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    A journey from farm to table

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 03/08/2018

    » Jim Ophorst marries fine dining with farm-to-table as chef de cuisine at PRU restaurant (prurestaurant.com), Trisara Phuket. Originally from the Netherlands, Orphost is hands-on in sourcing his ingredients and wants to show off the natural vibrancy of local flavours through multiple-course dinners. We spoke to Ophorst about his culinary journey and his thoughts on The Michelin Guide Bangkok, Phuket, and Phang-nga 2019, to be published later this year.

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    The philanthropic photographer

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 22/09/2017

    » Surachai "Pui" Saengsuwan, L'Officiel Thailand's fashion editor and photographer, is known for his work in various Thai fashion magazines as well as reality competition shows such as The Face and The Face Men Thailand. But you may not know that he has been behind the lens of several photography projects to raise awareness around serious causes. He collaborated with Tom Potisit, also a well-known fashion photographer, to create "Anatomy 101" in 2015 to raise awareness on organ donation. In July last year, he created an online campaign for the Pic-A-Pet4Home shelter where he photographed handsome cadets with their canine friends to raise awareness on dog adoption. We talked to him about his latest project for Down Syndrome Hero Thailand (fb.com/downsyndromeherothailand) to de-stigmatise those who are born with the condition.

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    Advocating for acceptance

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 16/12/2016

    » South African Paul Heymans is the founder of OUT BKK, a non-profit organisation whose goal is to address the needs of the LGBT community in Thailand. In this exclusive interview, Paul talks to us about how his organisation started and the impact it wishes to create.

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    Veggie prince

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 21/10/2016

    » Nakorn "Prince" Limpacuptathavon, 33, is the poster boy for sustainable farming in the city. He started growing chemical-free vegetables on a piece of land next to his own house eight years ago. As his enthusiasm for all things green grew, he began hosting activities at his learning centre, Ban Jaochai Phak, or Veggie Prince's House, in Lat Prao Soi 71 and now talks at various events to spread his organic farming know-how. Guru chatted with Prince about how urban farming can benefit city life, in case you may want to get out your shovels and garden forks.

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    TV Tastemaker

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 29/05/2015

    » With 24 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Attaphon Na Bangxang works as TrueVisions’ chief programme and content officer and acts as True Corporation’s group director for content and programming. He has played instrumental roles in securing a licence to produce True Academy Fantasia, the Thai version of Mexican musical talent show La Academia, and broadcasting rights to major soccer leagues, movies, documentaries and other entertainment programmes. Attaphon also decides what programmes will be broadcast on TrueVisions. The cast of the new season of True Academy Fantasia will be announced on Jun 2, and will be broadcast on TrueVisions, from Jun 28-Sep 19.

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    Food journo

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 22/08/2014

    » London-born Natalie Scarr grew up in New Zealand and studied communications there. She worked for five years as a journalist, writing for lifestyle, fashion and food publications, before moving to Bangkok nearly two years ago. Besides being a senior editor and account manager at a PR firm in Bangkok, the 27-year-old bubbly foodie has now added hosting a show called Eat Asia to her credentials. Watch the show on the iTravel Channel website (www.theitravelchannel.tv) and check out the show’s Facebook page (fb.com/EatAsiaShow) for more info. It will soon be shown on Russian and Chinese TV networks and other places are also in the pipeline.

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    Social entrepreneur

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 16/05/2014

    » The newly opened Ma:D Hub for Social Entrepreneurs (42/3 Ekamai Soi 4, 085-917-7795, 085-136-3188, fb.com/madeehub) isn’t just another co-working space in Bangkok but one with many social missions. Preekamol “Gift” Chantaranijakorn, 26, one of Ma:D’s co-founders, talks to us about the facility and how it is changing society for the better by bringing together social entrepreneurs and socially conscious people. Before running Ma:D full time, Gift, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Thammasat University, worked at Changefusion where she was first introduced to the concept of social enterprise and later ran projects for Thai Social Enterprise Offer. Check out Ma:D’s Facebook page for their activities.

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    Digital Gains

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 06/04/2012

    » Are we the only ones who think that some people use social media - Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and all that interwebs jazz - rather pointlessly?

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