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  • OPINION

    This time, it's serious

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 25/11/2019

    » Thailand's road map on plastic waste management has never been clearer. Two weeks ago, government spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat announced that the cabinet had approved the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment's campaign to end the handing out of single-use plastic bags.

  • OPINION

    When the carrot works more than the stick

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 26/08/2019

    » If Marium, the famous eight-month-old orphaned dugong, was able to speak, she might ask what she had done to deserve being fed all that plastic.

  • OPINION

    Coming to terms with what's in your head

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 15/07/2019

    » After a verse about fresh nuts sold at a floating market in Thailand -- yet sung by the world's darling chipmunk brothers Chip and Dale -- took social media by storm, people started to share comments about how they could not get the music out of their head.

  • OPINION

    Zombie land

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 18/02/2019

    » In the Netflix original series Kingdom, the virtuous crown prince Lee Chang gallops off to a faraway land in search of an ancient doctor to help him unravel the mysterious circumstances of his father's death. Meanwhile, a wicked nobleman tries to resurrect the king for his own nefarious purposes. But in so doing, he turns the dead king into a bloodthirsty zombie. And we all know what a zombie bite does to its victim. A zombie plague ensues, spreading throughout the land.

  • OPINION

    The high price of delusion

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 17/09/2018

    » For almost three weeks, we have been hearing a string of updates about 40-year-old Surasit Palasak, who was charged with the rape of a 17-year-old girl. This is not a straightforward rape case, by the way, because Surasit, a native of Si Sa Ket province, has claimed to be spirit medium of Fiery-Eye Hermit. A surprise twist here is that Surasit has suffered from polio since birth, at least according to his mother.

  • OPINION

    Different bodies, same rights

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 09/04/2018

    » Leopard soup sprinkled with chopped parsley, anyone? No way. Or bottlenose dolphin soup served with sliced scallion? Never. What about a bowl of soul-warming chicken soup with croutons? Why not.

  • OPINION

    A lesson in moderation

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 10/07/2017

    » When the Lord Buddha gave his first sermon on living life in moderation more than 2,500 years ago, he might not have appreciated the fact that people are greedy these days.

  • OPINION

    The good, the bad and the sad

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 26/12/2016

    » Only five more days till we start counting down to a new year. Of course, this moment of festive spirit is a time to celebrate. It is the season filled with gifts, cakes, greeting cards, hampers, new year tinsels and banners, twinkle lights, beautiful words and stuff. It is a time to plan for holidays ahead and choose which direction to move forward in the new year.

  • OPINION

    Virus message must go viral

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 12/09/2016

    » When the mosquito-borne Zika virus recently wreacked havoc in many South American countries, especially hardest-hit Brazil, the world broke out in a cold sweat given the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games was about to take place.

  • OPINION

    Sugar tax just a quick fix

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 30/05/2016

    » The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced two weeks ago the biggest overhaul of the country's food nutrition labels in more than two decades. One big change will be the addition of a line for "added sugar" below the line for total sugar.

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