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  • LIFE

    The game-playing life

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 29/11/2017

    » They're known as gamecasters -- those who sit around all day making videos of themselves playing video games and getting paid for it. It is work and play rolled into one, in the age of gaming, YouTube and online celebrity.

  • LIFE

    What’s trending and happening this week

    Muse, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 17/02/2018

    » 1. This Sunday, the Documentary Club welcomes you to a special screening of the Thai film Railway Sleepers (2016). Directed by independent filmmaker Sompot Chidgasornpongse, the film is an intimate look at the lives of train commuters in Thailand, made from footage collected over the course of eight years by Sompot himself. The screening begins at 5.15pm, with tickets costing 100 baht per seat. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the director. The Doc Club Theater is at Charoen Krung 30.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Five things you need to know this week

    Muse, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 20/01/2018

    » 1.With February just around the corner, it's as good a time as any to start shopping for those all-important Valentine's Day gifts. Nothing says "I love you" like a good, warm mug of coffee in the morning, so get your loved ones a special-edition Valentine's Day mug or bottle from Starbucks, available in both plastic and ceramic. Coming in various shades of blue, pink and gold, the drinkware items will cost anywhere from 550-1,150 baht. You can find them at a Starbucks near you.

  • LIFE

    Let the Star Wars hype begin

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 14/12/2017

    » December is the month of Christmas -- and something else too -- Star Wars.

  • LIFE

    Life, death and rebirth

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 21/09/2017

    » As any honest Thai person can tell you, Bangkok is a city of dualities. Walk down one street and you'll find the most serene parks, bombastic high-rises and venerable temples. Turn down the wrong soi, however, and you're suddenly in a seedy alleyway filled with drugs, alcohol and questionable "massage parlours".

  • LIFE

    Sisters are doin' it for themselves

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 22/06/2017

    » Call it teen power. Or the epitome of kawaii culture. Or a great marketing idea. Some may also detect a strange, Lolita-tinted vibe. But with their own TV, anime and manga series, as well as the record for "highest selling musical act in Japan in terms of singles sold", AKB48, with 48 members, are a long-standing Japanese idol girl-group known for their super-cute style and catchy tunes. It has been described as a national phenomenon in its country of origin, with a devoted fanbase that has followed the band's songs and merchandise since its inception over a decade ago in 2005.

  • LIFE

    THAI GAMER'S fantasy finally comes true

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 04/01/2017

    » Recently, gamers all over the world were treated to Final Fantasy XV, the latest feature in the critically acclaimed, long-standing Japanese role-playing franchise. Life also recently published a review of the game, praising it for its wonderfully realised world and characters, both of which were so enjoyable that they overshadowed several of what we felt were the game's glaring flaws.

  • LIFE

    A joyously meaty affair

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 23/06/2017

    » A South Korean fantasy-thriller featuring an international cast is arriving on the screen worldwide next week -- in many cases the screen of your living-room television. The sci-fi romp Okja, directed by Bong Joon-ho and starring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ahn Seo-hyun, is produced by the streaming giant Netflix, and its strategy of hiring a brand-name filmmaker and A-list cast for a high-budget "television movie" looks set to challenge the landscape of global film consumption and distribution.

  • LIFE

    Keeping it real

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 08/05/2017

    » Dedicated to the protection of victims of armed conflicts around the world, with three Nobel Prizes to its name, the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) is the oldest and most venerated humanitarian organisation in the world. More recently, it has also become the first humanitarian organisation in the world to internally utilise video-game technology in its operations.

  • TECH

    Haunted hospital weaves tale that's distinctly Thai

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 19/10/2016

    » Earlier in September, Japanese video-game fans enjoyed the Tokyo Game Show 2016, known as the biggest consumer game show in the country, where thousands of games both well-known and obscure are showcased on the convention floor for thousands of attendees to see. Among the thousands of game developers there were Thai company MAD VR Studio, who was there to showcase their first game, a horror game set in a Thai hospital, Araya.

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