วันจันทร์ที่ 19 เมษายน พ.ศ. 2553
Marriage blues, A close shave, Wedding of the year
Pinky's not so perky Actress/presenter Tanyaret "Tanya" Engtrakul is putting a brave face on the fuss surrounding her husband's alleged infidelity with actress Savika "Pinky" Chaiyadej.
Savika ‘Pinky’ Chaiyadej.
No, she didn't threaten to divorce him. For the sake of their young daughter, she said, she tried to keep it together, she told the media last week in a trembling voice. However, she acknowledged she may have threatened to leave him.
And no, she wasn't angry with Pinky - but she would like her to think before she contemplates getting too friendly with another woman's husband again.
According to news reports, Tanya's husband Peck Sunchai and Pinky were caught on a security camera, kissing in the lift of a city hotel.
Other reports have them coo-ing over each other in an aircraft. Still others say Pinky, evidently infatuated with her new love, left lovey-dovey messages to him in her BlackBerry smartphone.
"P loves P", said one message, which most observers take to mean, Pinky loves Peck. Another one said: "I am secretly in love with S", with the S also thought to refer to Peck Sunchai.
Pinky, who is making a film in India, is saying little about her role in the affair. In a message left at her fansite, she said: "I am not a home-wrecker, and would never set out to destroy anyone's family. If a couple is having problems, other factors are probably to blame," she said.
She apologised to Tanya for causing her distress.
Pinky said Thais who had heard the rumours were quick to judge her, and she felt like a social outcast. Her parents were also embarrassed by the scandal.
"I'm working really hard over here. I wonder if these rumours will affect my chances of working in Thailand again. At times like this, I just feel like quitting the industry," she said.
When the rumours first surfaced, Tanya came forward to defend her husband, saying they couldn't possibly be true. By last week, the story had changed. Tanya said: "I wont be defending him in the same way again."
Before, she knew only what the media reported. Since then, new information had come to light.
"When I came out to defend him, I was doing my duty as his wife. I also believed it could not be true.
"In my position, I can't say much. I must also perform my duty as a mother, and look after my family. I can't lie; there's only so much I can say. But I won't be defending him again in the same way I did last time."
Tanya said she had given her husband an ultimatum, and thought the matter would now resolve itself, as he had opted to put his family first. The couple has been married five years.
Just as a husband and wife will argue occasionally, so they must find it in themselves to forgive, or their marriage won't last, she said.
"Peck complains that I don't care for him enough, and it's true. I am not the romantic type.
"Since we argued, we have drawn closer. We have looked at ourselves to see what we can change. I will have to pay more attention to such details in future."
Tanya said the episode had delayed their plans to have a second child.
Asked to comment, Peck was evasive. "We've all suffered enough. What would you have me say, that it's not true?" he asked reporters.
"If I did, would anyone believe it? Or perhaps you'd have me admit it. Then the damaged parties are not confined to my wife and family, but Pinky as well.
"As for those people feeding the press, I plead with you to give us a break. Even if it's true, it's still a personal matter for my wife and I to fix. I'm not a public figure, but my wife might have years to go in the industry yet."
Things that go bump in the night
Tanyaret ‘Tanya’ Engtrakul.
Inset, Sunchai ‘Peck’ Engtrakul.
Two singing sisters are wondering if they are living in the right neighbourhood, after a grenade landed on the roof of their family home last week.
Thanantorn "Fang" Neerasingh and Pornpawee "Faye" Neerasingh, of the teeny RS Promotion band Faye Fang Kaew, almost became collateral damage of the government's political troubles, when an M79 grenade landed on the roof of their home in Pradiphat Soi 15, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, last Sunday.
The grenade put a hole in their roof, but failed to explode. They believe the intended target was the home of their neighbour, a senior army officer with ties to army-run Channel 5.
However, the grenade went astray and landed on their roof instead.
What's a girl to do when she has a close brush with death? Head to Twitter, of course.
"Last night an object landed on our roof with a real bang," wrote Faye.
"When we woke, we found police and the bomb squad had arrived. It put a hole in the roof, but luckily there was no other damage, and no one was hurt. We were so shocked. Its one of those experiences. You know, it can happen at any time ... best be careful," she said.
Her twin sister Fang was even more animated.
"OMGGGGG my house got bombed!!! M-79!!!!! I am still shocked ... I almost died !!!"
Such a grand event
Pithi ‘Todd’ Pirompakdee.
Worranuch ‘Noon’ Wongsawun.
They're leaving nothing to chance. No fewer than 4,000 invitations have been printed for the high-society wedding next month of Singha Beer heir Pithi "Todd" Pirompakdee and Channel 7 presenter, Worranuch "Noon" Wongsawun.
Sun "Tae" Pirompakdee, Todd's elder brother, said arrangements for what is being billed as one of this year's biggest weddings are picking up steam.
Although the couple has yet to settle on a venue, they would probably hold the wedding at the Impact Arena exhibition and convention centre in Muang Thong Thani - to make sure they can fit everyone in. Members of the press were welcome and would have their own "zone" at the function.
"They want the media to be present as witnesses," he said last week, adding he did not know how much the couple was spending, nor how much the dowry would be.