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Arusa Pisuthipan

Deputy editor of the Life section

Arusa Pisuthipan is the deputy editor of the Life section of the Bangkok Post.

Arusa Pisuthipan
25 Nov 2019

This time, it's serious

Thailand's road map on plastic waste management has never been clearer.

25 Nov 2019
30 Sep 2019

Declaring war on plastic waste

In 1950, the world had a population of 2.5 billion. They produced roughly 1.5 million tonnes of plastic each year, according to Surfers Against Sewage, one of the United Kingdom’s most active environmental charities.

30 Sep 2019 5
26 Aug 2019

When the carrot works more than the stick

If Marium, the famous eight-month-old orphaned dugong, was able to speak, she might ask what she had done to deserve being fed all that plastic.

26 Aug 2019
15 Jul 2019

Coming to terms with what's in your head

After a verse about fresh nuts sold at a floating market in Thailand -- yet sung by the world's darling chipmunk brothers Chip and Dale -- took social media by storm, people started to share comments about how they could not get the music out of their head.

15 Jul 2019
13 May 2019

Show them the way

It's something of a surprise that, until now, the United Nations has never released a recommendation on physical activity for children under the age of five. Now, at least, the international agency realises that it is important to have proper guidelines for little ones who, after all, represent the future of our planet.

13 May 2019
Show them the way
18 Feb 2019

Zombie land

In the Netflix original series Kingdom, the virtuous crown prince Lee Chang gallops off to a faraway land in search of an ancient doctor to help him unravel the mysterious circumstances of his father's death. Meanwhile, a wicked nobleman tries to resurrect the king for his own nefarious purposes. But in so doing, he turns the dead king into a bloodthirsty zombie. And we all know what a zombie bite does to its victim. A zombie plague ensues, spreading throughout the land.

18 Feb 2019 5
3 Dec 2018

The price of prejudice

Luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana made an irreversible mistake with its racist mishaps just recently when they posted a series of short video advertisements on social media that made fun of Chinese culture. The videos enraged the entirety of China simply because the fashion powerhouse stereotyped people from different racial backgrounds.

3 Dec 2018
17 Sep 2018

The high price of delusion

For almost three weeks, we have been hearing a string of updates about 40-year-old Surasit Palasak, who was charged with the rape of a 17-year-old girl. This is not a straightforward rape case, by the way, because Surasit, a native of Si Sa Ket province, has claimed to be spirit medium of Fiery-Eye Hermit. A surprise twist here is that Surasit has suffered from polio since birth, at least according to his mother.

17 Sep 2018 1
2 Jul 2018

Combatting plastic

The government has put waste management on the national agenda and 20 state agencies have pledged their support.

2 Jul 2018 3
9 Apr 2018

Different bodies, same rights

Leopard soup sprinkled with chopped parsley, anyone? No way. Or bottlenose dolphin soup served with sliced scallion? Never. What about a bowl of soul-warming chicken soup with croutons? Why not.

9 Apr 2018 3