Lang Ka Deaw Kan Show
12 august 2005
The hosts have Jaa's dad and mom guess that, if Jaa has to be in a romantic movie, which kind of scene will Jaa be willing to play between three scenes from Ghost, Spiderman, and The Letter (as they show the samples). Jaa's dad picks #2. Mom picks #3. And Jaa says he would pick #3, The Letter because it's not too extreme.
Male Host: (asking Jaa's dad) How is your life now?
Dad: I don't have to go out and work anymore since Ong Bak was released.
Jaa: Before that, my dad had to work in elephant farms in other provinces.
Dad: Like in Chiang Mai or Phuket.
Jaa: So we didn't really have time to live together.
MH: So what about now?
Dad: Now we have brought elephants home and Jaa has planted a small forest for them to live. Now elephants are happy and I am happy cz we don't have to go out to work.
MH: Before hand, mom and dad didn't have much chance to live together and dad had to borrow others' money, but now your son has cleared up everything.
Female Host: And your life is much better. But now people may recognize that you are Jaa's mom and dad, so do you have to..like..dress up...and stuff or you are the same?
Dad: Our dressing may somewhat change, but our souls are still the same.
(we can hear the cheering sounds from the audience following dad's philosophical statement.)
MH: Actually Jaa's martial art skills may be genetic trends from his father. He was a real tough fighter before.
FH: Dad used to...
Dad: fight in boxing matches.
FH: Do you have any deadly technique?
FH&MH: What is it?
Dad: Kick and elbow attack. And sometimes Jarake Fad Hang (Crocodile tail attack).
MH: Can you still do that now?
Dad: Yes.. but not as fast as I could before.
MH: Can you show us one move?
FH: (to MH) Is it too dangerous?
MH: He can show the one that is not too difficult.
(Dad stands up)
Jaa: Mom said be careful.
FH: Take it easy...
(Dad demonstrates his combo move.)
MH: How long have you done boxing?
Dad: I started at 18 until I was 23, and then I became a monk.
MH: And get married?
Dad: And married.
(They all laugh. I don't know how to translate this part to English, but it's really funny in Thai)
FH: Dad hasn't had a boxing match for a long time, but he had a chance in a friendly match in the Thailand-Cambodia friendship promotion fair.
MH: How did you get into the competition?
Dad: I heard an announcement fair, asking for talented boxers to come to the stage and show your skills. There was a champion of the tournament, waiting for challengers.
MH: And he was so good that nobody dared to fight.
Dad: So I got up to the stage. My sons didn't know that. When they saw me on the stage, they were like..what dad was doing overthere.
MH: So how did it come out?
Dad: KO in the second round.
MH: He knocked you out?
Dad: haha..I knocked him out with my elbow.
(And then the hosts ask Jaa and mom what nickname did dad use in that fight. Both Jaa and mom got it wrong.)
FH: So now dad and mom are living with their children. Do you travel to visit your son a lot?
Dad: Yes, sometimes we come visit Jaa in Bangkok, and then go back home.
FH: Still that's pretty far. Mommy, are you worried about your son?
FH: What are you worried about?
Mom: His health.
MH: What else?
Dad: About girls also.
(They zoom at Jaa's funny face.)
MH: What in girls that you are worried about?
Dad: Jaa is too innocent. I am worried that he would be fooled by women.
(Jaa covers his face with his hands in embarassment)
Dad: He can easily be deceived by women.
MH: So..so far, are there any woman trying to beguile your son?
Dad: No..so far
MH: Then what kind of daughter-in-law do you like? Mom?
Mom: Any kind is ok. Just be ladylike and sincerely loves my son.
Dad: Actually, each person has her own good sides.
FH: Dad, I also have some good sides. (Jaa laughs)
Dad: But there are three important qualities. First, she should be good at domestic affairs.
FH: I'll start taking a cooking lesson.
Dad: Second, take good care of the family.
FH: I've been nursing children for a long time...
Dad: Third, she should behave appropriately in a right place at a right time. Be a moral person. Don't secretly do wrong things behind parents' back.
FH: Wait..sir, sir, normally this last quality should be what woman's parents look for. (They all laugh).
MH: Dad is afraid that a woman will sneak into his son's bedroom. He just hopes that she comes and goes openly.
FH: (To dad) So have you found that woman yet?
Dad: No, not yet.
FH: (To Jaa) So what about you. What is your type of woman?
Jaa: It's just my heart. If I feel she's right, then she's right.
MH: Appearance is not important?
MH: The important thing is that you understand each other?