When people started tweeting & posting on Facebook this youtube video on Sunday it only had a few thousands hits. The boy, who is still unknown, is lip-syncing to a popular Thai song called “เสียใจแต่มั่ยแคร์” (sia jai dtae mai cae). What makes it funny and cute at the same time is that it looks like the boy is filming this secretly in his bedroom. Every now and then you see him looking nervously over his shoulder as if his mother was about to come in and discover him singing.
When I tweeted a link to this youtube video early last night, it had about 490,000 hits. As of 7 a.m. this morning, it has now surpassed one million hits. Since then, a popular Thai singer has brought out his own version of the kid all grown up but still singing the song on his bed and nervously looking over his shoulder in case his mother caught him. The final video I’m linking to below is the same song but as sung by a foreigner in Thailand.
- เสียจัย แต่มั่ยแคร์ ฮาสุดๆๆๆๆ – original video with boy lip-syncing
- เสียใจแต่มั่ยแคร์ V2 เมื่อน้องโตขึ้น – follow up video of the kid all grown up
- เสียใจแต่ไม่แคร์ (Whatever) – Waii Just – foreigner singing the same song
UPDATE 14 June 2012: Video now has had over 3 million hits