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    The fine line between jokes and abuse

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 22/08/2014

    » Thai teen series <i>Hormones</i> became known last season for showing the provocative, daring and unexpected. It is a show with guts that breaks the conservative tradition of most Thai TV shows. Now in its second season, barriers have once again been broken in almost every episode. Nothing remains fresher in my memory, however, than the fourth episode of the season, titled after the female lead characters of <i>Dao and Koi</i>.

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    The ghost of pop culture future

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 08/08/2014

    » Last month, Thai fans had their first Comic Con experience, when BEC Tero and TrueVisions hosted the Bangkok Comic Con at Paragon Hall, an event local devotees of all things pop culture welcomed with delight.

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    In the hot seat

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 15/07/2014

    » Forty-seven-year-old Bee’s chronic insomnia has somewhat subsided since the coup d’état in May, which brought to an end political unrest and much-awaited peace in the Kingdom.

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    The sin of giving

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 28/07/2014

    » Anyone who grew up in Thailand will be familiar with this urban myth:

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    Ring in a traditional Thai New Year

    Life, Published on 07/04/2014

    » Paradise Park will celebrate the traditional Thai New Year with a grand fair next week.

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    Adfest a great success in Pattaya

    Life, Published on 17/03/2014

    » From the revered bard as Victorian headphones to a disgruntled pig at a sink, advertising creativity, humour and inventiveness was celebrated at the recent Adfest held last week in Pattaya.

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    The best of Pantip 2013

    Life, Published on 30/12/2013

    » Pantip, the popular Thai website, has compiled its top 10 forums of 2013. Pantip is an online reflection of Thai interests - serious, useful or frivolous - and contains everything from travel journals to short stories to directions on how to clean rust off a sink.

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    Playing with contradictions

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 28/11/2013

    » Despite their metallic grey sheen, their shapes and details clearly indicated their roots _ khon. Looking closer, however, and instead of the usual full, growling faces of the khon demons, the cheeks and eyes of these masks designed by Anuthep Potchprasart resembled those of a skeleton. The first few notes plucked from the traditional Chinese guqin zither unfolded an ominous blanket over the show.

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    Promoting 21st-Century skill sets

    Life, Published on 09/10/2013

    » Unesco Bangkok is seeking submissions for an Asia-Pacific-wide contest asking young people and educators how "21st-century skills" can best be promoted among the youth of the region.

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    Jumbo Problems

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/11/2013

    » In the recent Thai action flick Tom Yum Goong 2, martial artist Tony "Jaa" Panom successfully creates a myth of being the most ferocious animal lover on the planet. After his elephant is kidnapped, he punches, kicks and risks his life, and even kills, to protect his "brother" _ the pachyderm believed to be a descendant of an auspicious war elephant.

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