Teens with a point to prove
LOS ANGELES: When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle headed to California in search of a sunny and glamorous new life, they probably didn't expect so much of their first year would be spent stuck at home.
After leading a coup in 2014, Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha announced a code of "Twelve Thai Values", telling people how to think and behave. It is difficult to imagine Angela Merkel announcing "Twelve German Values", or even Narendra Modi announcing "Twelve Indian Values". Since the mid-19th century, there have been lots of Thai manuals about proper body language and oral language in social encounters. These books tell a story about power and hierarchy that Patrick Jory narrates in fascinating detail.
While doughnuts aren't rare in Bangkok, they can be hit-or-miss. Some might be too sweet that even one doughnut puts you in a sugar coma while others are just laden with artificial flavouring. You sometimes also get doughnuts made with unsatisfying dough. However, Drop By Dough dashes all of those to bits and entices customers to enter their quaint Scandinavian-designed shop, settle in and dig into what perhaps is one of the best doughnuts in the city.
The newest design-centric all-day dining and art centre, Chim Chim is on the ground floor of Siam@Siam Design Hotel, giving a blend of laid-back, tropical vibe and an artist loft. Chim Chim offers wood-fired oven pizzas, freshly-roasted coffee, comfort food like burgers, sandwiches, pastas and creative beverages. Its name refers to the Thai word chim, which means to taste. Its artsy vibe is a nod to the artsy-area they are in (BACC is nearby). All the furniture and design is custom made, with prints from Jim Thompson.