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    Much ado about nothing

    Life, Yanapon Musiket, Published on 02/02/2012

    » During the morning news talk show Reung Lao Sao Athit on Channel 3 last Saturday, the presenter reported a story in which a team of policemen led by the outspoken politician Chuwit Kamolwisit shut down a nightclub, Narcissus, located off Sukhumvit Road the previous night. Chuwit, formerly a massage parlour tycoon, claimed the club is known to host secret "drug parties" and was a place "where foreigners assemble for unlawful purposes". However, urine tests on the spot did not return a single person testing positive for drugs.


    Real Songkran sinners evade exposure

    Life, Yanapon Musiket, Published on 25/04/2012

    » As expected after Songkran, it was inevitable we would have a piece of controversial news to talk about once the great water battle was over. Last year, the country's media was in a frenzy about two girls dancing bare-breasted among the celebratory crowds on Silom Road. This year, another topless dancer sparked social criticism, only this time it was a 19-year-old transvestite.


    Let me paint you a picture ...

    Life, Yanapon Musiket, Published on 27/06/2012

    » When Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) first opened in 2008, I was thrilled that our capital finally had a free-for-all art museum at a prime location like many other cosmopolitan cities. It was definitely good news.


    Tiring of the attire debate

    Life, Yanapon Musiket, Published on 22/08/2012

    » Aug 30 is going to be a big day for Baramee "Denjan" Phanich, and for the transgender community in Thailand. Denjan, 23, is among five transsexual students who have been granted permission to wear female attire during the graduation ceremony at Thammasat University.


    It's all about the copy, right?

    Life, Yanapon Musiket, Published on 03/10/2012

    » There is a thin line between "inspiration" and "copying" in the art world. The 90s kids think Lady Gaga is revolutionary in pop culture, while many of Madonna's die-hard fans think instead of being born that way she is nothing but a copycat. The debate continues.


    Last in translation

    Life, Yanapon Musiket, Published on 15/11/2012

    » Everywhere we go, the sound of the global South Korean hit Gangnam Style seems to creepily follow us.


    Face the new year with the true you

    Life, Yanapon Musiket, Published on 01/01/2013

    » Having a nickname has been part of Thai culture for decades. We have everything from a prime minister whose nickname is "Poo" meaning "crab", to a beautiful and famous television star known as "Pancake". My parents' nickname for me is Jeep, as in the tough-running American vehicle.


    The crying shame

    Life, Yanapon Musiket, Published on 14/02/2013

    » I always cry at wedding ceremonies, and I think I like doing it. I like it to the point that it has become one of the main reasons to go to a wedding: to cry as a congratulatory gesture to the groom and the bride.


    Our future's worth sweating over

    Life, Yanapon Musiket, Published on 27/03/2013

    » Judging from the sweat dripping down on to my keyboard, I'm certain Bangkok has become too hot to handle. The phrase "global warming" has echoed in my head over and over, like a chant from hell. It is happening now _ and what luck, we have no way out.


    Facing Facebook's harsh truths

    Life, Yanapon Musiket, Published on 24/04/2013

    » After my Facebook was flooded with pictures of friends and acquaintances enjoying Songkran celebrations, I woke up last Monday to witness cyberspace full of stories about the bomb in Boston. After three people were killed and 178 injured in the blast, many people turned to their Facebook page and dedicated it to pray for Boston.

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