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  • LIFESTYLE

    A house of dreams

    Life, Catherine Faulder, Published on 28/01/2016

    » Chirapan Oulapathorn, founder and president of Sumipol Corp -- a company that makes high quality industrial tools and represents over 50 Japanese manufacturers in Thailand -- sits serenely in the sitting room of his second home in Suphan Buri. At last, his busy week has slowed down. He has managed to escape to the dream he started building more than 20 years ago under the architectural excellence of Assoc Prof Theeramon Wairojanakit, the Dean of Architecture at King Mongkut Institute of Technology (Lardkrabang).

  • LIFESTYLE

    The Thai Johnny Cash

    Life, Catherine Faulder, Published on 19/01/2016

    » Music is Soranut "Beer" Masayavanich's medicine. It heals him. Ten years ago, back when he was an actor for hit sitcom Heng Heng Heng, his name was blasted across the pages of Thai newspapers that made stories out of his attempted suicide.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Hear me now!

    Life, Catherine Faulder, Published on 19/11/2015

    » Wannarit Pongprayoon turns up half-an-hour late, his handsome face hugely apologetic. He’s wearing a forest green shirt, ripped diesel jeans and a pair of worn down grey Converse. In real life, Wannarit may come across as somewhat shy and awkward, but when our photographer pulls out a camera to take some shots, he pulls off the “I don’t care, I woke up like this and I still look like a rock-star look” incredibly well.

  • NEWS

    Sweet tooth nation

    Life, Catherine Faulder, Published on 20/10/2015

    » As is the case with most modern Bangkok dwellings, my compact apartment does not have an oven. So I am forced to eat out a lot. I use the term "forced" loosely, as we all know Bangkok is a city that boasts some of the best food in the world.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Thumping beats in historic Chinatown

    Life, Catherine Faulder, Published on 29/10/2015

    » The idea that good music should be imported into Thailand is somewhat baffling. A lot of us spend our time chasing the international string of DJs, artists or bands that regularly come to show Bangkok some love. Whatever each of our musical tastes are, we're obsessed with what's going on in music scenes around the world, from techno in Berlin to jazz in New Orleans; punk or dubstep in London to live music in Austin. Fair enough, these all have a long established reputation for good music, so it makes sense that we do.

  • OPINION

    Wedded to Facebook

    Life, Catherine Faulder, Published on 14/08/2015

    » If Facebook was a person, who would it be? My answer: he is my husband and we are in a dysfunctional marriage. Having never been married, you may be disinclined to read on. It was an arranged marriage. I didn't know what I was getting myself into 10 years ago, aged 15. I was too young to understand the weight of what I was signing up for. It's not even like we dated, I couldn't suss him out before my username and password tied me down to our contract. My vows? I do, Facebook, I do… even though I don't really know you!

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