There is absolutely no point to his post, other than to stare at Ananda Everingham and rocker ‘Toon’ Athiwara Khongmalai of the rock band “Bodyslam”. Yes, I love my Bodyslam. I must say, Mr. Toon is well toned.
Ananda and Toon are the new faces of CPS Chaps for their Winter 2010 Collection. Ananda has been with the clothing company for a while now, Toon is new.
This is so shallow and simple. Last year the concept color was black. This year, they are going with brown.
A comment from the sales and marketing manager of CPS chaps, Janjira Hongladarom:”The overall concept of this collection is still on for rock music. While the colour, which previously focused on black, has now turned to brown, making it a mixture of rock star and cowboy. For our new presenters, we found Ananda and Toon share a similar style and absolutely define the sense of iconic men for CPS Chaps.” Source: Bangkok Post
Gosh, I’m dense. I just realized in the MV, the blue squirrel is “Toon” Athiwara Khongmalai (the lead singer) and the green bunny is a representation of “Pid” Thanadol Changsawek, the band’s bass guitarist.
The song is called “Sia Dai (It’s a pity)”, the band’s latest single for the album “Play Project”, released last month.
If you like Bodyslam and the type of music they make, you will definitely love this song because it doesn’t stray away from their usual musical concept–heartbreak, loneliness, and the fight to stay positive.
Bodyslam-”Sia Dai (It’s a pity)”
When the blue squirrel does the little rocker wiggle and wears the black vest, you can tell it’s TOON because it is Toon’s signature dance. I thought it was very precious how the little green bunny rocked on with his little green guitar. He matched, aw!
Lyrics translated into ENGLISH:
The sky, it’s grey, it’s grey like this
It’s lonesome every time I see it, my heart is at a lost.
Thunder roars and raindrops falls like sand
The more restless, the more confuse I become.
I think of someone who used to…who used to be right here.
I think of every time when we saw the wide open sky.
I think of someone whom I loved so much that had just left.
It’s a pity now that you’re not around.
I want to do all of the things and everything
To make my wish come true, to make that moment return.
The moment when you were by my side.
To have it be as before once again.
I know in my heart, it can only be a dream
I will dream on and wait for it continuously for a long time
My heart still remembers when you were with me.
Though it is only a dream, it has great importance to me.
Solo whispering part:
I want to see the sky like that day
I want everything as before
I want it to be as I wished.
To have it be as before, once more
lyrics translated from here and romanticized lyrics can be found here.
It’s a moral obligation, a path many Buddhist Thai males must take once in their life, to temporarily enter the monkhood. “Toon” Athiwara Khongmalai, lead singer of one of my favorite Thai rock bands Bodyslam is the latest male celebrity to be ordained. Toon with his herd of fans, friends, and family traveled back to his hometown province of Khon Kaen for his ordination at Wat Ko Thong earlier this morning May 23, 2009 Thailand time.
Toon, who is 30 years old, entered the monkhood to honor his parents, dad Anurat and mom Pranom. He was given the monk nickname of “Warasayo”, meaning a person who has a good heart and is welcoming to everyone. He will be ordained for 2 weeks, June 8th is his final day.
The family chose this temple because this is their temple, the place they routinely practice their religion at. Even if they are stationed in Bangkok, the family would travel back to Khon Kaen to do “boon (religious buddhist merits)” at Wat Ko Thong.
Toon, what happened man? After 6 years of dating, “Toon” Athiwara Khongmalai lead singer of the Thai rock band Bodyslam, breaks up with his long time girlfriend “King” Tatnapan Sirisukha to date “Fon” Nantaka Warawanitchanoun, the band’s internet manager.
Toon admits to the press that King and himself have been broken up for the past 2-3 months and at the moment he is seeing Fon.
Though everyone suspect that Fon is the third hand in the breakup, Toon defends Fon by asking everyone to blame him for the break up. Toon wants everyone to keep an open-mind because love ends and it is no one’s fault.
Fon is his girlfriend and he feels very happy with her.
People are not too happy with his decision, they think that Fon was a third-hand in the break up and they find her very suspicious. Also, they really hate his beard he was sporting during the interview. When, I say really, I mean “REALLY”.
Left: TOON and former gf King—- Right: Single pic of Fon