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    Predictions for 2020

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 03/01/2020

    » We're less than 72 hours into 2020 and I would like to help you, dear readers, ease back into your routines. Here are a few of my somewhat educated guesstimates of what this year has in store for us.

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    Santa Clauses are coming to town

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 20/12/2019

    » We catch up with Michael Biedassek (right) and David Pfizenmaier (left), the Thaigers (Thai-German, got it?) who are behind various campaigns for positive social changes. Michael is the managing director of bangkokvanguards, a purpose-driven travel operator that raises awareness of Bangkok's unexplored communities.


    Let's Judge Candidates by Their Posters Pt.2

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 08/03/2019

    » The campaign posters are EVERYWHERE. You either dodge them while navigating your way on a Bangkok sidewalk (of lack thereof it) or scroll down your Facebook newsfeed and see like seven of them without even trying.

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    Back to the Grind

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 04/01/2019

    » There is already a lot of sound advice on how to prepare yourself for going back to work after a long holiday. I, too, want to help ease your (and my) post-vacation blues in my own way by reminding you of the good things to come this year.

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    The art of poking fun

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 01/06/2018

    » Tanawat "Pop" Prakammanu, 26, works as a graphic designer at an advertising agency in Bangkok and runs his Facebook page Prakammanu (, where he showcases his drawings in his spare time. He went viral after publishing an action-filled Avengers-inspired comic with a cast full of figures in Thai politics from PM Prayut Chan-o-cha to student activist Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal. Pop poked fun at them with sharp humour (even though he insists he's a casual observer) and witty dialogues. His latest effort has been shared more than 100,000 times. His page isn't the first to poke fun at Thai politics but we think it's definitely worth checking out especially if you want to see Uncle Tu having a fist-fight with Thaksin Shinawatra. We talked to Pop about his serious art of poking fun but at, his request, no serious political comment.


    Answering Uncle Tu's Questions (Again)

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 17/11/2017

    » Recently, our dear leader Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha posed six new questions regarding new political parties, which critics have deemed as a way for his regime to pursue its own political interests.



    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 05/08/2016

    » Are you #teamyes, #teamno or #teamundecided?


    People Who Do Worse Jobs Than You

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 15/03/2019

    » At the risk of sounding like a Debbie Downer (or should I say Sad Somchai), there may be days when we question whether we're doing well or enough at our jobs e.g. making a typo and struggling to write something relevant and fun on a weekly basis. And once that feeling takes over, you can console yourself by looking for people who're at worse at their jobs compared to you, automatically patting yourself on the back. The good news is that you don't have to look far -- and I've done that for you, dear reader. These examples should leave you thinking, "I'm not that bad."


    Thai-style Maths Problems

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 01/03/2019

    » How good are you with numbers, dear readers? Let's put you to the test in this mathematics quiz which -- and I can't state the following sentence strongly enough -- has not been inspired by any real-life incidents. (Cough cough cough, sorry almost choked there!) They are completely fictional, purely for your entertainment. The answers are at the end. No cheating!


    Let's Judge Candidates by Their Posters

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 15/02/2019

    » They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but I say, “Let’s judge candidates in the upcoming elections by their posters”. Their posters are their opportunity to make first impressions with the public and you can’t avoid them on our already hard-to-navigate sidewalks, anyway. Here are some of the most memorable posters in the upcoming election that I spotted on the street and online. 

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