. Another thing which I liked is that Thai movies usually runs for more than 2 hours.

The story begins with Top Ittipat who went to the bank to borrow a loan. He shared his story to the person and the flashback begins.

His situation is also amazing, he was able to meet the right people at the right time, especially the 7-eleven woman. Normally, I don’t think that executives would be that nice, especially business etiquette, his product probably is really good.

I was probably unaware of it since I was drawn to the story so much, but the actor who played Top, Pachara “Peach” Chirathivat was natural playing the character. It felt like he was the real deal.

What I liked about the show is that it’s inspiring. During that age, most people only play computer games, but he was able to make something out of the time he spent on the net. I really enjoyed how he was able to make something out of his situation.

Unfortunately, not all people have the skill to become billionaires. There is something in them (which I still don’t understand) that they only have and it is the attributes of all the people who are billionaires now.  If all people understood the concept, then we’ll be all billionaires now. I’m not sure if it is because they only look forward and aren’t afraid to fail.

Failing to realize that “Tao Kae” (Boss) was “Tao Kae” is so shameful, it’s just simple Hokkien language.

The movie still makes me teary while remembering it.

Rating: 4.5 / 5 ( Good movie but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect, I also got bored on some parts)


First Time to Try Cold Wax

Okay, to be honest, I think this is the first time I’ve left my armpit hair to grow for more than 2 weeks. This is because I’ve been conplemtating whether to use Veet or finally try one of the methods recommended online, which is waxing.

Okay so I will start first with Veet. Veet was recommended to me by my mother since she read it in a magazine I think. Before Veet, I use a razor. But the problem was razor was said to be bad and it causes chicken skin + dark underarm.

One of the downsides of Veet was its chemical smell. I really didn’t like it so I returned to shaving. But our pedia said that it worked for her. Unfortunately, I really didn’t see any improvement. I guess I’m also lucky that my armpits aren’t that black.

Best option was laser removal but don’t have money.

Another was asking a person to wax for you but this is also quite pricy + you need to give tip too.

So I finally decided to try DIY cold wax since it’s cheaper. Fortunately, I have a meet up at trinoma so 2 birds with one stone.

I bought strip it, the chocolate flavor, since the lady said it was better since it has moisturing effect. And it was not until yesterday that I’ve first tried it.

My mom was the one who did it for me (even for my first veet) but it was pretty unsuccessful (July 20, 2014) but was able to remove a very small portion. So she said do it tomorrow again (July 21, 2014). So tomorrow came and we did it again. . . Was able to pull more hair than previous but still was not enough.

Finally decided to do it myself since it also felt better when I did the veet myself. Happy when I was able to pull a few hair. I guess everything just adjusted but I think I’ve used half of the 100g already. And after 6 cloths and epic fail removing at my right armpit, I was able to remove a lot from my left armpit. Then another lot of hair. It wasn’t that clean but Hey! First time in doing things like this what do you expect.

I think I was able to pull my roots since I can see blood. It’s an open wound. No pain, no gain as they say in beauty.

I am tried after doing that ordeal plus the four package sent/meet up and dropping by Linde today.

One step closer to womanhood.