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    For the Love of Costumes

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 20/07/2018

    » A Thai beauty pageant can be captivating for several reasons, the beauties themselves, the obvious nose contouring, the contestants introducing themselves and the province which they represent in a high-pitched voice at the end -- just to name a few.


    Rainy-Season Struggles Only Bangkokians Understand

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 13/07/2018

    » The monsoon season not only brings heavy rain showers but also makes your Bangkok life a tad more difficult. Not sure what I'm getting at? Read on and see if you agree (and commiserate) with me.


    Thank You!

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 06/07/2018

    » Thailand breathed a collective sigh of relief on Monday night after a team of 12 teenage football players and their coach were found alive inside Tham Luang Cave in Chiang Rai after 10 days of being trapped inside. Though we may be able to sleep sound, there's still a long way to go (and many more dramas, rumours and photos of handsome rescuers to come) before they are evacuated to safety. It's already been reported that they may have to stay there for months so let's keep our fingers crossed and our hopes alive.


    Ready, set, halt

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 29/06/2018

    » Inspired by the whines, moans and groans about BTS delays this week, here are a few points to note before considering "the fastest mode of transport" in town.


    All Tea No Shade

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 22/06/2018

    » Earlier this week, you must have treated yourself to a newly penned poem by PM Prayut Chan-o-cha entitled Pracharat Thai Niyom, which I humbly translate to "people-state partnership and Thai way". With an important-sounding name like that, the poem's purpose is to inspire Thais to improve themselves and the country.


    11 Things to Say If Caught Sleeping on Your Job

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 15/06/2018

    » Earlier this week, pictures of two members of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) caught catching 40 winks, during a meeting to pass the 3-trillion-baht budget, were wildly circulated and ridiculed online. In their defence, the sleeping members said their snoozing was due to health conditions.


    Sacred Figures Thai Mediums Should Channel Next

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 08/06/2018

    » Unless you've been living under a rock (or just back from a meditation retreat), you can't really avoid news or posts regarding khon song jao (mediums) on your news feed. These people claim to be able to channel Hindu deities, past Thai kings (uh-oh, 112), characters from classic Thai literature and Doraemon.


    Life in Equations

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 01/06/2018

    » Here are a few funny equations to summarise the Bangkok way of life to lighten the mood, when the weather is grey and gloomy.


    Work Fails

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 25/05/2018

    » Like personal days, we're all entitled to a few work blunders. You may spill coffee on your desk or send the latest office gossip to the wrong LINE group. (Guilty!) If you're having a bad day at the office, I would like to remind you that you're a mere mortal with his/her flaws and you'll learn from your mistakes, get better and thrive and so on. (We've all read the inspirational quotes on FB and IG)


    Is your friend overworked?

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 18/05/2018

    » Working too hard can take an emotional toll on us. Since I'm all about the peace, love, zen and well-being of everyone, I would like to propose a few telltale signs that someone near you may not be doing well. If someone you know exhibits one or all of the following, you should, as a good friend, tell them to take it easy or tell them to consider resigning because the job may not be the right fit. Look out for this behaviour:

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