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    The watered-down version of corruption in schools

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 14/06/2015

    » We begin our journey in a little village in the far northern province of Chiang Rai. We’re going to pop into a school called Bahn Daen Sala, a rural primary school run on a shoestring budget, where the education of its students rests more on the resourcefulness of its teachers than anything found in the curriculum.

  • LIFESTYLE

    From rock icon to retro

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 14/06/2015

    » The second solo album by The Killers’ frontman pays homage to the ’80s in style

  • LIFESTYLE

    Raising the bar

    Brunch, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 14/06/2015

    » Growing up poor and without a father, Somsak “Tu” Khakhuen learned quickly that he would need every ounce of strength and ability to get ahead. His mother, Boonmee Khakhuen, raised Tu and his younger sister Teerada to understand that everyone must do their part to keep the family afloat.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Let food be thy medicine

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 14/06/2015

    » People who don’t do much of their own cooking probably think that preparing a meal is a complicated business. First it has to be planned, then the ingredients bought, and then there is the time spent cooking. After that there are dishes to be washed and cleaning up to do. Even then, there is no guarantee the food will turn out well. Finally, the money involved might be more than what you would have paid if you had simply bought the meal. So, might it just be a good idea to forget about the cooking, decide what you want to eat, where you want to eat it, and how much you want to spend, and then buy your meal?

  • LIFESTYLE

    A place in the shade

    Brunch, Normita Thongtham, Published on 14/06/2015

    » I was enjoying my favourite phad thai at the Sampran Riverside’s Inn Chan restaurant when I overheard someone telling resort owner Suchada Yuvaboon that her family have been regular guests of the resort for decades. She said they would either spend their weekends there, staying overnight at the hotel, or drive from Bangkok on Saturday or Sunday just to have lunch at the Inn Chan. Not just every now and then, but nearly every week.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Friends in need

    Brunch, Published on 14/06/2015

    » Noon was infected with a virus and close to death when she arrived at the shelter. She surprised everyone by surviving and is now doing well. She is a very friendly dog.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A toast to Thai wine

    Brunch, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 14/06/2015

    » Siam Winery, wine importer and producer of Monsoon Valley Thai wine, recently hosted a special dinner — the ‘Monsoon Valley Awards Celebration’ — to honour its latest success on the world stage.

  • NEWS

    Where sex pests turn to talk dirty

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 14/06/2015

    » As a new voice on the Samaritans of Thailand suicide prevention hotline, Manee* had been warned she would be a target for callers seeking sexual gratification. Although the job was still unfamiliar territory, she was ready and had rehearsed her response in her head. “We’re not here for that,” she would would say firmly.

  • NEWS

    Haunted by the ghosts of abortion

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 14/06/2015

    » Ant checked her list to make sure she hadn’t forgotten any important items for her baby girl. A milk bottle, sweets and toys were neatly packed in, ready for the trip.

  • NEWS

    Intersex activist comes to terms with a painful secret

    Spectrum, Published on 14/06/2015

    » Anis Akhtar grew up with little idea of what life was like for ordinary people. Until the age of 15, he attended a school for the visually impaired due to a condition he has suffered since his birth in the northern English city of Bradford in 1987.

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