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  • LIFESTYLE

    Twinkling stars

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 05/05/2016

    » Around 13.8 billion years ago, when the Big Bang gave birth to the universe, stars were formed. Then, time after time, substances that are known as primordial minerals -- what make up the stellar bodies -- are believed to have travelled to the Earth in the form of meteorites. One of the minerals was carbonado, or black diamond, a type of diamond speculated to hail from space.

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    A native son returns for some homecooking

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 05/03/2016

    » On a nondescript cul-de-sac in the lively Ekamai neighbourhood, several cars disappear into a house tucked behind a tall maroon-coloured gate from approximately 6-7pm every day. You may guess that it’s people visiting a friend’s house.

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    Sworn out of secrecy

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 24/02/2016

    » Thailand may have been taken to task by the international community for its treatment of émigrés escaping persecution, from the Rohingya to the Uighur and some Chinese dissidents. But for North Korean defectors running away from their country, Thailand is often their only safe haven.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Banking on sustainability

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 03/02/2016

    » TMB Bank recently won the Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability Awards (Aces), hosted by the MORS Group in Singapore, under the category Top Community Care Awards, making it Thailand's only company to win such an accolade.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Comfort for the soul

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 05/02/2016

    » Dear readers, if you were born in 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986 or 1998 (the Year of the Tiger), read carefully. If you're looking forward to a rosy year ahead, you might be in for a major disappointment. Because 2016 is out to get you. If you scrape your car against a tree, get bitten by a dog, get pooped on the head by a pigeon, or end up on a delayed flight, remember that it might not be a pure coincidence. This year, for you, is filled with predestined mishaps. 

  • LIFESTYLE

    When consumers complain

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 26/01/2016

    » In the era of convenience and, of course, convenience stores that are open 24/7, sandwiches seem to be a quick fix solution, especially for city dwellers, to keep stomachs full and happy. But, the next time you munch on a sandwich bought from one of these stores, you may want to spread the slices of bread first to make sure there's actually something inside.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Soft spot for superstition

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 27/01/2016

    » On Monday, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha weighed in on the current national obsession. 

  • LIFESTYLE

    Biking for the joy in life

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 18/01/2016

    » Most people in their right minds would agree that cancer is the last thing they want to have in their lives. Onusa Loetsuwanphaisan thought likewise before she was diagnosed with the demoralising illness five years ago. Now, however, she says something that probably makes her sound slightly cuckoo: she is thankful that she had cancer.

  • OPINION

    Dying in the spotlight

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 22/01/2016

    » It has been four days since the Thai people lost their beloved actor Thrisadee "Por" Sahawong to dengue fever. His passing has had the nation frozen in mourning. Considering the fact that we mostly got to know him through his roles in soap operas, the phenomenal scale of public reaction means the actor must have done something very right. 

  • LIFESTYLE

    Flower Power

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 20/01/2016

    » What makes you different as a floral artist? Asked this question and Sakul Intakul, who is the man behind a string of exquisite works, from his royal commissions for Her Majesty the Queen to his floral installations at Bulgari Hotels & Resorts in Bali and Rome International Film Festival, will give you his answer, one that is humble and yet sounds like a bluff.

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