Category: Lifestyle

Supermarkets in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam shun plastic, use banana leaves for packaging

The United Nations Environment Programme report on Single Use Plastics: A Roadmap for Sustainibility, stated that of the 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic produced, only 9% has been recycled while 6.3 billion metric tons become waste. By 2050, 12 billion metric tons will populate our oceans, waterways, landfills and our environment. As part of… Read more »

Thailand now holds ‘Longest Human Wave’ title

Thailand now holds the Longest Human Wave title which was previously garnered by Japan. To conclude this year’s Songkran celebration on April 15, Monday, the longest human wave was organized in the province of Khon Khaen. The program was opened by Mayor Theerasak Theekhayaphon which lasted for 17 minutes and 41 seconds beating Japan’s 17… Read more »

Netflix’s new series to feature Cebu’s street food

From the creators of “Chef’s Table” comes a new nine-part series “Street Food” featuring local culinary masterpieces. The show is set to be shown on Netflix on April 26 which jives with the Philippines’ first celebration of the Filipino Food Month this month of April. Last year, Presdident Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation No. 469 declaring… Read more »

Bangkok farmer keeps his farm, refuses $1M dollar offer

Sompot Tubcharoen was offered 33 million baht or roughly $1 million US dollars by property developers to sell his farm in Bangkok. A few years ago, Sompot Tubcharoen resigned from his job as a university researcher to become a full time farmer. Now, he tends over three riceberry paddies and hundreds of melon tree on… Read more »

WATCH: This historian thinks a four-day work week could solve all our problems

The Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland featured psychologist Adam Grant from Wharton School in Pennsylvania and historian Rutger Bregman, author of Utopia for Realists both forwarded the idea that “working less would have a range of benefits for workers and employers and the world should embrace the four-day working week.” “I… Read more »

STUDY: Being too handsome is not good for your career

If you didn’t get the promotion, don’t worry. You’re probably too handsome. Here’s why… A research conducted last year authored by professors from London Business School and University of Maryland concluded that very good looking men are less likely to be offered jobs because they intimidate bosses. The researchers found that “men were hiring other… Read more »