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Da Vinci’s scientific writings to unfold in Bangkok

Published November 25, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Da Vinci’s scientific writings to unfold in Bangkok

Nov 25. 2019
By The Nation

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Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit has been chosen as the host for “A Taste of Leonardo” exhibition, which will offer a unique opportunity to see rare museum copies of works by Leonardo da Vinci.

The art will be on show in The Library from December 2 to 14, with the official opening night on December 3 featuring a museum copy of Da Vinci’s Codex Leicester. The original piece was purchased by Bill Gates in 1994 for $30 million and is regarded as a testimony to da Vinci’s extraordinary working process. The Codex Leicester focuses on da Vinci’s thoughts relating to water, tides, eddies and dams, and the relationship between the moon, the earth, and the sun. It is one of his 30 scientific journals and considered the most important.

All material in the exhibition are rare museum copies, limited editions, authorised and certified by the Commissione Vinciana International Board of Studies of Leonardo da Vinci under the patronage of the President of the Italian Republic.

Guests at the opening night will enjoy canapés prepared by Executive Chef Gaetano Palumbo.

For more information, call (02) 649 8368 or email bkklcdining@marriott.com

How app culture turned astrology into a modern obsession

Published November 21, 2019 by SoClaimon

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How app culture turned astrology into a modern obsession

Nov 21. 2019
By The Washington Post · Maura Judkis · FEATURES

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The first thing the astrology apps did was shred me to pieces. Co-Star told me that I express love through work and routine, and that I am preoccupied with death. The Pattern told me that I have trouble with codependency, that others might see me as insensitive, and that I have dated emotionally unstable partners. Sanctuary told me I can be selfish, competitive, and preoccupied with fears and doubts.

The apps are, regrettably, correct. Not only am I all of those things, I’m a Cancer sun, Sagittarius rising, and an Aries moon. I found this out when I fulfilled a typical millennial trope: Texting my mom to ask her what time I was born.

“It was early,” my mom replied. (Wrong. It was evening, we later determined.)

It was Co-Star that told me to text my mom, because the app needed the information to produce my natal chart, which utilizes the positions of many more planets and stars at the exact time of one’s birth. It produces horoscopes that some say are far more sophisticated than the generic “good luck in finance and love” you see in this and other newspapers.

“Astrology is this incredible way of looking at a story about you,” said Ross Clark, CEO of Sanctuary. “So your chart is a representation of different elements of yourself, or parts of your life’s journey.”

Amid the millennial self-care set, astrology is back. After the heady “What’s your sign?” spirituality of their parents’ youth, the practice receded to the edges of culture as a kooky space-filler in the newspaper, albeit one that was read devotedly.

But now, the pseudoscience isn’t as much of a taboo as it used to be. It’s been embraced by young people, who jokingly ascribe the inconveniences of life – a delayed train, a broken laptop – to Mercury’s retrograde. They know that Pisces are sensitive and Leos are self-involved and Geminis are kind of the worst. They follow astrology podcasts such as “Stars Like Us,” buy zodiac-themed candles and fragrances and crystals, and share astrology memes from Instagram accounts such as Drunk Astrology and Not All Geminis.

I mean, come on. No one actually thinks that the stars and planets determine their personality. Except, the tumult of one’s late twenties is because of Saturn’s return, and right now, you’re probably feeling that Scorpio season energy, and what if water and earth signs really do just get along better?

“I call it getting into the woo,” said Shanna Quinn, 37, a Chicagoan who checks four astrology apps daily. Woo, for that “woo-woo” stuff.

For the past few weeks, I’ve been getting into the woo, too. A skeptic, I wanted to learn why seemingly everyone my age was looking to the stars. I downloaded all the apps. I got a few readings, and I am now the reluctant owner of four crystals. And I realized why it seems like everyone’s so into astrology again, even if no one claims to believe in it, and it isn’t real: It’s kind of like psychotherapy plus magic.

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Astrology is an ancient art, but the modern horoscope came about in 1930, as a gimmick for the British newspaper the Sunday Express, which wanted something splashy in its pages after the birth of Princess Margaret. Astrologer R.H. Naylor wrote an article predicting that the princess would have “an eventful life” – bold prediction there – and that “events of tremendous importance to the royal family and the nation” would happen in her seventh year. That last one basically came true – in 1936, her uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated the throne, and her father, George VI, became king. And Naylor became a star astrologer with a weekly column.

One enters the craft by taking courses, or training under experienced astrologers. The practice has undergone technological upgrades: There used to be a lot of math involved, but modern astrologers can pull up a natal chart in seconds by plugging your birth details into a software program.

“Astrology is a combination of myth and math,” said astrologer Shelley Ackerman, publicity director for the International Society for Astrological Research.

There’s a good chance some of the descriptions of me above may have resonated for you. Plenty of people are riddled with doubt, or have dated people who weren’t right for us.

That’s how horoscopes work, said James Alcock, a professor who researches parapsychology at York University in Canada. It’s a phenomenon called the Barnum Effect, named after circus founder P.T. Barnum. Basically: If an astrologer or palm reader makes a statement that could apply to many people in the course of a reading – something like, “You’re generally a very open person, but sometimes find it hard to share things even with your closest friends” – someone is more likely to ascribe it to the teller’s abilities.

Astrology is “part of my routine,” said Katie Murtha, 29, from Cleveland, who reads the Elle magazine horoscopes online. “When it’s right, it feels really interesting and kind of weird and magical. And if it’s totally wrong, it’s just something to laugh about.”

So when Dave Campbell, the president of the American Federation of Astrologers, told me that my chart showed that I had a brother who was born when I was 3, and that age 19 was a bad year for me, he was correct. When he told me that the position of the asteroid Sappho in my chart could indicate that I’m a lesbian, or bisexual, he was not.

“But one of my best friends is bi, and many of my male friends are gay,” I volunteered, because that’s the trick astrology plays on your mind: You’re compelled to think of ways the predictions might be true.

(P.S., to all of my bosses that are editing this story: Campbell also said the stars are aligned for me to get a raise next year.)

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Eighty years later, Naylor’s professional descendants are branching out into new mediums – ones that have a potential to earn a lot of money in the $2 billion “mystical services market.” Bull and Moon is a recently launched app that purports to help users pick stocks according to their astrological signs. Collective Gain is a company that brings astrologers, intuitives and energy healers to the workplace, using staffers’ astrological charts to help them work better together.

“It is costing organizations money when people are showing up not engaged and not knowing who they are,” said Lizzie Alberga, the company’s founder and CEO. Some might balk at the notion of astrological readings in the workplace, but Alyssa Rogers, a 31-year-old Collective Gain astrologer, said they’re a means of understanding “the complexity of a group and getting a team to understand that, you know, not everyone is the same. And the complexity is actually what makes that dynamic really strong,” she said.

Another astrology business takes its cues from the gig economy.

“It’s sort of like a cosmic ride-share app, if that makes sense,” said Clark, of Sanctuary, which raised $1.5 million in venture capital. With the premium version, $19.99 a month, users can summon an astrologer for a 15-minute text message reading each month, on demand. I logged on, and was soon joined by an astrologer who, by request, focused the reading on relationships with my friends, which he said would be important next spring.

“I’m sure most of your friends are women and/or quite pretty,” wrote Arthur, and I wondered: Is my astrologer sucking up to me? It was not a generic prediction, he later told me.

“The 11th house is friends and groups, and yours is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty and feminine things,” he said. “Yours is very close to an angle, it gives it a lot of extra strength.”

The astrologer, it turned out, was Arthur Lipp-Bonewits, a 29-year-old who had achieved internet fame after procuring the birth time of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, to read her natal chart. (Dissecting celebrity natal charts is a popular hobby among astrologers, who are intimately familiar with President Donald Trump’s: That he released his long-form birth certificate is “one of the few good things to come out of the birther controversy,” Lipp-Bonewits said.)

Lipp-Bonewits specializes in predictions. Here’s one of his: The winner of the 2020 election, “whether it’s Trump, whether it’s one of the Democrats, is almost certainly going to be assassinated or die in office,” he told me.

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Because the apps are social and often free, they’re like the gateway drug to the woo. Get sucked in, and you may find yourself researching Akashic Records or Human Design, or getting your aura photographed – like a cosmic Instagram filter. At Campbell’s suggestion, I built a small altar at my work desk to help “manifest the positive” into my life.

I covered a piece of gold tissue paper with talismans of good fortune, including a seashell to represent a vacation I hoped I could take, a check from a journalism award I’d recently won, and the New York Times bestseller list, for the book I hoped I would write one day (“Aim high,” my editor said). I went online and bought my first crystal – moonstone, associated with my zodiac sign – which came with instructions to “activate” it by leaving it out in sunlight or a full moon, and then speaking my intentions to it.

“I activate this stone,” I whispered, so my colleagues wouldn’t make fun of me. I was instructed to “feed” my altar every day with some pennies to “create positive energy.” But by day four I had forgotten them, so I fed it some paper clips.

That’s what happens if you analyze the woo too much: You realize you seem totally nuts. Alcock, no fan of astrology, compares it to another nonscientific, ancient method for supposedly gaining insight: “If I said, ‘Look, I just killed a fox and I’ve read its entrails, and you’re going have a really great day,’ most people would say, ‘Oh my God, don’t do that. That’s just disgusting,’ ” he said.

But as long as people aren’t letting their lives revolve around astrology, they’re not doing much harm. They may even be doing some good.

“It gets people to talk about their personality and their emotions and life experiences in a way that they usually wouldn’t,” said Tayla Jones, 23, who runs the meme account Drunk Astrology with her friend Sam Gorman, 24. Astrology makes expressing your feelings “kind of a game.” It isn’t about telling people who they will become, but rather, who they may not realize they already are.

The messages I kept getting from the apps encouraged me to be introspective and gentle with myself. They required no leap of faith.

“Tap into your inner voice. What is your gut telling you?” Sanctuary said.

“It takes real courage to let another human see you,” Co-Star said.

“Your struggles may be the source of your greatest strength,” the Pattern said.

Those didn’t seem like horoscopes to me. They seemed like therapy. In fact, some of the things the apps had pinned on me were things I was already working on with a professional.

Astrology has seamlessly integrated with the wellness industry. Most people who are using these apps aren’t trying to predict the future – they see it as a tool for self-discovery and emotional exploration. And its marketing has kept pace, pivoting from witchy spirituality to the blandly luxe aesthetic of Goop. It’s talked about in the same breath as vitamins, yoga or a spa treatment. And for a generation that has struggled financially and emotionally but lacks access to affordable mental health care, some may even be using it as a cheap substitute.

Even though some of the self-empowering platitudes in the astrology apps could have just as easily been found on the inside of a Dove chocolate wrapper, people could put more stock into them because of their medium.

“There’s a tendency that if there’s an app for it, it somehow gives it more credibility,” Alcock said.

But the app horoscopes are just like the wrappers: momentarily poignant, but disposable. When you look at your natal chart, you’re the center of the universe. But everyone else is the center of theirs.

There was one other thing several of the apps and astrologers could agree on, in my chart. Maybe this article has been in the works for 34 years, or perhaps since the beginning of time and the creation of the universe. Because 13.8 billion years later, the alignment of the stars and planets and constellations at the precise time of my birth in 1985 drew a distinct pattern.

My Mercury is in the eighth house, which rules Scorpio and is forming an aspect to Uranus, Rogers said. I have the natal chart of a person interested in the “occult, the things that are different, unconventional, maybe even taboo.”

So, it was in the midst of working on a story about astrology that I found out my astrological chart indicates that I am interested in … astrology.

Graffiti wall become the longest landmark in the northeast

Published November 12, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Graffiti wall become the longest landmark in the northeast

Nov 11. 2019
By The Nation

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Nakhon Ratchasima’s Culture Office has invited more than 30 graffiti artists to create works on the theme ”Korat: the art city” after the government named Chiang Rai, Krabi, and Nakhon Ratchasima or Korat as it is colloquially known, as pilot cities for arts. The city has also been selected to host the 2nd Thailand Biennale, a biannual international contemporary art exhibition.

Local residents are working alongside government officials and the private sector to plan future art events and city development that will see it truly become an art city.

The graffiti artist answered the call and joined forces to create the “K Battle Thailand Present” work last Friday (November 8), which stretches for 49 metres and is the longest graffiti work in the northeast region of Thailand.

Bangkok makes river the focus for Loy Krathong

Published November 1, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Bangkok makes river the focus for Loy Krathong

Oct 31. 2019
By The Nation

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Bangkok’s official Loy Krathong festivities on November 11 will take place near the Rama VIII Bridge, putting the focus squarely on the importance of waterways to traditional Thai culture, says Pichaya Nakwatchara, deputy permanent secretary of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.

He also announced a list of 30 public parks elsewhere across the city that will host events that evening and urged everyone to use only natural materials to build their krathong floats to avoid polluting the streams and ponds.

He asked that families have just one krathong each to lessen the waste.

Alcohol, fireworks and floating lanterns are being discouraged.

There will be no floating of krathong allowed at six of the parks – Suan Luang Rama IX, Queen Sirikit, Watchara Phirom, Benjakitti, Siri Phirom and Bueng Nong Bon.

Last year, Bangkok city workers retrieved 841,327 krathong from waterways, of which almost 95 per cent were made from materials that readily decompose. The rest had Styrofoam structures.

The parks to visit for Loy Krathong fun:

Lumpini Park in Pathumwan district and Chatuchak and Suan Rod Fai parks in Chatuchak;

In Ladkrabang, Suan Pranakorn and 60th Anniversary of Queen Sirikit Park;

In Phra Nakhon, Suan Saranrom and Ramini Nat and Santi Chai Prakan parks;

In Thung Khru, Thonburi Rom Park;

In Bueng Kum, Serithai and Nawamin Phirom parks;

In Nong Chok, Suan Nong Chok Park;

In Khlong Toei, Benjasiri Park;

In Min Buri, Bung Krathi Water Park and Suan Phraya Phirom Park;

In Khlong Sam Wa, Waree Phirom Park;

In Nong Chok, Suan Rat Phirom Park;

In Bang Kho Laem, Chalerm Phrakiat 6 King’s Park;

In Ratchathewi, Peace Park;

In Bang Khen, Ramintra Sports Park;

In Don Mueang, Rommanee Thung Si Kan Park;

In Prawet, Chaloem Phrakiat Mahatthai and Suan Wantham parks;

In Thawi Watthana, Thawi Watthana Garden Park;

In Bang Phlat, Suan Luang Rama 8 Park;

In Lat Phrao, Bueng Nam Park;

In Bangkok Noi, Sirinthara Prueksaphan and Suan Chaloem Phrakiat parks;

In Sathorn, Suan Chaloem Phrakiat Park;

In Bang Khae, Bang Khae Phirom Park.

Keep up to date with the plans at www.bangkok.go.th.

Italian embassy to host meet on cultural identity and cross-cultural encounters

Published October 31, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Italian embassy to host meet on cultural identity and cross-cultural encounters

Oct 30. 2019
By THE NATION

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The Italian embassy in Thailand is hosting a discussion and book presentation titled “Stories from the East, Stories from the West” in November, said Lorenzo Galanti, Italy’s ambassador to Thailand.

The event will take place on Saturday, November 9, from 4 to 6 pm at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC, 939 Rama I Rd, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan District, BTS National Stadium). It is open to the general public.

Among the topics up for debate are:

How do cultures continue to differentiate themselves notwithstanding globalisation?

What does a Western author look for, today, when setting her/his literary work in Thailand? Why does a ‘Westerner’ choose to live in the East and vice-versa? What is today’s perception of the West from the East? Is there a cultural model than is “happier” than others?

The discussion will be stimulated by the readings of excerpts from Stories from the East, Stories from the West – an anthology of micro-stories gathered and published for this occasion – in which Italian and Thai authors address the theme of cultural identity and cross-cultural encounters.

Thai philosopher, poet and writer Naowarat Pongpaiboon will participate as a special guest.

Panelists at the event are Igino Domanin (essayist), Asst Prof Paolo Euron (Chulalongkorn University), Lawrence Osborne (writer), Fabio Novel (writer) and Asst Prof Verita Sriratana (Chulalongkorn University) with Francesca Andreini (writer) as moderator.

Building sustainability with the power of coffee

Published October 30, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Building sustainability with the power of coffee

Oct 30. 2019
By The Nation

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Based on the “Mae Fah Luang” project, under the royal patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and King Rama IX, ethnic communities in Chiang Rai province were provided with knowledge about growing coffee.

And thanks to this knowledge, the villagers have been able to change their lives and become more sustainable, while Chiang Rai’s coffee has earned a name for itself across the world. This has also given rise to “coffee tourism”, which was initiated and operated by the Ban Pang Khon Tourism Group in order to extend the coffee lifestyle of the generation to be sustainable based on the idea of self-sufficiency.

Coffee is life

Intharit Wuyayaku, Ban Pang Khon village chief of Chiang Rai Muang district’s Huai Chomphu sub-district, said: “Coffee is our life because we use wood from coffee trees as firewood, our side dish is coffee, and when we are full, we rinse our mouth with coffee water. We then go to work to take care of the coffee tree and coffee-production process. So, if the price of coffee falls, our lives are over.”

He also talked about push to launch coffee tourism to boost income.

“I noticed tourists coming to Ban Pang Khon to enjoy the cherry trees, and thought that if these trees bring people to the village in the winter, why not look for something new for them to do?

“So, I began hunting for information and attended many travel-related seminars, until I met Budsaba Sitthakarn, a full-time lecturer at Mae Fah Luang University. She advised me on tourism management and product development.”

he Pang Khon tourism group began a year ago and has been very active. Villagers have been improving their homes to offer homestay to tourists, while the elderly are being encouraged to use their skills to create trendy items for sale. As for youngsters, they too have been pulled in to make colourful pom-pom earrings and beautifully embroidered items. They are also being trained to keep the tourists safe.

“Tourism will help the younger generation return to focus on agriculture. After studying in the city, they do not seem to be that interested in farming, so I realised that encouraging them to travel will encourage youngsters to return to their inheritance.

“I used to work in Taiwan, and upon returning home, I created the famous Akha Noi brand by opening two cafes for children. I believe that I have done this for my family. I want to develop coffee on Doi Pang Khon to become more famous and am also pushing for coffee tourism in the cold season from the end of December to January, when I village is full of cherry trees,” he said.

As part of the coffee tourism programme, visitors will get to enjoy the beauty of the northern region as well experience the life of coffee planters, and witness the process of making coffee, from drying and roasting until it is brewed and is poured into a cup. The aroma of Doi Pang Khon coffee is distinctive with a caramel flavour and a slight blend of cinnamon that grows along with the coffee on top of the mountain.

“If the price of coffee falls, life will end because our village only grows coffee and cold-season fruit,” the village chief added.

Café on Doi

The Pang Khon coffee shop on the foot of the Doi Pang Khon mountain was built with simple natural materials and is surrounded by trees, giving visitors a beautifully peaceful ambience to enjoy their cup of coffee.

The coffee is served by the local barista, an Akha girl with expertise in grinding, brewing and even creating beautiful latte art.

The café also offers souvenirs.

Emotions and Experience

How does one create a different product when there is so much competition? Chiang Rai alone has 35 villages where coffee is grown. Budsaba, the person responsible for the Tea and Coffee Tourism Management Project, said everyone should value emotions – feelings that build one’s identity.

For instance, Baan Doi Ngam’s identity is living in harmony with forests and fields. There the spirit of agriculture and strong.

Ban Pang Khon, meanwhile, is charming with its cherry blossoms lining the roads leading to coffee terraces.

“The distinct point of Ban Pang Khon is that it is located in Muang district, and its strength is that the villagers are like friends who have grown up together,” she said.

The tourism season on Doi Pang Khon has started, and though the cherry blossoms have yet to bloom, the coffee plantations offer a great a great getaway.

Views from the top

Published October 29, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Views from the top

Oct 29. 2019
By The Nation

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Upgraded from district to a province in 2011, Bueng Kan in Thailand’s northeast is a popular tourism destination thanks to its historical and archaeological sites as well as its celebration of Songkran, the Thai New year, the Rocket Festival and long-boat racing. It’s not short on natural attractions either, among them Phu Wua Wildlife Sanctuary, the Chet Si, Tad Kinari and Tad Wimanthip waterfalls, Bueng Khong Long and Phu Tok.

Visitors can also enjoy a taste of Laos in the area where the Mekong River meets our northeastern neighbour’s Borikhamsai District and where another Friendship Bridge will soon be built.

A must-see is Three Rocks Whale or Hin Sam Wan in Thai. Located in a conservation area in the national reserve covering the Kala rainforest, Phu Sing forest and Pink Dong forest, it is made up of three rocks perched on the mountain that are thought to date back some 75 million years. The rocks bear a remarkable resemblance to a family of whales – father, mother and baby – and offer one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Phu Sing.

Nearby is the equally impressive Phu Sing rock, the result of a geological change in the earth’s crust and a place of immense natural beauty. Phu Sing has important natural features including the Phu Sing Tham Field, the Lan Tham Viewpoint, Ruesi Cave, Hin Chang, Hin Railway, Lan Hin Lai and Phu Sing Rock Wall.

The high and isolated Phu Thok in Na Sabaeng subdistrict is where you’ll find Wat Chetiya Kiri Wihan or Wat Phu Thok as it is known locally and from here, it’s possible to see the mountains in Nakhon Phanom. Years of manual labour went into the building of a 7-storey spiral staircase which leads to the cloisters and cave. From the top, tourists can see the beauty of the landscape below. The highlight of Phu Thok is the Buddhist temple, which contains the Buddha’s relics. It is considered a magical place because when a stone separated from a larger stone, it did not tumble down the hillside and is often likened to Golden Rock Pagoda in Myanmar. Phu Thok doesn’t normally allow visitors but is open to all comers between April 10 to 16 every year. Another must-see is Phu Lanka National Park, a massive area that stretches from Phai Lom Subdistrict in Nakhon Phanom to Bueng Kan’s Seka District.

The best time to visit is from May to October when the wildflowers, wild orchids and paphiopedilum are in full bloom at the top of Phu Lanka. Tourists can also explore the nature trail, waterfalls and the Pha Sanga Buddha Cave. Those wishing to climb to the top of Phu Lanka to admire either sunrise or sunset should contact the park’s staff at least 7 days in advance.

And if you are planning to visit, be prepared for lots of long walks and steep climbs. They are worth every minute of the views you’ll experience.

Make Yi Ping plans for Chiang Mai

Published October 25, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Make Yi Ping plans for Chiang Mai

Oct 24. 2019
By The Nation

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The 137 Pillars House in Chiang Mai has made elaborate arrangements for next month’s Loy Krathong festival – better known as Yi Peng in the North.

The full moon on November 11 will again see celebrants floating lotus-shaped krathong decorated with flowers, candles and joss sticks on rivers and canals to pay respect for the water spirits and carry away all the sadness and setbacks of the previous year.

Others will be doing the same with candlelit kongming lanterns that drift into the night sky.

The 137 Pillars House has 30 suites set around a former colonial teak homestead in a leafy residential enclave a few minutes’ walk from the historic Tha Pae Gate, the Ping River and boutique shops.

The hotel festivities include a Lanna-style market and gala evening with pre-dinner cocktails, a three-course dinner, traditional entertainment, umbrella painting and making Lanna flags. After dinner, guests’ krathong will be floated in the Ping.

Rates start at Bt32,800 for two and include a night’s accommodation, all the festivities and breakfast the following day. Additional nights with breakfast start at Bt25,000.

Non-guests are welcome for dinner, cocktails and entertainment for Bt3,900.

You, me, myself, yourself

Published October 25, 2019 by SoClaimon

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You, me, myself, yourself

Oct 24. 2019
Fabric, Crochet and Embroidery artwork

Fabric, Crochet and Embroidery artwork
By The Nation

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Young Thai artist Sita Inyai explores the relationships between people in her first solo show “Shape of Relationsip” opening on November 9 at La Lanta Fine Art.

Sita will exhibit 13 artworks in two and three dimensions. They are created in a variety of media including drawing, crocheting, knitting, tying, binding, and weaving metal and silk yarns with the mixing of the materials referencing the physical structure of the human body.

On November 9, Sita will lead a guided tour of the show starting at 6pm. The official opening takes place on November 16 from 5 to 8 pm.

La Lanta is in Unit B, 3rd Floor, 2198/10-11 Narathiwas Rajanakarin Road, Soi 22, Chong Nonsi.

Find out more at (02) 050 7882.

Taiwan illustrator Jimmy Liao showcased in Spain

Published October 21, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Taiwan illustrator Jimmy Liao showcased in Spain

Oct 20. 2019
Jimmy Liao's works are displayed in Museo ABC under the exhibition title

Jimmy Liao’s works are displayed in Museo ABC under the exhibition title “The Essential and the Invisible.” (Museo ABC)
By The China post
Carol Kan

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Taiwan favorite illustrator Jimmy Liao (幾米) is showcasing his artworks in Madrid, Spain from October to January 2020.

The exhibition, titled “The Essential and the Invisible,” is co-organized by the Spain museum Museo ABC, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Spain and Jimmy S.P.A. Plus Co., Ltd.

A Madrid museum has launched an art exhibition displaying artworks by Taiwan illustrator Jimmy Liao (幾米) from October to January next year.

This is the first time the original artworks of Liao, one of the most beloved illustrators in Taiwan, are showcased in Spain.

Liao, 60, has written more than 60 books that have been published across the world. He has sold more than 10 million copies in Taiwan and China, according to Museo ABC, including “Turn Left, Turn Right” and “When the Moon Forget.”

Liao’s work “When the Moon Forget.” (Museo ABC)

Liao’s work “When the Moon Forget.” (Museo ABC)

Liao is best known for his illustrated books for adults. As a leukemia survivor, Liao devoted his philosophy in the book with simple messages and whimsical images.

“Liao leads readers to think about life and love by exploring the imaginary of the world he created with evocative illustrations,” the Ministry of Culture wrote.

The exhibition creates a Liao’s universe with 174 artworks. “With sensitivity and creativity he depicts beautiful stories about human feelings,” according to Museo ABC.

The art exhibition started on Oct. 9 and will end on Jan. 26, 2019.

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