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    Biting the bullet

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 25/03/2019

    » For the past year or so, I've had pretty much the same routine. Go to the office, write, eat lunch, chat with colleagues, interview someone interesting, write some more, rinse and repeat. It's been a fulfilling, secure and comfortable existence.


    Sadly, barbarism begins at home

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 14/01/2019

    » Early last week, the world watched with bated breath to see if Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun would be sent back to what she feared would be her inevitable death in Saudi Arabia. The 18-year-old had renounced Islam (a crime punishable by death) and run away from her family, accusing them of physical and psychological abuse.


    The new face of art in Thailand

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 22/10/2018

    » Friday marked the official launch of Thailand's premiere Bangkok Art Biennale (BAB). It's been a long time coming, but for those in the dark, a biennale, in the art world, is a large-scale international contemporary art exhibition that takes place every two years in major art hubs around the world. Artworks by both renowned artists and rising stars are scattered throughout the city, adding vibrancy and sparking profound discussions about art and culture for a period of a few months.


    Mother's Day is not for everyone

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 13/08/2018

    » Mother's Day in Thailand has come and gone, and to those who felt a sense of unease throughout the jubilant day, you are not alone.


    Convenient amnesia

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 28/05/2018

    » When the government didn't interfere as protesters read poetry in front of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) to rally against Premchai Karnasuta's killing of a protected black panther, it was a pleasant surprise. When they didn't obstruct Thai artist Vassan Sittiket's retrospective that included artworks criticising Thai society, things started to look even more hopeful. The BACC, about to celebrate its 10th anniversary, kept pushing the envelope, and the government didn't react like it normally would.


    Seeking ways to end abuse

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 05/03/2018

    » Last month, I met Queen Silvia of Sweden. It was an encounter that I never expected, and it was a meeting that changed the way I view the world. It wasn't for anything regal or fancy. It was for something much more profound. Queen Silvia, visiting as the founder and chairman of the World Childhood Foundation, was in Thailand with her team to shine light on the issue of child sex abuse.


    Junta needs to provide more than promises

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 04/12/2017

    » It's been a few rough weeks for the junta.


    Sky-high prices and a failing public transport system

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 04/09/2017

    » Sitting gridlocked inside a taxi while inching closer to the BTS, where my fate of being shoved around inside a carriage of full people awaits, I can't help but sneer at the large bright-blue poster displayed so shamelessly on the BTS skywalk. It reads "Krungthep ... chewit dee dee tee long tua", which can roughly be translated as "Bangkok ... A life that's perfect and balanced".


    Finding a better way

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 05/06/2017

    » Last week, amid all the news, flooding and political madness that's been sending residents of the Kingdom into a spiralling negative void, an unexpected source of uplift came through: netizens.


    At least we're first in something

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 13/03/2017

    » Dear Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand:

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