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    Going through changes

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 23/07/2015

    » HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is an acknowledged scholar of China, having studied the Chinese language for over 30 years. She first visited China in 1981, a trip which resulted in her first book on China called Yam Dan Mungkorn (Travels Through The Land Of The Dragon). She has made a total of 38 trips to China, visiting all 22 provinces and five autonomous regions. She has written 13 travelogues on China, translated Chinese poetry compiled in two books, translated several novels as well as other articles on China.

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    Doi Tung, and the lessons for Colombia

    News, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 03/12/2016

    » The haunting sound of a Colombian flute hovered in the morning mist covering the hills of Nan. Walker Emelec Hoyos Giraldo was in his element, standing among seedlings at the Mae Fah Luang Foundation's training centre for its reforestation project high in the remote mountains.

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    Dressed to impress

    B Magazine, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 20/03/2016

    » Elle and Elle Men Thailand magazines recently hosted the Elle/Elle Men Fashion Week 2016 Spring/Summer at Central Embassy. The three-day extravaganza featured nine fashion shows from 11 designers, namely Nagara, Issue, Fresh Faces (Janesuda, Q Design and Play, Leisure Project Store and T and T), Central United Shades of Denim, Asava, Anchavika, Liberty for Uniqlo, La Boutique and 27 Friday November.

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    A good time was had by all

    B Magazine, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 31/01/2016

    » Visitors to the recent "Legend of Grand Seiko" party were treated to a celebration of luxury watches, hosted by Toon Mahadumrongkul of Trocadero Group, the official sole distributor of Grand Seiko in Thailand.

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    Teach our children how to think

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 07/09/2015

    » Politics and religion may be taboo conversation subjects, but the subject of education in Thailand is always a great way to get the ball rolling. Everyone has a story to tell and everyone has an opinion to give. Not much of it is positive. The recent announcement by the Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) that schools are going to reduce class hours from eight hours a day to six in order to give children time for more extra-curricular activities has caused a lot more concern than praise. I don't think the quantity is going to make any difference, if the quality of teaching is not up to standard and you're not going to get quality teaching in the classroom if you can't pay teachers a reasonable salary. You pay peanuts, you get monkeys. Just to put things into perspective, according to figures from the 2015 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Switzerland is the country with the most well-paid teachers.

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    Cultures jam in artful fashion

    B Magazine, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 12/07/2015

    » An eclectic line-up of work by Thai and Japanese female artists served to mark the opening of a new happening space, The Jam Factory, in Khlong San. The event, titled “Shibukaru Matsuri goes to Bangkok”, was hosted jointly by The Jam Factory, RCKT/Rocket Company of Japan and Thailand’s Practical Design Studio.

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    Em District’s gastronomic paradise

    B Magazine, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 10/05/2015

    » EmQuartier shopping centre has entered the second phase of its official opening in what is being called the Em District, with the original Emporium shopping centre and the future EmSphere nearby.

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    A taste of times gone by

    B Magazine, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 29/03/2015

    » He’s at it again! Na-Chanok Ratanadaros, president of G Enterprise and Co Ltd, has made a name for himself in the restaurant business, having run several popular food establishments such as Falabella, Ging Kalpapruek, Japan X and Moom-Muum Park in the past 20 years.

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    Dhamma drama

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 19/02/2015

    » Passion for your art depends a lot on the environment in which you work. Yet — despite gloomy prospects in the local film industry — that has not stopped leading Thai film director ML Bhandevanop Devakul from creating more artistic films with a moral message.

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    Bonsai trees and sake — a revelation

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 24/11/2014

    » It's nearly the end of the year, and I constantly bemoan the passing of time. There is so much to do, and so little time to do it in.

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