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  • OPINION

    Doing time made easier by FaceTime

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 13/02/2012

    » One of the funniest stories in the past week has got to be the protest by prisoners in Trang province who burned their beds and belongings, as well as that of their wardens because they wanted, among other things, to get rid of the chief warden because he was too strict.

  • OPINION

    Getting our backs up over technology

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 17/09/2012

    » Our computer system crashed last week. Over a decade old, it is ancient by IT standards where new versions are upgraded every other day. According to our managing editor, we are running like a car that has lost one wheel, and a second ready to collapse any minute. The manufacturer has stopped making spare parts, so we are essentially tying it up with string and hoping, with our fingers and toes crossed, that the flimsy string won't break during peak moments of the evening before going to print.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Lighting up bangkok's stonehenge

    Brunch, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 12/01/2014

    » One of Bangkok's most outstanding edifices, the abandoned Hopewell mass transit project, stands forlorn as a testament to the lack of continuity in the infrastructure policies of different governments. Known as Bangkok's Stonehenge, the massive concrete pillars are expected to be demolished soon after 20 years of existence to make way for the red line electric railway.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A girl's best friend

    Brunch, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 07/09/2014

    » 'Judith Leiber is a girl's best friend" would be the mantra if Beauty Gems had its way.

  • OPINION

    Cityscape re-imagined: Bangkok without billboards

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 29/09/2014

    » My office is only about a kilometre from my house and, on a good day, I could probably cover the distance on foot in half an hour.

  • OPINION

    Midterm vs midlife crisis

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 20/10/2014

    » My daughter is going through her "midterm crisis" at the moment, cramming for exams and being generally cranky. She was particularly upset when prior commitments meant she couldn't join friends for a weekend study session. 

  • OPINION

    Log out for life in the slow lane

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 05/10/2015

    » It's quite amazing how dependent we are on technology. The other day, the internet was down at the office, making life quite miserable for those working on a deadline. My emails were not coming through, I couldn't download pictures, and I couldn't use Google to check facts. Only the spinning icon seemed to be working.

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