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    A message that resonates

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 16/07/2019

    » Newly appointed deputy executive director and UN assistant secretary-general Anita Bhatia says the message of the UN Women's flagship report titled "Progress Of The World's Women 2019-2020: Families In A Changing World" resonates well with her.

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    The sacred and the mundane

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 17/07/2019

    » When people want to learn of certain cultures, they mostly look to something big like opera, literature, arts and even cultural heritage specific to that country.

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    Chopin with added scholarly polish

    Life, Published on 18/07/2019

    » The Bangkok Chopin Society invites you to a masterclass by award-winning Polish-American pianist and college professor Anna Kijanowska on Sunday from 2-5.30pm.

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    Memories buried in soil

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 19/07/2019

    » Memories and war, illusory borders and invisible scars: These themes are resonant in two documentary films shown late last month at the SAC Film Festival (hosted by the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre). In the Thai documentary Din Rai Dan (Soil Without Land), a Tai Yai man in Shan state talks about his life as a waiter in Bangkok and as a soldier in his ethnic army. In the Vietnamese film The Future Cries Beneath Our Soil, a group of men in a rural village bear the indelible wounds of the Vietnam War, still stinging after 40 years.

  • LIFE

    Take a trip to the Land of Love

    Life, Published on 25/07/2019

    » National artist Charin Nantanakorn will return the stage for two rounds of spectacular performance in the Main Hall of Thailand Cultural Centre, Ratchadaphisek Road, on Aug 3 and 4 at 2pm.

  • LIFE

    Following in Sunthon Phu's footsteps

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 25/07/2019

    » All along the Chao Phraya, from Bangkok Noi in the capital to Bang Kruai in Nonthaburi, are several old temples and communities that have stood for more than two centuries. These sites are mentioned in the works of Sunthon Phu, the great poet who lived during the reigns of King Rama I through to King Rama IV (1786-1855).

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    What if?

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 25/07/2019

    » A cine buff -- contemporary, silent, foreign -- since my childhood in the Big Apple, still with a good but not photographic memory, I recall a French movie about a wealthy widow who decided to satisfy her curiosity by looking up her old boyfriends. She wondered what would her life have been like had she married one of them.

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    Nang Nak at 20

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 26/07/2019

    » Thai cinema saw a new horizon open 20 years ago up this month. On July 23, 1999, a little film called Nang Nak opened in cinemas. An adaptation of the country's most popular ghost tale about a wife who died in childbirth but stuck around as a spirit waiting for her husband to return from war, the film arrived carrying high hopes -- and exceeded all of them. Nang Nak, directed by Nonzee Nimibutr and written by Wisit Sasanatieng, unleashed an unprecedented momentum of enthusiasm and became the first Thai movie to blaze past the 100-million-baht mark at the box office.

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    The spirit of our Father's heart

    Life, Published on 28/07/2019

    » Last month, a new cartoon drawing bestowed by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua featuring people enjoying volunteer services was launched. The drawing was accompanied by Thai text which sends a message across that helping one another is like planting the seed of virtue and that we are doing good from the heart. The drawing aims at encouraging all Thai people to have the mind of a volunteer so that they can do good for the society and for the country they live in.

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    The boys are back in town

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 29/07/2019

    » After listening to their music for more than half my life, Westlife became one of those bands on my bucket list that I wanted to see live. And so, when word came that they would be performing in Thailand following their reunion last year, there was no hesitation -- I just had to be at their concert.

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