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    Going through changes

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 23/07/2015

    » HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is an acknowledged scholar of China, having studied the Chinese language for over 30 years. She first visited China in 1981, a trip which resulted in her first book on China called Yam Dan Mungkorn (Travels Through The Land Of The Dragon). She has made a total of 38 trips to China, visiting all 22 provinces and five autonomous regions. She has written 13 travelogues on China, translated Chinese poetry compiled in two books, translated several novels as well as other articles on China.

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    Asking the eternal why?

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 30/11/2015

    » I've just indulged in a few museum visits in London, an activity that doesn't often present itself in Thailand. 

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    China's love of the leaf

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 23/07/2015

    » To enhance the atmosphere of the launch of Lao She's book Tea House: A Play In Three Acts translated from Chinese by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, an exhibition on "HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's Studies Of China" and "The Teahouse And The Chinese Way of Life", which features a full-scale tea house, has been set up at Siam Paragon's 2nd floor Lifestyle Hall.

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    Chinese opera fit for a Princess

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 11/06/2015

    » The Eight Immortals of Chinese mythology will be brought to life in the form of Chinese opera produced by the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, to mark the occasion of the 60th birthday of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

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    Have we been sold down the river?

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 16/03/2015

    » Despite the growth of Bangkok as a modern metropolis, it is the Chao Phraya River that remains the heart of the city. That's why riverside hotels have that little edge over their city counterparts. Soaring skyscrapers on the horizon aside, once you are by the river, there is a sense of serenity and timelessness that is somehow reassuring.

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    Polo goes vintage Victorian

    Brunch, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 01/02/2015

    » Celebrities glammed up in “Vintage Victorian” for the finals of the ninth Thailand Polo King’s Cup tournament at VR Sport Club, Bang Bo, Samut Prakan.

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    Three draws a crowd

    Brunch, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 30/11/2014

    » The number three featured prominently in the recent celebration at the Siam Society to mark 330 years of the first Siamese Embassy to England and France, and 130 years of the Siamese Legations in London and Paris. The event was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Siam Society, together with the British and French embassies.

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    Real lives and dream girls

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 13/10/2014

    » Last week's Bangkok Post Forum, titled "Economic Reform: How Will It Be Achieved", provided me with a rare opportunity to get together with some old friends over dinner. And although the gathering was made up mostly of business people who are interested in what direction Thailand is heading in the next year or so, and how our tax reforms and drought solutions and public transport expansions are going to be implemented, my attention was directed at a certain member of academia who for me encompasses all that is admirable about womanhood.

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    Luck is created, not found

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 28/07/2014

    » My daily morning browse through Facebook turned up a post related to a media report in China that named Thailand the luckiest country in the world. The reasons for the Thai smile are, briefly, as follows:

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    Driving me up the wall

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 09/06/2014

    » The Department of Land Transport has made it a little more difficult to get your driver’s licence. This is good news, as it is supposed to mean that we will be better qualified drivers behind the wheels.

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