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    Checklist: Are You a Good Politician?

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 30/08/2019

    » □ Yes. But I didn't berate them or try to flex my muscles. I naturally speak loudly.

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    Prayutian Language

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 16/08/2019

    » You can always count on dear Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for unique phraseology that stimulates our brains in search of what the heck he truly means. Most recently, what he said spurred speculation that he may step down as prime minister for failing to complete an oath-taking, which his critics said could nullify the entire Prayut 2.0 Cabinet.

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    New Kids on the Block

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 26/07/2019

    » The wet season may want to make you hole up and wait out the rain (perfect bed weather and all that) but it doesn't seem to slow down new venues popping up in Bangkok. From a new upscale dining destination to a low-key night market in the city centre, here are five new and upcoming venues that are worth braving the rain for.

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    Answering Uncle Tu's Questions (Again)

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 17/11/2017

    » Recently, our dear leader Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha posed six new questions regarding new political parties, which critics have deemed as a way for his regime to pursue its own political interests.

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    Let's Judge Candidates by Their Posters Pt.2

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 08/03/2019

    » The campaign posters are EVERYWHERE. You either dodge them while navigating your way on a Bangkok sidewalk (of lack thereof it) or scroll down your Facebook newsfeed and see like seven of them without even trying.

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    The Polish Japanese chef

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 29/09/2017

    » Polish Pawel Viktorek moved to Thailand this year in February, joining Zuma Bangkok as the executive chef. The izakaya Japanese restaurant with a fine-dining twist is world renowned, with branches in major cities and the Bangkok branch recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. And you may be wondering what a Polish guy is doing in a Japanese kitchen. Originally from a small village where Japanese food was unheard of, the 33-year-old chef cultivated his passion, fascination and deep respect for the cuisine over years of travelling to Japan in search for the best ingredients. We talked to him about his culinary journey thus far.

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    You're just a big kid!

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 13/01/2017

    » It's okay to be a kid every now and then. By that, we don't mean asking your parents for permission to go out, throwing a tantrum when you don't get what you want or picking your nose and eating the booger either. Eww.

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    The dystopian director part II

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 03/11/2017

    » Writer/director Stephan Zlotescu first came into our radar after his acclaimed sci-fi short film titled True Skin, which was shot in Thailand four years ago and got picked by Amazon Studios for a possible TV series adaptation. True Skin depicts a dark future where enhancing your body with machine is the norm. Currently it is in development and Nicole Perlman, writer of Guardians of the Galaxy, has been attached to the project.

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    The food rescuer

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 13/10/2017

    » Tanaporn "Faii" Oi-isaranukul (second from left) is a donor relations coordinator and food hygienist at ThaiHarvest-SOS (fb.com/thaiharvestsos, thaiharvestsos.org), a local food rescue foundation which raises awareness around food waste and combats it. So far, it has rescued 65 tonnes of edible excess food and collected around 120 tonnes in scraps of food to make compost. One kilo of food provides up to three meals. Do the maths. They have provided 195,000 meals for those in need such as refugees and orphans. And, for every B1,000 spent, they serve 50 meals. Faii, a food science graduate from King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, tells us about the budding organisation and how you can help out.

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    Keeping up with Thai hashtags

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 18/11/2016

    » The social media sphere has been a breeding ground for new Thai words, phrases or hashtags that are used in posts, shared content and news stories. They spread so quickly I doubt the Royal Society of Thailand is able to keep up. For the sake of edutainment for all the immediate learners of the Thai language, as well as my fellow Thais out there, here are eight popular online phrases of recent times. Just in case, you know, you want to be down with the kids.

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