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I’m passive aggressive. I always knew what I truly wanted to do but my priority was doing my duty; being a good son to make my parents happy.    Being born in a family with a big business [Toyota PS Enterprise] doesn’t give you much of a choice in life. Parents will just...
Royal Park Rajapruek. Courtesy of Nut Onaree
CHIANG RAI Chiang Rai Dok Mai Ngam 10th Though quieter on the festive front than Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai does offer up this small but charming floral festival right in the middle of the city at Suan Tung and Khome Chalermprakiet. Covering an 11-rai area, this 100-year-old prison-turned-park houses...
Essentials:  spring water  mountainous  hot climate river  lake  sea/ocean  forest Wagyu is just a breed, that’s why you can get it from places other than Japan, such as Australia. Kobe is a place, which makes some of the best wagyu beef in the world. Now there...
Tobias Jundt
How was Bonaparte born? Bonaparte's mother was feeling funny one day and she thought it was the tuna sandwich that she ate for lunch, but then she gave birth to a little pink-haired creature and realized what that funny feeling was: Bonaparte! That's how it all started. Oh, you mean the...
Nov 22 2013
Ekameth 'Tay' Witvasutti of Brave Roasters
Got a taste for artisanal fare? Here are some more local handmade products we love. Ekameth 'Tay' Witvasutti of Brave Roasters   Bangkok's hipsters know all about One Ounce for Onion, the fashion retailer turned café, and a lot of that is down to their roaster, Ekameth...
Goodfood4uBKK
Heimat Nature’s Table Heimat (www.facebook.com/HeimatNaturesTable) takes its name from the German concept relating to attachment to the home. Everything here is gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and absolutely organic—mimicking the diets of our caveman ancestors. They offer a...
Nov 22 2013
Chua Kim Huad One of the most popular haan palo (braised goose) spots in town, Chua Kim Huad wages a daily battle with nearby Chua Jiab Nguan (02-437-7608. Open daily 9am-5pm), but truth be told, both offer a similar delicious taste (B105 for a small plate). While Chua Jiab Nguan also serves up...
Why do you like to act so provocatively?  I don’t see it as provocative. It’s a way to bring people’s attention to the message that I want to communicate. Regarding the pose with the Pridi Panomyong statue at Thammasat University, I just wanted to remind people that Pridi...
I didn’t dream of being like my dad [Dr. Amnuay Viravan, leading economist and two-time finance minister]. As a kid, all I loved to do was watch lakorn (Thai soap operas) and movies.    I was so nervous trying to convince him I wanted to change majors from economics to drama. I...
Cologne, photo by Nut Onaree
Frankfurt may be the fifth largest city in Germany, but it is best known on the world stage as the financial center of Europe—home to the European Central Bank and the Euro currency used in 17 countries in the region. Aside from being an economic hub, Frankfurt is also a tourist gem, named as...