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    Mini Khon Thai Test

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 26/08/2016

    » Army chief Gen Theerachai Nakvanich recently urged people to look out for anything suspicious in their communities in the wake of the recent bomb attacks, while adding new Thai characteristics to everybody's knowledge. He said, "Thai people don't wear hats or glasses in the mall. Carrying a backpack is also suspicious too."


    20 Signs You’ve Been in Bangkok Too Long

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 09/09/2016

    » Like a lover you see everyday, all the excitement, initial spark and zazazoo that used to come with living here may not cause you to do the double-takes any more. Wanna know how much you’ve assimilated yourself into Bangkok’s quirkier sides? Let’s see how many of the following situations describe you.


    Risky Roads

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 09/12/2016

    » Recently, the Child Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center announced a campaign to ban children from riding motorcycles in order to save the lives of the youth of today. Mind you, it's illegal for anyone younger than 15 years old to ride a motorcycle in the first place, but we're talking Thailand -- The Land of Mai Pen Rai and Spotty Law Enforcement -- after all.


    Real-life Cases of Irony

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 03/02/2017

    » Irony: a situation that transpires in contrary to what you would expect, with an amusing effect. If you're a news junkie, you'll probably notice many news stories in Thailand that jump right off our front page because of their ironies.


    Thailand-Only Headlines

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 17/02/2017

    » If you've pored over newspapers (in a desperate hope to find a story to base your editor's note) as much as I have, you can't help but notice the types of stories that make the front page or your Facebook newsfeed again and again. Here are nine Thailand-only headlines I've noticed from various news outlets on numerous occasions, along with my observations on them. Strictly for your entertainment.


    Sacred Figures Thai Mediums Should Channel Next

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 08/06/2018

    » Unless you've been living under a rock (or just back from a meditation retreat), you can't really avoid news or posts regarding khon song jao (mediums) on your news feed. These people claim to be able to channel Hindu deities, past Thai kings (uh-oh, 112), characters from classic Thai literature and Doraemon.

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