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    Jiggly joy

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 31/08/2018

    » As you may already know, Siam Paragon is a playground for foodies -- the ground floor and fourth floor to be more specific -- and a new Japanese import just made itself home on Paragon's street level. With 54 branches in Japan, Osaka-born Gram Cafe & Pancakes (stylised as gram cafe&pancakes) is the latest entry that locals and tourists alike are queuing up for. Such is the life in Bangkok whenever famous food import lands on our soil.

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    Farmer brothers

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 31/08/2018

    » Mitdanai "Port" and Phundanai "Peat" Sathavonmanee co-founded CORO FIELD (fb.com/corofieldTH), a Japanese-style agro-tourist destination in Ratchaburi, in 2015. Since then, the brothers have branched out with a café in Esplanade Ratchada and a dessert shop in CentralWorld while Coro Field thrives as an example of what agriculture 4.0 looks like. We talked to them about their green ambition to plant a seed for modern farming while helping Thai farmers.

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    A journey from farm to table

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 03/08/2018

    » Jim Ophorst marries fine dining with farm-to-table as chef de cuisine at PRU restaurant (prurestaurant.com), Trisara Phuket. Originally from the Netherlands, Orphost is hands-on in sourcing his ingredients and wants to show off the natural vibrancy of local flavours through multiple-course dinners. We spoke to Ophorst about his culinary journey and his thoughts on The Michelin Guide Bangkok, Phuket, and Phang-nga 2019, to be published later this year.

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    Travelling Thaiger

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 01/12/2017

    » We first interviewed Thai-German Michael Biedassek for his role as the co-founder of bangkokvanguards, a unique travel agent which explores undiscovered paths in Bangkok. Michael is also involved in raising awareness on preserving local communities and organising the "Santa Cause" (http://fb.com/SantaCauseBangkok) event every year to provide gifts and necessities for less privileged children and their families. We wondered what he had been up to lately and what the upcoming Santa Cause would entail.

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    Curious Creations

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 11/08/2017

    » Holy Helmets and Other Crazy Thai Items You Didn't Know Existed

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    Savoury spin-off

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 08/07/2016

    » Following the success of the first OSHA Thai Restaurant & Bar on Witthayu Road, OSHA Café recently opened at Asiatique as the more affordable younger cousin with all new offerings. This, by no means, the café is downsizing on flavour.

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    Travel with meaning

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 30/09/2016

    » Somsak "Pai" Boonkam is the founder and CEO of Local Alike (http://fb.com/LocalAlike), although he does prefer the title social worker, as this describes what he does through his noted social enterprise more accurately. Through various trips and travel packages arranged by Local Alike, he has connected travellers with various local communities to create a unique travel experience based on the concept of community-based tourism. Pai tells us how people can give back while expanding their horizons through travel.

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    Awkward Advertisements

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 07/06/2019

    » When you think of any form of advertisement, you probably think of a long process that involves many people until a final decision is reached. And if anything that can cause controversy or mixed message is spotted, someone would probably be like, "Hey, I think the public would object to this" or "Guys, let's not do blackface to sell charcoal doughnuts. It's very unnecessary."

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    Guru's Weekly Pick: Jan 26 - Feb 1

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 26/01/2018

    » Every week, we sift through tonnes of activities, shows, art exhibitions and things to do. Here is our especially curated list of what's hot this week in Bangkok and beyond. Enjoy!

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    Dek Thai 4.0

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 12/01/2018

    » Thai Children's Day is tomorrow and it's time to change you profile picture to when you were younger and cuter (and weren't liable to pay taxes). We here at Guru would like to celebrate this special day with some outstanding kids who have achieved unique accomplishments before they hit 18.

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