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Princess Ubolratana at the Yaowaraj Road walking street on Dec. 14, 2019.

5 Times Princess Ubolratana Delighted (and Surprised) Us in 2019

Here’s five times in 2019 the princess, actress, singer, and viral sensation surprised and delighted us. #LongLiveSlender!

Princess Ubolratana Sings Christmas Carols in Elf Costume (Video)

BANGKOK — What’s red and green and royal all over? Why, a video of Princess Ubolratana wishing us a Merry Christmas, of course.

Surreal Video of Grandma Slapping Student to Christmas Carols Goes Viral

SAMUT PRAKAN — A video making its rounds on Twitter and Facebook shows a brawl between an elderly woman and a student on school grounds.

Skywalk Protest Photo Costs TV Channel Employee Her Job

BANGKOK — Controversy over a photo that some say insulted the monarchy during a recent protest forced a TV station worker to resign on Monday.

Google Says Thais Curious About Free Money, N95 Masks, Hong Kong

The guilty pleasures of a nation, in this case Thailand’s love for lakorn, shopping, and celebrity dramas cannot be hidden when mass amounts of Internet searches are recorded and examined, as it was when Google revealed its top results for Thailand in 2019. 
“Where are you going?” “To see the person I like.” “Why are you back?” “Because they already have a girlfriend.” Image: Pikul Moonthadee / Facebook

Filipino Mom-and-Kid “Mag-ina” Meme Spreads to Thainet

BANGKOK — The feeling of heading out somewhere important only to come back empty-handed and slightly embarrassed seems to be a common ASEAN sentiment – as proven by a Filipino meme gone viral on Thai internet.

Entertainment, #Relatable Tweets Topped Thailand’s Twitter in 2019

K-pop, Thai stars dominate Thailand's Twitterverse for another year.
Peerapong showed the handicap parking at Big C Chiang Rai Airport to reporters on Dec. 8, 2019.

Chiang Rai Man Defends Handicap Parking Spot by Smashing Window

CHIANG RAI — Instead of enjoying his family dinner at a mall, Peerapong Amornpich couldn’t contain his rage at a pickup truck squatting a handicap parking space – and smashed the able-bodied owners’ window.
Paweensuda “Fahsai” Drouin answers her final-round question at the Miss Universe 2019 pageant Sunday night in Atlanta, Georgia.

Miss Universe Fahsai Lands Top 5, Stirs Debate on Gov’t Surveillance

ATLANTA, Georgia — As one of the final five vying for the Miss Universe crown, Thailand’s contestant was lobbed a question about government surveillance vs privacy, stirring debate among netizens.
People purchase jackets Dec. 6, 2019 at a market in Bangkok.

Bangkok Feels the Chill as Temperatures Dip to 17C

BANGKOK — Bangkokians are shopping for jackets and making blanket rotis around themselves Friday morning, when temperatures dipped below 20C.





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