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Pornchai Sereemongkonpol

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Email : pornchais@bangkokpost.co.th

Pornchai Sereemongkonpol
17 Sep 2021

Stop Indoctrinating Kids With Backward Ways of Thinking

Tests for Thai students that unintentionally expose a backward way of thinking are nothing new. You can laugh them off as pathetic, embarrassing and archaic aspects of the Thai education system but, IMHO, they should be taken more seriously. They should not be part of the Thai education system whatsoever, especially in 2021.

17 Sep 2021 1
10 Sep 2021

New Month, New Rules?

September 1 was the D-day for many to be let out of their homes for the first time in a long while (guilty!). It seems, at the time of going to print, another D-day unworthy of celebration will be October 1.

10 Sep 2021
3 Sep 2021

Essential post-lockdown tips

Since every Thai, their mothers and pets are heading out this weekend (guilty!), I would like to highlight a few points from the latest Covid-19 restrictions and offer a few tips that you may find useful.

3 Sep 2021 1
27 Aug 2021

Lunch Money Budgeting

How much does your meal cost?

27 Aug 2021 1
20 Aug 2021

Popcat fever

How many pops have you made? Popcat website/game took Thai internet by storm over the weekend. And the furry frenzy was still going strong at the time of going to press. ICYMT, here's a summary of the online feline phenomenon so far. Yes, cat pun very intended.

20 Aug 2021 3
Popcat fever
13 Aug 2021

Covidsutra, According to Thai Health Authority

On Saturday, the Department of Health warned against hook-ups with strangers as it could lead to another cluster of Covid-19, which could then spread to families and communities. Those who are considered at risk of contracting Covid-19, tested positive for it or waiting for the test results are also urged to refrain from sexy times.

13 Aug 2021 1
6 Aug 2021

Getting Food at Bangkok Malls in 2021

On Sunday, the Centre of Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced 29 provinces as dark red zones, up from the previous 13, along with strict measures to control the spread. Bangkok is, of course, a dark red zone and most of the prohibitions and temporary closures of certain venues are understandable. One prohibition, in particular, at the time of going to print has left me (and many others) scratching their heads.

6 Aug 2021 6
Getting Food at Bangkok Malls in 2021
30 Jul 2021

Political Art Toys

The frustration against the status quo can be expressed in several ways. If you're a hip-hop artist, you can rap and rhyme about it in a viral music video. If you no longer give a damn, you can put a certain uncle on blast in your Facebook post and mention his official page (you know who you are). Even if you're just a bystander, you can't dodge political illustrations and memes on your newsfeed.

30 Jul 2021 1
Political Art Toys
23 Jul 2021

More Ways to Help

There are many ways to help people who've been affected by the current surge of Covid-19. While providing free meals and donating to hospitals and organisations are among the firsts that come to mind, there are other ways that you may not be aware of. Here are a few.

23 Jul 2021
More Ways to Help
16 Jul 2021

What's in a (vaccine) name?

While medical professionals and the public are urging the govt to provide mRNA vaccines as the main choice of inoculation to better fight the Covid-19 surge, there are also crazy claims about mRNA vaccines that express doubts over it. These claims are so cray-cray that I've decided to retell them for your entertainment.

16 Jul 2021 1
What's in a (vaccine) name?