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Patcharawalai Sanyanusin

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Patcharawalai Sanyanusin is a writer for Life section of the Bangkok Post.

Patcharawalai Sanyanusin
14 Dec 2020

Reform of faith needed for youth

I wasn't surprised to hear anti-government protesters vow to escalate their rallies into the next year.

14 Dec 2020 2
12 Oct 2020

Three pillars that unite the nation

It's been almost three months since we have seen the three-finger salute gestured by pro-democracy students in a series of demonstrations to pressure Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his government to step down.

12 Oct 2020 48
10 Aug 2020

Monasteries are forgetting Buddha

I first heard of Ai Khai from news reports about Patcharasri Benjamas, or Kalamare, a TV personality and celebrity who went to Wat Chedi in Nakhon Si Thammarat a few months ago and set off millions of firecrackers near his statue in a show of gratitude.

10 Aug 2020 5
25 May 2020

Focus on the good in times of crisis

Whether the new coronavirus was man-made or not and where exactly it came from remains a mystery. Even though some experts have said that it is a naturally occurring strain among bats and not a bioweapon, it has claimed more than 320,000 lives and sickened over 5 million people around the world so far.

25 May 2020 6
16 Mar 2020

Fear of virus is more deadly

'We're thinking about stocking up on some food and water soon. How about you?" asked my sister last month. She said that her husband was worried about Covid-19, which has killed more than 4,000 people and infected more than 118,000 in 114 countries so far.

16 Mar 2020 2
6 Jan 2020

All the lonely people

Do you often feel lonesome? Do you spend a lot of time online chatting with friends but still feel disconnected? If your answer is yes to both, you might be one of the 26.7 million out of 69.7 million in Thailand found encountering loneliness in a research conducted by Mahidol University's College of Management last year. Isn't it sad to know that one-third of our Thai fellows are lonely?



6 Jan 2020 1
28 Oct 2019

Browbeating bullies

I'm not a fan of any boy bands or girl groups from South Korea but I was shocked by the news of the death of Sulli that made big headlines in Thailand two weeks ago. I didn't know much about her before but the speculation that her sudden death was suicide and that cyberbullying may have been a contributing factor saddened me and made me curious to know what happened to her life.

28 Oct 2019
19 Aug 2019

Feet of clay

Late last month, many Buddhist followers in Thailand were delighted with the news that four phra farang, or Western monks, were granted samanasak or honorary ecclesiastical titles by HM the King.

19 Aug 2019 5
24 Jun 2019

Love the sinner, hate the sin

How would you feel if someone pointed a finger at you and said: "You are nak phaen din"? A very strong and hurtful remark, isn't it? Meaning "burden to the land", the term is normally used toward a person who is perceived as scum for causing so much trouble to society.

24 Jun 2019
Love the sinner, hate the sin
15 Apr 2019

Corruption complexities mar Thai politics

This summer seems hotter than usual to me, and the Songkran water splashes don't seem to cool me down at all. Well, the major culprit isn't El Nino, which is hitting the country this year, but rather the political tension that has been escalating since the March 24 election.

15 Apr 2019 33