“Tangmo” Pattaratida has dropped out of university explaining that school was an obstacle in her life. Her main priority is paying off a 10 million baht mortgage for her father. The actress says a degree from university is a Thai thing and it can’t pay off her debt.
Previously there’s been talk that Tangmo is far too interested in her love life then her education but her rich socialite boyfriend “Thank” Pongsakorn Mahaparaya came forward to defend her by saying even if she doesn’t have a university degree, she still makes more money than those with masters. On top of his statement, Thank also added that he would be willing to support her if she doesn’t finish university in the end.
Since Thank’s interview on Mo’s education, criticism flooded in from all over the web to the point where Tangmo was driven to come forward to support his claims – education is not an important factor in her life at this point in time.
“Education is not my main priority at this stage. The most important thing for me right now is making money to build a house for my dad. I’ve bought one already and I’m paying off 2 houses, which is 10 million baht and not to mention paying for my own personal needs and for my dad too”
“I’m the sole provider in my family, my dad does make money, but only to pay for his own expenses. So mainly I make most of the money, therefore right now education is an obstacle in my day to day life and I need to prioritize”
“I need to keep the most important thing at the top. As for education, even if I did get that piece of paper, it’s not going to pay off my mortgage. Which is why I have to work, and now I’ve dropped out of Turakit Bundit university. I was in my 3rd year. I know I should be almost done with it but I didn’t do a lot in the first year”
“I only studied the important subjects. The kind of subjects that I could use in my career, anything else on top of that I didn’t study, like mathematics, I don’t use that so I didn’t study that at all. I feel it’s a waste of my working time, I only study the subjects that are relevant”
Mo reveals her boyfriend Thank did not make a statement to say he would support her if she doesn’t finish university, Mo said, the media made that up themselves.
“The news about P’Thank saying he’d support me if I didn’t finish university, P’Thank didn’t say that, the media wrote it themselves. He was confused when he saw the article, he said he didn’t say that and even if it turned out that way, I don’t expect him to support me. I’m having fun with my job, I love my job and it pays”
Mo says a university degree is just something that people in Thailand value and if she was to go back to school, she would go study abroad.
“Will I go back to university? Honestly for about 6-8 years I’ve been planing to go study abroad but I didn’t get the chance because I have too much work. But I still want to go and right now I can’t conclude anything about school, it’s all based around work”
“The most important thing right now is work, it’s a necessity and my dad is supporting me to work (laughs) because he could see that I’m happy with it and I have to admit work in the entertainment industry pays much more than the income earned by those with masters, you just can’t deny that”
“Part of it is our values. People in our country who does have that piece of paper I still see them serving food for a living. But I’m not saying every kid in this country should be like me, education at university or where ever will make you into a real person”
“But because I work in this industry, I’m a lot more mature than my true age, I’ve seen a lot of things and I’ve lived the university life, I’ve done that already and I don’t need anything from there anymore, I don’t know what to get from there”
There’s a rumor that you’re living with your boyfriend Thank
“The rumor about me living with P’Thank before marriage, I’ve been accused before about that and I’ve explained it all already. I’m not serious because I’m almost 30 now and he’s my boyfriend, he’s not just anybody. So I feel nothing by this kind of rumor because he is my boyfriend. But if one day there’s a rumor about me living with P’Ken Theeradeth, then I would be angry about it because that would be wrong, but Thank is my boyfriend so I don’t know how that’s a bad thing”
“Right now we’ve been with each other for 4-5 months and I still confirm the same thing I said, he’s going to be my last love. The more time I spend with him the more I know it”
“Do I think about the future with him? I have thought about it but it doesn’t mean that I’ve planned anything but I’m trying to do everything as best as I could so that we will have many more tomorrows together”
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