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    Funny or flippant?

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 21/03/2014

    » Thais are sanook people. We like to have fun and don’t take things too seriously. Although we here at Guru all enjoy off-colour jokes every now and then, there’s a fine line between making light of someone or something and getting a laugh, or doing the same but drawing a big “boo”. This week, we examine five of the most controversial flippant actions that took place in Thailand. Judge for yourself whether they went too far.

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    Work(shop) IT!

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 14/03/2014

    » Since the ability to wiggle your ears or belch really loud doesn’t count as a skill once you pass the age of nine, you may find yourself without many extracurricular activities to put on your resume. With our selection of interesting workshops in Bangkok, we want to encourage you to attain a new passion to enrich your life, make your CV more outstanding, or simply impress a date with.

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    Productive pursuits

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 07/02/2014

    » There are other ways to kill your idle time besides playing FB games or stalking someone on Instagram. We’ve spotted six interesting hobbies in Bangkok that you may not be aware of. Instead of plainly explaining them to you, we present a flowchart to help you figure out which hobby suits you best. Follow the path that most sounds like you, and see your corresponding results in the next pages. Who knows, you may discover a new skill you never knew you had with one of these hobbies.

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    #LOWCOSTCOSPLAY

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 17/01/2014

    » There have been two things on our mind during the last week besides Bangkok Shutdown and Lin Hui’s pregnancy. They are #selfieolympics and #bikinibridge. The former is the latest trend in photo-taking (seemingly for people who have smartphones, too much time on their hands and a big mirror in front of them) while the latter is a hoax (which we sure hope will really catch on in Thailand). They inspired us to search for lesser-known creative (and cuckoo) photo trends appearing in Thai social media that you may not be aware of. Help popularise them (at your own risk).

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    Not the news

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 24/01/2014

    » We think we aren’t the only ones who have been glued to our smartphone screens of late, following updates regarding #BangkokShutdown on Twitter and whatnot. Amid the cascade of information and misinformation, one item caught our attention, like a crystal-encrusted golden whistle under the midday light. It was an item about nightlife giant Ku De Ta closing its doors after a series of “bad circumstances” over the past few months that were bad for business with the shutdown being the last straw.

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    The big give

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 13/12/2013

    » Sure, a stuffed animal or voucher for sexual favours could be quite a neat gift, but some people require more thought when it comes to buying presents. If you’re having trouble finding the right gift for the right person this holiday season, we’re here to help. Use our gift suggestions based on different personality types to find something suitable for even your pickiest friend. Happy gifting, everyone!

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    A very Thai Christmas

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 20/12/2013

    » Christmas is just five days away, and it does matter despite the fact that we live in a Buddhist country. Even though we don’t know how to re-enact the Nativity Scene and most likely can’t name all of Santa’s nine reindeers, that doesn’t stop us from embracing this jolly occasion. We explore how Thais get their Xmas spirit on.

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    Recapping 2013

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 27/12/2013

    » New Year’s is time to look back at what has happened during the year that is about to pass. The media usually takes this opportunity to do a round-up of memorable moments. As an esteemed publication ourselves, we decided to do our very own recapping of 2013 (and because we’re too lazy to go out and find new stories). The year hasn’t been a thoroughly smooth ride but we were certainly never bored. Bye-bye, 2013!

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    Loy Krathong round-up

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 15/11/2013

    » This year's Loy Krathong will take place on Sunday (Nov 17). Don't let the ongoing political tension stop you from celebrating (like it would anyway). Here's our round-up of Loy Krathong celebrations and insights into this special day.

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    iBangkok

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 22/11/2013

    » Bangkok life comes with its fair share of first-world problems i.e. "What restaurant should I go to for my two-hour lunch break?", "How can I get a taxi when the condo's security guard is sick?", "Is the number of my champagne-gold iPhone 5s auspicious enough?", "How should I direct my chauffeur to avoid traffic?"

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