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    Take Thainess with a grain of salt

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 19/01/2015

    » The main intersections of downtown Bangkok were once again closed to traffic and packed with crowds last week, but it had nothing to do with political protests. We were just being encouraged by the Tourism Authority of Thailand to "discover" our "Thainess" with an elaborate procession of decorated floats replete with dancers and literary tableaux. 

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    Going through changes

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 23/07/2015

    » HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is an acknowledged scholar of China, having studied the Chinese language for over 30 years. She first visited China in 1981, a trip which resulted in her first book on China called Yam Dan Mungkorn (Travels Through The Land Of The Dragon). She has made a total of 38 trips to China, visiting all 22 provinces and five autonomous regions. She has written 13 travelogues on China, translated Chinese poetry compiled in two books, translated several novels as well as other articles on China.

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    Lessons from Doi Tung

    News, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 10/06/2017

    » Italy's Antonio Maria Costa has seen the transformative effect on local ethnic minorities of the Doi Tung project in the Thai highlands of Chiang Rai since he first visited 15 years ago.

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    Rarely heard bell to ring for New Supreme Patriarch

    News, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 12/02/2017

    » This evening, at the end of a solemn investiture of the new Supreme Patriarch, bells will ring at temples all around the kingdom. This includes the bell at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, or Wat Phra Kaew, where the actual investiture will take place, presided over by King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun.

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    The dying art of courtesy

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 12/10/2015

    » Isn't it strange that the careers we once idolised when we were young have somehow lost their aura now.

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    China's love of the leaf

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 23/07/2015

    » To enhance the atmosphere of the launch of Lao She's book Tea House: A Play In Three Acts translated from Chinese by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, an exhibition on "HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's Studies Of China" and "The Teahouse And The Chinese Way of Life", which features a full-scale tea house, has been set up at Siam Paragon's 2nd floor Lifestyle Hall.

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    Real lives and dream girls

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 13/10/2014

    » Last week's Bangkok Post Forum, titled "Economic Reform: How Will It Be Achieved", provided me with a rare opportunity to get together with some old friends over dinner. And although the gathering was made up mostly of business people who are interested in what direction Thailand is heading in the next year or so, and how our tax reforms and drought solutions and public transport expansions are going to be implemented, my attention was directed at a certain member of academia who for me encompasses all that is admirable about womanhood.

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    Just what the doctor ordered

    B Magazine, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 24/08/2014

    » The American University Alumni Association under the patronage of HM The King recently celebrated its 90th anniversary in style with a gala dinner and charity concert, jointly hosted by the Mahidol Adulyadej Foundation, at the Napalai Ballroom, Dusit Thani Bangkok.

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    Luck is created, not found

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 28/07/2014

    » My daily morning browse through Facebook turned up a post related to a media report in China that named Thailand the luckiest country in the world. The reasons for the Thai smile are, briefly, as follows:

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