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20 May 2013 : Few people who have pulled up stakes in Country A and put them down in Country B know what they have let themselves in for. They may expect different customs, mores, traditions and have a basic knowledge of the language. But the red tape involved in integrating will try his (or her) patience to the extreme.
BOOKBRIEF Getting to know gods
20 May 2013 : Has anyone ever wondered about gods? A belief in gods exists all around the world. Ancient tales vary, yet they have been retold through generations. Fantastic and fictitious tales and academic readings have been published about them.
10 May 2013 : While the traditional Bangkok bar as considered internationally probably needs hosing down at close every night (for a number of reasons), two new venues on the scene are stretching the scope with concepts of their own.
10 May 2013 : Thai life involves a healthy amount of eccentric behaviour - no shoes in the house, no stepping on doorways, lowering your head a bit as you walk past someone older than you, no getting a haircut on Wednesday - to name but four. But there are also other codes to follow should you want to appear uber Thai that you may not be aware of. Here, we present a basic guide on how to behave like a true Thai while you are at different social venues around the city.
10 May 2013 : When did Bangkok become so damn cool? Is the capital that's famous for its sleaze and grime finally cleaning up its act? Probably not quite yet, but Ari newcomer Fat Bird is encapsulating all things here and present with effortless ease after only a couple of months of operation, and it has had people chirping its praises ever since.
10 May 2013 : Danai "Dan" Smuthkochorn, 32, is best known as an actor who has appeared in many Thai lakorns and films. However, Dan has also been a longtime comic fan, even winning the sud yod fan pan tae (super fan) title fromFan Pan Tae (a TV quiz show in which hardcore enthusiasts for different subjects compete to find out who’s the most knowledgeable) in the superhero category in 2006. He also has another role as the creator of the first Thai American-style superhero comic book calledThe Mavericks . Its third issue was released last week. Here, Dan tells us how he creates Thai superheroes.
10 May 2013 : Dear Capricorn, you overcome obstacles at work. Your boss may trust you with a job you're interested in. Love is blissful for couples. Singles may get back together with their ex and may suddenly decide to wed.
09 May 2013 : Instead of turning a deaf ear to fans, Deftones are set to deliver on a promise they made two years ago and rock the stage in Bangkok. The Sacramento band broke the hearts of many fans when they called off what was supposed to be their debut concert here two years ago.
09 May 2013 : In celebrating the second Unesco International Arts Education Week during May 24-31, Unesco Bangkok invites Asia-Pacific citizens to submit photographs to illustrate the theme "Releasing the Power of the Arts".
09 May 2013 : The purity, mystery and beauty of the female body will be celebrated in the photographic exhibition "Woman. Touch" which opens at V64 Art Studio next week.
09 May 2013 : You might not know who Kumiko Osugi is, but you sure have heard her sing before. Osugi, 61, is the voice behind the original version of Doraemon No Uta (Song Of Doraemon), which is used as an opening theme song for Doraemon, the massively popular anime series.
09 May 2013 : Being sick is usually a good excuse to stay off work, but for veteran watercolour painter and teacher Kosol Pinkul it's the other way round. Suffering from muscular weakness, far from taking the chance to retire and rest, the 69-year-old artist continued to work and later proved painting can be not only creatively powerful, but physically rehabilitating as well.
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