Heaven on Earth | Bangkok Post: learning

For singer-songwriter Patravee Srisuntisuk (Earth), it was exactly what she needed to help her move forward as a musician. For singer-songwriter Patravee Srisuntisuk (Earth), it was exactly what she needed to help her move forward as a musician. And the beautiful city became her muse, inspiring her to write the English-language tune, “Starry Night.” The song’s positive reception was hugely encouraging. Were “Starry Night” and “Timehop” both written in Melbourne? Earth: “Starry Night” was.

March 26, 2017 01:07 UTC

The leading lady who set the stage for theatre studies | Bangkok Post: news

What was slated as a small conference at Chulalongkorn University early this month turned out to be a powerhouse gathering for the Thai entertainment industry. Sodsai, now 83, formed a group of students and lecturers with a shared interest in theatre, including Onchuma. The success of their performances would later lead to the founding of the dramatic arts department in 1971. The department has since produced a slew of renowned directors, actors and producers in the Thai entertainment industry. Asked what she's learned from a life devoted to the dramatic arts, Onchuma says: "What drama teaches us is how to be empathetic and not judgemental.

March 26, 2017 00:22 UTC

Chula 4.0 ushers in new era of learning | Bangkok Post: news

Photo: SEKSAN ROJJANAMETAKUNEntering its second century, Chulalongkorn University, the first university of Thailand, will now develop with clear goals in mind. The term "Chula 4.0" is used in two aspects: knowledge building and the university's strategies, university president Prof Bundhit Eua-Arporn said. But when asked to specify, they cannot say what are Chulalongkorn University's areas of expertise," he said. Chula 4.0 is using technologies in learning management to aid students to be able to analyse and think critically. Despite this, Prof Bundhit said Chulalongkorn University is ready to invest in its people and the new strategies to achieve its goal.

March 26, 2017 00:11 UTC

A taste of the good life | Bangkok Post: lifestyle

Photos: Piyada PunnakitikasemBut Piyada is ushering in a new generation of food critics whose preferred platform for influence is Instagram. Photos: Piyada PunnakitikasemPiyada, who goes by the nickname Pam, might have one of the best jobs around these days. In the first two years of being up and running, Piyada's Instagram account gained 10,000 followers. To date, her Instagram account has 458,000 followers, while her Facebook page has around 198,000 followers. "I thought international audiences would love seeing Wat Arun and Thai food, such a graceful ensemble to reflect the Thai character."

March 25, 2017 23:48 UTC

Divide and Conquer | Bangkok Post: lifestyle

Ed Sheeran SUPPLIEDThe third album by the UK's hottest-selling singer-songwriter cements his reputation as a chart-conquering pop maverick. Ed Sheeran/ (Divide)On the surface, the meteoric rise of Ed Sheeran can be somewhat puzzling to a lot of people in the music industry. Here we have a run-of-the-mill, guitar-toting singer-songwriter without the traditional pop star appeal to speak of (he's a hoodie-wearing redhead). Suddenly everything clicks and voilà -- you have a recipe for an unlikely pop star. Father John Misty/ Total Entertainment ForeverTotal Entertainment Forever is the latest single to be rolled out from Father John Misty's upcoming studio album, Pure Comedy.

March 25, 2017 23:48 UTC

Mother of killed Lahu teen calls on NHRC | Bangkok Post: news

A youth campaign network holds a press conference on Wednesday to mourn the death of Lahu activist Chaiyapoom Pasae who died in an extra-judicial. Ms Angkhana said other relatives of Chaiyapoom also demanded answers from authorities as to why they shot him to death. Ms Angkhana said that Mr Maitree, a neighbour of Chaiyapoom, was the one who called on the government to probe the case. Furthermore on March 22 Mr Maitree found a bullet in front of his house, a warning not to talk. Shortly after the extra-judicial killing of Chaiyapoom hit the headlines, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered a probe into the incident.

March 25, 2017 23:32 UTC

The man behind Srisaket's rise back to stardom | Bangkok Post: news

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai stung like a bee @NYC's Madison Sq Garden to win WBC super flyweight title. Srisaket first won the WBC super-flyweight title four years ago after beating Japan's Yota Sato in his home province of Si Sa Ket. While some US media outlets such as ESPN and the Associated Press think the Nicaraguan won, Surachart said it is not uncommon for people to have a different opinion. In my view, Srisaket won by two points." Regarding Srisaket's next opponent, the promoter said there was a verbal agreement that the winner between Srisaket and Gonzalez would fight Cuadras.

March 25, 2017 23:26 UTC

Red flag raised on arms raid accusations | Bangkok Post: opinion

This led to more allegations that the weapons were meant to harm Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, who doubles as defence minister, spoke out to reassure the public that the raid and found weapons were not set up by the government. Gen Prawit said there was sufficient evidence to believe the weapons were linked to a plot to murder the prime minister, said Gen Prawit. Gen Prawit mentioned only a few months ago that intelligence reports had found there were some people planning to harm him, as well as the prime minister. Who, they want to know, would dare harm the prime minister, who is escorted by police and soldiers everywhere he goes?

March 25, 2017 23:15 UTC

War Elephants promise 'all-out effort' | Bangkok Post: news

Thailand coach Kiatisak Senamuang, centre, trains with his players in Saitama yesterday. As Thailand coach Kiatisak Senamuang mulls a few changes to the team, his players have vowed to make "an all-out effort" in their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Japan on Tuesday. The War Elephants have so far had a campaign to forget with a 2-2 draw at home against Australia being the only bright spot among a spate of defeats. "I am happy to have received assurances from the team members that they will make an all-out effort against the Japanese. The top two teams of Group A and Group B earn tickets to Russia 2018.

March 25, 2017 22:41 UTC

All quibbles aside, Laem is the man of the hour | Bangkok Post: news

As far as the crowd at New York's iconic Madison Square Garden was concerned, Srisaket, nicknamed 'Laem', was an unadvertised commodity. A bloody 12-round slugfest followed and Srisaket won the fight through a split decision, 114-112, 114-112, 113-113. It was a close fight and the decision could have gone either way. The bout was on the undercard of the main fight won by unanimous decision by middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin over Daniel Jacobs. Both were very close fights, high level of class and competition, in reality, none of the four boxers deserved to lose.

March 25, 2017 22:41 UTC

Pavit ahead as May Myo bags women's title | Bangkok Post: news

Myanmar's Yin May Myo during yesterday's final round of the 54-hole women's event. PRRayong: Pavit Tangkamolprasert widened his lead to four shots at the Singha Championship as Myanmar's Yin May Myo became the first foreigner to win a women's event on the All Thailand Golf Tour yesterday. The 21-year-old May Myo closed with a 74 to claim the 54-hole women's event by three strokes with a five-over 218 total, finishing ahead of Chommapat Phongthanarak (221) and Pinrath Loomboonruang (222). "It was quite tough for me after a bout of food poisoning and I felt really exhausted," Pavit said. Pannakorn Uthaipas (68) was three strokes down further on 10-under 203, while England's Simon Griffiths (70) was on nine-under 204.

March 25, 2017 22:41 UTC

Red Champions graduate with honours | Bangkok Post: news

A Thai player receives a certificate from former Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre at Old Trafford. The project was organised under the auspices of the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) and sponsored by AP Honda with the aim of spotting talented young Thai players. "The short training course will help them develop football skills, such as playing as a team, thinking and acting fast and moving the ball forward. This is the main point in pushing themselves to be professional football players in the future and I am very happy to see the young Thai players think that it is important." "If they keep on training hard, they can learn more football skills and that will bring them closer to their dreams.

March 25, 2017 22:41 UTC

Robbed of truth and freedom | Bangkok Post: news

In recounting the charges against him to the men, Kamol couldn't offer any specific details about the crime. But after listing off the accusations against him, Sakhon and Somchai realised they had an idea of what really happened. The other two men had been killed while committing other crimes, says Thitinai Patigaboot, a special case officer at the Justice Ministry. The ministry is now trying to collect enough evidence to file a case against Sakhon, Somchai and Ekkarath. Last week the DSI sent Chatchai Thosinthiti and Mr Thitinai to join the police of the Region 7 sector in a meeting with Sakhon, Somchai and Ekkarath.

March 25, 2017 22:41 UTC

Launch of controversial book cancelled | Bangkok Post: news

The launch of a book on the controversial rice-pledging scheme by Pheu Thai Party politicians has been suspended at the request of the military and the police. Winthai Suvaree, spokesman of the National Council for Peace and Order, said the authorities had asked the launch of the book titled Destruction of Rice-Pledging Scheme, The Demise of Farmers be cancelled and Pheu Thai politicians have cooperated. The content of the book and the presence of the politicians at the event could touch off political sensitivity. Meanwhile, Wirat Kalayasiri, head of the Democrat Party's legal team, accused Pheu Thai of trying to organise the event to destabilise the government. Pheu Thai was allegedly using the event to twist the truth about the rice-pledging scheme, which had been criticised for plundering the country's coffers and deceiving people, he said.

March 25, 2017 22:41 UTC

Business values a blessing | Bangkok Post: news

A round of golf can be compared with business -- up and downs, and lows and highs. However, without a successful business strategy, there will be the inevitable double bogey ahead. Like a crucial marketing plan, how to think ahead and anticipate what's around the corner is essential. Is operating a successful business any different than trying to produce a good score around a difficult golf course? Discipline, work ethic, patience and clear thinking are the 'good business values' that will give you every chance or a rewarding round of golf.

March 25, 2017 22:41 UTC

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