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Kanokporn Chanasongkram

Feature writer

Kanokporn Chanasongkram is a feature writer for the Life section of the Bangkok Post.

Kanokporn Chanasongkram
5 Apr 2021

An ounce of prevention

Mahatma Gandhi once said: "It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver".

5 Apr 2021 1
25 Jan 2021

Drowning in plastic

Last January, Thailand kicked off the year and a new decade with the ban on single-use plastic bags, initially adopted by department and convenience stores as well as some other retailers, who would no longer provide customers with the plastic bags in order to lessen the environmental impact.

25 Jan 2021 3
23 Nov 2020

Chasing quick cash

On Sep 16, I could have been a lucky birthday girl had I bought the lottery with five and seven as the last two digits. Although my intuition told me to buy these numbers which represented my age, I didn't.

23 Nov 2020 23
21 Sep 2020

A month of history

Planned at Thammasat University's Tha Prachan campus, the anti-government rally under the title, "Sept 19: Return Power To Civilians" was set on the same date as the 2006 coup d'état.

21 Sep 2020 1
6 Jul 2020

Four-legged friends need more of our love

One of my favourite movies is A Dog's Purpose based on W Bruce Cameron's book about a dog that is reborn over and over again. The book touches upon the following questions: What is the meaning of life and are we here for a reason?

6 Jul 2020 1
27 Apr 2020

Linked in isolation

It has been over a month of staying in and working from home in order to save ourselves and the country from being badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

27 Apr 2020
17 Feb 2020

Sea of change

The other day, I was walking in the park near my house when I saw this plastic bag, puffed up and blown along by the wind, crossing my path. It reminded me of that famous scene in American Beauty, where teenager Jane Burnham and boy-next-door Ricky Fitts watch a video that Ricky captured of a discarded plastic bag dancing in the wind.

17 Feb 2020 1
9 Dec 2019

All being well

Out of 89 nations, Thailand came in sixth on CEOWORLD's list of the world's best healthcare systems, announced just in August of this year.

9 Dec 2019
30 Sep 2019

Stylishly sustainable

September is a month for fashion weeks -- New York, London, Milan, Paris -- with the shows presenting next season's apparel and accessories.

30 Sep 2019
29 Jul 2019

Food for thought

Som tam is a staple that I eat almost every day, but always skipping the tomato and long bean that end up in the restaurant's bin. The other day, I started drinking soya milk -- it was too sweet. The remaining amount was discarded in the kitchen sink. I often have to throw away rotten carrots and other vegetables as well as unconsumed kub khao in plastic bags. Those ready-to-eat foods became expired items in the fridge.

29 Jul 2019 7