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  • THAILAND

    Letting go of unhealthy foods

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 04/07/2016

    » Every day, Phra Pisit Siriwathatano would leave his temple at dawn to conduct a daily alms round in his neighbourhood of Nonthaburi. Taking about two hours, the monk later returned to the monastery with a full alms bowl and a large sack filled with food offerings from Buddhist laymen and laywomen. Sometimes, people would also visit the temple to offer lunch to him and other monks.

  • LIFE

    Sex education

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 11/07/2016

    » Male TV-talk-show host Wuthithorn "Woody" Milintachinda announced recently that he's married a man. The news in a way served as a long-awaited clarification given that Wuthithorn's sexual identity has always been in question. Indeed, it's received a mixed bag of reactions.

  • LIFE

    From the ground up

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 16/05/2016

    » A sufficiency economy is a concept very close to Thais' hearts. But, as widely known as it is, not many seem to realise its potential and possible application, especially in the world of business.

  • LIFE

    Quick financial fix

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 02/05/2016

    » Inside an air-conditioned room, a man with a grim face sat behind a tall counter with a metal barrier separating him from incoming clients. Suddenly, someone approaches him with a piece of jewellery in hand. After inspecting the item, the man names his price. After a negotiation, a contract is then signed as a promise for the client to pay back his loan plus interest and reclaim the item. Then, the client walks out with a handful of cash. The entire process lasts only a few minutes.

  • LIFE

    Better together

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 22/03/2016

    » From the nickname of world-renowned producer and songwriter David Foster alone, attendees knew what to expect at the "Hitman David Foster And Friends Asia Tour 2016" that took place on Wednesday at the Impact Arena. Even those paying 10,000 baht for a ticket had to agree that the concert was worth every satang spent. When you had Foster himself, Melanie C (Spice Girls), Natalie Imbruglia, Peter Cetera (Chicago), Richard Marx and newcomer Gerphil Flores taking the stage together, everything else faded in comparison.

  • LIFE

    Pages of GLT history

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 21/03/2016

    » One by one, vintage magazines that were kept inside ziplock bags were slowly pulled out from within a steel cupboard. The yellowed pages of the publication and the outdated fashion apparel of the half-naked cover boy spoke for the period it was published.  

  • OPINION

    How to make transit truly for the masses

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/03/2016

    » Monday is always the source of predicaments. Last Monday, especially, was chaos for many Bangkokians. No, we're not talking about Gen Prayut's birthday, even though it fell on the same day.  What happened last Monday was the infamous Airport Rail Link (ARL) incident. And all the news and headlines have already informed you of how over 700 passengers were stuck inside a train for an hour due to electrical problems, leaving them practically suffocated under Bangkok's trapped heat.

  • LIFE

    Re-characterising HIV and Aids

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/03/2016

    » A round-up of queer-related entertainment and happenings in Thailand

  • LIFE

    Diana Krall returns to Bangkok

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 16/02/2016

    » Award-winning jazz pianist and songstress Diana Krall is set to perform at the Royal Paragon Hall of Siam Paragon on Friday.

  • OPINION

    Conforming to outrageous type

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 18/01/2016

    » Queer men are fun. I think that's the general consensus many can agree on, no matter how stereotypical that claim may sound. Look at the rainbow glam, the pride marches and the fancy parades. They are often the stars of the party. They dance with passion. They bring a big, entertaining laugh to TV shows. That's how queer men are often portrayed, very stereotypically so by the Thai media.

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