Question: What was the first video that you watched on Youtube that made you become a Youtube addict?
Answer: This one.
This video is a combination of sad, suspense and funny. It was the first time I watched a Thai commercial. It was so different from the boring commercials that I have been watching on mainstream television (RTM1, RTM2 and TV3 back then). And don’t talk to me about animal cruelty and those shit, I don’t wanna hear it. I was like 10 or 12 when I first saw this video.
The Thais are really good and creative when it comes to marketing products. Malaysians (and to a certain degree, Singaporeans) are just not able to produce advertising stuff that leaves a deep impression on people on a regular basis. I suspect it is due to our education systems. We have been trained to pretend to think out of the box but when we really try to do it, we will be pulled back into the box harshly.
I was skeptical at first. Maybe it was just one Thai video that was awesome. I searched for another one. And I found this.
That was it. I was hooked. I made up my mind that I needed to explore the creative contents of other countries. Thus began my Youtube quest which lasted until today 😉 .
The videos are about 1 minute each, it won’t take you long to watch them.