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    3 Times We "Misheard" Uncle Tu

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 11/10/2019

    » It seems like our PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is always on a self-explaining campaign for controversial statements he has made. He claimed his quotes are often misconstrued by the media. In his defence, I've provided "two" versions for each his recent quotes and let you be the judge whether we misunderstood him or not.


    What If?

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 04/10/2019

    » What if the government decides to allocate budgets for weaponry and freebies and spend them on other causes? Let's entertain that thought. Shall we?


    Outdated Views On Gender Need Updating

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 27/09/2019

    » Despite Thailand's reputation as a country with a high number of female CEOs, now and again I'm reminded that there's still more work to be done to fix the outdated view on genders and the roles of women in Thailand. Here are some examples that would have feminists and SJW triggered.


    When Thai Sayings Get A Gritty Reboot

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 20/09/2019

    » Popular sayings usually reference real-life occurrences that we can relate to. But as our world is ever-changing, those references may become outdated or untrue compared to what we see today. For your entertainment, I've played around with seven classic Thai sayings and proverbs to bring them to circa now with keeping-it-real references.


    Mixing Art with Belief

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 13/09/2019

    » Mixing art with belief can be a recipe for controversy, especially when you think outside the box. Three Ultraman-inspired paintings of Buddha images by an unnamed uni student that caused an online uproar earlier this week are a case in point. She meant no disrespect by portraying Buddha as a superhero. The analogy is quite obvious as Buddha fights the world's evils through his teaching while the Ultramen fight the kaiju monsters. A flattering comparison, if you ask me. However, she was pressured to tearfully apology for -- in my opinion -- doing nothing wrong. Her biggest crime is interpreting Buddha through a contemporary pop-culture lens. It's the price she had to pay for portraying Buddha image in any way else besides sacred, I guess. Most importantly, didn't Lord Buddha teach us not to hold on to idols and be open-minded?


    Thailand's Miseducation

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 06/09/2019

    » The conventional notion is that you can rely on textbooks as your source of basic knowledge on a subject matter that you're interested in, but that it isn't always the case in Thailand. You see, some Thai books or educational materials don't seem to care much about being factually correct and, sometimes, politically correct, too. Here are some recent examples for your miseducation.


    Checklist: Are You a Good Politician?

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 30/08/2019

    » □ Yes. But I didn't berate them or try to flex my muscles. I naturally speak loudly.


    Head-Turning Headlines

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 23/08/2019

    » When you pore over newspapers and news feed as much as I do (but perhaps not in a desperate search to find something to write about), you can come across headlines that stop you between scrolling and tabs saved for their unintentional amusement. Here are a few to leave you scratching your head or make you chuckle away.


    Prayutian Language

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 16/08/2019

    » You can always count on dear Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for unique phraseology that stimulates our brains in search of what the heck he truly means. Most recently, what he said spurred speculation that he may step down as prime minister for failing to complete an oath-taking, which his critics said could nullify the entire Prayut 2.0 Cabinet.


    Happy Mother's Day

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 09/08/2019

    » Dear Facebook mums, I've seen all of your cute posts regarding your children and motherhood. I just want to say thank you for reminding me how difficult it is to incubate a human being inside you for nine months and raise them afterwards. That's a lifelong commitment, which I have no intention to get myself into.

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