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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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    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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    'A Painter from Bikaner' come to Bangkok

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 28/07/2016

    » At Serindia Gallery, all is still and calm until you look closer and everything -- the landscapes, animals and plants -- suddenly comes to life. Magnifying glasses are of course provided. In the exhibition "A Painter From Bikaner", Indian traditional miniature painter Mahaveer Swami presents a selection of his exquisitely detailed works whose subjects range from the mundane daily lives in India, landscapes and animals to tales from mythology.

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    Another week, and another Bangkok mall

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 04/05/2016

    » Just when we thought we have had enough of community malls in Bangkok, yet another one has popped up. This time it's Suanplern Market on Rama IV, across from Channel 3 headquarters. The mall was officially opened in March but restaurants, shops and stalls have only just started to occupy the space.

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    Searching for identity

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 06/01/2016

    » In one exhibition room at Navin Rawanchaikul's studiOK in Chiang Mai, wooden crates used for shipping his previous artworks are piled up as a huge rectangular structure. An entrance on one side reveals an old fabric shop, with rolls of cloth of various colours, desks and measurement tools. Open for viewing for the first time late last month, the "shop" is an exact recreation of O.K. Store, Navin's family clothing store, his original home in Chiang Mai's Warorot Market. 

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    The surreal world we live in

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 18/12/2015

    » As the festive time draws near, with Christmas and the New Year, it's not only a time for celebrating and looking ahead, but looking at where we have been and where we are right now. But while the future is all imagination -- all your New Year's resolutions are possibly delusional and bogus -- what's real and inarguable is the past and the now, as we breathe and try to get through the day. Let's not get personal about this as there are plenty of other occasions to talk about your plans to do yoga more regularly, cut down on cigarettes or be nicer to other people.  

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    Southern discomfort

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 19/08/2015

    » The artist known as "Darkle" is showing his black and white photographs in an exhibition entitled "The Beautiful South: The Ugly Truth" at Quince -- Eatery & Bar as part of the ongoing Photo Bangkok 2015 exhibition. Darkle is simultaneously looking at and looking away from the conflict and violence in the southernmost provinces of Thailand.

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    Exhibiting a love for his father

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 01/07/2015

    » In a recommendation letter, Silpa Bhirasri, the father of Thai modern art, wrote: "He is a gifted art student. An artist who truly devotes himself to art and is perhaps the best Thai artist there is now." The student he referred to was the late Thai National Artist Fua Haripitak. That letter from the famed Italian sculptor who worked mainly in Thailand was the only thing Fua had to certify his gift, having had no education degree when he embarked upon his studies at the prestigious Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma in 1954.

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    Trainwreck from top to bottom

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 03/03/2015

    » Perhaps what one remembers best about a third-class train ride in Thailand is the shower you take afterwards — the lumps of dust coming out of your nose, the grimy water running off your body and how washing your hair three times isn't enough to take the odour of metal away.

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    A real-life globe-hopper

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 06/03/2014

    » Allan Dransfield would gladly eat leftover pizza on a restaurant table he walks past. He would knock on the door of a total stranger and ask if he could spend the night. He says people tend to overthink when it comes to travelling, and “technically, you can travel for free”.

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