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    Grabbing the opportunity

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 13/05/2015

    » Malaysians and former classmates Hooi Ling Tan and Anthony Tan, who share the same last name but are not related, founded taxi-booking application GrabTaxi in 2012, after their plan to revamp the Malaysian taxi industry took second place in Harvard's 2011 Business School Plan Contest.

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    A year of tears

    Life, Published on 13/10/2017

    » One year ago today, Thailand lost a great king, the moral and spiritual centre of the entire nation. Upon hearing the news, people sobbed on the bus, wept on the train, cried in the office. It's one of those rare moments in life that affected all of us in such a way that we remember exactly where we were and how we felt when the reality of what happened set in. One year on, we ask dozens of people from all walks of life about how they remember that fateful day.

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    The roots of Chicha – Peru's jungle beat

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 19/09/2017

    » Ever since Paul Simon used the Peruvian orchestral tune El Condor Pasa in his song of the same name, the image of Andean music is one of locals playing panpipes, dressed in traditional costumes. Think also of soprano Yma Sumac and her exotica music from the 1950s.

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    We ain't Nate, mate

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 21/07/2017

    » Nathan Bartling, aka "My Mate Nate", is a hero to some and a low-life to many. The Mormon missionary-turned-local-YouTube star has been plastered all over the news this week once again -- finding himself on the end of public outrage after his latest stunt of trying to flatten coins on Bangkok's railroad tracks. The whole event may seem like an overreaction, but this hasn't been the first time that the 24-year-old American has angered locals and expats due to his juvenile stunts.

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    Right man for the job

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 01/08/2016

    » From a farang-looking showbiz sweetheart who starred in a soap opera, television commercials and music videos 17 years back, today Christopher Benjakul is selling bread.

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    Selling a sad story

    Life, Published on 05/10/2015

    » If the dictionary ever needs a picture to go with the word "sentimentality", many Thai TV advertisements might be able to provide a still or two.

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    Don't lose your cool

    Brunch, Michael Ruffles, Published on 10/04/2016

    » When it's this hot and humid, Netflix and chill really does mean watching House of Cards with a cold drink in your hand and an ice pack on your neck. It's too sticky for anything else.

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    Changing of the guard

    Life, Published on 24/08/2015

    » Earlier this month, the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) passed the third reading of a new law to regulate security guards. Once the bill comes into effect, approximately six months from now, guards must be at least 18-years-old and finished Mathayom 3 (Grade 9) or higher.

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    Looking up, not down

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 16/10/2015

    » Each year, between 800-1,000 children in Thailand are born with Down's syndrome, a genetic condition associated with physical growth delays and moderate intellectual disability.

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    Say What ?

    Guru, Kangsadarn Suksomstarn, Published on 16/03/2012

    » With PM Yingluck recently giving a speech in Japan entitled "Unbeatable Thailand, Unparalleled Opportunities" you can't help but sigh at yet another over-the-top use of an adjective to describe "Amazing Thailand". It's about time we stopped using cliched hyperbole to describe the Land of Smiles (whoops). Unfortunately they are not the only ones spurting verbal diarrhoea. It seems our lives are inundated with words and phrases that we need to know how to deal with. But, don't fret, as once again we're on hand to help out.

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