I have finally found this song today - about five years after watching it in the hotel room while holidaying in Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand.
I find the music very moving but I have no ways to search for it online since I could neither read nor write Thai.
Despite not understanding the lyrics, I could somehow associate it as a song about the Thai King judging from the images shown on TV.
I made a partial recording of it on my phone and uploaded it to my Facebook then. Last night, that post turned up via the "On This Day" on Facebook. I know it's a long shot but I decided to ask Siri what song it is.
To my surprise, Shazam returned the following results:
Here is one with English lyrics
If you have ever been to Thailand, you would have known that King Bhumibol Adulyadej is a well-loved Monarch. You can see his posters everywhere on the streets and even inside the shops. The reason why the King has earned my respect is because of Tongdaeng (Copper), a mongrel puppy he adopted during one of his visits to a village. Given his status, he could have gotten himself any pure breed dog he wants yet he chose a mongrel.
An autobiography of Tongdaeng authored by the King himself
The King making public appearances with Tongdaeng
Tonggdaeng is even featured on first day covers
The close relationship between the King and Tongdaeng truly moves me. Unfortunately, Tongdaeng passed away on 26 December 2015 at the ripe old age of 17 years old. The King's ailing health is another concern being closely watched by the Kingdom.
I sincerely wished King Bhumibol Adulyadej the best of health.
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