By Kaewmala Athitiya Eiamyai, 33, a product presenter, was pronounced dead at 10:35 a.m. on October 2, 2012 in the intensive care unit at a Bangkok hospital. Ms. Athitiya, nicknamed ‘Kratae’ (Rabbit), fell into a coma after a botched filler injection in the buttocks two weeks earlier. Sad and needless though her death was, Ms....
By Kaewmala The skin whitening craze has reached women’s pubic areas in Thailand. Officially. This new development has been well recorded by international press. Kate Hodal of The Guardian reported on 23 September 2012: A new product said to make women’s intimate areas ‘fairer within four weeks’ has revived the beauty debate in colour-conscious Thailand,...
By Kaewmala That’s what Durex, the world’s No. 1 condom maker, would have you believe. True or not, statistics has been thrown at the media like a juicy piece of bone. As if on cue the media jumped with all four, grabbed it midair and ran with it. Here’s that piece of bone. The Bangkok...
By Kaewmala It’s bound to happen again – and again. That is, yet another scandal exposing tender feminine flesh and Thailand’s uneasy relationship with female breasts. Why, for all its peculiar mammophobia (the correct term is mastrophobia by the way), Thailand just can’t get enough of breasts, especially the bare kind. It’s an untreated national...
By Saksith Saiyasombut On Wednesday, a rather confusing headline made the rounds when a Thai actor told that the country’s Ministry of Culture (or as we call it here “ThaiMiniCult”) ordered TV executives to ensure that “100 per cent male” actors should not play transgender roles on TV. Naturally, such a bold statement caused at...
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