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  • LIFESTYLE

    Nature calls

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 24/08/2016

    » We are all dogs. Loyal like a dog. Obedient like a dog. Biting like a dog. Barking like a dog. Marking our territory like a dog.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Bringing home a star

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 15/12/2015

    » In Bangkok, the closest you get to eating at a Michelin-starred restaurant is to visit L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, eponymously-named after the Michelin-starred French chef.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The force is strong with this one

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 04/05/2015

    » In 1997, Atis Ruchirawat translated the script of the original Star Wars trilogy for subbing and dubbing in Thai. He didn't need the script, he said. He could recite the dialogue more or less by heart. He even knows the words Greedo and Jabba the Hutt say in their fictional language, though he does not care to speculate whether Greedo or Han Solo shot first. His scope of interest is boxed in by the film itself — he isn't concerned about the numerous spin-offs of the movies or unsolvable hypotheses.

  • OPINION

    Chewing the fat of morality

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 06/05/2015

    » The Lykov family retreated from civilisation in 1936. For four decades, they lived in isolation, in a home made from scavenged materials. They had no knowledge of World War II, of the atomic bombs, of the first landing on the Moon. They had prayer books and an old Bible to read. When these Old Believers fled into the Siberian taiga, the family consisted of four. The couple had two more children, who before their discovery by geologists in the summer of 1978 had never met anyone else.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A life in art

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 13/05/2015

    » Navin Rawanchaikul is his own muse.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The ideal man

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 15/04/2015

    » There are certain ideals, Krit Chantranet says, that are universal. Getting a good education. Going to a good university. Getting a good job and doing a good job. Making money. Finding love. Having a loving family. Being healthy. That's the perfect life.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Pages of time

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 27/04/2015

    » Grisana Eimeamkamol wants to import a culture to Thailand.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A journey through used jeans

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 29/04/2015

    » 'What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you know that the president drinks Coke, Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too. A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the Cokes are the same and all the Cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the president knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it."

  • LIFESTYLE

    In pursuit of truth

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 25/03/2015

    » 'The life of an artist is so … starving," says Young Ji Kim.

  • OPINION

    It's time to talk about mental illness

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 31/03/2015

    » My family has a history of mental illness. My father has eight siblings. His elder sister and youngest brother were sick for a long time. They were not diagnosed or treated until much later in their lives. My aunt, now 61, lives with bipolar disorder. She is on medication. She works and she travels. She is strong. Years ago, she taught my brother and I to speak Mandarin. Years from now, she will teach my nephews and nieces to add and subtract. Now, some days are good. She gets up. Other days, she says she feels hopeless even in her sleep. We don't talk about it very much, almost not at all.

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