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  • TRAVEL

    Nuts about cherry blossoms

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 07/01/2016

    » Wild Himalayan cherry trees, known in Thai as phya suea khrong, shed leaves during the cool season, leaving only brown branches that make them appear as if they are dying trees. But on the tips of a few of the branches, pink flowers still blossom. Imagine what it would be like if all those branches had cherry flowers in full bloom, with their pink feathery canopies set against the bright blue sky.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Right man for the job

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 01/08/2016

    » From a farang-looking showbiz sweetheart who starred in a soap opera, television commercials and music videos 17 years back, today Christopher Benjakul is selling bread.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A good old-fashioned melee

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 17/06/2016

    » Sire, there's a battle brewing in Nonthaburi! And I, your humble serf, have embarked on a long and arduous (taxi) journey to reach the Medieval Village in Bang Yai to witness the melee miself. Milords and miladies, allow me to present thee 10 things thou should know before joining a medieval battle there.

  • OPINION

    Robbing from the rich, but giving to whom?

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 26/09/2014

    » Life has meaning again, now that Downton Abbey has returned to our TV screens, its fifth season beginning last Sunday. Its otherworldly visuals continue to draw me in, with the upstairs goings-on of the aristocrats and the downstairs drama among the servants still as captivating as ever. I actually have to remind myself every time I watch an episode that people from another continent in this world of ours actually lived like this less than 100 years ago: that cooks had to dine separately from the rest of the servants in a stately home; that members of the upper class changed clothes as often as five times a day; that it was inconceivable that a proper lady or gentleman would have to perform actual work to earn a living.

  • OPINION

    Hillary Clinton may have lost, but women still won

    News, Published on 16/11/2016

    » There will be the temptation to see Hillary Clinton's defeat as evidence that a woman can't rise to the top. If we're not careful, the dominant gender will whisper in the backroom, let's not nominate one of them again.

  • LEARNING

    Leap from space

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 15/10/2012

    » "The door has opened," says the TV announcer as Daredevil Felix Baumgartner prepares to start his jump from 39km above the Earth that saw him break the sound barrier and reach speeds above 1300km/hr. Photo from Youtube video.

  • LEARNING

    Fat dog = unhappy dog + short life

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 20/04/2012

    » A weight loss program may make life more comfortable during the hot season & save your dog from an early death from diabetes, heart disease or cancer.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Set zero: The Krabi power plant is ded-sa-molay

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 26/02/2017

    » Environmentalists have cautiously hailed a victory of sorts after the government agreed to set zero the proposed Krabi coal-fired power plant. Don't worry, dear reader. It is not necessary to understand that first sentence. I was just testing you. Or rather, I was testing myself.

  • OPINION

    Some hard questions

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/01/2017

    » Re: "Horror highway crash, blast kills 25", (BP, Jan 3).

  • OPINION

    Mutiny over amnesty hard to believe

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 25/10/2013

    » My first reaction was disbelief when I saw this headline, "Thaksin stares down mutiny over amnesty" on page 3 of the <i>Bangkok Post</i> newspaper on Friday.

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