Thai King Maha Vajralongkorn has said that he is "just like other human beings", and that there are days when he feels sad or despondent, the Bangkok Post reported . Feels "despondent" on some days He made the remarks to a student on Dec. 12 at a weekend camp for volunteers at the King's Guard. The student had reportedly asked him if there were days when he felt tired having to work hard for his subjects. The king was quoted as saying: "I'm just like other human beings. On some days I feel despondent. On some days I feel sad. On some days, I almost don't want to fight the bad things. But it's all human nature. We come to realise that moral support doesn't come to us when we're at our strongest point. Never let despondence become the evil that pulls us down." Thai King: Monarchy and Thais are inseparable In addition, the king brought up his father, the late king Bhumibol Adulyadej, and asserted that the institution of the monarchy was inseparable from ... » Learn More about Thai King says he feels ‘sad’ on some days just like ‘other human beings’
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A Singaporean woman has declared her support for the Thai monarch at a public rally held in central Bangkok by yellow-shirted royalists on Tuesday night, Oct. 27. "Very sinful" to disrespect the king In a live Facebook broadcast by Khaosod English , cheers from the crowd could be heard when the woman, dressed in yellow as well, introduced herself. She said: "Ladies and gentlemen, I am from Singapore. I've been here for five years, and I love Thailand." She also said it is King Maha Vajiralongkorn's "destiny to be king", and that it is "very sinful" for "the common people" to go against and disrespect him. "I hope the young people will understand what I'm saying now, thank you," she said to uproarious cheer from the royalist demonstrators, before stepping off the raised platform. A few onlookers in the crowd could be seen filming her with their phones while she was speaking. The reporter on the scene acknowledged her as a "Singaporean lady" as well. You can ... » Learn More about S’porean woman in Bangkok professes her support for Thai King during public rally
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Thailand's King Maha Vajilongkorn, in a rare interaction with civilians, was seen commending a man who held up a portrait of his father, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, while facing off against pro-democracy protesters. The man, 49-year-old Thitiwat Tanagaroon, later took to Facebook to post a video of the encounter, which became widely circulated on social media. "Very brave" man The king and Queen Suthida were meeting a crowd of supporters who gathered near Dusit Royal Palace on Friday night, Oct. 23. The queen then spotted Thitiwat and pointed him out to the king, who then patted him on the shoulder a couple of times. According to Khaosod English , the king told him: "Very well done, very brave, I thank you." After they moved on to greet the other well-wishers, a jubilant Thitiwat punched his hand in the air and signed "I love you". On his Facebook post, Thitiwat said he was ... » Learn More about Thai king praises supporter & pats him on shoulder in rare exchange, man says he’ll frame his shirt
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Thailand’s king rode on Bangkok’s underground train to appear closer to the ground in a diplomatic gesture seen as trying to quell pro-democracy protesters demanding reforms to the all-powerful monarchy. King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida boarded an empty carriage on Saturday, Nov. 14 as part of the inauguration of an extension to the Metropolitan Rapid Transit line in the capital. The royals were seen sitting on gold cushioned seats and waving, photos released by the palace showed. Gold cushion. pic.twitter.com/MsFVdcbPO8 — James Buchanan จิมมี่ (@JBuchananBKK) November 15, 2020 Officials in uniform were prostrating and crawling on red carpets on the ground, as per established formalities. Why does the Thai monarchy still think it’s a good idea in 2020 for King Vajiralongkorn to be surrounded by crawling servants? pic.twitter.com/0LeIlL4sX7 — Andrew MacGregor Marshall ... » Learn More about Thai king rides Bangkok train to get closer to people in divided country
COMMENTARY: Seven years ago, Nasreen Majid lost her child a few hours before going into labour. She writes about what happened on the day she was supposed to give birth, finding out that her baby had no heartbeat and coping with the grief in the wake of her child's death. This article has been republished with permission from theAsianparent and is part of the Project Sidekicks campaign that aims to reduce stillbirth rates in Southeast Asia by 10 per cent in the next three years. October is also Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. By Nasreen Majid August 14, 2013 was a day that changed my life. When my waterbag burst, I did not know what to expect. It had, after all, happened, too quickly. No sooner was I walking around experiencing strange intermittent pains when my water bag burst and I found myself on the way to the hospital. My first labour had been induced so I had no idea what to expect this time. As the car trundled along to the ... » Learn More about I lost my child hours before going into labour. 7 years & 2 kids on, I still remember what it was like.
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg A 15-year-old Malaysian girl has become the first person from her country to play for German football club Bayern Munich. According to the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), Celine Chuang has been playing with the U-17 Bayern Munich female second squad since July 2020. Scored two goals in two official German leagues She made headlines in the German football community after getting the opportunity to play and train with the U-15 Wacker Munchen eV Boys Team. She has scored a goal for the boys' team and another goal for her U-17 FC Bayern women's team in two official German leagues. In an interview with FAM, Chuang said: "I'm thankful I got to play with the Wacker Munchen boys' team. It gave me more confidence and allowed me to improve my football techniques." Moved to Germany with her family Chuang's family had moved to Germany after her brother travelled there ... » Learn More about 15-year-old M’sian female footballer plays for Germany’s Bayern Munich U-17 women squad