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Why frown, the social-media generation are a product of their times
April 4, 2015 1:00 am

Why frown, the social-media generation are a product of their times

If you feel there is a serious problem with present-day kids, count me among those who share your thoughts. Many children are becoming obsessed with taking photos and videos of themselves.They look for Wi-Fi everywhere, as if it is oxygen required to...

Home tax would have the poorer folks weeping
March 9, 2015 12:48 pm

Home tax would have the poorer folks weeping

There's a saying: "Little birds build nests according to their size." But in big cities, you can't buy a nest for less than Bt1 million nowadays. That's why a proposed land and property tax is worrying many little birds. If...

Matters of faith and trust bring the city to a standstill
February 7, 2015 1:00 am

Matters of faith and trust bring the city to a standstill

A glance at the social media and news headlines during the past week suggests that the "feed" on Thailand going out to the world was all about a Buddhist sect making a pilgrimage to Bangkok - and our awful taxi drivers. They're two...

Dead or alive: whose life is it anyway?
November 8, 2014 1:00 am

Dead or alive: whose life is it anyway?

We can't choose the way we're born, but usually we can make arrangements for the way we die. At the very least, most of us would want to die peacefully in bed and surrounded by loved ones who can remember us the way we look just then....

All horses at the digital-TV gate thanks to tricky compromise
October 11, 2014 1:00 am

All horses at the digital-TV gate thanks to tricky compromise

A promotional "music video" starring Sorrayuth Suthassanachinda, Kitti Singhapat and other members of the "Channel 3 news family" might be the easiest thing to understand about the whole sordid Channel 3 analog saga.

Pregnant dads will surely turn the world topsy-turvy
September 6, 2014 1:00 am

Pregnant dads will surely turn the world topsy-turvy

Reality can become fantasy, and vice versa. Mankind is on the verge of an era of space travel once confined to the screen in "Star Trek".

Janie shows how to lose a guy in three weeks
August 2, 2014 1:00 am

Janie shows how to lose a guy in three weeks

I'm not going to embark on a feminist mission and defend actress Janie Thienphosuvani. I'm not trying to join the "jury" in her divorce case either. I'm here to talk about her exit strategy, which to me seemed wise and...

Single ladies
July 5, 2014 1:00 am

Single ladies

Single women might be shocked to hear it, but by remaining unmarried, either by choice or circumstance, they are turning Thailand into the region's fastest-ageing society.

An open letter to the Thai people
June 7, 2014 1:00 am

An open letter to the Thai people

From Sean Curry, Foreign Secretary, United States of Americano, Cappuccino and Latte

Our schools for scoundrels
April 5, 2014 1:00 am

Our schools for scoundrels

Satirical barbs have been flying on the social media this week. "No cash to go see your favourite singer in South Korea? Try asking Khun Tan!" went one post. "Need money to get hitched to your gal? Khun Tan's your man!"...