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    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?


    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!


    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.


    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


    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.


    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.


    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).


    If signs on BTS were brutally honest

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 31/08/2018

    » Given various frustrating incidents regarding the BTS of late, I think it's time for an update on skytrain signs to truly reflect the real commuter experience. Here are a few suggestions that you may painfully agree with. Some of them aren't the BTS' faults, though. g


    11 things to do while being stuck in the traffic

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 24/08/2018

    » PM Prayut Chan-o-cha recently tasked relevant agencies to ease traffic congestion in Bangkok and expects to see some improvement in three months. If any government can solve this perennial problem, I think it'll be his Cabinet since he can always invoke S44 magic. Think about it, people, he can order car owners to drive only on even or odd days, depending on their licence plate numbers.


    Mother's day memes

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 10/08/2018

    » This Sunday is Thai Mother's Day and it's time to celebrate the most important woman in your life. I would like to celebrate your mum, my mum, mom, ma, mama or mae with a few memes. Hopefully, they capture the funny side of Thai Mother's Day and warm your heart a little. It's okay to be a softie sometimes, people. Happy Mother's Day, everyone!

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