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    Get into the groove -- Madonna is here

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 09/02/2016

    » Yes, Madonna is singing live tonight. And yes, Madonna is definitely by now somewhere in Bangkok, after photos showing her arrive at the airport on Sunday night popped up online, enough for her "children" across Thailand to swoon. As you read this, just take a moment to get this fact registered in your head the Queen of Pop is actually here on the same soil as the rest of us, breathing this same polluted Bangkok air. She could be queuing up for some moo ping for breakfast on the streets, or on the back of a motorcycle to Platinum in search for new looks, we don't know.

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    Looking upward through the camera's lens

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 18/11/2016

    » Broccoli Revolution has for some time been known as a dream spot for vegan food, but that's not all it has to offer. Housed in the venue is the recently launched Case Art Space, and in its upcoming exhibition "Sky" will showcase photography from youth who participated in the FACES/NOW Art Therapy Programme.

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    Fair winds

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 10/11/2016

    » In the waters off Hua Hin's coastline, all was calm at first. Then, all of a sudden, a strong wind picked up, sending a young boy and his sailing dinghy to clash with another boat, which was leading the race.

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    High concept

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 28/09/2016

    » Entang Wiharso, Geraldine Javier, Zeng Fanzhi, Zhao Zhao -- I've Googled them, and yes, they are all huge in the contemporary art world.

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    Lion's share

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 27/01/2017

    » The night was lively around the neighbourhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés last Saturday for the opening of this year's Paris Déco Off, an annual event where more than 100 home-furnishing-fabrics brands join to showcase their latest designs. But there was perhaps more buzzing than anywhere else down the quaint Rue de Furstenberg where the Jim Thompson showroom is situated.

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    Glimmer of life

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 14/09/2016

    » 'Understanding the techniques of manufacture of ancient gold is fascinating," wrote archaeological scientist and conservator Anna Bennett in the preface of The Ancient History Of U Thong, City Of Gold, a book which was recently launched in collaboration with the Designated Area for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta) and Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives (BIA). "It also provides archaeologists and art historians with a better understanding of the socio-economic conditions of a given place at any given time."

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    The food stylist

    Muse, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 12/09/2015

    » Paweethida Tanjasiri's som tum doesn’t look like any we’ve ever seen before. Her chops of string beans are of a purplish hue and the sliced tomatoes vary in colour. Along with the usual beans and dried shrimps, corn kernels, pomegranate seeds and slices of beetroot are dotted against the white wide-rim plate. Fear not, the 26-year-old is not a radical, nor an antinationalist trying to undermine what has long been part of our culinary identity, however, but a food stylist.

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    Making connections, not cash

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 21/01/2015

    » Artist Pisitakun Kuantalaeng, 28, was once a Yellow Shirt. In less than a decade, Pisitakun went from a fervent supporter of anti-Thaksin politics and airport seizures to an artist who took to the streets after the junta seized power last May.

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    Many hats, much passion

    Muse, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 21/02/2014

    » You can sometimes guess a person’s occupation just by observing how he or she looks, speaks or behaves. Unkempt or a tad dishevelled and keeps talking about the meaning or beauty of life? Maybe a writer or an artist. Well-groomed and has a smooth and pleasing way with words? Could be in business or a lawyer.

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    The truth will out

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 08/01/2014

    » Over the past few months, the social media in Thailand has literally turned from a playground for fun and entertaining diversions into a veritable battlefield. Facebook's bragging, attention-seeking statuses and narcissistic selfies have been replaced by quotes, reports, pictures and video clips attacking those on the opposite side of the political divide _ and to convince and confirm the righteousness of one's own camp.

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