Author: J. Pakchuen

Born and raised in Bangkok, J. Pakchuen studied English and translation at Chulalongkorn University. Currently, she lives in Washington, D.C. where she works as a translator, interpreter, writer, and tour guide.

Visits to my grandmother’s dairy farm in Lopburi province have given me a love of cows. But while I have first-hand experience of cows’ kind and loving nature, I also feel passionate towards another gentle animal in the same family

A vivid Songkran picture in many people’s minds would be one of a colorful crowd frantically splashing water on each other with so much fun on a balmy summer afternoon. However, many Thais love celebrating Songkran in a more traditional

Around late March and early April, the denizens of the northern hemisphere are looking forward to the arrival of spring with eager anticipation. This is when the weather gets warmer and towns are filled with beautiful blooming flowers of different

The terms “medical tourism”, or “wellness tourism”, has been bandied about for the past decade. The lucrative sector involves people from rich countries traveling to less-developed countries to obtain medical care. They do so for a number of reasons, one

Happy New Year! Feeling fresh and starting life anew, people get so hung up on their New Year’s resolutions during this time of the year. One of the most popular goals is to be healthier and stronger. But apart from

Apart from pad thai, the spicy tom yum kung soup is another world renowned Thai dish, usually served with prawns. Those who know how to cook this scrumptious comfort food would know that three main herbal ingredients are indispensable in

One of the most popular ethnic delicacies in Bangkok is dim sum, the umbrella term for a type of Chinese (Cantonese) cuisine with bite-size menu items that range from shumai pork and shrimp dumplings, har gao (big prawn wrapped in a

Like many other Thai students, I started learning English as a foreign language at a young age. Not until Mathayom 4 (Grade 10) did I had the chance to learn French, another new foreign language. Although I can use Thai

September is the last month of the year’s third quarter, a good time to take stock of your career before the end of the year creeps by. For those looking for a new job, better get started before the hiring season

The Land of Smiles is popular for its wealth of top-notch natural attractions, soothing vistas of rivers and fields, and colorful cultural festivals. Despite its world-renowned pristine sandy beaches and turquoise seas, Thailand does have the low season when attractions