Dear dedicated Bamboo Nation readers, I'm taking the rest of the week off from blogging. (I'm like 25 episodes behind on the Dateline true crime specials on my DVR.... By the way, the "On the Trail of the Bike Path Rapist" episode I just watched is one of the most riveting hours of television I've ever seen. Seriously. It's chock-full of shocking revelations that made me gasp and almost choke on my grocery store-bought cotton candy.)
In the meantime, readers, please occupy yourself with the following four-minute long shampoo commercial. Yes, you read that correctly. I'm making you watch a four-minute long shampoo commercial.
With heaps of unabashed sentimentality, the following Pantene ad from Thailand features a bullied deaf-mute girl who conquers the violin, pwns her villains, and has great hair.
I have to admit that this clip made me cry—was it her story of triumph or her beautiful flowing locks? I just don't know! Watch:
Pachelbel's Canon never smelled so clean!
See you next week! (One more note before I go: I haven't managed to keep up with responding to your blog comments lately, but please know that I do read them all and appreciate your checking in to say hello and give feedback. Keep 'em comin'!)
[Want to weep some more? Check out "Five Thai Commercials That Will Make You Cry Like a Baby Who's Just Emerged from the Womb."]