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    Hope on the Horizon

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 31/01/2012

    » Seventy-year-old Don Wright doesn't believe in giving up without a fight. Since being diagnosed with multiple myeloma (MM), also known as myeloma, eight years ago, he has become a beacon of light for patients battling the crippling cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow. While no exact cause has been found to lead to this disease, it does primarily affect elderly folks. The median age of diagnosis is roughly 70 years.

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    Facing the camera

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 31/01/2012

    » Campaigning for a good cause through his riveting photography has made photojournalist Ed Kashi a household name in the US.


    Motorcycle taxis saddled with problems

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 09/02/2012

    » Motorcycle taxi drivers have had to contend with extortion gangs for as long as we have had this convenient mode of transport shuttle us around to beat the city's horrendous traffic jams.


    Aiming high

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 24/02/2012

    » Being physically challenged has not hampered sportswoman Wasana Khuthawisup from living life to the fullest. Born in Phrae to a middle-class farming family, she was diagnosed with polio at the age of five. A barrage of hurtful taunts from neighbours during her childhood didn't get in the way of her determination to make something of her life. The 35-year-old rose to the occasion, becoming a national archer a decade ago, at the invitation of Saisunee Jana, a physically challenged fencer in the Thai national team.


    The truth about tolerance

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 01/03/2012

    » Thailand is well known for being tolerant towards people of different sexual orientations. After all, hardly a day goes by without one seeing ladyboys and chic lesbian tomboys with their shortly cropped hairstyles and manly attire roam the streets of Bangkok. The most obvious response of bystanders is a mixed bag of raised eyebrows and stares.

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    Singledom starts to make Sense

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 05/03/2012

    » If there is one common thread running through the mindset of today's Thai single women, it's their option to have a free hand at leading a lifestyle with no strings attached.


    Prizefighter still packs a Punch

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 14/03/2012

    » For Khaosai Galaxy_ once dubbed the "Thai Mike Tyson" for his thirst for knockout victories _ capturing the coveted WBA legend award in Panama City recently brought back a flood of old memories of his triumphant days as Thailand's boxing torpedo.

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    Plainly speaking

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 19/03/2012

    » The "English Speaking Year 2012" programme, initiated in preparation for the merging of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) in three years, would be given a much needed boost if a significant amount of funds could be channelled into cutting down the number of students per class in public schools and supporting their non-native-speaking Thai teachers with ongoing training, development and mentoring, advises leading education author and trainer Jeremy Harmer.

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    Franc intentions

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 05/04/2012

    » In her capacity as attache for French-language programmes, French Embassy, Bangkok, Anne-Emmanuella Grossi is enthusiastic and determined to promote her mother tongue in Thailand. The outgoing diplomat _ who has been in the Land of Smiles for two-and-a-half years _ says her top priority is to support Thai teachers teaching French language and their aspiring students to be trained properly for career advancement. Grossi is a teacher by profession, and has worked in the education sector for 12 years.


    A positive change for people of Myanmar

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 12/04/2012

    » Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi's historic by-election win is also the "victory of the people". Among these citizens are the brave students and civilians that fled their country in the aftermath of the 1988 failed student uprising for democracy, which was brutally crushed by the military junta's iron-fisted rule. Numerous were killed and injured, while many became refugees in neighbouring Thailand.

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