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    Meme My Way into 2019

    Guru, Published on 28/12/2018

    » NYD is only a few days away and I’m sending 2018 off on a lighthearted note. Here’s a collection of memes inspired by the New Year. Happy New Year, everyone!

  • OPINION

    Guru Awards 2018

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 21/12/2018

    » It's a tradition for media to recap the year that is about to end. As the editor of an esteemed publication (I am talking about Guru, in case you were wondering) I would like to do so -- in my own style. Here's the announcement of winners of the Guru Awards 2018. Let's see who are our recipients! g

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    Ironic Special Days in Thailand

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 14/12/2018

    » Have you received your company or uni's list of annual holidays for 2019? I bet some of you have strategically planned to use all your vacation days throughout the next year already. But have you ever counted holidays and special days in Thailand? Of course not, why would you do such a nerdy thing like that? But I have!

  • OPINION

    Say no to plastic bags

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 16/11/2018

    » 7-Eleven announced on Nov 7 their plan "to reduce and cease" the use of plastic at its stores nationwide. It's about time! Can they stop giving away individually wrapped plastic spoons and forks while they're at it?

  • OPINION

    Thai-Style Two-Sentence Horror Stories

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 26/10/2018

    » To help you get into a spooky mindframe for Halloween, I would like to share a few Thai-style horror stories. But since people have a shorter attention span these days (who doesn't?), I have summed up the shortest stories that have been circulated online. If you get all of them, you are pretty well-versed in Thai culture. Kudos!

  • OPINION

    Intern Intel

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 19/10/2018

    » Part of my job is to -- ahem -- supervise bright-eyed interns who come through GURU's door for an experience they won't be able to buy somewhere else. To benefit any aspiring interns out there, I would like to share a few points based on real-life experiences to help make internship a valuable experience for you.

  • OPINION

    True costs only Bangkokians know

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 28/09/2018

    » Have you noticed that somethings in life come with hidden costs -- monetary or otherwise -- that we may not be aware of until we experience it? And some of them are pretty unique to the Bangkok way of life. If you're not sure what I'm getting at, take a look at the examples below that may make you nod along (or hopefully laugh along). g

  • OPINION

    Inspirational Quotes: Bangkok Edition

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 21/09/2018

    » We all have seen our fair share of inspirational quotes online, which come in handy when you need your day brightened. But I wonder if there others that hit home harder than the ones we already know and love. Since I can't seem to find a single one, I've given well-known quotes a Bangkok rendition for your entertainment.

  • OPINION

    Thailand only

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 14/09/2018

    » Our daily occurrences may seem normal for us the locals because, well, we see them everyday. But something in Thailand can be so unique that may puzzle the visitors. Being a good host that I am, I would like to give some examples of our unique quirks to help our visitors prepared for their stay in Thailand.

  • OPINION

    Some cheer-you-up for those days

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 07/09/2018

    » Everyone is allowed to have his/her off days. Maybe your presentation isn't as well received as you hoped it would be. You may forget your boss coffee. Or have a major writer's block that won't budge an inch like a traffic congestion on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road during an evening heavy rain (guilty).

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