Aug 09, 2012|
I had wanted to work in diplomacy because I was good at English. But I ended up studying communication arts at Chula with the plan that I would move on the following year.
This faculty helped me find myself. It made me so happy to meet and communicate with people of many different backgrounds. Everyone was so unique.
I was president of a movie club. I loved watching movies and dreamed of one day being in one.
Everyone has a turning point. Mine came when I had to choose between being a flight attendant or an actress.
I choose to take risks in life because I believe true security can be found doing what you love to do.
It gives me great joy to take what’s a character on a piece of paper and turn it into a real person with real dimensions. That magical moment is why I chose to be an actress.
Acting is about believing, not pretending. You have to learn your character and really believe in them to achieve the purest portrayal.
I’ve grown up with GTH [one of the largest film studios in Thailand]. I started out as an intern, then worked with them as a freelancer before getting my first role in M.A.I.D (2004).
I used to get rejected due to my looks. But I didn’t take it too seriously because you can’t really tell anything about someone from a resume. It’s more stressful when people get to know you and they still don’t like you.
I don’t care when people say I’m not beautiful, because I am in love [with doctor-cum-singer Smith “Oak” Arayaskul]. But I’m still an ordinary person who feels sad sometimes. I don’t stay down for long, though, because I know I didn’t do anything wrong or lie to anyone.
I always get upset when I watch the political news. What the heck are these people doing to my country? We used to live in peace but now our country is in trouble.
Face your problems then move on. This advice might sound cliché, but I still find it difficult. I try to figure out my problems by myself rather than crying to others. But when I look back at some of the tough moments in my life, I feel that I was so silly!
Sometimes you need nothing more than someone to listen to your issues. I have more than half a million followers on Twitter and they often reach out to me about their problems. I reply when I can, if it seems their family members are in trouble or something. But I ignore them if it’s something like a cheating boyfriend.
No one is as stupid as a woman who is in love. This saying is from an ancient Vetala tale and even though it has been said for more than 2,500 years, I think it still applies today. Some women want to die because they don’t feel loved. That’s just absurd.
The young generation must lift their heads out from their mobile phones and social networking to embrace reality. They can learn so much from their family and from meeting real people. They also have trouble speaking because all they do is chat online and read headlines and tweets.
You have to find a balance between work and life. Even though I work seven days a week, I always find time for my family, whether it’s eating dinner with mom and dad, dropping my niece off to school or taking a trip with my grandma.
The world is our oyster; there is so much to learn. I’m not content to slave away and wait until I’m too old to do what I truly want to do. That’s no way to live.
You’re not a failure just because you don’t succeed at everything. If you keep on thinking that your life sucks, it will be that way until you die. Believe in yourself.
I love to read up about the history of a place before I visit, so that I can experience the hidden stories.
I don’t like e-books. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great innovation, but I love to hold a book in my hands. I love the feeling of reading printed word on paper.
Bangkok is the perfect city. I’ve been to many of the world’s leading cities, but none compare to here. There are great benefits to our chaos. In Europe, every shop is closed at 5pm, but here we can eat and shop at any time. We’re colorful 24/7.