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  • OPINION

    Dum and dumber

    Life, Yanapon Musiket, Published on 18/09/2013

    » It seems that the more media channels we have access to, the greater the amount of upsetting or annoying news that can reach us every day, putting our patience or our judgement to the test.

  • OPINION

    The beaten tracks

    Life, Yanapon Musiket, Published on 04/07/2013

    » Every time I call my mother, she never fails to try to convince me to consider moving back to our peaceful home town in Phatthalung. She believes that if you are not strong enough physically, spiritually and financially, Bangkok is going to eat you alive. I told her that after the high-profile murder case of Akeyuth Anchanbutr, the image of our city _ where the body was buried _ may not be as "peaceful" as before. I also said my love of Bangkok is too deep and that I am not going to move away from this city any time soon.

  • OPINION

    The crying shame

    Life, Yanapon Musiket, Published on 14/02/2013

    » I always cry at wedding ceremonies, and I think I like doing it. I like it to the point that it has become one of the main reasons to go to a wedding: to cry as a congratulatory gesture to the groom and the bride.

  • OPINION

    Face the new year with the true you

    Life, Yanapon Musiket, Published on 01/01/2013

    » Having a nickname has been part of Thai culture for decades. We have everything from a prime minister whose nickname is "Poo" meaning "crab", to a beautiful and famous television star known as "Pancake". My parents' nickname for me is Jeep, as in the tough-running American vehicle.

  • OPINION

    It's all about the copy, right?

    Life, Yanapon Musiket, Published on 03/10/2012

    » There is a thin line between "inspiration" and "copying" in the art world. The 90s kids think Lady Gaga is revolutionary in pop culture, while many of Madonna's die-hard fans think instead of being born that way she is nothing but a copycat. The debate continues.

  • OPINION

    Tiring of the attire debate

    Life, Yanapon Musiket, Published on 22/08/2012

    » Aug 30 is going to be a big day for Baramee "Denjan" Phanich, and for the transgender community in Thailand. Denjan, 23, is among five transsexual students who have been granted permission to wear female attire during the graduation ceremony at Thammasat University.

  • OPINION

    Let me paint you a picture ...

    Life, Yanapon Musiket, Published on 27/06/2012

    » When Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) first opened in 2008, I was thrilled that our capital finally had a free-for-all art museum at a prime location like many other cosmopolitan cities. It was definitely good news.

  • OPINION

    Real Songkran sinners evade exposure

    Life, Yanapon Musiket, Published on 25/04/2012

    » As expected after Songkran, it was inevitable we would have a piece of controversial news to talk about once the great water battle was over. Last year, the country's media was in a frenzy about two girls dancing bare-breasted among the celebratory crowds on Silom Road. This year, another topless dancer sparked social criticism, only this time it was a 19-year-old transvestite.

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