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    Land of lotto

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/05/2012

    » Lottery and scratch-off tickets are very popular in Sri Lanka and available almost everywhere _ at stalls, booths, small shops and even from vendors on bikes. Each lottery ticket costs 20 Sri Lankan rupees (about five baht) while the first prize, announced every night, is worth at least two million Sri Lankan rupees (about 500,000 baht), which is doubled each day if there is no winner.

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    Going for gold

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 25/05/2012

    » Paralysed waist down by polio since a toddler, Suchart Sukcharoen has used sports to overcome his physical inadequacies. Powerlifting is his chosen field and he has represented Thailand at numerous international events, the latest of which will be be the London Paralympics later this summer where the 37-year-old will compete in the 52-kg category.

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    English language key to a brighter future

    Life, Published on 05/07/2012

    » With 20 years of experience in diplomacy, Suhat Sungchaya, former secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Department of Protocol and now president of Language@Click education centre, is no stranger to English. It's a language he loves and is fluent in, second only to his mother tongue.

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    Street dreams: Footpath vendors light up yangon life

    Brunch, Nalin Viboonchart, Published on 07/04/2013

    » Sitting on a tiny stool with a small table in front of him, an old men energetically sews a book's binding. When he realises that our camera is pointed in his direction, he takes a break from his work to greet us _ in English.

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    Blueprint for Success

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 24/05/2013

    » As someone who really goes out of her way to avoid at all costs dressing or using accessories like other high-street clones and trend followers, I felt like I had hit the fashion lottery jackpot when I came across Blueprint Trade Show and Emporium last week.

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    From classroom to centre stage

    Life, Published on 23/01/2014

    » Kittiphun Kittipakapom sat in the cinema watching the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom Of The Opera. It was 2004 and he was 12. It was the first time he had ever seen a musical performance and he fell under its spell. Kittiphun felt like he was a part of the film, the Phantom, running through tunnels and along canals, singing for Christine.

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    Are these really the ‘Golden Years’?

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 14/04/2014

    » Yesterday marked Thailand’s Day of the Elderly, and if Thai customs have conditioned you just right, one of the most disconcerting sights you could possibly witness is of an elderly person still working. Our mentality that we should always care for our parents in old age makes us shudder at the reality of old folks still toiling away to make ends meet.

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    Cartoon loonies

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 05/05/2014

    » Thai characters have recently been making their presence felt on global chatting app Line. Life talks with two local artists about their roads to success and how their stickers don’t bring in a lot of money, but mostly memories of beloved comics

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    The leprosy mission

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 06/05/2014

    » In Thailand, there are more than 500 registered leprosy patients, not to mention the unregistered, according to figures in 2012 from the Department of Disease Control’s Rajprachasamasai Institute working under the Ministry of Public Health to prevent and monitor the prevalence of leprosy in the country.

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    The secret garden

    Life, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 24/09/2014

    » It was time to go home after a long day’s work. But Worakamol Hin-on had a last mission to complete before catching the shuttle bus — to grab some basil leaves in the factory’s garden for her dinner.

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