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    Freezing the odds

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 25/08/2014

    » If you haven't heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge by now, you are either a hermit living in a cave in Tibet or Sleeping Beauty, just waking up from a century of slumber in the highest room of the tallest tower of a magical castle.

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    Four weddings and a lot of romance

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 07/12/2015

    » With so much hatred in the world going on at the moment, I think it's time to talk about love.

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    Learning to hear yourself think

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 14/12/2015

    » Have you ever wondered why people say "I can't hear myself think"? It seems a juxtaposition of terms. Thinking, after all, is a silent personal action and would not make a noise you could hear, unless you're thinking with your mouth. Last week I discovered the meaning behind the phrase.

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    Taking a bow

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 21/12/2015

    » Today Breezy Monday will be taking a bow, as I embark on a new period of my life. It has been an amazing journey, and I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have.

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    Bewitched, bothered and bewildered

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 16/11/2015

    » I find it quite amusing and amazing how Thai people live their lives like planets orbiting around various stars. The stars I'm talking about are not the celestial kind, but stars in the entertainment industry. I'm not sure how many people could name any members of the current cabinet apart from the prime minister. But ask them about their favourite actors and actresses, they would come up with an immediate list, and tell you which television series they were in.

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    A question of common sense

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 23/11/2015

    » I've been asking the wrong question all my life. From the moment you embark on a professional career, you ask: "How high is my salary going to be?". My starting salary upon graduating was a mere pittance -- a couple of thousand baht for a bachelor's degree entrance level job in government service. That was more than a few years ago, mind you.

  • OPINION

    Asking the eternal why?

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 30/11/2015

    » I've just indulged in a few museum visits in London, an activity that doesn't often present itself in Thailand. 

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    Sweeping dust under the carpet

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 26/10/2015

    » There's been a lot of effort on the part of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to "regulate" streetside vendors. Silom Road was a prime target area, followed by Saphan Lek and various other locations in the city. In some areas, not only were vendors using up pavement space to sell their wares, they had also erected semi-permanent structures with steel reinforcements.

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    When enough is enough

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 02/11/2015

    » Everyone is talking about a philosophical gem shared by The Voice Thailand judge Singto Numchok. This first-time judge, who is recognised by his fedora and ukulele, remarked to two contestants in the battle round, knowing that one of them would be sent home that day. "Someone asked me: 'If I hadn't been successful in music, what would I have done with my life?' I asked them back: 'What is your definition of success in music? Is it fame? Is it a hit song? Is that success, and is that the only way to achieve happiness?'

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    The quick fix bane of street food

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 09/11/2015

    » Despite the proliferation of som tum carts in every nook and cranny of the city, do you realise how hard it is to find a really delicious som tum nowadays?

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