Senior writer and food columnist of Life
Vanniya Sriangura is a senior writer and food columnist of Life.
Over the past week, there have been two viral video clips that have captured wide public attention and sparked off massive internet outbursts. The first incident occurred right here in Bangkok and is currently making headline news, and involved a fabricated accusation of road rage. The accuser, who backed up his pick-up truck and ran over a mid-sized sedan during a fit of road rage, made up a false report of the incident without knowing his actions had been captured on video.
I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2009 and have been admitted to hospital twice because of the disease. It was during the time when I was studying for a master's degree in Colorado, in the US. I woke up one morning feeling thoroughly numb from the abdomen down to my toes. I had lost most feeling in both my legs. I couldn't tell whether I was wearing shoes.
The surfacing of recent vulgar rants by Thai youngsters towards their parents on social media has stirred my frustration. Causes of parental let-down are often the same. These teenagers, mostly from hard up families, believe they are being abused by their parents' inability to provide them with modern-day frills — the latest smartphone model or a motorcycle.