The maddest song. Khun Lum Yai (Miss Longan). It's a Thai mor lam sing style tune from around ten years ago, and still immensely popular in Thailand. It's the first song I've been able to work out in Thai. More importantly, I think I;ve got the subtle nuances of it under wraps. Essentially the woman asks why her beau keeps calling her Miss longan (as in the fruit), and suggests a range of alternative and more appealing foreign sounding names, like Cherry, Ann. Pear, Fern or May, and using more polite Thai pronouns. The miss that's used, or khun, is more like simply "you".
She goes on to mention how her nose is nice and pointy, and how indeed she looks like a mix between Thai and American; sports a Crocodile brand handbag; wears nice make up; and Levi's jeans. In the clip she's on stage at a Miss Longan competition, a rural fair type beauty pageant which is held each year in Lumphun, near Chiang Mai - where Thailand's most beautiful lasses are said to come from - dressed in western clothes going up against Thai beauties in traditional garb. Of course, all her pretense just highlights what a bumpkin she really is. In the end she wags her finger and says, if you think you can have me and call me Miss longan, you;d better think again.
A wonderful piss take, and a worthy little window into Thailand.