Summer or hot season is one of the periods when we see the brightness of sunshine and the sky, which keeps attracting us to go out to explore new experiences, including a lively atmosphere at a small corner that reminiscent of memorable childhood stories.
‘Santa – Pongsapak Oudompoch’ and ‘Earth – Katsamonnat Namwirote’ will tell their memorable stories during their impressive summer time, which will allows us to feel the liveliness of these 2 different youths.
Are there any summer memories that you miss?
Earth: Yes, Earth just remembered.
Santa: Hmmm … Ta doesn’t have (Earth: Were you ever a kid?) I don’t really have, I can’t remember.
Earth: Really? For Earth, I really like to think about my childhood. No matter how many years, I just can’t go back. Around Grade 1 – 6, during summer holiday break (during summer), I miss playing hide-and-seek with my older neighbour friend the most. There are more than ten people playing. (Santa: Yes.) It was really fun. During that time, I was really into Power Rangers cartoon, and I will role play as that character.
Santa: Which character?
Earth: I like it a lot. It’s like a white tiger that climbs on roof, climbs on trees to hide, I really like it (Santa: Which white tiger?) Never watched it. It’s 5 colour power rangers that can morph. Never saw it. Wasn’t born in time. That’s really harsh. (laugh)
Santa: What’s white tiger?
Earth: There will be each animal representing
Santa: If talk about Summer, I can’t think much of any childhood memories. But I remember those arcade games (Arcade). I have to go to game center. (Earth: Okay) There’s racing game and basketball game like in the mall, (Earth: Okay, I recall) it will be like that.
Santa: Hmm, you don’t miss those?
Earth: Okay, we were just born in different places. So, we’re into different things. (Santa: Okay okay.) I play Banana Rib Hobby Horse. I’m not into those things. Is it too different? (Laugh)
Tell-tale signs that Summer has arrived.
Santa: What will come, yes, when it’s hot … Sweat. (laugh) It’s hot, so there’s sweat.
Earth: Earth will think of mango sticky rice. If mango sticky rice starts to come, once Swensen’s starts the promotion, I will have to go. Go for one match. I love mango sticky rice and coconut milk. Around Earth’s neighborhood will make ‘stuffing’ dessert something like that. If it’s in Northern Thai dialect, “They call it Ka Nhom Jhok. (Stuffed Dough Pyramid) They do it every summer, and I remember a lot: mold it and put it and steam it, it will be like a pyramid, really delicious and I feel that we have to make this in April … Do I ever have it? My memories.
Santa: I miss mango sticky rice (Earth: Ah, Copy me!) Oh … I like eating it. Then I choose shave ice instead. Like eating in front of school, and coconut ice cream from ice cream cart. That day I craved a lot (Earth: Went hunting.) Where did you go hunt? (Earth: Yaowarat) Drove to Yaowarat (Earth: See? I can’t remember anything.) I intended a lot and drove there. Did you find it finally? (Earth shook his head.)
Santa & Earth: Couldn’t find it.
Santa: So, what did you get? Coconut smoothie
Earth: Coconut smoothies is not interchangeable.
Songs that you hear which will remind you of Summer.
Santa: If it’s summer, I will think of “Summer” from Paradox group. (Earth: Please sing it.) I can’t remember, I can only remember the name of the song. Talk talk.
Earth: I’m thinking here. During the summer? There are a lot of them. When the summer comes, I will think about the Songkran Festival, and when think about Songkran, I will think of, (Santa: Motopunk song? Right?). no, Genie Jaa song, I can feel it, this is the song. (Earth: So, sing!) Don’t have to do anything, you will talk about 10 more songs and will have to dance and sing again.
Activities that must to do every summer?
Earth: My mother has regular job and will sent Earth to study in the Summer during the free time in April something like this. Earth will remember the summer wearing normal clothes to school. But there’s highlight during Songkran. Earth will return to Grandma’s house in Nan every year. I will go swim in the canal near the house and the water is really clear. Dip your feet and when you look down, you will see the stone below, so it was fun, I felt that it was a very good childhood memory. I get to reunite with my relatives which was really the happiest thing.
Santa: If I think about summer, I will think of when I return home in another province. At Sa Kaeo. I went with the family during Songkran at that time and they would splash water on the street. Do you know? (Earth: I can think of it.) Have you ever seen it? (Earth: Yes) Acting like he couldn’t imagine at all. (Earth: I remember. There is also moat. They also play like that.) It was fun. We sat in the car and they splashed water into us. Baam! (Earth shocked) (Earth: Well, we’re in the car, we won’t get wet, right?) Yes, we’re in the car, we didn’t get wet, they were splashing water at the car.
Earth: Imagine it was a car wash. Then they will rub the powder onto the car, right? (Santa makes a confused face) Are we in the same country? For real, I’m confused. It’s like we are talking a totally different language.
For both of you, what feeling does summer give?
Earth: Reborn (laugh) Feels like Reborn, feels alive, staying at home, it’s hot so go out to meet friends to do activities together. so will not have to stay at home to use air conditioner, waste of ac and waste of money. Will sometimes goes to cafes. Go to find something to do with friends, go to a waterfall, something like this. It is season of activities. I like it.
Santa: Ta is quite the opposite of Earth. It gives a feeling of immense loneliness because most of time I like staying at home. (Earth: Lonely every season.). Lonely season, I rarely leave the house or go out with friends. I will play game at home most of the time. (Earth: Really addicted to game.) Calling friends, rarely meet anyone. Only stay at home (Earth: An introvert). Social distancing.
Earth: You have no friends. It’s alright, don’t be sad.
Talk about the latest work, 7Projects series.
Santa: 7 Projects is my first series as an actor. I feel a little nervous, this is a worship oblation that I really don’t know what I’m doing.
Earth: It’s time for the real thing, you’ve been in a lot of workshops already. He’s attended a lot of workshops, more than I’ve attended my whole life. A lot, about 40-50 classes, but he’s never done the real thing.
Santa: Yeah, so much workshop continuously, switching continuously, so I’ve never done the real thing.
Earth: This time is the real thing, let’s see… (Santa: Let’s see if he can do it.) Maybe he’s all bark, never bites… just joking. (laugh)
Santa: Whaa… how does it feel?
Earth: I’m glad that I have the chance to work with him. (Earth looks at Santa) I think he’s good.
What is 7 Projects about?
Earth: 7 Projects consists of 7 stories, 7 songs. Each story has a different role and story, according to the main couples. There is one about love, diversity of genders, boy-boy, boy-girl, and girl-girl. Basically, there’s all kinds of genders. (Santa: That’s right.) And there will be something about love perspectives, diversity of genders, and the diversity of perspective of love. There will be fulfillment, disappointment, love triangle, (Santa: Yes, love triangle) one sided love or love triangle, loving your best friend, and such. There will be 7 unique plots, (Santa: Yes) but every story’s characters will be connected.
Santa: They’re in the same universe, and will come together.
Earth: That’s right, you’ll have to watch it to find out what roles each person is playing and how the story will play out. It might be unpredictable, it may seem that everything is good and satisfactory at first, but in the next episode, it may be a tearjerker, (Santa: A lot of crying.) or it could be comedic, something like that. You’ll have to watch it for yourself. I guarantee that all 7 episodes have 7 different emotional moods.
Anything you want to say to your supporters?
Earth: Yes, I’ll be rooting for your everything, whatever you plan to do, I hope it all goes well. I’ll be there in thought.
Santa: 7 Projects will be airing soon, so please follow the show. (Earth: Yes.) I can bet that it will be very enjoyable, and please support us both. This is our first series together, right? (Looks at Earth.)
Earth: That’s right, please support us and follow the other episodes as well. 7Projects by Studio Wabi Sabi.
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