“Namtan Mai (Burnt Sugar)”
Drama/Romance, 2009, Ch3, Currently Airing, SUBBED by wishbone.
Bow (aka Thuma) is a young interior designer working for Pawan’s company. She is married to a gay man named Tao (Ta Warit), who lives aboard. Their relationship is platonic–more like a sibling relationship, she married him for money. Her family was going through a financial issue, her father co-signed a loan for 5 million baht ($148, 000 USD) for a long-time friend, who later abandon him, leaving him with the debt.
Wanting to help her family, she asked Tao her long time gay friend for help. He agreed if she married him. Tao needed to get married because his traditional mother wanted him to and he wanted to marry someone he could trust because he is gay. Also, he wanted to study aboard and the only way his mother would allow him to go aboard if he married first. Bow was reluctant but had no choice. She needed the money. They married and she kept her last name.
The couple than moved to America where Tao study for his doctorate degree and also had a lover name Ae (“Boy”Chokechai Boonworame). Ae was a manipulative gay man who later broke up Tao and Bow’s relationship. Over a dispute about going on a vacation ( Ae forgot the date they were suppose to go and blamed it on Bow for not reminding him) Tao sided with Ae and asked Bow to return to Bangkok. She did, feeling hurt because she wanted to change Tao and this opportunity had lapsed. Plus, she and Tao have known each other for a long time, what he did, it made her feel like an outsider, like she had no meaning in his life, something that can be easily discarded. Most importantly, Tao did not want a divorce. Though they will not be living together, their sham marriage must continue for his mother.
Bow returned to Bangkok bruised. She starts working at Pawan’s company as a interior designer. Pawan (Aum Atichart), instantly found her luring and started to pursue her knowing too well she was married. At first, she accepted his advances and flirted back. But then she realized, she is still a married woman, in the eyes of society, she is having an affair. No one knows that her husband is gay. Bow realizing her error begins to distance herself from Pawan, however he was persistent and they start having an ‘affair’.
Everything is going fine until Nian (Ploy Cherman) came into the picture. Nian was Khun Sathorn’s daughter. Khun Sathorn was Pawan’s drinking buddy and close friend. Nian was attracted to Pawan’s wealth and his love for Bow. To her, love/relationship is a competition. She wanted to win over Pawan, using every manipulative method she knew.
During this time, Bow became pregnant with Pawan’s child. She wanted to tell him the good news but Nian kept creating tension between them that she never had the chance. Pawan started to spend more time with Nian and Bow felt he was bored with her. Again, feeling bruised and rejected, Bow decided to move to Hawaii to live with her brother Tik. Pawan didn’t understand her reasoning and felt she was rejecting him. He started to drink heavily and slept with many loose girls while Bow was living in Hawaii.
One night, Nian cared for him during his drunken episodes and took this opportunity to fake a scene, making it seem like they slept together. Her father Sathorn, not knowing the truth, later told Pawan that his daughter is pregnant. Wanting to accept responsibility for his mistake, he marries Nian.
After they married, Pawan easily became bored with Nian because the girl was not as she seemed. He started to have several affairs and they fought often.
Around this time, Bow decided to come back to Thailand. She wanted to give birth in Thailand. After giving birth, Jaeng-La, Pawan’s friend saw her. He found it suspicious because he is a nosy man, he investigated her activities and learned it is Pawan’s child.
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