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    Spend your time with the blind

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 15/12/2015

    » The world of the visually impaired seems reclusive especially for normal people in society. But with the new Learning Centre which was opened last month and is located at the Bangkok School for the Blind on Ratchawithi Road, it’s perhaps a new beginning where people can get to understand more about them.

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    Face of a survivor

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 12/01/2016

    » At first glance, few people would ever expect 51-year-old taxi driver Subin Samart to be as happy as he is today. Subin's story made waves on social media late last year when a photo of him was posted by one of his sympathetic passengers, accompanied by his story of rejection from various jobs and passengers due to his disfigured face, the result of a childhood accident when he was five years old. This attention has earned him the support of various organisations, most recently GrabTaxi, which late last year approached Subin to recruit him as a driver.

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    A new age

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 19/04/2016

    » As people spend less time with TV and radio programmes, businesses and advertisers must adapt accordingly. As is evinced by smothering banner ads and viral videos, digital and social-media marketing are on the rise. In a day and age when almost every consumer has a smartphone in their hands, perpetually connected to the Internet's wealth of content, online advertising is no longer a gimmick or an alternative. It's the future.

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    Keeping up with the jonesin'

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 31/05/2016

    » As we progress into an increasingly digitised world, online resources like social media and games will only become more prominent and accessible, as the cost of entry for these platforms continues to drop. Today, the sight of even a toddler poking and swiping away at an iPad has become commonplace, as technology continues to penetrate many aspects of life at all stages.

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    Find, locate and track

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 22/08/2016

    » Recently, I received a text message from my aunt in my family's Line group, warning everyone against playing <i>Pokemon Go</i>.

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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 28/01/2017

    » 1. It is an unfortunate fact that in the real world it is often the good guys are at a disadvantage. To commemorate and honour the humanitarians and environmentalists who gave up their lives protecting the rights and environment of their local communities, the Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center (BACC) will host the For Those Who Die Trying exhibition, featuring photographs showcasing 59 human rights and environment activists who have been murdered or abducted over the last 12 years. The exhibition will begin on Jan 31 and will continue until Feb 5. On opening day at 10am, a documentary about the photographs made by human rights activist Luke Duggleby will be screened and the 90s String Quartet will perform.

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    The boon of sourcing the crowd

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 02/06/2017

    » Internet users have most likely heard of crowdfunding, the concept of acquiring funding for projects from voluntary public contributions, usually online. But while most crowdfunding platforms (Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, etc) are usually focused on the funding of cool ideas or products, Weeboon -- a new Thailand-based platform -- is currently leveraging the power of social media and online crowdfunding towards charitable causes, allowing NGOs, companies and members of the public to receive the funds for pursuing their causes.

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    Royal respects

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 03/10/2017

    » Over the weekend, the lines of black-clad citizens stretched for several kilometres. On the one side, mourners queued up from the entrance of the Grand Palace, went round Sanam Luang and further down Ratchadamnoen Klang, past Democracy Monument with the line ending around Wat Ratchanadda near Pan Fah Bridge. On the other side, the queue went towards Ror Dor Junction. The waiting time was as long as 10 hours.

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    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.

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