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Bundit Thianrat's cheerful personality makes him a fitting candidate for the kind of job most young men would find unappealing: taking care of elderly folk. In the mid-2000s, Bundit was studying in Sydney when he found a part-time job at an old people's home, where he spent three years of his life tending to the sick, the frail, and the sometimes helpless. The experience was so enriching, surprising and touching that Bundit decided to write a book about it, and Tales From The Nursing Home (in Thai) was released two weeks ago.
A former journalist, Bundit's face was well known to daytime television fans when, after he returned from Australia, he hosted an art programme on Thai PBS. Also a keen semi-professional singer, Bundit specialises in luk krung _ a genre of Thai oldies from the 1950 to 60s _ and he still performs at various concerts alongside crooners of yesteryear. His latest gig was yesterday at Sala Chalermkrung.
Here we ask the newly published author to share his reading list with us.
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