A Stranger at the Family Table

What marks my family as both traditional and truly modern Asians: Now that we are rich, we don’t talk about the past.

Math Teacher Under Investigation for Slapping Schoolgirls

Director of the Thammasat Khlongluang Withayakhom School in northern metro Bangkok said the teacher, Thanabodi Polrak, had good intentions when he slapped the ninth-graders Tuesday morning for repeatedly failing to turn in their homework.

Retired Thai General Proposes Sending in Coyote Girls to Deal with Monk Mob

“If there aren’t enough women soldiers or police, then force or ask (for the country, army and the National Council for Peace and Order), for the cooperation of hired masseuses, be it traditional or modern, red-light women, coyotes and [female] market vendors for reinforcement.”

Thailand’s O-NET: A Standardized Test Gone Mad

Known as probably the most ridiculous, mind-boggling test in the world, Thailand’s standardized exam for high school graduates, “ONET,” was held for two days last weekend.