Maura Moynihan presents a solo exhibition which shows her passion for the city of Bangkok, which is -- in her view -- a feast of beauty. Viewers are invited to explore this manic metropolis through her paintings of citywide locales. Pola The Jim Thompson Art Centre Soi Kasemsan 2 Every day, 9am-5pm Until Feb 28 Call 02-16-7368The Jim Thompson Art Center and Danar Hadi Museum, Surakarta, are pleased to present the "Pola -- Patterns Of Meaning" exhibition, curated by Mella Jaarsma, a leading Dutch artist and curator based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The exhibition is the intersection between the traditional batik from the Danar Hadi Museum Collection and newly commissioned works by contemporary Indonesian artists. It explores the significance of batik in Indonesia's history and cultural identity.Play The Future Factory Bangkok Phahon Yothin Road Until Jan 21 Call 098-253-9356Rook Floro and Poom Pechavanich present a duo exhibition exploring humans' diverse sexual preferences, desires and … [Read more...] about Who Loves Bangkok More Than Me?
Lindsey Bonchek’s life wasn’t always easy, but her family is remembering her as a fighter who’d do anything to take care of her three kids. Bonchek, her nine-year-old daughter Madeline and four-year-old son Jackson were three out of four victims of a blaze that tore through an Oshawa home on Monday morning. Bonchek’s son Ben – a teenager with special needs – was the only member of the family to survive. Bonchek had loved her kids ferociously, according to her cousin Rachel Honsberger, who spoke to the Star about the “uncommonly generous” single mother on Tuesday afternoon. Read more: Oshawa fire hero remembered for life of selfless acts … [Read more...] about Family shares memories of mother, children who died in Monday blaze in Oshawa
1 2 3 Alabama is the college football national champions for the fifth time in nine years, but it wasn’t easy. The Crimson Tide needed a thrilling comeback in the second half, led by a true freshman back-up quarterback, and a long touchdown in overtime to get the win. They also got some help in the fourth quarter from a linebacker whom a lot of people felt shouldn’t have even been in the game. It started late in the third quarter after Alabama kicked a field goal to cut the lead to 20-10. Any momentum Bama seemed to be gaining nearly went out the window on the ensuing kickoff when linebacker Mekhi Brown struck a Georgia player in the face with what appeared to be a punch. Brown was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, but luckily for him and for Alabama, he was not ejected. On the sideline, he got an earful from head coach Nick Saban. Apparently somebody else said something that Brown did not like as a few moments … [Read more...] about Alabama player who punched an opponent and tried to fight a coach later made a championship-changing play after he was allowed to stay in
I sat down with Matthieu Ricard, a Tibetan Buddhist monk who found himself famous among the TED Talk set and reluctantly decided to use the spotlight to share teachings. He said meeting with powerful people taught him that “success” should not be defined solely by influence, but by “personal flourishing.” He explained the value of acceptance of things beyond your control, and knowing when to trust your heart. Matthieu Ricard is not someone who uses spirituality as a way to get famous – in fact, learning to accept the fame that’s been given to him and use it as an opportunity for good was turning point. Ricard, 71, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk who moved to the Himalayas from France in his 20s and became a monk at age 30. His first got the media’s attention in 1997 when he co-authored a book with his father Jean-François, a renowned philosopher. Since then, he’s given … [Read more...] about 3 lessons I learned from the Tibetan monk who works with the Dalai Lama and went viral as ‘the happiest man alive’
How much can you accomplish in the span of four days?For China’s richest woman, the first 96 hours of 2018 meant a $2 billion gain to her fortune.According to Bloomberg, Yang Huiyan, vice chairman of Chinese property developer Country Garden Holdings, saw her wealth rise in the first four trading days of the year, thanks to the company’s share surge.Country Garden is the country’s largest property developer by sales.Since last week, the company’s shares have surged even further. On Jan 8, the company was reportedly the top gainer on the Hang Seng Index, with an increase of 7.4%.The 36-year-old, who was ranked fourth on the Hurun Rich List in 2017, is the country’s richest woman.Bloomberg reported that she was worth $25.6 billion on Jan 5, while real-time data on Forbes estimates her wealth on Jan 8 to be $28.6 billion.She is ranked 31 and 30 respectively on the Bloomberg and Forbes global billionaires lists.Despite her high-profile fortune, Yang has … [Read more...] about What we know about the 36-year-old Chinese woman who made $2 billion in just 4 days