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Yanapon Musiket

Life Writer

Yanapon Musiket
18 Sep 2013

Dum and dumber

"There is a constant idea that people with darker complexions are somehow inferior or less attractive."

18 Sep 2013 6
Dum and dumber
13 Aug 2013

Those without mothers

Yesterday was the day most Thai mothers had their moments, as it was National Mother's Day. Unfortunately, mine was not among the many happy mothers, as I couldn't make it to visit her this year. And a promise was made on the phone that I will make it up to her as soon as possible.

13 Aug 2013
4 Jul 2013

Beaten tracks

The debate about high-speed rail requires scrutiny, but something has to be done because the train system is clanking towards the end of the line.

4 Jul 2013 4
29 May 2013

All about attitude

Two years ago, when I started my monthly column Queer Eye where I write about LGBT issues and gender diversity, I was inspired by the arrival of the Thai version of the famous UK gay magazine Attitude, one of my favourite publications today.

29 May 2013
24 Apr 2013

Facing Facebook's harsh truths

After my Facebook was flooded with pictures of friends and acquaintances enjoying Songkran celebrations, I woke up last Monday to witness cyberspace full of stories about the bomb in Boston. After three people were killed and 178 injured in the blast, many people turned to their Facebook page and dedicated it to pray for Boston.

24 Apr 2013 1
27 Mar 2013

Our future's worth sweating over

Judging from the sweat dripping down on to my keyboard, I'm certain Bangkok has become too hot to handle. The phrase "global warming" has echoed in my head over and over, like a chant from hell. It is happening now _ and what luck, we have no way out.

27 Mar 2013
14 Feb 2013

The crying shame

I always cry at wedding ceremonies, and I think I like doing it. I like it to the point that it has become one of the main reasons to go to a wedding: to cry as a congratulatory gesture to the groom and the bride.

14 Feb 2013
1 Jan 2013

Face the new year with the true you

Having a nickname has been part of Thai culture for decades. We have everything from a prime minister whose nickname is "Poo" meaning "crab", to a beautiful and famous television star known as "Pancake". My parents' nickname for me is Jeep, as in the tough-running American vehicle.

1 Jan 2013
15 Nov 2012

Last in translation

Uniting under the Asean roof is not only good for the sake of the economy. We must embrace the diverse cultures among our neighbouring countries.

15 Nov 2012
3 Oct 2012

It's all about the copy, right?

"When it comes to the art scene, imitation could be seen as the highest form of flattery"

3 Oct 2012 2