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  • LIFE

    Helping teens through the tough times

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 20/09/2021

    » When Prachaya Sirimahaariyapoya was eight years old, she noticed that one of her classmates and a neighbour always wore a long sleeve shirt or jacket even on hot days. One day, the classmate took her jacket off and Prachaya saw several cuts on her classmate's arms. She was under pressure because of her parents' high expectations. Prachaya asked her mother to take her classmate to see a psychiatrist but the psychiatrist needed permission from the classmate's parents. The mother of her classmate thought her daughter was fine and did not need any consultation.

  • OPINION

    Less comedy, more dhamma

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 20/09/2021

    » A couple of weeks ago, two well-known monks -- Phra Maha Sompong Talaputto and Phra Maha Praiwan Worawano -- held a livestream talk show on social media that attracted 200,000 viewers. The chat led to several debates between their supporters and opponents since it was different from typical dhamma talks or dhamma preaching. The two monks used several teenage slang expressions and joked with their viewers who commented via the live chat. While Phra Maha Sompong focused on delivering his own jokes like a standup comedian, Phra Maha Praiwan, who knew many teenage expressions, giggled uncontrollably throughout the show. He was criticised for not being not calm or having self-control as a monk should.

  • LIFE

    Adopt a sarus crane nest for a good cause

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 16/09/2021

    » In collaboration with the Bird Conservation Society of Thailand and the Zoological Park Organisation, "Sarus Crane Nest Adoption" was established in 2018 to help both sarus cranes and farmers in Buri Ram whose crops are damaged by the birds nesting in their rice fields.

  • LIFE

    Hidden potential

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 15/09/2021

    » At the Thailand Animator Festival 6 (TAF6) last month, organised by Sputnik Tales Studio and the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture under the Ministry of Culture, animations Little Miss Dungjai, Play With Me, The Blue Curtain, Nowhere and A Roadside Story were among the 10 winners selected from 192 entrants.

  • LIFE

    Resisting the temptation

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 14/09/2021

    » Nicotine is highly addictive, even more so than heroin. That's why when it comes to quitting cigarettes, many attempt it multiple times but end up smoking again.

  • LIFE

    Taking a stand for clean air

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 08/09/2021

    » Chiang Mai artist Thaiwijit Puengkasemsomboon has to stay inside his house during summer due to the air pollution caused by PM2.5. The artist was uncomfortable being locked up in his house every summer and the PM 2.5 pollution was getting worse. Chiang Mai used to be renowned for its spectacular landscape, but last March, Chiang Mai became known as the most polluted city in the world, according to IQ AirVisual.

  • LIFE

    Reinventing for the future

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 07/09/2021

    » In today's digital age, young people learn on the internet and successfully build their careers online. Since self-learning online has become a trend, many prestigious local and international universities offer free classes that anyone can join. However, this has made some people question if a university degree is even necessary.

  • LIFE

    The economics of happiness

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 06/09/2021

    » In order to learn about people, living creatures and more, people come up with questions and try to find answers. The book, The Whys Of Life, written by Prof Nattavudh Powdthavee, raises many interesting questions. Why do people with good looks have high social status, are famous, or usually luckier than others? Why are people afraid of quitting jobs they hate? And how can people be happy in this uncertain world? The author explained the reasons without being judgmental and using reliable research to support his explanations.

  • LIFE

    A different perspective

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 01/09/2021

    » Wittawat Tongkeaw is an artist who stands for democratic ideals and social change. At his third solo exhibition, "The L/Royal Monument", Wittawat conveys how his political views have changed. His turning point came after he read books in different fields such as philosophy and social science, as well as some that are banned.

  • LIFE

    Stepping back into childhood

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 31/08/2021

    » The infamous cat and mouse chases between hotheaded Tom and the tricky Jerry in the timeless animation Tom And Jerry left a big impression on artist Pichet Rujivararat, better known as Tikkywow, during his younger years. When he had an opportunity to create a 360-degree virtual artwork, Pichet did not hesitate to bring back his favourite characters such as Tom and Jerry, Popeye, Astro Boy and Cobra to the exhibition "Reborn" on view at artbakery.in.

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