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  • LIFE

    Memories buried in soil

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 19/07/2019

    » Memories and war, illusory borders and invisible scars: These themes are resonant in two documentary films shown late last month at the SAC Film Festival (hosted by the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre). In the Thai documentary Din Rai Dan (Soil Without Land), a Tai Yai man in Shan state talks about his life as a waiter in Bangkok and as a soldier in his ethnic army. In the Vietnamese film The Future Cries Beneath Our Soil, a group of men in a rural village bear the indelible wounds of the Vietnam War, still stinging after 40 years.

  • LIFE

    Chopin with added scholarly polish

    Life, Published on 18/07/2019

    » The Bangkok Chopin Society invites you to a masterclass by award-winning Polish-American pianist and college professor Anna Kijanowska on Sunday from 2-5.30pm.

  • LIFE

    The sacred and the mundane

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 17/07/2019

    » When people want to learn of certain cultures, they mostly look to something big like opera, literature, arts and even cultural heritage specific to that country.

  • LIFE

    A message that resonates

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 16/07/2019

    » Newly appointed deputy executive director and UN assistant secretary-general Anita Bhatia says the message of the UN Women's flagship report titled "Progress Of The World's Women 2019-2020: Families In A Changing World" resonates well with her.

  • OPINION

    Coming to terms with what's in your head

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 15/07/2019

    » After a verse about fresh nuts sold at a floating market in Thailand -- yet sung by the world's darling chipmunk brothers Chip and Dale -- took social media by storm, people started to share comments about how they could not get the music out of their head.

  • LIFE

    In the realm of Manta Ray

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 12/07/2019

    » There's a shot of a manta ray in Manta Ray, and one is invited to read into the symbolism of the gliding creature whose journey transcends man-made boundaries. Kraben Rahu (Manta Ray) is the most anticipated Thai film of the year, and after almost a full year of travelling the film festivals of the world, like the majestic fish itself across the ocean, it has come ashore in select Thai cinemas this week.

  • LIFE

    A symphony of towering masterpieces

    Life, Published on 11/07/2019

    » The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra will perform two towering masterpieces in honour of HM the King's birthday during the "Royal Celebration Concert" in the Main Hall of Thailand Cultural Centre, Ratchadaphisek Road this Friday at 8pm.

  • LIFE

    Fan meeting with rookie K-poppers

    Life, Published on 11/07/2019

    » Many popular participants from the Korean TV music competition show Produce 101 Season 2 have always received warm welcome by Thai fans when they come to perform here. The rookie boy band AB6IX will be no exception, as they will give their first fan meeting in the Kingdom in the next two months.

  • LIFE

    A Bizarro birthday party

    Life, Gary Boyle, Published on 10/07/2019

    » If you're a fan of British indie band The Wedding Present, you'll have bought their debut album, George Best, back in 1987. And if you bought the follow-up, Bizarro, you did so 30 years ago, an anniversary the band are celebrating with a special Bangkok show next Monday.

  • LIFE

    Celebrate a Japanese summer at EmQuartier

    Life, Published on 10/07/2019

    » A 5m-tall Maneki Neko and his lucky family will be standing tall at the Quartier Parc of EmQuartier to welcome lovers of all things Japanese to "EmQuartier Japan Remix", which takes place from tomorrow until July 21.

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