When a younger guy has a liking for an older woman, I call that type of love “noona love”. Of course it’s a Korean inspired term because I see it a lot in kdramas, but looks like Thailand is taking on “noona love”. Last month, “Ploy” Chermarn Boonyasak and “Pae” Arak Amornsupasiri‘s Ruk 30 Buak was released. And last week, we have 30 Gum Lung Jaew with “Aump” Patcharapa Chaichue and “Ken” Pupoom Pongpanu.
By reading about the movie 30 Gum Lung Jaew and watching the trailer and MV, this is what I gathered. Ja (“Aump” Patcharapa Chaichue) has everything a woman dreams of: beauty, a successful career, a party lifestyle, and a handsome sweetheart, but on her 30th birthday, her boyfriend break-ups with her. She meets our “Ken” Pupoom Pongpanu [don’t know his character name]! He obviously likes her and stalks her and asks to be her boyfriend. Ja out right calls him a kid and that he’s only a little brother to her. Things develop over time and love happens. She’s 32, he’s 23, conflicts arise.
You know what got interested in this movie?
1. Right when Ken asks, “Row ma bpen fan gun na Pee Ja?” That was so cute! ‘Let’s be boyfriend/girlfriend na, Pee Ja.’ Pee means older sister; it functions like ‘noona’.
2. I was blown away by the youthfulness of Aump. No wonder Ken falls for this older woman.
3. Ken! I watch dramas/lakorns/movies for one reason, and that reason is for a particular guy [if more than one guy, then I’m in heaven!]. Ken is our Ken of 4+1 Superstar ka. I don’t know much about him, but I’m sure going to! Love this character. Her wears Popeye shirts, read mangas, and buys his older woman flowers though he’s allergic to pollen. Wonder if he’s younger than me?
4. These scenes below:
(He presents her a boxed lunch on the bus and gives her a heart underwater) Ken: “Pee is a special person to me, making me forget your age.”
(Walking back from a date, the ex is back) Jerk: “Who is it, Ja?” Ja: “A young neighbor.” (Afterwards, in the street fighting) Ken: “Pee is a coward.” Ja: “You will never understand. You’re still a kid.” Ken: “One word, a kid. Two word, a kid. Does a kid not have heart? He’s unable love anyone or what?”
Friend: “Stop using your brain to think, ask your heart.” (They get close…kissing?)
(Taking cute pics and talking on the seashore) Ken: “According to research, men die before women seven years [Can’t count in Thai, but I’m sure-ish it’s 7]. If we marry and it’s true, then we can dead together. Isn’t that better, Pee?” [Most romantic thing I’ve heard in a long time!]
5. I love rom-com.
(She’s cooks for him. He heartily eats as she watch.) Ken: “Pee’s cooking is…It’s…” Ja: “It’s what?” Ken: “Like my mother’s cooking-like exactly!” [OMG!]