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Sukhumaporn Laiyok

Life reporter

Sukhumaporn Laiyok
1 May 2014

Titillating Thai TV is a turn off

I can’t remember the last time I had a good laugh while watching Thai television.

1 May 2014 1
20 Mar 2014

Not just bubbles and fizz

No summer is complete without a cool drink. A sip of cool water can help us beat the heat and quench our thirst. However, for children, water is sometimes not enough.

20 Mar 2014
13 Feb 2014

How do you Like this selfie?

When I hopped on a crowded Skytrain during evening rush hour this week, I noticed a young lady standing next to me, posing and snapping shots of herself on her smartphone. She then quickly uploaded one to a social networking site.

13 Feb 2014
9 Jan 2014

Don't take Facebook at face value

The internet has no boundaries. With the rise of social networks, millions are sharing information and pictures online. We share news about family and friends. We share our thoughts and opinions on current affairs. We share vacation plans and new purchases.

9 Jan 2014
19 Nov 2013

Life is sweet - too sweet

We were educated to wean ourselves off fat in our diet to reduce the risk of heart disease. Now it's time to put down the sugar.

19 Nov 2013 7
16 Oct 2013

Swimming against the tide

Several villages in the country have been submerged following heavy rains. The floodwater has got into houses and buildings, trapping families in their villages, damaging property and killing livestock. Roads have been swamped with water. Things have been washed away.

16 Oct 2013
10 Sep 2013

Hospital advertising

In hospital advertisements, the messages are more than just educating the public on the availability of healthcare services.

10 Sep 2013
Hospital advertising
1 Aug 2013

Worth your weight in gold

Recent news of a United Arab Emirates weight-loss challenge tied to a solid-gold incentive makes me envious of Emiratis _ the authorities there clearly care for their people's health. Dubai's municipal officials are offering their people a gramme of gold for each kilogramme shed in a 30-day challenge.

1 Aug 2013
27 Jun 2013

Smartphones induce dumb behaviour

The world today is too fluid for smartphones. Nowadays people do almost everything with this little glowing handset. We spend many hours a day surfing the web with the device. We send and read emails from our smartphones for business and pleasure. We post information, photos and comments on Facebook to connect with friends.

27 Jun 2013
22 May 2013

The perils of overenthusiastic parenting

A nasty week of traffic congestion signals that school has already reopened. Children are busy with books and engaged with their school activities while parents help them choose their classes.

22 May 2013 1