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    Same same but different

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 01/09/2017

    » We really did think we saw the last of the Uncharted series. After all, the fourth one was entitled Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, so we were pretty much convinced that Nathan Drake's treasure-hunting days were done. Well, that is sort of true. Drake, the central character of the past four games, is absent in this standalone expansion entitled Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. But is that necessarily a bad thing? Is Uncharted no longer Uncharted simply because Nathan Drake isn't there? Or is the game able to stand for itself and be a valid addition to the Uncharted franchise?


    Out for the count

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 29/01/2017

    » I met Owen on my recent trip to Nakhon Phanom, a border province way, way up in the far Northeast. Owen is eight years old. He's in Grade 4 at the local primary school. Owen sat with his mother and when the novelty of having a farang in the house started to wear off and conversation waned, I turned to Nong Owen and asked in Thai:


    Loud paintings

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 13/01/2016

    » Echoing the title of Paphonsak La-or's solo exhibition "Silent No More", his opening reception at Lyla Gallery in Chiang Mai on Boxing Day last year was buzzing with locals and those who had made the trip from Bangkok. Milling around, everyone in the exhibition room couldn't possibly have avoided the huge 7m-long centrepiece that comes with a shade of blue paint that is neither gloomy nor reassuring in the background. While there's a sentence in the middle, "This image is no longer available", the bottom text reads, "Love which was woven in our society leads to a great tragedy and sorrow".


    Bestriding the diplomatic stage

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 11/01/2016

    » Before embarking on his diplomatic career, Shiro Sadoshima enjoyed many artistic endeavours. He was a budding stage actor active in his university, and his talent with paint and brush can still be witnessed in the paintings in his residence in Bangkok. The Japanese ambassador to Thailand is as comfortable at the negotiating table as he is in front of the canvass, and he can be as animated talking about bilateral relations as he is about his favourite colours. 


    Going merrily down the stream

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 02/08/2015

    » Before launching into my column this morning, a quick apology in advance: I sent this to my editors the morning after the Bangkok Post’s well-trumpeted, not to mention raucous, celebration of its 69th birthday.


    Accounting for Thai taste

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 12/06/2015

    » Bangkok's dynamic food scene has lately been world-class.


    Living a life of contradictions

    Life, Published on 05/08/2014

    » Making a major life-changing decision is always a struggle. One has to think about the potential consequences of a choice before deciding on a particular path.


    Guru ask

    Guru, Sumati Sivasiamphai, Published on 09/05/2014

    » RESTAURANT: What solution has the Moomin Cafe in Tokyo devised to help solo diners feel less uncomfortable?


    Activism reawakens as students hit the streets

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 21/12/2013

    » The political turbulence in Bangkok has given an unexpected boost to the institutional prominence of Thammasat University as it counts down to the celebration of its 80th anniversary.


    Boy dies after doctors fail to spot dengue

    News, Published on 02/07/2013

    » KALASIN : A state-run hospital has admitted its doctors provided the wrong diagnosis in a dengue fever case which resulted in delayed treatment and the death of a 12-year-old boy.

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