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    The eyes can lie

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 05/08/2019

    » Thai people are considerably kind. We like making merit to help unfortunate souls. And especially in an era when everyone can easily connect through social media, the ways of merit-making have changed and expanded even further. From previously making physical donations at temples and charities, people now reach out to help individuals -- many times a stranger -- they see online. Pictures of sick dogs, cats, humans, or even a call for blood donations appear on our Facebook feeds often on a weekly basis. The plea for help -- coupled with touching stories and photos -- always tugs at our heartstrings. And it doesn't take long for many of us to lend a helping hand, mostly through making a swift donation to help with the cause.

  • OPINION

    Life, rerouted

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 03/06/2019

    » When news came that a bridge outside my office would be undergoing construction for two years, I died a little on the inside.

  • OPINION

    Open letter on inclusivity

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 11/03/2019

    » How would you like your ice cream? Do you like it with cherry on top? Or whipped cream?

  • OPINION

    Teach your children well

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 15/10/2018

    » What would you do if you find out your children were hurting others? Or kicking the helpless? Or pulling hair? And the victim was crying while your children were laughing?

  • OPINION

    Focus, everybody

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 30/07/2018

    » Every day is a new day. And every new day brings new drama, scandal and gossip to this controversy-addicted nation.

  • OPINION

    The country is a tangled-up mess

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 14/05/2018

    » What's the end result of negligence, of carelessness? What's the cost of not doing one's job properly?

  • OPINION

    When the floods come, and leadership sinks

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 13/11/2017

    » Are you aware that parts of the country is submerged? Yes? No? Sort of? It's been a busy month on our newsfeed. Bodyslam's frontman Toon is raising millions from his cross-country run, gaining praise (and criticism) from the good cause. And what else is on the news? The shopping tax break? The junta's new set of questions?

  • OPINION

    Sexual harassment of men

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 14/08/2017

    » It's not often we associate a singing concert with sexual harassment, but that certainly happened with Workpoint's popular show <i>The Mask Singer Season 2</i> last Thursday.

  • OPINION

    Man versus dog

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 22/05/2017

    » Last week, a concerned father took to Facebook asking for justice for his seven-year-old daughter who was bitten by a stray dog. The incident took place on Koh Samui and the girl was immediately taken to hospital where she received injections to prevent tetanus and rabies. A big gash on her thigh meant she had to miss the first week of school.

  • OPINION

    Let love carry us

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 24/10/2016

    » It's almost impossible to fathom that Thai people have been living without King Rama IX for 11 days. Spending days and nights praying is now the norm for many. A difficult time, indeed. But life goes on, even when we wish it could revert and bring back the one we've lost.

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