Author Archives: Varumporn Pimsen

Last but Not Least

Time flies. We have already come to the end of the semester, and eventually, the last blog of mine. To be frank, it takes me so long to finish the blogs each week, and Thursday’s night is always the time … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim Deal Could Reduce Chance of Unintended Conflict in Contested Seas

The article titled “Pacific Rim Deal Could Reduce Chance of Unintended Conflict in Contested Seas” in The New York Times newspaper provides a promising solution for the prolonged maritime conflicts among the Pacific countries, particularly China, Japan and the United … Continue reading

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Loy Kratong Festival: The Festival of Light

On the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, the tide in the rivers is at its highest and the moonlight is at its brightest. This is the time when Thai people gather and celebrate “Loy Kratong Festival” or … Continue reading

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Talk a chance for Russia to Step Back on Ukraine

According to the article called “Talks a chance for Russia to Step Back on Ukraine” in The New York Times newspaper, the United States and European nations are deciding on whether to impose additional economic sanction on Moscow. The scheduled … Continue reading

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Wai :Thai Simple Gesture that is Not Simplistic

In my previous post, I know it does not make sense that the content was shifted abruptly from the appreciation of Pennsylvania weather to the precious culture of Thailand. Actually, I first intended to grumble over the extremely hot weather … Continue reading

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NATO Commander Says He sees Potent Threat from Russia

The article entitled “NATO Commander Says He sees Potent Threat From Russia” in The New York Times newspaper provides an insight into the American authority’s viewpoint towards Russian military movement. Since the entire content is based on the interview with … Continue reading

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Songkran : Thai Culture and Water Carnival

As the chilly snow of winter melted away, it is time to officially say hello to the warm sunlight of spring. Many people have told me that spring sunlight is the sign of beginning. Never had I believed this claim … Continue reading

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Russian Rebooted Army, in American Newspaper?

According to the article called “In Crimea, Russia Showcases a Lean, Fit and Rebooted Army” in The New York Times newspaper, the development of Russian armed force is on the alarming rise. The author starts from describing the previous incompetence … Continue reading

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Taiwan vs. Thailand: Same, Same but Different

Walking in the crowd during the rush time between classes, I was stopped by clamorous voice from a group of students standing in front of the HUB. The only but very catchy word I heard is “revolution”. I felt my … Continue reading

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World In Conversation: The Discussion that Open Your World

“World In Conversation” is a forum for the discussions around sensitive social issues which students do not typically talk about in daily life, such as US race relation and gender. The conversation I attended was in Pond Lab under the topic of … Continue reading

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King Bhumibol Adulyadej: The People’s King

                Over the last several posts, I addressed many disruptions that paralyze the development of Thai society. Political conflicts and government incompetence has disordered every aspect of people’s lives and upraises chaos everywhere. Among the darkness of people’s anger and … Continue reading

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Malaysia 370, Day 10: One Fanciful Hypothesis, and Another That Begins to Make Sense

            The Atlantic’s James Fallows shed light on the most current and controversial issue of the missing Malaysia 370 flight by debunking one hypothesis and supporting another. The article entitled “Malaysia 370, Day 10: One … Continue reading

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Flood: Failure of the government?

Despite my recent post that compares Thailand to the “heaven on Earth”, I can’t help returning to criticize Thai politics again. After watching the documentary film Trouble the Water which is based on Hurricane Katrina, one of the five deadliest … Continue reading

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Does the world need nuclear energy?

The debate over the topic “Does the world need nuclear energy?” was the first deliberation ever held on TED. Stewart Brand, a well-known environmentalist, came with a support of the “clean and safe” nuclear energy, while Mark Z. Jacobson, a … Continue reading

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Thai Airway

I just realized that I started introducing my home country with a very unpleasant situation, which might have left a negative impression on some of you. Every coin has two sides; so does my country. Regardless of the current upheaval, … Continue reading

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“I Am Still Called by the God I Serve to Walk This Out”

The article entitled “I Am Still Called by the God I Serve to Walk This Out” addresses the issue of racial discrimination powerfully and impressively through a conversation between the author and Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis, a black … Continue reading

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Fighting?

My Thai friend in another ENGL 015 course recounted and made fun of what was going on in his class, which I found at once hilarious and frustrating. It happened when his professor were clarifying the definition of the word, … Continue reading

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Where do you get your news?

If I told you that I have read or watched news from a variety of sources so far, it would be a big lie. Yes, I haven’t. My ignorance of the current situations has developed from my dislike of crimes, … Continue reading

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The Cargo of Black Ivory

Having listened to Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream ” speech, I feel so passionate about this issue that I can’t help giving it a vent through my own passion blog. What is the cause of this discrimination? Who … Continue reading

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Textual and Visual Analysis

At first sight, this image caught my eye with a sharp contrast between cool and warm colors; the upper background is dull blue while the objects in front of it are bright orange. My attention was then drawn to a … Continue reading

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We are so different…

I am a small girl coming from a small town in a small country, called “Thailand”. My same old high school life in neighborhood has been replaced by a hectic pace of college life in the place far away from … Continue reading

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Unilateral government- good or bad?

In an argument entitled “Presidents Cannot Ignore Laws as Written” by Elizabeth Price Foley, the duties of Congress and the president are clearly defined at the very beginning, and soon followed by the consequences of violation. The use of threatening verb, such as ” break … Continue reading

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Whenever…

Whenever you see my post…read it!!! hahaha

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