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03 Jun 2013 : From a scornful rabbit to a mustachioed housewife, Facebook satirists use comical avatars and jokes to spice up news feeds and rack up followers _ usually hundreds of thousands of them in a short period. Whether to exercise their wit, mock celebrities or provide alternatives to mainstream entertainment, these internet jesters share with us the tricky art of becoming an online sensation and whether their brand of humour is just a passing fad in the social-media world.
THE WORD: GURU ASKSThink you know what's happening in the world around you?
31 May 2013 : Well, Guru doesn't and we need your help! See if you can answer these amazingly difficult questions and win yourself the joy of being right!
30 May 2013 : Everybody deserves an escape, and my recent annual leave took me to London, a city where men know how to wear a suit with style. It is also the city of David Bowie _ the man whose persona seems to tease and provoke the boundaries of gender and whose five-decade career is one of the most spectacular in the music industry.
28 May 2013 : From a quick glance, the Moken sea gypsy community at Moo Koh Surin's Ao Bon, off the southern coast of Phangnga province, seemed just as it had always been over the years; rows of raised huts are set right at the shoreline, men are busy with their boats, women (some topless) are engrossed in their handicraft work and little kids run around.
23 May 2013 : Any local and foreign couples who are seeking unique ways to tie the knot are invited to wed in the traditional, sophisticated Peranakan style in Phuket next month.
21 May 2013 : The first thing that greets an outsider who steps into the small patch of garden under Saphan Phut (Memorial Bridge) is a strong stench of urine. Male underwear is strewn carelessly on the ground, while a toddler plays by himself _ not in a crib, but in a battered foam box. There is no roof. There is no toilet. There is no furniture except for a few floor mats.
20 May 2013 : I still remember the day Chai came back to class after meeting a girl during our gap hour when we were still in college. Pat was her name. She had perfectly light, fair skin and she was decked out in pearl earrings, a costly print scarf and a status handbag, according to his description.
03 May 2013 : Fah Tam Pan Din Soong, or Boundary, is the first film in Thailand to be banned, unbanned and then censored a bit.
03 May 2013 : Well, Guru doesn't and we need your help! See if you can answer these amazingly difficult questions and win yourself the joy of being right!
29 Apr 2013 : A singles-oriented bar in Australia is running a contest for a free trip to Thailand, and all the plastic surgery you can eat, so to speak.
28 Apr 2013 : The abbot of Bangkok's Wat Talom knows that the growing number of foreign monks staying there is causing disquiet in the local community, following complaints of overcrowding, soliciting cash and "improper" behaviour. Phra Maha Somnuek Chutintaro says the number of foreign monks at the temple in Phasicharoen district now totals 316, with the majority from Myanmar (160) followed by Bangladesh (60) and Cambodia (50) and the remainder from India, Vietnam and Laos.
26 Apr 2013 : Earlier this month, the cabinet approved a plan for the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority to purchase 3,183 NGV buses. PM Yingluck Shinawatra has also reportedly tasked the bus authority to come up with measures to encourage people to use their buses more in order to ease traffic.
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