We published more than a thousand stories on our Bangkok Post learning section of the Bangkok Post websites, so there are certain to be quite a few good ones that you missed. Today is a good day to catch up and here are some suggestions.
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Certainly one of the most memorable stories of the year was our report on a local anti-smoking video that went viral on YouTube.
Stories you might have missed
We published more than a thousand stories on our Bangkok Post learning section of the Bangkok Post websites, so there are certain to be quite a few good ones that you missed. Today is a good day to catch up and here are some suggestions. I have largely avoided “heavy” stories and all are appropriate for the festive season.
Anti-smoking YouTube video This one might be considered a “heavy” subject, but it is done in a wonderful, memorable way with children as the stars. It’s great. It really is. http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-from-news/300929/youtube-hit
President Obama’s fake tour of Thailand Looking at the photos from the US Embassy, you might think that President Obama visited many of Thailand’s most famous tourist locations. He didn’t. http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-from-news/321848/president-obama-tour-of-thailand
Where is Steve Jobs? Don’t worry about the late Steve Jobs. He is very happy in a parallel world near his old Apple offices. http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-from-news/308646/where-is-steve-jobs
Gangnam (Thai Navy) style Months before Psy arrived in Bangkok, Thailand had its own Gangnam style video. http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-from-news/315145/thai-navy-gangnam-style-scores-a-hit
Short on cash? Do you need some money to celebrate tonight? The old-fashioned pawn shop may be just what you need. http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-from-news/291139/bangkok-pawn-shops-alive-and-well
What’s he doing?
Find out here: http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/easier-stuff/308472/what-going-on-here
10-million-baht question: Is it possible to forget 10-million baht worth of gold in a taxi? Yes. http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/easier-stuff/284628/10-million-baht-in-gold-left-in-taxi
Fastest man alive Here is one of the top sport stories of the year. http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-from-news/307009/lightning-bolt-makes-history
How good are your listening skills? Man United Sir Alex Ferguson can be a challenge even for native English speakers. http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-together/308120/is-this-english
How good are your Thai language listening skills? This might be a challenge for many Thais http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-together/313628/learning-thai-getting-to-know-trang-2
Kids speak English on Monday Nong Grace, Nong Tip and the students and teachers at Sriwittayapaknam School are proof that a "speak English day" is not only possible, but it's fun. http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-together/279750/speak-english-on-monday
Old teachers never retire If you can’t teach anymore, you’ll find something else to do – like palm oil farming. http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-together/295453/from-teacher-to-farmer
OMG, it broke Finally, if you like scary stories, you’ll like this one about the broken bungee cord. http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-from-news/274507/free-fall
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