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    Girls just wanna have fun

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 22/01/2016

    » Two transhookers are not looking for love and warmth on Christmas Eve around the crummy blocks of Los Angeles. In Sean Baker's hilarious, rambunctious and surprisingly sweet a-crappy-day-in-the-life-of-African-American-streetwalkers, they are looking for horny customers, and for their slick pimp and his new lover (who's "a fish", derogatory slang for real women). It's also a surprise that Tangerine, a guerilla-style indie film shot entirely on iPhones, has made its way to Thai cinemas (only at SF), and those keen to sample an unusual flavour of high-spirited wacky comedy with its heart in the right place, this is the one to go for this weekend.

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    Changing of the guard

    Life, Published on 24/08/2015

    » Earlier this month, the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) passed the third reading of a new law to regulate security guards. Once the bill comes into effect, approximately six months from now, guards must be at least 18-years-old and finished Mathayom 3 (Grade 9) or higher.

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    Looking up, not down

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 16/10/2015

    » Each year, between 800-1,000 children in Thailand are born with Down's syndrome, a genetic condition associated with physical growth delays and moderate intellectual disability.

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    Between the words

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 08/12/2014

    » 'No one can cook prawn fried-rice as deliciously as the Glasses-Auntie in front of my soi. No matter who passes into my life, I take every single one of them here to eat at this store."

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    Intimate, contemporary and queer

    Life, Published on 11/12/2014

    » The first Bangkok Queer Theatre Festival is drawing to a close this weekend after an 11-week run, which began on Sept 27, at the new Sun Dance Theatre in Silom. The festival showcases two original plays, two contemporary dances and two solo performances by established and emerging artists — an admirable achievement. Our only complaint was the absence in representation of lesbians and transsexuals. But if such a festival continues, it is likely that more artists showcasing works about other sexual identities will emerge.  

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    Play that funky music

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 07/09/2014

    » It's been a hectic day at the office.

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    Say What ?

    Guru, Kangsadarn Suksomstarn, Published on 16/03/2012

    » With PM Yingluck recently giving a speech in Japan entitled "Unbeatable Thailand, Unparalleled Opportunities" you can't help but sigh at yet another over-the-top use of an adjective to describe "Amazing Thailand". It's about time we stopped using cliched hyperbole to describe the Land of Smiles (whoops). Unfortunately they are not the only ones spurting verbal diarrhoea. It seems our lives are inundated with words and phrases that we need to know how to deal with. But, don't fret, as once again we're on hand to help out.

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    I <3 Bangkok

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 09/03/2018

    » Ah, Bangkok -- the city where road laws are more like suggestions than laws, where the traffic is horrible, the air is polluted, where that Rolex you bought stops working the next day and where a "ping pong show" isn't a game of table tennis. There are many weird and sometimes downright horrifying things we experience living in Bangkok, like being stuck in a taxi with a perverted driver. But despite the many, many things we complain about, Bloomberg's Misery Index (which is a thing, you can Google it) has named Thailand "the least miserable country". In light of that, we've compiled a few reasons why we love living in Bangkok (we are aware we're focusing on Bangkok and not Thailand. We see you rushing to troll us, haters) to remind you to look at the brighter side and forget the fact that the elections are postponed again... Oops.

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    Lesser known celebrations

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 22/09/2017

    » Did you know that there's a nationwide celebration coming up soon? Thai National Flag Day is to be celebrated this coming September 28. If you weren't aware of that, we don't blame you. This is the first time Thailand is going to be celebrating it to commemorate 100 years since King Rama VI declared the design we know today as the country's official flag. Sure, it might not be a legit holiday, but hey, it's all about being patriotic.

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    Taxi tales

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 23/02/2018

    » Ah, taxis. Can't live with them, can't live without them. Unless you live along the skytrain or subway station or you have the capacity and willpower to survive riding a bus, then taxis are the vein of your existence in terms of transportation. Sure, there are alternatives now like Grab and Uber (legality undetermined but hey, this is Bangkok), but for the longest time before those apps came to save us, we depended on good ol' taxis. Knowing that, we thought that each of us probably had a few interesting taxi rides and we decided to ask you to send us some of yours. You didn't disappoint. Here are some of our favourite Taxi Tales sent in by you.

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