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    The beasts within the beauty

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 12/03/2013

    » I have to confess that after hitting 40, I have seen myself get sucked into a daily routine of using age defying products. This has been influenced largely by the innate subconscious desire to look presentable.

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    The elephant in the room, and what must be done

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 22/03/2013

    » The "white gold" trade is taking its toll on elephants and their numbers are being decimated at an alarming rate. The ivory trade is booming thanks to the "looking the other way" of officials in charge as greased palms bring some sort of justification of this heartless crime. To be fair, there are those who become the voice for these victims and of their safety and well-being. Although this trade's roots can be traced back to days gone by, what is causing concern is the rate of deaths occurring each month.

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    The well-being of young ones must always come first

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 12/04/2013

    » The case of the kindergarten teacher charged with recklessness for allegedly leaving a three-year-old child in a sweltering school van, causing the little girl to slip into a coma, has once again put the teaching profession in the hot seat.

  • OPINION

    Rape is never invited

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/01/2013

    » "Don't tell me what to wear, tell your sons not to rape!" was one of many poignant messages splashed on placards during massive protests that erupted late last year in New Delhi over the brutal rape/murder of a medical student who eventually succumbed to her injuries weeks later.

  • OPINION

    Find better solutions for age-old problems

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 18/12/2012

    » While surfing through the news channels I recently noticed a disturbing trend that is becoming more prevalent in Thai society _ elderly folks being abandoned in old people's homes, or worse, being left to fend for themselves.

  • OPINION

    Crims in cops' clothing

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 01/11/2012

    » In the game of cops and robbers, we think we know who the good guys are, but do we really? Criminals in uniform seems such a contradiction, but they are very much part of our society. In recent months, we have watched with much distress cops suspected of criminal activity being paraded in front of the media _ often caught for drugs or mafia activity. As suspects they are innocent until proven guilty, however, like the rest of us, they are not above the law, and if found to be guilty have to be brought to justice.

  • OPINION

    Animal abuse is more than a pet peeve

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 18/09/2012

    » How empty would life be without pets? And how much do we depend on each other? These thoughts raced through my mind as I accompanied my sister to get her cats groomed at an veterinary hospital which also offers priming services.

  • OPINION

    Looking beyond me, myself and I

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 01/08/2012

    » Residing in the Big Mango can sometimes make me preoccupied with myself. From billboards to the rerun of advertisements on the BTS, there is no getting away from the various forms of social media coaxing me to think about just myself, and putting everything and everyone else on the back burner.

  • OPINION

    Blame it on the booze

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

    » Alcohol-related crimes and traffic fatalities continue to dog Thai society, dominating front-page headlines on a daily basis. Judging by last Songkran's death toll, campaigns against drink driving seem to have done little to influence the masses to become responsible drinkers. In my opinion, it takes more than campaigning to dissuade perpetrators, most of whom have a long history of drinking problems, to be model social citizens. And this goes for both people who drive intoxicated and criminal minds, who might start with petty offences _ often slapped with a fine or a night in lock-up _ and gradually progress to more serious offences such as rape, spousal battery and even murder.

  • OPINION

    No more paying lipservice to inner beauty

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 06/06/2012

    » The recent "lead in lipstick" alert has made me rethink whether external beauty at the expense of my health is really worth the risk.

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