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    Digital TV flight may leave 5,000 adrift

    Business, Komsan Tortermvasana, Published on 10/05/2019

    » Close to 5,000 people could be affected by six digital TV channels shutting down after the government's decision to let the channels exit the business without any financial penalties.

  • LIFESTYLE

    J-pop gone rogue

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 07/04/2019

    » Anyone who's been to Japan (or spent a decent amount of time on the internet) would have probably come across T-shirts with puzzling or badly translated English. Perusing CHAI's pastel-hued website gives you a similar experience except that everything actually makes sense -- "We Are New Exciting Onna (female) Band From Japan! NEO KAWAII ! COMPLEX IS ART!," its meta description announces. A click and a quick scroll down also give you an overview on the group's "NEO KAWAII" ethos, which essentially goes against any notions of the classic kawaii ("You don't need to have big eyes or have skinny legs to be KAWAII! There should be many more types of KAWAII, and everyone is KAWAII in her own way … Our insecurities make us who we are. The insecurities become art. KAWAII is a never-ending journey!").

  • LIFESTYLE

    Praying hope trumps hate

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 30/01/2017

    » The Thai LGBTI scene begins 2017 with news that the much-anticipated Bangkok Pride has now been postponed to the end of the year. Originally set for May, the country's first pride parade in 11 years has been pushed back out of respect for King Bhumibol's one-year mourning period. The wait goes on, unfortunately. So for now, we occupy ourselves with the daily mishaps and surprises happening around the world.

  • NEWS

    'The Face' hands transgenders a welcome chance

    News, Published on 09/04/2017

    » This week, The Face Thailand, the reality model contestant show, will feature the remaining nine contestants, including transgender model Natachat Chanchiew, after fellow transgender model Chananchida Rungpetcharat, a runner-up in Miss Tiffany Universe 2013, was eliminated from the competition last week.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Rap with resonance

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 22/08/2016

    » For Australian indigenous hip hop performers Juanita Duncan, Naomi Wenitong and Dizzy Doolan, music and dance resonates with stories of the tumultuous past of the Aboriginal population. The injustices meted out to what was called the Stolen Generations are a remnant of Australian history that is kept alive through their performances wherever they happen to be.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Tears of a Cambodian actress

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 20/04/2016

    » A smile is always on her face. She speaks softly and sits with her back straight. When she walks, she does so regally, like a lady. The legendary Cambodian actress Dy Saveth is now 72, but she remains elegant and decorous, with hardly a visible mark of the turbulent life she has lived.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Voice of an angel

    Life, Onsiri Pravattiyagul, Published on 12/05/2015

    » With blue streaks in her long, lush blonde hair, Jackie Evancho looks more like a typical 15-year-old trying to figure out a way through her teenage years than a global singing sensation.

  • NEWS

    What we watched in 2018

    Life, Published on 26/12/2018

    » The great and the good from the silver screen, TV screen and phone screen.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The Many Realities of Vatanika

    Muse, Published on 18/08/2018

    » A veteran fashion PR and designer of a cult handbag brand once wrote on his Facebook: "You can get your cup noodle ready in three minutes by putting it on your smartphone, provided you leave the screen on Vatanika Patamasingha Na Ayudhaya's Instagram page."

  • LIFESTYLE

    The age of perfectionists

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 11/12/2016

    » This is the age of data. Making food is easy now because there are cookbooks everywhere and ingredients of all kinds are widely available and easy to buy. Any bookshop will have its cookbook section, offering an array of volumes with clear photographs and precise instructions as to measurements and techniques.

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