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    The path of enlightenment

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 25/10/2013

    » Siam Square used to feel like my second home, since I went to a school in that area for three years, and spent four years at the university next to it. But today, I dread going there, what with the traffic being so awful and the clothes sold there being so tiny I feel like a giant.

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    Seeing rainbows in the grey

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 19/09/2013

    » Having a son is interesting in many ways. One of the most frequent jokes people say to me is that my three-year-old son might grow up to be gay. They say that without meaning that my son has shown any tendency _ some of the people who say that have never even met my son.

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    Reading between the lies

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 14/08/2013

    » I was watching a news programme the other day, and a headline captured my attention. The news anchor said that according to Unesco, Thais read four lines a year. Several years ago, I also heard something similar, only at the time it was eight lines, and that headline continued to circulate in our society, sparking debate and criticism about Thailand's education and people.

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    Breast is best, but formula is not evil

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 05/07/2013

    » There are two types of television commercials that I particularly dislike _ whitening products and milk formula. Both of them are misleading. The first promises that you will attract handsome men when your skin is white, while the other tells you that your child can become a genius simply by drinking this milk.

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    Scientifically speaking

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 30/05/2013

    » Growing up, my grades in science were relatively mediocre. I didn't really like the subject, but now that I come to think of it, it was not science itself that I found boring or intimidating _ it was the way I was taught it. We didn't have a big science lab, and the experiments we did weren't really meaningful. The teacher would even tell us the results before we got into the lab and said that we should make sure our results were the same as hers. In other words, we walked into the lab with zero curiosity because we already knew what was going to happen.

  • OPINION

    Not all entertainment is for everyone

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 25/04/2013

    » This month, Thailand's movie industry witnessed a historic record, with Pee Mak Phra Khanong raking in more than 500 million baht within a few weeks. As a Thai, I feel proud that a Thai movie can be so successful, more successful than most foreign movies have been.

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    We need more civility in the service

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 26/03/2013

    » The phrase "civil servant" means different things for different people. Some parents dream of their children becoming civil servants because they feel the job is honourable and stable. Some look at it with disdain, associating it with corruption and back-stabbing. Some respect civil servants, many look down on them. There is no right or wrong.

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    Hoping for green light for green space

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 19/02/2013

    » Ever since my son started school, all I'd been dreaming of was for his semester break to come, because the early mornings were taking their toll on me. When it finally rolled around, I was faced with a big question: What are we going to do?

  • OPINION

    Much ado about education

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 15/01/2013

    » One of the biggest worries for parents, and trust me there are many, is which school their child will end up in. When I was not yet a mother, a lot of people said, and I assumed it was a joke, that you have to start thinking about your child's school the moment you know you're pregnant. How ridiculous is that? Six or seven years ahead of time?

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    Skipping the unhealthy bad news breakfast

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 20/11/2012

    » Apart from coffee, my second favourite thing to consume every morning is news and information. The moment I wake up, I check my phone to see if there are new emails or messages, and proceed to check my Facebook and Twitter to see what everyone is talking about. While having breakfast I used to leave the television on to watch a popular morning news programme. I would also read some of the Thai newspapers that my family subscribes to.

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