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Kanokporn Chanasongkram

Feature writer

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

Kanokporn Chanasongkram
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
27 May 2019

Ageing in an ill-prepared society

As one of the younger baby boomers, someone who will turn 60 in 2023, I still don't have a retirement plan, let alone enough savings for the winter years of life.

27 May 2019 1
18 Mar 2019

Medicine that entertains

After the fantasy period TV melodrama Bupphaesannivas (Love Destiny) aired last year, the nation was hooked on the series, which rekindled an interest in Thai history and culture.

18 Mar 2019
24 Dec 2018

It's a dog's life, which in Thailand means rough

Today is Christmas Eve and next Monday we will be counting down to the New Year.

24 Dec 2018 1
8 Oct 2018

When teen stress is deadly

World Mental Health Day falls every year on Oct 10. The day designated to raise awareness of the overlooked problem of mental wellbeing aims to establish proper mental healthcare for people around the world.

8 Oct 2018