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  • LIFESTYLE

    Guru's Weekly Pick: Feb 16-22

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 16/02/2018

    » Every week, we sift through tonnes of activities, shows, art exhibitions and things to do. Here is our especially curated list of what's hot this week in Bangkok and beyond. Enjoy!

  • OPINION

    How Thai Chinese are you?

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 16/02/2018

    » As the editor (and the Thai-Chinese token of this magazine), I would like to celebrate Chinese New Year with a fun test to gauge how Thai-Chinese you are. I mean, according to Theraphan Luangthomkun's Language, Nation And Development In Southeast Asia, it was estimated that there are about 26 million Thais of full or partial Chinese descent. So, Happy Chinese New Year to about 40% of the Thai population, I guess.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Flower and filmmaker

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 16/02/2018

    » Anucha Boonyawatana is a Thai transgender, independent filmmaker and founder of G-Motif. Her thesis film Down The River in 2004, won her the Young Thai Artist Award. She went on to collaborate with the Thai-American Public Health Agency and Unesco to direct Love Audition in 2008, which promoted health and relationships among Thai gay teens. In 2015, she made a directorial debut with The Blue Hour, which premiered at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. Her latest feature film, Malila: The Farewell Flower, has been shown at several film festivals around Asia, having won the Kim Ji-seok award at the 22nd Busan International Film Festival. The romantic drama movie follows the relationship between two men, played by Sukollawat Kanaros and Anuchyd Sapanphong. It premiered in Thailand yesterday, so if you are bored of the usual mainstream movies, buy yourself a ticket be ready to ponder the fragility of life.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Some manga to go with your coffee

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 16/02/2018

    » On the second floor of Paradise Park in Prawet district, within the Tokyu department store section, Tezuka Shoten & Cafe aims to be the first manga (read: Japanese comics) cafe in Thailand, having opened in December last year.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Concert peeps

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 16/02/2018

    » Concerts are awesome. Here at Guru, we have been to a fair amount of live shows of our favourite artists and bands, despite the ridiculously expensive tickets. And with every concert we attend, we see and meet the same kind of people. From the fans that seem to know the lyrics of every song to the ones who just can't seem to put their phones down as they record every moment of the show. We took the time to list our favourite (or for some, least favourite) types of concertgoers in Thailand. All in good fun.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Taking noodle up a notch

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 16/02/2018

    » The Setting: A kuay tiew experience doesn't have to mean a quick shophouse meal where all the tables have the flimsy pink papers for wiping everything and plastic jugs filled with tea that look like they have never been washed. If the idea of kuay tiew has become uneventful, Mamarin Noodles can spice it up for you (lame food pun intended). You see, the new kuay tiew restaurant highlights a Ban Beung (a district in Chon Buri) variation of the popular street food while taking it up a notch with the cosy ambience and, most importantly, quality ingredients.

  • TRAVEL

    Let's go on a "playcation"

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 16/02/2018

    » The latest in a long line of hotels and resorts from Holiday Inn has arrived in Hua Hin, having opened its doors on Dec 6 last year. Known for being the tallest building in the district, as well as being Asia's first waterpark resort, Holiday Inn Resort Vana Nava Hua Hin is a destination that is filled with relaxation, swimming activities and of course, astonishing views -- a definite highlight. A two- or three-hour drive from Bangkok is what it takes to reach this fun-filled resort.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Your horoscope for 16-22 Feb

    Guru, Chaiyospol Hemwijit, Published on 15/02/2018

    » Spot-on horoscope for work, money, coupled & single life from famously accurate Guru's fortuneteller. Let's see how would you fare this week & beyond!

  • LIFESTYLE

    Drag diva

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 09/02/2018

    » Pan Pan Narkprasert, also known by his stage name Pangina Heals, has gone on to do bigger things since we first put him on our cover eon ago -- in 2012 to be exact. The UCLA art graduate has become an artistic and creative powerhouse from winning Thailand’s first drag competition T-Battle, giving posing tips to the contestants of The Face Thailand Season 3, hosting gay nights at Maggie Choo’s and, not to mention, countless TV appearances.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Clean, green energy

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 09/02/2018

    » Bangkok, the city that never sleeps, which also can be said true for its inhabitants. We are always on the go, especially with all the Netflix and chilling keeping us awake till late into the night.

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