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  • LIFE

    Let's get physical

    News, Sukhumaporn Laiyok, Published on 24/09/2014

    » Most people want to emerge the winner in any competition. But for Saowanit Kittidamrungsak and her team, there is something more important than winning.

  • LIFE

    Achieving new goals

    Life, Sukhumaporn Laiyok, Published on 03/02/2014

    » Some may think those with special needs have difficulty forming friendships, but it's not true for Sakorn Nohtoa. He is an athlete with intellectual disabilities who will represent Thailand at the Special Olympics Unified Football Cup 2014.

  • SPORTS

    Holding court

    Muse, Sukhumaporn Laiyok, Published on 12/10/2013

    » If Wilavan Apinyapong ever attended a shouting contest, she would surely be among the finalists. As the captain of the Thai women's national volleyball team, her powerful roar is a common sound on court as she communicates with her teammates during games.

  • OPINION

    Swimming against the tide

    Life, Sukhumaporn Laiyok, Published on 16/10/2013

    » Several villages in the country have been submerged following heavy rains. The floodwater has got into houses and buildings, trapping families in their villages, damaging property and killing livestock. Roads have been swamped with water. Things have been washed away.

  • SPORTS

    Serving up the best

    Life, Sukhumaporn Laiyok, Published on 20/08/2013

    » A scene of little kids in yellow T-shirts running in excitement to join their class greeted us on our arrival at Ban Thongyord. The name in Thai literally means an egg drop coated in syrup, which is a dessert. But Ban Thongyord is not a cooking school. It's a badminton camp _ the training home for world's No.2 badminton player Ratchanok "May" Intanon, whose recent world championship win has made her the country's biggest star athlete and a household name.

  • OPINION

    The perils of overenthusiastic parenting

    Life, Sukhumaporn Laiyok, Published on 22/05/2013

    » A nasty week of traffic congestion signals that school has already reopened. Children are busy with books and engaged with their school activities while parents help them choose their classes.

  • LIFE

    Toys for rich boys (and girls)

    Muse, Sukhumaporn Laiyok, Published on 25/05/2013

    » A recent import, Luxury Toys: Volume 2 allows us a voyeuristic peek into a world of amazing objects that cannot be bought at your local store or simply ordered online. For these singular items are the custom-made playthings of the super-rich.

  • OPINION

    Sporting spirit takes a timeout

    Life, Sukhumaporn Laiyok, Published on 31/01/2013

    » January should be a good month to start anew or pursue our resolutions. But alas, it didn't seem to go that way in the world of sport, which was rife with reports of poor sportsmanship and nasty players who resorted to antics or negative tactics that went against the spirit of fair play.

  • LIFE

    The only way is up

    Life, Sukhumaporn Laiyok, Published on 11/01/2013

    » It was a late Saturday afternoon at ProClimber Gym. As a sports instructor kept bawling "Be sensible!" to young climbers who were having fun and eagerly moving up an indoor wall in order to reach their goal, parents were keeping their eyes on their children and cheering them on.

  • WORLD

    Medical tech is on the ball

    Life, Sukhumaporn Laiyok, Published on 04/09/2012

    » Last year was tough for Chayawat Srinawong after he was injured at a football match. A crunching tackle left him with a badly damaged left knee, and he has been on the sidelines ever since.

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