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    Blunders Covered: 10 mistakes foreigners make

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 05/05/2013

    » Next week I embark on a trip to Australia to speak at a Thai roadshow. I am excited at the prospect of passing on my sporadically keen observances of the Thai way of life to innocent Australians.

  • LIFE

    Not so bankable this time around

    B Magazine, Published on 05/05/2013

    » On their fifth album, France's greatest synth-pop export downplay their knack for contagious pop and aim for something else entirely

  • LIFE

    On screen and off, He cuts both ways

    B Magazine, Published on 05/05/2013

    » You could say he was cut out for the role. Theerachai Wimolchaireuk, better known as Toni Rakkaen, is a hair stylist to the stars, so when Worrawech "Dan" Danuwong approached him about playing one in Love in the Rain, he had no qualms about bringing his scissors to the big screen.

  • LIFE

    Balancing the four elements of thai cuisine

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 05/05/2013

    » The delicious flavour of Thai food has its basis in a combination of four tastes _ sour, salty, sweet, and spicy _ which are balanced differently depending on the dish. In some foods sweetness dominates _the thick, sweet, coconut cream-based curries made with pork, chicken, or beef called phanaeng, are a good example, as are the Chinese aromatic stewed pork belly dish called palo moo sam chan and the sugary shredded pork known as moo wan. Others put the stress on chilli heat. Pad cha pla krabane (a spicy stir-fry of stingray, herbs, and potent seasonings including chilli), pla duc pad phet (catfish stir-fried with chilli and other seasonings), or the fiery southern curry called kaeng tai pla.

  • LIFE

    National tree's great white hope revealed at last

    B Magazine, Normita Thongtham, Published on 05/05/2013

    » I don't remember now if I read or heard from someone many years ago that Cassia fistula, known in Thai as ratchapruek, has a mutant strain with white flowers. Cassia fistula is the Thai national tree and produces the national flower and is a familiar sight along Bangkok's streets and provincial roads, as well as in public parks and private gardens throughout the country. However despite how ubiquitous the tree, is until recently I had never seen one with white flowers. Once, passing through Lop Buri while travelling to Phetchabun, I saw a tree whose flowers were a few shades lighter than most, but they were still yellow, not white.

  • LIFE

    Friends in need

    B Magazine, Published on 05/05/2013

    » These cats are still young and very friendly. They were born or dumped at a local temple. They have been neutered. They love being with people and would make good companions.

  • LIFE

    Culinary society serves up movable feast at plaza athenee

    B Magazine, Published on 05/05/2013

    » True to its founding spirit, the recent gala presented by the Thai chapter of the famed gastronomic society Chaine des Rotisseurs offered nothing but the best in dining. The event, organised as a whimsical journey around the Plaza Athenee Bangkok, was held to welcome new members and award outstanding participants in the prestigious society which dates back to 13th century France.

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