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    Reading the leaves

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 09/12/2018

    » For desserts and other food to taste great, it's not only about the flavour. The smell is another important factor in making food all the more tasty. A lot of Thai food relies on smell, which mostly comes from leaves. Try imagining Thai food without kaffir lime leaves, basil, tamarind leaves or cha-om leaves. Now what would everything taste like?

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    Magical times

    Brunch, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 09/12/2018

    » South Korean series remains a powerful vehicle of the K-drama wave that shows no sign of waning across Asia -- and Southeast Asia. And fans have a new reason to be thrilled as one of the year's most anticipated television series aired its first episode on Dec 1. Memories Of The Alhambra, on the Korean cable network tvN, has been made available to international audience on the same day as in South Korea via Netflix.

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    Cricket balls

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 09/12/2018

    » Thursday was day one of the first test cricket match of the Australian summer.

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    It's all peachy

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 09/12/2018

    » Apart from the show's male winner Rangsan "Songkran" Panyaruen, The Voice Thailand Season 2 gave us a handful of female vocalists who'd showed strong potential including Violette Wautier and Rapeeporn "Lukpeach" Tantragoon. The former, as you may well be aware, has just started self-releasing her own music to wide acclaim. Lukpeach, on the other hand, found herself snug under the wing of Malama Collective, a co-op record label founded by Bangkok-based indie-music streaming platform Fungjai.

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    Standing up proud

    Brunch, Published on 09/12/2018

    » Comedian Shane Bhatla is working with activist organisation OutBKK to create a safe space for LGBTQ people in Bangkok to be able to perform and celebrate who they are without being judged or ridiculed.

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    Earning what you learn

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 02/12/2018

    » I often tell the story of the young man who accosted me in the newspaper pictorial department many years ago.

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    Playing a perfectionist

    Brunch, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 02/12/2018

    » Men have a habit of falling for Pimchanok "Baifern" Luevisadpaibul.

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    Let England shake

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 02/12/2018

    » "And especially, from every shire's end of England/ The holy blissful martyr for to seek/ That them had helpened when that they were weak." So begins Merrie Land, the second LP by The Good, The Bad & The Queen, a supergroup made up of Blur frontman Damon Albarn, guitarist Simon Tong from The Verve, bassist Paul Simonon from The Clash and Nigerian drummer Tony Allen. Titled Introduction, the album's brief opener is based on an excerpt from Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales -- the perfect premise for a record concerned with the uncertain future of a post-Brexit UK.

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    The robe offering

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 02/12/2018

    » A combined festival of merit-making and dining takes place once a year. It's a festival most Buddhists wouldn't miss, the kathina ceremony.

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    One more for the road

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 25/11/2018

    » Yesterday, the Ploenchit Fair completed a full circle. The quintessential British event returned to its mother's breast, the British embassy, as a swansong for the grounds themselves. There are not that many annual events on the expat calendar that have stood the test of time. There are the various embassy balls, of course, and this year Fight Night made a successful return after its alleged demise in 2016.

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