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22 Dec 2013 : Born and growing up in and around Vancouver in Canada, Lee Wood is today the executive chef at the Anantara Vacation Club in Phuket. He has worked and lived on the resort island for 10 years. Now aged 36, Wood has had a passion for cooking since he was in high school.
22 Dec 2013 : Children usually see the mara, or bitter melon, as a mealtime enemy. Because of the bitter taste that gives it its English name, it is hard to find a youngster who likes it. But as they get older and become accustomed to the bitterness, many people acquire a taste for it. It is said that when a person develops a taste for mara, he is beginning to get old.
03 Dec 2013 : The Hunger Games: Catching Fire blazed at the top of the North American weekend box office for a second week, earning $74.5 million (2.4 billion baht) in ticket sales, industry estimates showed Sunday.
03 Dec 2013 : A recent business trip to Japan left me with a few days in Osaka to find out more about the lively summer-festival music kawachi-ondo, one of my favourite Japanese roots styles. My mission was simple: pay a visit to the recently opened Kawachi-ondo Museum in Yao City and find some vinyl.
03 Dec 2013 : It's in brake pads which help drivers avoid a crash. It's in fire protective clothing which protects firemen during their potentially dangerous work. It's used in the production of cement roof sheets which shield us against rain and sunlight. Asbestos _ a naturally occurring mineral _ is found in several parts of our daily life.
03 Dec 2013 : Nothing lights up the face like shimmer, said celebrated make-up artist Bobbi Brown, who introduced a series of Shimmer Brick pressed powders in various colour combinations.
03 Dec 2013 : Many starry-eyed hopefuls ooh and aah at the accomplishments of Itthipat Peeradechapan, the young founder of the successful seaweed snack Tao Kae Noi.
03 Dec 2013 : In the fight against hookworm, officials of both the Rockefeller Foundation [who had arrived in Thailand in 1915] and the Thai government took the measure of the other. Launching and sustaining the effort proved difficult and frustrating at times. Foundation officials learned the necessity of enlisting the support of local officials, high-ranking members of the government and the royal family itself, including King Vajiravudh (Rama VI). As Wickliffe Rose had learned in the rural counties of the American South, it was virtually impossible to succeed unless local officials supported the campaigns. It became one of the Rockefeller Foundation's first principles: to work with, not against, local authorities.
03 Dec 2013 : Operating a French restaurant in Bangkok isn't something one gets into lightly. The cuisine isn't high on the hit parade of the mass of local diners, so pile it high, sell it cheap won't fly.
03 Dec 2013 : Since 1898 Auguste Reymond manufactures classical, authentic Swiss watches. As one of the rare global independent Swiss watch brands, Auguste Reymond is very proud to present the face lift of Jazz Age.
03 Dec 2013 : The glamour of a summer in Saint Tropez is magnified in this gorgeous collection of sophisticated ST-TROPEZ timepieces that embody the spirit of carefree Mediterranean living. Each of these pretty timepieces is adorned with delicate motifs that recall sun, sea, and sentiments.
03 Dec 2013 : ESPADA launches its newest brand child: ESPADA ACCESSORIES. For the first time, every woman can now owe a much coveted brand-name bag and quality accessory pieces... Also boasting a full collection of fashionable bags and other accessories designed and crafted to embrace modernity merged with everyday functionality, ESPADA Accessories is set to have women wear their accessories like they have worn its seasonal, trend-savvy ESPADA clothing lines, on a collection-to-collection basis. True to its mother brand's philosophy: A fashionable, high-quality piece of wear that takes its wearer to work, to party, to anywhere she wants to go, the unique style of ESPADA that transcends simple elegance and functional luxury chic will now render ESPADA Accessories, 'gorgeous bags and gorgeous everything,' a must-have in every woman's closet. ESPADA Accessories available at ladies handbag department atleading department stores now.
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