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  • LIFESTYLE

    Original sin

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 17/09/2012

    » We've all probably gotten over the shock and incredulity of Bangkok becoming the World Book Capital next year. Hopefully, the year will be packed with book events and literary festivals of all sorts that will prove us worthy of the title we have been bestowed with. And since there aren't any lit gatherings happening in town at the moment, we can hop over and take a look at what Singapore is up to.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Beary sweet fantasies

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 21/09/2012

    » If there is some god or gnome out there who brings overwhelming success to every restaurant a person opens, we're pretty sure Ashley Sutton has one up his sleeves. His newest joint, which just opened last month, Mr Jones' Orphanage, is already an easy home run. After already ruling a burger, cocktail, pizza and fish and chips empire, now he's finally invading the realm of desserts and getting a packed crowd daily.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Dresses for the year-end bashes

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 27/09/2012

    » Dresses always top the favourite list of Christmas purchases for any girl, thanks to the fact that you can't have enough dresses for all the parties leading up to the climactic countdown. Understanding such a scenario all too well, Miss Selfridge makes it a point to launch their special Christmas collection to let girls invest in their best party wardrobe.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Ethereal but eminently wearable

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 28/09/2012

    » Later today Adler Joailliers will be unveiling some of its most stunning creations at the very first exhibition it has ever held in Thailand. The firm of jewellers is here at the invitation of Patcharavipa 'Pat' Bodiratanangkura, granddaughter of Thanpuying Lursakdi Sampatisiri of Swissotel Nai Lert Park fame.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Kitche ain't no kitsch

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 28/09/2012

    » We all know Thong Lor is for show, where getting spotted and looking flashy is on the main agenda _ for a certain tribe of Bangkok dwellers anyway. For something less demanding on the wallet, less showy and with a little more soul, but offering the very same quality, opt for this nook in Chatuchak instead.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A fitting riposte

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 03/10/2012

    » Preferring to reside at the edges of the literary circle, Wipas Srithong for the past week has found himself under the glare of the spotlight, a discussion and a controversy.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Enter the art apartment

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 03/10/2012

    » It's a place slightly outside of the heart of the city, just 15 minutes away in the nooks of Singapore's Mountbatten district on a traffic-free day. Serene and surrounded by lush greenery, a centre of some sort comes into sight.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Facing up to natural disasters

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 10/10/2012

    » It's only natural to be paranoid about floods at this time of the year, but instead of going berserk, why not learn how to cope with whatever disaster Mother Nature happens to throw our way?

  • OPINION

    Open Sesame Street: why public TV matters

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 17/10/2012

    » As I was listening to the presidential debate back on Oct3, I knew Mitt Romney was going to have it bad when he pledged to cut federal funding for public broadcasting. Oh yes, fans of the cuddly creatures from Sesame Street and other shows on PBS, such as documentaries, are sure to start their hate parade. In fact, there is actually going to be one on Nov 3, called the Million Muppet March, when protesters will gather at the National Mall in Washington, DC, to defend PBS and Sesame Street.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Rendered speechless

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 17/10/2012

    » The name Nipan Oranniwesna should ring a bell for those who prefer art that doesn't necessarily look like art as we know it. By that thinking, you will be greeted by mundane everyday objects: wooden planks, rice or whatever that is so easy to dismiss.

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