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Saturday, March 6, 2021

Nonnnn! Thai Mythical Temple Creatures are Reborn as Virtual Pets

BANGKOK — Feed, play with, and pet a little tua mom as it grows and evolves – right from the comfort of your phone. 

‘Queen’s Gambit’ Hype Piques Chess Interest in Thailand

BANGKOK — Her classmates used to practice covers of K-pop dances. Now, some are turning to chess boards.

Note Udom’s Stand Up Comedy Coming to Netflix, With Eng Subs

BANGKOK — The iconic shows of the man who popularized the stand-up comedy format in Thailand will soon be available in your own home – with English subtitles, too.

Thai Host of COVID Relief Show Wins Asian Creative Awards

SINGAPORE — Thailand clinched two winnings at the Asian Academy Creative Awards on Friday, including the host of a TV show dedicated to assisting those who face hardship amid the coronavirus pandemic.  

Review: New ‘Muslim Rom-Com’ is a Recipe for Challenging Stereotypes

BANGKOK — Hijabs fluttering in Chao Phraya breeze during a passionate conversation, cooking beef soups from halal meat, and romance scenes with absolutely no romantic touching between men and women are featured in what is thought to be Thailand’s first Muslim romantic comedy.

What It’s Like to Be Half-Black, Half Thai: Morris K’s Story

BANGKOK — Morris K remembers when he was teased at school for being black. He would come home and scrub his skin in a hopeless attempt to change who he was.

Minister Suggests Launching ‘Thaiflix’ to Counter Netflix

BANGKOK — The cyber minister said Wednesday that Thailand should have its own streaming platform to bring in revenues, and promote Thai films overseas.

Thailand’s Lady Gaga Impersonator Donates to Hospital with ‘Stupid Love’ Cover

BANGKOK — Thailand’s top Lady Gaga impersonator released a dance cover for “Stupid Love” to fundraise for one of the Thai hospitals treating COVID-19 patients.

Gov’t Recruits Meme Superstars ‘Jane, Noon, Bow’ For Its COVID-19 Song

BANGKOK — Government media recruited a luk thung group going viral on social media to sing a morbid song with a cheery dance tune to warn people to stay at home and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Jane, Noon, Bow: The Tiktok Meme Cheering Up Thais in Quarantine

BANGKOK — A random 2010s luk thung song somehow went viral on Thai internet over the weekend, bringing a much needed distraction from the crushing boredom during coronavirus quarantine.



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