‘Handsome’ Japanese reporter steals thunder from Thailand’s election, anti-government rallies
A Japanese reporter from Fuji Television Network has taken the limelight away from Thailand’s anti-government rallies and the February 2 election because of his good looks. 28-year old Daijiro Enami was in Bangkok over the weekend to cover the national elections, but ended up on social media himself, as numbers of locals shared his photo on networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Enami went to Thailand to interview anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban. He also reported on the state of elections in the Bung Kum district, where Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra cast her vote. While on the field, some Thai citizens noticed the handsome reporter and requested to take photos with him. Others contented themselves with taking photos of Enami in action, reporting on the state of things.
Thai netizens, who saw the reporter, quickly took to social media networks to swoon over him. A Facebook user named Tang Thaneesa described how she blushed while looking at his photos, which led her to ask her boyfriend who he is. Users on Pantip.com, a Thai message board, on the other hand, gushed over Enami, who they say is “supremely gorgeous” and wished he’d be their husband or bodyguard. A certain Noo Khon Dee even wrote, “Take off your bullet proof vest, I’ll use my body to protect you!”
しかし雷とは日本語ではイメージできない比喩ですね。ちなみにお株を奪うというニュアンスはありませんが、類似表現としてsteal the showがあります。（Shou-VR*）