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Pimchanok Phungbun Na Ayudhya

Muse Editor

Pimchanok Phungbun Na Ayudhya is the editor of Muse.

Pimchanok Phungbun Na Ayudhya
6 Jun 2016

#Travel smart - leave your phone behind

I roamed the streets in Nakano, a neighbourhood in Tokyo I'd never been to. Though only a station away from the entertainment hub of Shinjuku, the area looks different from the bustle of touristy areas in other parts of the city.

6 Jun 2016 2
#Travel smart - leave your phone behind
3 Jun 2016

Declutter for a cause

In The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up, the illustrious Japanese organising consultant/author Marie Kondo stresses that: "Get rid of anything that doesn't spark joy." But, you know, just trashing usable stuff can sound so dreadful.

3 Jun 2016
Declutter for a cause
8 Feb 2016

In a void of thoughts

In a time of self-censorship, when the free mind is blocked, people are restricting their own expression, out of fear. With scepticism, I question how loudly one is allowed to think in such an Orwellian society. When a major political protest took place in March 2009, a Facebook friend asked me openly on my wall if I was a "red shirt" or a "yellow shirt" supporter. I did not answer. Yes, self-censorship. This might have been the very beginning where I -- as an individual -- started to keep my mouth shut. Instead of expressing my opinions, I choose to bottle up my thoughts and keep mum when it comes to politics.

8 Feb 2016 2
20 Apr 2012

Flavour hound

The kitchen has always been a playground for Romchat Kumsiri. Mainly influenced by her gastronomic grandmother, the epicure pursued her passion for food and culinary art with a restaurant management degree in New York.

20 Apr 2012