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    Fermented fad

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 22/01/2019

    » Forget low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diets, gluten-free foods and all things detox. These are diet bygones compared to a slightly-sparkling, gold-coloured fermented drink called kombucha that is now all the rage. They say Madonna drinks it, so does Halle Berry, Lindsay Lohan and Gwyneth Paltrow. Even testosterone-fuelled Jake Gyllenhaal and Orlando Bloom were seen clutching a bottle.

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    A peaceful gateway

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 09/11/2017

    » Mention Fukuoka and travellers to Japan are not sure if they should pay the city a visit. Compared to metropolitan Tokyo, enchanting Kyoto and lavender-infused Hokkaido, Fukuoka is lesser known.

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    The art of prosperity

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 04/05/2017

    » Feng shui Master Yun Long Zi's latest painting collection glows in the dark. When asked why he made his paintings luminescent even when the light is off, he said it was his intention to put the universe in his artworks.

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    Hold the sugar!

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 22/11/2016

    » Under the country's blistering heatwave, something cold and sweet is always welcomed with open arms. Think the popular Honey Toast served with ice cream or the Korean fluffy ice-shaving Bingsu. But for a less luxurious rendition, Thais also have iced sweet drinks. Served in plastic cups from many street vendors, only a few sips of these beverages are so refreshing we might totally forget what they actually contain.

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    It's a 'no' from us

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 29/05/2015

    » Watching the recently premiered Thai lesbian flick Yes Or No 2.5 is like seeing someone trying to enter an incorrect passcode at an ATM machine — three wrong tries and finally the card is devoured by the money-dispensing hole in the wall.

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    Designer babies

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 08/01/2019

    » Twin girls Lulu and Nana are no ordinary children. Claimed as the world's first gene-edited babies, they quickly came under the global spotlight from the moment they came into this world. Now they are being received with great interest and curiosity among not just doctors and scientists but also many people around the world. Even the World Health Organisation (WHO) had to set up a special panel to look at the technique through which the twins were conceived.

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    Rethinking sustainability -- while there's still time

    Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 11/12/2018

    » According to the United Nations Environmental Programme, every year 8-15 million tonnes of plastic waste is dumped into the world's oceans, killing marine life and entering the human food chain. According to a study by Ocean Conservancy, a Washington-based environmental advocacy group, five Asian countries (China, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand) account for some 60% of all that plastic waste swirling around the sea.

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    The price of prejudice

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 03/12/2018

    » Luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana made an irreversible mistake with its racist mishaps just recently when they posted a series of short video advertisements on social media that made fun of Chinese culture. The videos enraged the entirety of China simply because the fashion powerhouse stereotyped people from different racial backgrounds.

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    The time to combat plastic is now

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 02/07/2018

    » It comes as no surprise that Thailand is among five Asian countries -- together with China, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines -- that are responsible for more than half of the 8 million tonnes of plastic waste dumped into the world's oceans every year, according to a 2015 Ocean Conservancy Report. The people of Thailand use over 70 billion plastic bags a year.

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    Welcoming the Year of the Dog

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 09/02/2018

    » People of Thai-Chinese roots across Thailand are preparing for Chinese New Year celebrations next week, starting on Wednesday, Feb 14, which is payday, continuing to Thursday, Feb 15, a worship day, and the start of Chinese New Year on Friday, Feb 16 -- officially kicking off the Year of the Dog, in accordance with Chinese calendar.

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