I love you, I rape you: The strange relationship between love, rape, and Thai TV

OPINION — It’s not okay for a man to rape. Unless he’s drop-dead gorgeous, angsty and appears every night at 8pm sharp, right? Yossinee Nanakorn, a Thai producer, certainly thinks so. She told the Bangkok Post, “If it helps drive the story, then we keep it.” For there to be such a supply of these ...

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Thinglish: Why professional Thais still use ‘ka’ and ‘krub’ when speaking English

Thinglish: Why professional Thais still use ‘ka’ and ‘krub’ when speaking English

One of the most endearing characteristics of Thai people is their desire to be unfailingly polite. This is why they end their Thai sentences with “ka” and “krub.” But,...

Johnnie Walker’s latest video is made for Americans, but the takeaways for Thailand are hard to ignore

Johnnie Walker’s latest video is made for Americans, but the takeaways for Thailand are hard to ignore

[Coconuts Bangkok x Johnnie Walker] The 90-second clip is about so much more than whisky.


 

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