I was born in Muang Kalasin, Thailand in 1981. I was raised in the same place. All throughout my childhood, my biggest interests were music and dance. With the support of my family, I started going to Kalasin College of the Dramatic Arts, which gives an education of Thailand folkloric arts. I studied Thai dance and the “Khim" - both stringed and percussive musical instrument - which is very popular in South Asia; a similar instrument is used at Chinese theatrical shows. In our culture, it is told that Persian sailors brought it to Thailand. Nowadays, it has been played at all of the touristic places. After college, I worked at many touristic hotels in Phuket to earn a living. In 2017, I came to Koh Yao Yai to work. In here, I perform dance and music shows for the hotel guests everyday. Music and dance are irreplaceable in my life. Every day I come and go from Phuket by boat. Earning a living by doing my favorite thing is my biggest source of motivation to fulfill my dreams. Of course, my biggest dream is to be able to organize a very big dance and music festival which presents our culture and history.
Sinthusiri Year Taywin
Koh Yoa Yai Island, Thailand, 01 August 2018