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    Caring for society's forgotten

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 02/03/2015

    » Continuing our series on ordinary people often overlooked by the wider public, Life observes the day's work of a psychiatric nurse and ponders the current state of mental health services in Thailand.

  • LIFE

    Shaking the salt habit

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 10/03/2015

    » As World Kidney Day draws near, Thailand's Ministry of Public Health is marking the occasion by encouraging Thais to eat less salt.

  • LIFE

    The leprosy mission

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 06/05/2014

    » In Thailand, there are more than 500 registered leprosy patients, not to mention the unregistered, according to figures in 2012 from the Department of Disease Control’s Rajprachasamasai Institute working under the Ministry of Public Health to prevent and monitor the prevalence of leprosy in the country.

  • LIFE

    Women Warriors

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 18/03/2014

    » Living amid the unrest Thailand’s Deep South has never been easy. But being a woman in the areas where bombs and gun shots are not unusual, normal life is even harder.

  • LIFE

    The inscrutable made easy

    Muse, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 25/01/2014

    » Upon seeing Chinese Feasts And Festivals: A Cookbook, your first impression might be it does not really look like a cookbook at all. There are no glossy photos of tantalising dishes that look mouthwatering on pages. Some parts of the book even talk about cultural stuff. But after flipping through the pages, you may find that this 144-page volume is probably one of the interesting cookbooks you have ever read. First, instead of having actual photographs showing how each recipe would look like just as in most cooking bibles, all the visuals in this book are presented in the form of impressively delicate and colourful illustrations. Some instructions and ingredients are also accompanied by similar kinds of illustrations.

  • LIFE

    Practicalities of style

    Muse, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 11/05/2013

    » While spending six weeks in the Northeast when her Bangkok home was inundated in the floods of 2011, Soravit Kaewkamon had a chance to visit the local zoo where she became fascinated by the beauty of hornbills. Before she knew it, she was spending week after week in libraries studying and researching the tropical bird.

  • LIFE

    No tears over spilt milk

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 09/04/2013

    » Somchit Duangtakham was required to have his right leg amputated after a near-fatal car accident turned him into a bedridden patient for more than a year. Attempting to cope with the loss of his leg, two years later he was given another piece of almost unbearable news.

  • LIFE

    Land of the Rising Son

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 25/01/2013

    » Danny Choo could have become a celebrated luxury footwear designer like his father, Jimmy Choo, if he had not discovered a Japanese video game console in his teens. It was this little gizmo that changed his life forever.

  • LIFE

    Partners in philanthropic planning

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 29/01/2013

    » Back in 1915 when the people of Thailand, then known as Siam, fell prey to a serious hookworm infestation, an American physician from the Rockefeller Foundation, Dr Victor Heiser, stepped off a steamship and proceeded to Bangkok for meetings scheduled with government officials to discuss ways of eradicating the parasite.

  • LIFE

    Living to give

    Muse, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 01/12/2012

    » Kaew* was about to lead a wonderful life after achieving everything she dreamed - a master's degree, a job offer and, most importantly, a plan to get married. But a pre-employment blood test report tore her life into pieces.

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