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  • OPINION

    What If?

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 04/10/2019

    » What if the government decides to allocate budgets for weaponry and freebies and spend them on other causes? Let's entertain that thought. Shall we?

  • TRAVEL

    The other three Rs

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 04/10/2019

    » Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa is a piece of tropical paradise truly realised. With its spacious villas, beach-side location, private and untouched beach, several F&B outlets, a spa, lush surroundings and various on-site activities, it has all the ingredients to make you want for nothing during your stay here.

  • LIFE

    A Thrilling Quest for Truth

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 04/10/2019

    » Stuntman Cha Dal-geon [played by Lee Seung-gi] uncovers a huge-scale corruption scheme behind a plane crash that kills his nephew and 200 other passengers en route to Morocco. His hunt for the truth intertwines with Go Hae-ri (Bae Suzy), a covert operative who works for the National Intelligence Service. Along their quest, there are adrenaline-pumping action sequences, espionage, political intrigue, comedy and a sprinkle of romance for good measure.

  • OPINION

    Outdated Views On Gender Need Updating

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 27/09/2019

    » Despite Thailand's reputation as a country with a high number of female CEOs, now and again I'm reminded that there's still more work to be done to fix the outdated view on genders and the roles of women in Thailand. Here are some examples that would have feminists and SJW triggered.

  • OPINION

    When Thai Sayings Get A Gritty Reboot

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 20/09/2019

    » Popular sayings usually reference real-life occurrences that we can relate to. But as our world is ever-changing, those references may become outdated or untrue compared to what we see today. For your entertainment, I've played around with seven classic Thai sayings and proverbs to bring them to circa now with keeping-it-real references.

  • OPINION

    Mixing Art with Belief

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 13/09/2019

    » Mixing art with belief can be a recipe for controversy, especially when you think outside the box. Three Ultraman-inspired paintings of Buddha images by an unnamed uni student that caused an online uproar earlier this week are a case in point. She meant no disrespect by portraying Buddha as a superhero. The analogy is quite obvious as Buddha fights the world's evils through his teaching while the Ultramen fight the kaiju monsters. A flattering comparison, if you ask me. However, she was pressured to tearfully apology for -- in my opinion -- doing nothing wrong. Her biggest crime is interpreting Buddha through a contemporary pop-culture lens. It's the price she had to pay for portraying Buddha image in any way else besides sacred, I guess. Most importantly, didn't Lord Buddha teach us not to hold on to idols and be open-minded?

  • LIFE

    For the (curious) records

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 13/09/2019

    » It seems like not a month goes by without Thailand being recognised on a global scale. Recently, Bangkok beat Paris and London as the most visited city in the world for 2018, for the fourth consecutive year, according to a MasterCard ranking. Thailand's capital hosted 22 million overnight travellers. In the midst of the flattering and not-so-flattering world titles Thailand has received, you may not be aware of the times we receive recognition for rather peculiar feats. If your curiosity is piqued, allow me to present the strange/cool world records in the Land of Smiles.

  • OPINION

    Thailand's Miseducation

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 06/09/2019

    » The conventional notion is that you can rely on textbooks as your source of basic knowledge on a subject matter that you're interested in, but that it isn't always the case in Thailand. You see, some Thai books or educational materials don't seem to care much about being factually correct and, sometimes, politically correct, too. Here are some recent examples for your miseducation.

  • LIFE

    From Paris to BKK

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 06/09/2019

    » Gontran Cherrier is a gifted fourth-generation baker originally from Normandy, France. After penning nine cookbooks and opening three bakeries in Paris, he furthered his ambition by opening more bakeries abroad in Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia. As of July 2018, this dashing 41-year-old pastry chef has 51 bakeries in six countries with his name attached to them. His first Thai branch named Gontran Cherrier Thailand opened in January and I stopped by mainly for their new dishes.

  • OPINION

    Checklist: Are You a Good Politician?

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 30/08/2019

    » □ Yes. But I didn't berate them or try to flex my muscles. I naturally speak loudly.

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