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  • LEARNING

    The clothes horse is in clover

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 06/06/2010

    » Just arrived back from a clothes shopping trip in Los Angeles. Hardly justification for a column, I know, but bear with me. Things get a little more deep and meaningful as we progress.

  • LEARNING

    A Gem of a story

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 04/04/2010

    » The recent decision to close down Sanam Luang for renovations has sent me on a trip down memory lane, reminding me of a day when I went there deliberately to get ripped off. Sanam Luang is the last remaining large tract of land in central Bangkok that hasn't been cemented over to make way for shophouses selling car parts or cheap cloth which, upon coming into contact with an errant cigarette, quickly introduces you to the perils of self-immolation.

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    A gem of a story: Part II

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 11/04/2010

    » This is part two of an exciting story which started last week on this very page. Normally I have no time for readers who miss a week of this column, but if for some unfathomable reason you did, here is a brief synopsis:

  • LEARNING

    Hooray for... Hancock park

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 25/04/2010

    » You know, back when I was living in Bangkok I was a pretty modest kind of guy. I know that sounds like I've been living here in Los Angeles for an eternity, as opposed to 14 nights, but I can tell you I've changed.

  • LEARNING

    Native tongue twisters

    Andrew Biggs, Published on 02/05/2010

    » All around my Los Angeles neighbourhood are hand-written signs tacked onto lofty palm trees: ``ACCENT ELIMINATION''. The two words are followed by a local telephone number, which to my surprise doesn't begin with 555. Accent Elimination _ how intriguing.

  • LEARNING

    Unithai, CUEL make English their business

    Learningpost, Srinuan Bunharn, Published on 23/02/2010

    » Because of its natural beauty and relaxed ambience, Sichang island - located about 12km off the western coast of Si Racha district, Chon Buri province - attracts hordes of tourists eager to explore the remains of His Majesty King Chulalongkorn's summer palace, which was vacated in 1893 during a conflict with the French over the control of Laos. The palace was named Chudadhuj, after HM King Chulalongkorn's son, Prince Chudadhuj Dharadilok, who was born on the now-bustling island.

  • LEARNING

    Nature is the best teacher

    Mylife, Supawadee Inthawong, Published on 25/02/2010

    » There are several ways to instill a love of nature in the younger generation. One of the more successful methods, with clear and fast results, is to live and learn within nature itself.

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