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    A month of many traditions

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 21/05/2019

    » Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and the holy month of fasting, is practised by Muslims around the world, including Thailand. Having begun earlier this month, it is a time for Muslims to practise self-restraint, by not just fasting from dawn to dusk from food, drink, sexual activity, impure or unkind thoughts, and more. Ramadan is also a time of reflection.

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    No mere act

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/01/2019

    » Sakda Kaewbuadee is an actor, but not the kind who always spends time in the limelight, walking red carpets and giving autographs. When he is away from acting, he helps refugees.

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    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.

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    Facing the music

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 21/10/2014

    » In the 1960s, Filipino musicians ruled the nightlife music scene in Bangkok. Popping into a bar or hotel lobby to watch them perform was once a mark of sophistication, at a time when the ability to sing in English was special and rare.

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    Letters of reconciliation

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 26/05/2015

    » When a gay child has to deal with years of rejection at the hands of their own parents, writing a letter to them can help unleash years of pent-up hurt feelings that can hopefully eventually lead to some form of reconciliation.   

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    The Golden Years

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 07/08/2018

    » Dressed in white jumpsuit Vijitra Kanthawivorn, 73, a retired nurse from King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, gestured for a group of her friends to sit next to her as the screening of the film was about to begin.

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    Unshackling the mind

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 23/01/2018

    » Former death row convict Phat-it Jinwuth didn't find life after death. Still living and praying, the 41-year-old has found that dhamma has given his life a purpose.

  • LIFESTYLE

    How the old stay young

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 11/12/2018

    » Despite being 65 and frail, Auntie Pim, a retired nurse, doesn't miss a day of her workout classes at the Lumpini Youth Centre and Sports Club, which aside from sports activities for the youth offers retired folks classes on classical Thai music, painting and other arts-based activities.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Doing right by the children

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/10/2018

    » Henrietta H. Fore couldn't be happier with the way Thailand has made progress in promoting and protecting children's rights in the past 70 years of its presence -- by that name -- in the Kingdom. The Unicef executive director was recently in Thailand, and the success stories of the country through years of governmental policies and support from other agencies couldn't fail to put a smile on her face: the country has almost a 100% rate of birth and healthcare registration, access to clean drinking water, sanitation and primary-school attendance.

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    Visiting the vulnerable

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 28/11/2018

    » European Union Ambassador to Thailand Pirkka Tapiola recently visited the border town of Mae Sot to survey EU-funded projects for Myanmar Muslim migrants. Much work still needs to be done to improve the living conditions and outlook for the number of migrants there, and the ambassador is working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to make sure it happens.

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