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  • OPINION

    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.

  • OPINION

    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.

  • OPINION

    Killing two birds with zero-baht notes

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 16/12/2013

    » One of Kamnan Suthep Thaugsuban's proposals to the government is the eradication of corruption in Thailand.

  • OPINION

    Easy way out

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 16/09/2013

    » When the Expressway Authority of Thailand introduced the Easy Pass system towards the end of 2009, I was one of the first to drop in to the office near the Port expressway to pick up my little grey sensor box and top-up smart card. I was happy to pay the 1,000 baht deposit in order to snub my nose at the long queues lining up at the toll booths every rush hour.

  • OPINION

    AEC spells another English conundrum

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 29/07/2013

    » In two years, the Asean Economic Community will be up and running, and we will be looking towards borders than are not only limited to our immediate neighbours - Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia, but further out as far as the Philippines to the east and Indonesia to the south.

  • OPINION

    A woman's work is never done

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 03/12/2012

    » Sometimes people like to post old print ads on Facebook, or sometimes compile a whole lot and share them with friends by email. They are often quite humorous, especially if you are old enough to remember what they are talking about. Recently I saw one that must have been from the 1950s. It showed a wife in a floral print dress and apron, hair nicely coiffed, wearing high heels, duster in hand. Her husband, apparently just back from work, meets her with open arms.

  • OPINION

    Revealing the national in dress

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 02/07/2012

    » Since being release from house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi has been on the road big time, making up for all the years she was confined to a few hundred square metres. The world is her oyster. She's accepted her Nobel Prize, her Oxford degree, and been presented with the key to Paris.

  • OPINION

    A false sense of security

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 20/02/2012

    » Thailand never ceases to be Amazing!

  • OPINION

    A uniform way of thinking

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 05/03/2012

    » Once in a while the subject of uniforms pops up again in the news as an issue of debate among people of different generations. Last time it was how young university girls would practically starve themselves to fit into the SSS size which looked as if it would only fit a Barbie doll.

  • TECH

    The tablet that causes nausea

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 01/08/2011

    » I'm suffering from small-screen overdose, if there's such a thing.

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