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    Bangkok songkran agendas

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 12/04/2013

    » OMB! We have five days off in a row because the cabinet kindly declared that this year's "official" Songkran break starts from today until Tuesday. Say what you will about PM Poo, but she is so right in giving us a long holiday since we can't function properly during this kind of heat anyway. Anyhoo, that's over 7,000 minutes we're supposed to wisely spend relaxing before going back to the grind on Wednesday. And even though some shops and places in Bangkok may be shut during the Thai New Year, there are plenty more options for celebrating. Here's what we suggest you do and, hopefully, you may also find a deeper meaning of Songkran Festival (besides throwing water at strangers) along the way. Happy splashing, everyone.

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    Co-working communities

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 20/06/2014

    » Bangkok has many options of co-working spaces for freelancers, start-ups and small companies and their number is on the rise. Two such places — Hive and Ma:D — opened last month while one more — Street67 — is on the way.

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    Flush with toilet humour

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 06/04/2014

    » So … in the end, what was it exactly that we wanted reform to take place before?

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    Ring in a traditional Thai New Year

    Life, Published on 07/04/2014

    » Paradise Park will celebrate the traditional Thai New Year with a grand fair next week.

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    Splish splash

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 11/04/2014

    » There was a fuss made recently over a report that a company planned to organise Songkran celebrations in Singapore. Like a motorcycle taxi’s seat pre-heated by the April midday sun, this prompted some Thais to be extra protective of what they considered exclusive to Thailand. However, we need not worry about anyone copying our Songkran since we have many elements that are so inimitable that no other country would be able to (or want to) recreate them. In honour of the upcoming Thai New Year, we present you with all the things that make Songkran uniquely Thai.

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    Change-makers

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 25/04/2014

    » Recently the BTS launched a campaign to encourage Thais to start using escalators properly. Y’know, walk on the left side or stay on the right if you want to stand still. While we’re at it, we think they should discourage people from hugging the centre poles between their buttocks unless they’re strippers (go to fb.com/ohmysat to see what we’re talking about).

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    Funny or flippant?

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 21/03/2014

    » Thais are sanook people. We like to have fun and don’t take things too seriously. Although we here at Guru all enjoy off-colour jokes every now and then, there’s a fine line between making light of someone or something and getting a laugh, or doing the same but drawing a big “boo”. This week, we examine five of the most controversial flippant actions that took place in Thailand. Judge for yourself whether they went too far.

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    Productive pursuits

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 07/02/2014

    » There are other ways to kill your idle time besides playing FB games or stalking someone on Instagram. We’ve spotted six interesting hobbies in Bangkok that you may not be aware of. Instead of plainly explaining them to you, we present a flowchart to help you figure out which hobby suits you best. Follow the path that most sounds like you, and see your corresponding results in the next pages. Who knows, you may discover a new skill you never knew you had with one of these hobbies.

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    It's a rubbish job at the protests

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 08/02/2014

    » As the old saying goes: rubbish expands to fit the space allotted to it. And Bangkok's streets are pretty big. Enter the city garbage collectors who have to clear up the mess generated by the anti-government rallies.

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    Recapping 2013

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 27/12/2013

    » New Year’s is time to look back at what has happened during the year that is about to pass. The media usually takes this opportunity to do a round-up of memorable moments. As an esteemed publication ourselves, we decided to do our very own recapping of 2013 (and because we’re too lazy to go out and find new stories). The year hasn’t been a thoroughly smooth ride but we were certainly never bored. Bye-bye, 2013!

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