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Mom, aren’t you going to work today? (I’m not taking a day off. I just don’t work there anymore.) Why not? (The house owner hired someone else to work.) Why? You just started working there. (She didn’t know that I’m mute. And she isn’t okay with that.) That’s the reason? She insulted you. I will report this to the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare. (It’s my fault. I made her feel uncomfortable.) I don’t get it. How could you even make her feel uncomfortable? (She wasn't used to a maid who couldn't talk.) (She wanted someone who could talk and keep her company.) If she wanted a friend to talk to, why didn’t she call someone? You don’t need to work. I will. You stay home. I will take care of you. (I don’t want to stay home and do nothing.) (I can work like normal people.) I know you can but there are some people who don’t know that. They are ready to look down on you once they see you. (I’m used to it, Yok. That’s why I need to prove I can do it.)
(If you stop me, it means you don’t believe in me either.) (I will look for a new job tomorrow.) (My friend told me there was a beverage manufacturer that employs people with disabilities.) (I might get a permanent job there and stop being anyone’s dependant.) Whatever makes you feel happy, go ahead. I’m off to university. Hey. Hi. You passed the written test too? I did. You’re here for the interview? Right. Are you excited? Not really. Let’s just say I’m nervous. And you? Are you worried? I’m not worried about the interview. I’m more worried about working in The Ministry. I’m not sure if the work culture there fits me. Wow! You seem really confident that you’ll pass. You know what? I never pictured myself as a bureau official. A diplomat job doesn’t come easy, so I want to prove I can do it. How do you prove it?
I’m from a middle-class family. But there are some rich and privileged kids who always get pleased by people. I must fight them with my skills. It’s the only thing I’ve got. I think the test here is good because it’s fair. We will see who really has skills. It’s a diplomat position after all. They need to find someone who’s qualified to represent the nation. Look at the other side. It’s not like everyone has a chance to be here. You know that not everyone in our country has the same educational opportunities. Number 12, Mr. Savate Pothiyakorn. Yes. You can proceed to the interview room. It’s my turn now. Pothiyakorn? Are you related to the ambassador, Mr. Adule Pothiyakorn? He’s my father. No wonder why you’re so sure you’d pass. I bet you really do. Good luck with the interview. (Many people become friendly after they learn my family name.)
(He is the first to make me wonder) (if the privileges I've had my entire life come from exploiting others.) Hello. Please have a seat. Are you ready? White, this is Mr. Vichian. White is taking a test for a position in The Ministry next week. I am. My name is Savate Pothiyakorn. You don’t need to introduce yourself. Should we start with the question? If UNESCO excluded Thailand from being nominated for a world heritage site due to human rights issues within the country, as a diplomat, how would you explain it to people? 1, 2. Jab. 1, 2. Jab. 1, 2. 1, 2. 4 punches. A straight punch. Weave. Jab. 1, 2. Black. What was that for, Yok? You let your guard down. I couldn’t help it. Come on. I’m tired. I won’t train you anymore.
Black, you box with him. Good. I haven’t fought you in a long time. Hurry up. Hold on. I will fight him. What the heck? Stay out of this. Yok. Come on. Start! I said come in. I haven’t started yet. These are for what you did to me yesterday. Well, let’s box. Step in. What are they playing? No idea. I’m waiting to see it here. Come on. Fight me. Move forward. Take him to the couch. You were so harsh on him, Sean. Go get him some cold compression. Black. You’re finished. It’s my turn to mock you now. You’re awake? Sean, find him an ammonia inhalant. And bandage him. You do it. Why would I? You’re the one that punched him. Yok, come help me with the mats.
Inhale this. You will get better. I want this. It’s mine. Can’t you just share it? You should get some bandage. I’ll do it myself. Gumpa told me to help you. You stay still. Face towards me. Does it hurt? Is it better? Sean, go help Yok store the mats. I need to talk to Black. Black, follow me. Let me see it. It doesn’t look so bad. Black that I trained was better than this. Now you shoot. Don’t be afraid. I’m teaching you to protect yourself, not to harm people. Legs apart. If you don’t want to shoot, don’t pull the trigger. Get your finger off it. Hold it firmly. Your hands are very soft. What did you do to them? You’ve been worse after the fire. I’m just tired, nothing else. Stay here with me at the garage. Why do I have to stay here?
I will train you to be as good as you once were. I think I’m okay. You’re not. I don’t see the fire in your eyes. You lack the strength. Your heart is weakened. You can fool everyone but me. So? Are you going to stay here or not? Can I at least think about it? My name is Gumpa. I’m the owner of this garage. I insist on you staying here with me. And everything will get easier. Damn it! Diplomats must put the country’s best interest first.
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