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  • LIFE

    It's not too late

    Muse, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 23/12/2017

    » There are two days left before Christmas! And if you're still at a lost for what perfect gift to put under your Christmas tree, or for Secret Santa, or even for that New Year lucky draw that comes with all sorts of budget, we've compiled a last-minute guide for end-of-year gift shopping that you can pick up on your way to the party (or even for yourself). 'Tis the season to be jolly and, of course, splurge that hard-earned bonus!

  • LIFE

    Living a full life, late in life

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 07/08/2017

    » Thailand is an ageing society, as defined by the United Nations, which means a country's population consists of more than 10% elderly. Based on 2015 data from the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, around 11 million Thais are over 60, which means 16% of the entire population.

  • LIFE

    Fight for the light is a dull affair

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 19/07/2019

    » Suddenly, there is light, illuminating the darkness, bringing electricity to an era of fire. Electricity is the star of The Current War, a stylised period drama set in late 1800s that chronicles two world-famous investors and entrepreneurs as they compete to provide electricity and light for the country, trying to win over different states and cities to their sides. And yet, The Current War never manages to spark into life.

  • LIFE

    A new take on a classic recipe

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 11/09/2019

    » Ten years after its successful run on TV, the romantic comedy Sood Sanaeha (Love Recipe) is getting the musical treatment.

  • LIFE

    The message of the medium

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/08/2019

    » When the chipmunks Chip and Dale sailed into the bustling floating market in the recent viral Disney short Our Floating Dreams, both the world and local people were fascinated by the images of Thai culture. Busy canals and pineapple fried rice brought about onscreen exoticism watched by millions around the world.

  • LIFE

    An enduring love story

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 16/08/2019

    » A relationship is never complete without a cat.

  • LIFE

    No beauty shines brighter

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 03/07/2019

    » When Paweensuda "Fahsai" Drouin was announced Miss Universe Thailand 2019, the hall erupted in a thunderous cheer. Fans were jumping up and down, screaming and hugging one another. Some even had tears down their faces as they finally got to witness this beauty queen's eventual moment of success after having been rooting for her for a long time.

  • LIFE

    An explosion of emotion

    Muse, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/10/2017

    » When the news broke on Oct 13 last year that the much beloved King Bhumibol had died, the nation was in for the biggest heartbreak of our generation. People reacted with feverish emotion, with some bursting into tears and others beginning to pray. But National Artist Prof Emeritus Preecha Thaothong grabbed his brush and poured his grief onto canvas. He spent that entire night painting and, the next morning, ended up with a portrait of the revered monarch.

  • THAILAND

    The spectral art

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 09/04/2019

    » Sexy women, ghosts, simplistic plot, tendency to be naughty and violent. These are the stereotypical characteristics people have come to associate with the old-school Thai-style pulp comics that are close to disappearing from the market.

  • LIFE

    Into the light

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 19/04/2019

    » Transgender drag queen Angele Anang lowered to the floor as she was pushed around and thrown away by a group of masked men. Her wig was removed. Nude, she crawled to her father, who was sitting nearby. He put a white flowing dress on her, crying as he did so. Angele, then bald and in white, went back to fight the masked men, over whom she proudly triumphed.

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