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    A beautiful mongrel

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 06/10/2017

    » List the obligatory terms you've seen in all articles about the original Blade Runner -- cyberpunk, dystopian future, neon wasteland, existential noir, cerebral deliberation, gorgeous visuals, brutalist design, Sean Young -- and they're still applicable to the rebooted Blade Runner 2049. You may add a few more: glum, long, Hans Zimmer and Ryan Gosling, wandering the bleak, rain-swept Los Angeles and pondering the deep question: Do androids dream of electric sheep? And also: Do replicants make babies?

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    The inciting incident

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 06/10/2017

    » On Sept 24, 1976, two electricians were beaten and hanged to death from the top of a gate somewhere in Nakhon Pathom, victims of an escalating right-wing terror in Thai politics of that heady decade. Two weeks later, as protests against the return to the Kingdom of former dictator Gen Thanom Kittikajorn gathered steam, students at Thammasat University staged a play about the hanging of the two men. Soon the photographs of the play were used by nationalists to whip up anger and fear of communism, which led to the massacre on the morning of Oct 6 as police and militias laid siege to the university, killing, maiming and brutalising scores of people in one of the worst incidents of bloodshed in modern Thai history.

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    Stones of reflection

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 06/10/2017

    » Nino Sarabutra's artworks have long dealt with life, death and loss. But the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej last October made her ponder more over mortality and the deeds we leave behind once the lights go off.

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    The enemy is them

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 06/10/2017

    » Yank seafarer and treasure hunter Clive Cussler is a prolific author of adventure stories, several co-authored. His series include Dirk Pitt, Sam and Remi Fargo, Isaac Bell, Kurt Austin and The Oregon Files. To his credit they are all popular. Dirk Pitt perhaps the most.

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    A winner

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 06/10/2017

    » Two things I didn't expect upon arriving at Midori, which opened two months ago in the Royal Turf Club of Thailand's compound, were that the restaurant offered no scenic view of the horse racing track and that its food was exceptionally good.

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    Beauty of the number nine

    Life, Published on 06/10/2017

    » There is no denying that water is life. Without water, there can be no lush forests, ample farms and swimming fish. As it is a crucial resource for the well-being of all aspects of life, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was long devoted to the development of water management plans to ensure the livelihood of his subjects across the country. In memory of the king's achievements in developing and improving water resources, Jubilee Diamond is proud to launch "The Turbine Of Life" -- an exclusive collection of brooches that artfully symbolise some of his most enduring projects, which are still running today.

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    More than just a role to play

    Guru, Catherine Faulder, Published on 06/10/2017

    » Kelly B Jones is pretty well known in Bangkok’s acting circles; in recent years, among many roles, she played the lead in Culture Collective’s play Death of Miss America and was in two feature films by Asylum Films, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and Troy 2, which is due to to come out at the end of October. But Guru, enamoured also by her ability to juggle different roles outside the world of acting, decided to sit down with the talented actress and voice-talent to dig deeper into her quest for making the planet more eco-friendly, one school at a time. Her current position as Director of IPC Green International Preschool and Nursery, Bangkok’s first eco-friendly school, is testament to this journey we all need to start walking, together. Read on to find out more about how Kelly balances her calling for acting with her passion to make the world a greener place.

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    It's an organic party at Patom

    Guru, Catherine Faulder, Published on 06/10/2017

    » <b>The setting:</b> Off the main street of Thong Lor (down Thong Lor 25 if you're coming from the BTS) is what can only be described as a jaw-dropping, high-ceilinged glass house and oasis with a garden. Patom, which in Thai means beginning, also recalls the area of Nakhon Pathom from which all its organic produce and raw materials come from. The family behind the renowned tourist destination of Sampran Riverside (more often known as The Rose Garden) bought the land alongside the Tha Chin River some 53 years ago and across from that property lies Patom's organic farm which is certified in accordance with IFOAM, EU and Canadian standards. Here, fruits herbs and vegetables are grown. Patom also gets its organic produce from other local farmers in Nakhon Pathom that are supported by BLISS, a foundation set up by Patom's founders. Alongside fresh organic produce and lunch boxes prepared daily, one can also head to the store to stock up on cold-pressed juices, drink hand-picked Chiang Dao coffee while sitting outside in the serene back garden and purchase a number of different natural body care and skin products. All products are either 100% organic or made using natural and local ingredients, with as much of the components being as organic as possible (from 30% upwards).

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    Unconventional tours

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 06/10/2017

    » Bangkok has got so much to offer for tourists, so much that we don't even need to talk about the rest of Thailand, what with its southern beaches and mountains in the North. But since Bangkok is such a tourist hotspot, the usual tourist locations are just that -- the usual. Is there a way of seeing and experiencing the city with new eyes, be it your first time travelling here or after a lifetime living here? We here at Guru have compiled a number of tours that will do just that. Whether you want to experience Bangkok's nightlife or the roots of the local lifestyle, we're sure you'll find something below that'll help you experience the city -- and what lies beyond -- like never before.

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    British novelist Ishiguro wins Nobel Literature Prize

    Associated Press, Published on 06/10/2017

    » NEW YORK: Kazuo Ishiguro, the Japanese-born British novelist who in <i>The Remains of the Day</i>, <i>Never Let Me Go</i> and other novels captured memory's lasting pain and dangerous illusions in precise and elegant prose, won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday.

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