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    Interpreting the legend

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 21/11/2014

    » O INHABIT A TORTURED SOUL, Gaspard Ulleil lost weight and arrived on the first day of shooting for Saint Laurent "in a body that wasn't mine". The classy, strong-jawed French actor, 30, adds: "It's important, because it helped me to transcend something and meet the character."

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    The good life

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 20/04/2015

    » In 1995, eminent banker and Thailand's ex-finance minister Boonchu Rojanastien decided to tear down his holiday home in Hua Hin and turn it into Chiva-Som, one of the world's first wellness and destination spa retreats.

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    The purveyors of Islam

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 30/06/2015

    » At the age of 12, after finishing Prathom 6, Shakireen Malilee left normal education to study to become a hafiz. Originally from Prachuap Khiri Khan, he moved to an Islamic boarding school in Min Buri, a Bangkok suburb, and devoted himself to the ancient art of memorising the Koran. Every day for eight hours, Shakireen recited from Islamic holy scripture and committed each word, each verse, each page, each chapter into his young brain. After four years, he had memorises the entire book, roughly equivalent of memorising every single word of a 500-page tome. At 16, he achieved the rare honour of being called a hafiz.

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    Keeping a great in the frame

    B Magazine, Jeerawat Na Thalang, Published on 08/11/2015

    » Phitsanulok province is an unlikely place to pay tribute to legendary Thai actor Mitr Chaibuncha. It is neither his birthplace nor the place where he died while performing his own stunt.

  • LIFE

    Pages of GLT history

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 21/03/2016

    » One by one, vintage magazines that were kept inside ziplock bags were slowly pulled out from within a steel cupboard. The yellowed pages of the publication and the outdated fashion apparel of the half-naked cover boy spoke for the period it was published.  

  • LIFE

    Say hello to 'Buppha Arigato'

    B Magazine, Duangkamol Panya, Published on 01/05/2016

    » Buppha Arigato is meant to send a chill down the spines of the audience, but it also did that for the cast and crew. On location in Japan, the temperature was well below freezing as they went about filming a scene on a ski slope.

  • LIFE

    Finding their footing

    Life, Published on 23/05/2016

    » The recent disappearance of women's glossies, including local titles such as Priew, Volume and Image as well as international franchises InStyle and Cosmopolitan, seems rather sudden yet not surprising.

  • LIFE

    Healing beauty's wounds

    Life, Published on 17/11/2016

    » 'As writers, we should try to understand what we are not," declared Indonesia's star novelist Eka Kurniawan at the 13th Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF). "I live in the city, but I try to see what life is like for rural people. As a man, I seek the woman's perspective."

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    Don't give up the fight

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 20/12/2016

    » It's been a year of progress for LBGTI issues on-screen, but in real life, there remains much to fight for.

  • LIFE

    Bangkokian Phones

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 03/02/2017

    » We're all familiar with the saying "Don't judge a book by its cover", i.e. don't judge people by their appearances. Well, we totally agree. It's 2017, so judge them by their phones instead!

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