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  • OPINION

    Dress up and dumb down for discounts

    Guru, Sumati Sivasiamphai, Published on 08/05/2015

    » I know, I know, no one takes that statement seriously from me anymore as I can feel irritated if a pigeon flies too close to my head. But really, this time it's like someone fired off a round of stupidity bullets and I got hit straight in the heart, despite my attempts to dodge such dumbness.

  • OPINION

    Pot

    Guru, Sumati Sivasiamphai, Published on 10/04/2015

    » What happened after Palmerah police in West Jakarta, Indonesia, destroyed tonnes of marijuana in a big bonfire?

  • OPINION

    Birthday

    Guru, Sumati Sivasiamphai, Published on 06/03/2015

    » Why did Swedish police show up at the home of a woman who was celebrating her 21st birthday?

  • LIFESTYLE

    GURU ASKS

    Guru, Sumati Sivasiamphai, Published on 20/02/2015

    » What are employees in Thailand being warned against doing?

  • OPINION

    Full-body helmets

    Guru, Sumati Sivasiamphai, Published on 09/01/2015

    » If you've spent a lot of time in Bangkok, there are some sights that probably don't faze you anymore. Street vendors selling fried insects, ladyboys that are prettier than actual women, traffic jams stretching as far as the eye can see, people putting ice cubes in their beer/wine, multiple 7-Eleven stores in every soi, selfies being snapped in public restrooms…

  • OPINION

    Blame it on the alcohol

    Guru, Sumati Sivasiamphai, Published on 12/12/2014

    » You know what’s dumb? Alcohol, that’s what. This good-for-nothing fermented elixir only causes its imbibers to make embarrassing late-night calls, send incomprehensible text messages, and view every sweaty, overweight Sasquatch through boozy Ananda-coloured goggles.

  • OPINION

    How about a campaign to stop mass confusion

    Guru, Sumati Sivasiamphai, Published on 17/10/2014

    » Now, now, before I point any fingers, I just want to state for the record that I only consider myself to be of average intelligence, and it just goes downhill from there depending on how many hours I’ve slept or how many drinks I’ve imbibed. I don’t really understand people when they use big words and I have no idea how the stock market works. I graduated from high school and college without paying anyone to do my homework or write my essays, but even then I couldn’t tell you what I learned.

  • OPINION

    How about a gimmick-free day?

    Guru, Sumati Sivasiamphai, Published on 19/09/2014

    » It's almost time for the moment you didn't even know you were waiting for! This Sunday (Sep 21) is Bangkok Car Free Day 2014. Yes, in a day that will go down in history, every Bangkokian will receive a free car on this most special occasion! Yipee!

  • OPINION

    The motorcycle diaries

    Guru, Sumati Sivasiamphai, Published on 04/07/2014

    » In this week’s instalment of “The Army Continues its Efforts to Make Thailand a Utopian Society”, the latest group to come under fire are motorcycle taxi drivers.

  • OPINION

    Every coup has a silver lining

    Guru, Sumati Sivasiamphai, Published on 13/06/2014

    » It has been about three weeks since our military overlords took over the country in the May 22 coup. Despite some valiant efforts by the army to repay rice farmers money owed to them, a plan to revise various state projects, and the military junta chief using an hour of his precious time to pen the sappy song “Returning Happiness to the People”, there still seems to be some confusion over what sort of real reform will actually be achieved.

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