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    Manus faux pas?

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 16/07/2014

    » It might be sexist, ageist, classist. Or is it just childish humour that will soon fade? The term manus pa — “the auntie species”, or as some say, “Super Aunties” — has emerged as the most debated and notorious Thai catchphrase of 2014.

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    A throne, Batman, maids and more

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 10/07/2014

    » Although Doraemon and his pals never did make it to the inaugural Bangkok Comic Con to dazzle fans with their live show and there wasn’t even the slightest hint of Star Trek on the programme, there was still more than enough to keep the comic book and TV show groupies satiated for the time being.

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    Comic Con conquers Bangkok

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 23/05/2014

    » The chance to peruse through mountains of toys, buy comics at ridiculously low prices, meet silver-screen idols and have photo-ops with the likes of Iron Man, Arale and other much-loved movie and cartoon characters, finally arrived earlier this month at the inaugural Thailand Comic Con.

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    A survey of Siam: It's shopping as usual

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 03/02/2014

    » Our beloved Siam Square goes through torments, both political and non-political, and has survived throughout the years to maintain itself as the hub of teenage trendiness. Siam Square's latest test barely three years after the red-shirts riots is the People's Democratic Reform Committee's "shutdown" operation, with its centre at the Pathumwan intersection.

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    Messages that pop

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 27/12/2013

    » Make your best wishes really stick out this New Year with these pop-up cards by T Jack. They may be a tad pricier than what you usually spend on greeting cards, but your special receivers will surely display them for the world to see when they get these crafty creations in the mailbox. Every single card is made meticulously by hand as the tiny pieces of each structure cannot be simply glued together _ they must be carefully connected by joints, which are also miniscule in size. All the designs and tiny pieces are made with laser-cutting techniques.

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    Style straight from the oven

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 21/06/2013

    » Finding accessories that suit a man's particular taste can be quite a challenge _ which is exactly why Titat "Pete" Kuantrakul decided to start making his own bow ties and shirt buttons. It was supposed to be a pet project to sate his own needs, but eventually evolved into an online business, Tabbed Boutique. The boutique's philosophy is in line with and but a mere reflection of the way Pete dresses, which he describes as: "Simple and polished but with one eye-catching or playful decoy."

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    Animated over pixelated trinkets

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 21/06/2013

    » Retro animation is making a comeback (just look at recently released film Wreck-It Ralph) and has been well received by the crowd who grew up with 8-bit games, as well as the new generation. If you are enchanted by pixel art, or just about anything that is cute, Select Start has a range of handmade pixelated trinkets you are sure to love. After all, there's nothing more thrilling than the power-up mushroom moving from the screen to a tangible form in real life.

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    State of influx

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 24/06/2013

    » Like unstoppable waves, they keep coming in millions. This may be one of the largest outbound human movements, albeit temporarily, in recent history as Chinese are touring the world en masse. The phenomenon is sure to continue in the years to come.

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    Lost for words

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 20/05/2013

    » I still remember the day Chai came back to class after meeting a girl during our gap hour when we were still in college. Pat was her name. She had perfectly light, fair skin and she was decked out in pearl earrings, a costly print scarf and a status handbag, according to his description.

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    Spring into summer

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 29/03/2013

    » During this time of the year, Western countries are revelling in the first air of spring. In Thailand, the looming Thai New Year season edges closer and could more or less call for new changes, too. Spring cleaning is no fun, but revamps may have you feeling otherwise. With new plants shooting up and well wishes blessed by the elders, this season symbolises a new start that we can physically materialise by giving a new look to our surroundings. A whole furniture overhaul can be costly, so we suggest another alternative to achieving transformation: change your walls.

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