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    Cave rescue a story worth sharing with the world

    News, Nauvarat Suksamran, Published on 19/10/2019

    » It's official now. The Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai, where the rescue operation of 12 young footballers and their coach captivated a global audience in 2018, has been placed on the tourist map.

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    Dust in the wind and down the throat

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 06/10/2019

    » You know there's something amiss in Bangkok when you wake up to the sounds of birds coughing. Well maybe it wasn't quite that bad, but this week our feathered friends sounded decidedly under the weather. So it came as no surprise to read the gloomy headlines about "toxic smog" returning to Bangkok.

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    Forget 'wai khru', pay homage to equality instead

    News, Published on 27/09/2019

    » The notification was in my inbox a few weeks ago that our faculty would not hold a Teachers' Day ceremony or wai khru, a ceremony to pay homage to teachers, this year. The students had the option to join the university's main ceremony or they could just get on with their lives on that particular Thursday.

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    More a sorry scrawl than a signature

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 15/09/2019

    » Visiting the bank the other day I had to sign a bunch of documents that no doubt would be carefully filed away to collect dust in a basement, never to be seen again. By the time I had finished I was uncomfortably aware that no two signatures of mine are exactly the same, even when written in close succession.

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    Where there's a rhyme there's a reason

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 01/09/2019

    » Today we welcome in a new month, September. I have a certain attachment for the ninth month of the year for a rather simplistic reason. Whenever I can't remember how many days there are in a particular month, I still resort to the old rhyme "30 days hath September, April, June and November…" and so on. So much for my education.

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    Thailand needs more 'wonder women'

    News, Published on 07/08/2019

    » Mae Phloi, born circa 1882, is a period Thai fictional character in Si Phaen Din (The Four Reigns), a minor courtier married into an aristocratic life. And Wonder Woman is … you know, Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot, or Lynda Carter, if you grew up in the 70s. They both have incredibly long legs.

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