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    Jiggly joy

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 31/08/2018

    » As you may already know, Siam Paragon is a playground for foodies -- the ground floor and fourth floor to be more specific -- and a new Japanese import just made itself home on Paragon's street level. With 54 branches in Japan, Osaka-born Gram Cafe & Pancakes (stylised as gram cafe&pancakes) is the latest entry that locals and tourists alike are queuing up for. Such is the life in Bangkok whenever famous food import lands on our soil.

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    Face slappers beware

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/11/2018

    » Re: "Angry smoker apologises for slapping hotel staffer", (BP, Nov 24).

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    Beyond the ropes

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 19/10/2018

    » In Bangkok's Charoen Krung area, tucked within an alley lies Maison Close, a dark bar/art gallery and home to some of the more uncommon tastes in art from abstract calligraphy to ero guro. However, as you enter the venue on some nights, art isn't the only focus but a blindfolded woman hung in suspension with ropes. The ropes have been tied up by a rope artist and her model serves as a canvas for elaborate and intricate patterns. Despite looking uncomfortable, the model, dubbed a rope bunny, is in a state of stillness and relaxation, with the ropes symmetrically wrapped around the curves of her body -- something beautiful or mesmerising. This is shibari or the art of Japanese rope bondage. Enter at your own risk.

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    The Korean wave keeps swelling

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 12/10/2018

    » The wave of K-pop has seeped into the lives of people throughout Asia and the world. Its soaps, movies, music and fashion trends have dazzled, influenced and merged into the local entertainment scene in different places. We've seen K-pop music like the viral Gangnam Style take over the world and artists like BTS storm the US Billboard charts with their music. Recently, a K-pop gathering in Oakland, California, drew thousands of fans.

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    Complex education

    News, Postbag, Published on 01/06/2018

    » Re: "Students struggle to get seats", (BP, May 31).

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    Food fit for a King

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 02/03/2018

    » I bet you wouldn't expect anything like this from an establishment labelled generally as a tourist-centric duty-free retail hub.

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    Pesticide: Fruit exporters need approval now

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 04/07/2012

    » Pesticide methomyl poisonous to humans & animals but very small amounts in fruit imports allowed by Japan. Fruit export industry urgently needs it.

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    A star-studded month

    Life, Published on 08/09/2017

    » Where do Michelin-starred chefs usually brush shoulders?

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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 09/09/2017

    » 1. Art lovers shouldn't miss out on The Commons Art Weekend event today and tomorrow at Thong Lor 17. From 12-8pm, more than 10 local artists, including O Terawat, Alex Face, Tuna Dunn, Nakrob Moonmanas and Aeicha, will be gathered together for fans to have a sneak peak at how they bring their pieces to life. There will be interesting workshops, along with the highlight of the event -- "Unblanking The Canvas" whereby all the artists will work on one single canvas to create a unique mixed-media masterpiece. Visit The Common's Facebook page.

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    Feeling the pulse

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 13/03/2017

    » When Tamara Ingram was named CEO of J Walter Thompson (JWT) in March last year, many in the industry cheered the fact that a big glass ceiling had finally been shattered where women in advertising are concerned.

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