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Sasiwimon Boonruang

Writer for the Life section

Sasiwimon Boonruang is a writer for the Life section of the Bangkok Post.

Sasiwimon Boonruang
15 May 2017

Students' institution

Timeless Suksapanpanit is still the go-to stationery headquarters for back-to-school supplies from textbooks and pencils to school bags and uniforms.

15 May 2017
Students' institution
30 Jan 2017

Where learning means fun, and fun means learning

Bangkok is one of those cities where finding a department store is easier than finding a library. However, among a scarcity of public libraries, TK Park is a resourceful place where parents can have their kids spend the whole day.

30 Jan 2017
17 Oct 2016

A King for all ages

Last Thursday was the saddest day for Thai people. It was late evening when I was driving home with my two children who were asleep in the back seat. As soon as the radio anchor announced the passing of our beloved King, tears began pouring down my face.

17 Oct 2016
15 Jan 2016

Playing it smart

Video games can be both friends and foes to children. Playing them right can enhance children's development in several aspects. Playing it wrong and we, especially parents, are likely to see their dark side. But the question here is can parents stop their kids playing computer games, or at least control them enough to make them stay away from them?

15 Jan 2016
9 Dec 2015

Making waves, staying safe

In this era of mobile phone communication, the debate on the dangers of mobile devices has been going on for a long time. People never cease to have different opinions when it comes to discussing this issue.

9 Dec 2015
6 Nov 2015

Chicken, ham -- what else isn't 'safe'?

Meat lovers are probably now reluctant to order their favourite dishes following the recent announcement by the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer, which stated that processed meats such as ham, bacon and sausages can cause bowel cancer.

6 Nov 2015 2
7 Oct 2015

Back to the blackboard

In Thailand, while strong efforts have been made by the science and technology sector to transform research and development projects into reality, we have seen very little progress in the field of education, where plenty of studies are conducted each and every year.

7 Oct 2015 1
3 Sep 2015

Education not just a numbers game

The education system of Thailand is comparable to Singapore only in one aspect -- the number of hours students spend in the classroom. In November, 10% of the 38,000 state schools under the Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) across Thailand will reduce compulsory daily classroom hours by two -- from 8am-4pm to 8am-2pm. This means students will spend six hours a day in the classroom or 840 hours a year, instead of eight hours a day or 1,200 hours a year.

3 Sep 2015
4 Aug 2015

Smart phone use is moderation

A new copyright law is being put into effect today. Following its enforcement, Line users have received repeated messages from friends warning them to stop sending flower photos with greeting messages like "Happy Tuesday". The reason is that these photos are taken by someone and those who use it without permission might be subject to a fine of up to 400,000 baht or two years in prison.

4 Aug 2015
1 Jul 2015

How small-scale farming bears fruit

I've known about the Bangmod tangerine since I was a child, and it might be the first or only orange species of which I have knowledge. Growing up in a Chinese family, we have the tradition of "wai jao" (to offer a sacrifice to Chinese gods or ancestors) many times a year and oranges are one of the important fruits that we use, not only to pay respect to the gods, but also for special occasions.

1 Jul 2015