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  • OPINION

    Keep your kid dialled out

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 17/06/2014

    » Parents have their reasons for allowing their kids to own a mobile phone (or not). My seven-year-old daughter once asked me to buy her a mobile phone, in spite of the fact that she knew what my answer would be. She cited examples of her friends, who bring them to school — some even have iPhones!

  • OPINION

    Mama and papa bears: watch your cubs

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 15/05/2014

    » Whenever I hear news about missing kids, my immediate reaction is to blame the criminal — why don’t they just take something else, not a kid? But in reality, on the issue of missing children, parents are in fact the ones to blame.

  • OPINION

    Train yourself to act properly

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 03/04/2014

    » One day while waiting for the Skytrain at Victory Monument station, with everyone queuing in two lines, a man rushed in and stood at the exact spot where the doors of the train were supposed to open. Once the train approached the platform, the doors opened and passengers from inside started to get off. When the man was about to step in, a good-looking guy who also stood in line told him quite politely: “Why don’t you queue up? Go get in the line!” The second part of his sentence sounded commanding. The man then bowed his head in shame and walked slowly to the end of the line.

  • OPINION

    Agreeing to disagree

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 22/01/2014

    » On social networks, people become friends very easily. But even more easily their relationships turn sour, or even come to a sticky end, during this time when we are riven by politics. Friends turn to foes if they do not share the same stance or follow the same political parties.

  • OPINION

    Seeking inspiration in the real world

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 03/12/2013

    » While waiting for my daughter to finish her piano class at a private music school, a couple of parents accompanied their teenage son to apply for a music course. I didn't mean to pry, but what prompted me to glance at them was when I overheard the mother tell the school official: "I wouldn't just like my son just have a talent, I want him to be popular."

  • OPINION

    Giving kids a sporting chance

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 25/09/2013

    » The women's volleyball match this past weekend has been the cause of much happiness and pride for many Thai people.

  • OPINION

    This Line of thinking simply won't wash

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 20/08/2013

    » So the powers-that-be want to monitor exchanges on Line, that wildly popular instant messaging app? Well, while the revelation has certainly garnered lots of coverage of late, it's far from being the first time the authorities here have threatened to violate the privacy and freedom of speech of individual citizens.

  • OPINION

    Making the most of things

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 11/07/2013

    » How many years will your mobile phone, notebook computer or even tablet last? The life cycle of those gadgets has become shorter and shorter. Take the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy as examples, new generations of both smartphones are introduced every year.

  • OPINION

    Weighty issue rests on tender shoulders

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 05/06/2013

    » Although the school bag that little Thai students have to carry around is getting heavier, the average IQ test score of Thai children is getting lower.

  • OPINION

    Come on, NBTC, show us the big picture

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 01/05/2013

    » Television has become more than just another appliance in the living room. It is a family's companion. Weekends and holidays often mean a whole day spent in front of a TV set. For those who don't subscribe to cable TV services, free TV is an inevitable option, and even though we now have to make do with Channel 3, 5, 7, Modern 9, the professorial Channel 11, and Thai PBS, soon Thai viewers will be drowned in alternatives with 48 channels of digital TV.

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