We asked business owners to describe their most cherished present–and one thing they’re hoping for this year.
Case of Handpicked Wine
My wife and I received a case of wine from a group of friends after our wedding, in 2008. One friend, a sommelier, selected a bottle for each month of the coming year, including rich, hearty reds for winter and crisp whites for summer. Each bottle included a note with details on the wine and a personal message. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving.
What I Want This Year: A year’s worth of credits for Uber’s car service
–Scott Belsky, co-founder and CEO of Behance
Cabela’s Advanced Anglers Underwater Camera
I love fishing in Costa Rica, the Florida Keys, or upstate New York, where I have a vacation house. This camera gives me an underwater view of where the fish are hiding. I’ve used it at least a dozen times since my daughters gave it to me last Christmas. It’s been a huge help.
What I Want This Year: Hickies, the new elastic lacing system for sneakers
–Daymond John, co-founder and CEO of FUBU and judge on ABC’s Shark Tank
Luxe City Guides
Cost: $9.99 each
My business partner, Hayley Barna, and I give each other “no reason” gifts. After our company expanded to Europe, she surprised me with a set of Luxe City Guides for London, Paris, and Barcelona. Each one fits in my purse and contains a wealth of information. They came in very handy during a recent solo trip to Europe.
What I Want This Year: Hang-gliding lessons
–Katia Beauchamp, co-founder of Birchbox
Can Thailand learn from South Korea’s expanding soft power?
For many years, South Korea has been projecting its soft power on the global stage, mainly through the successful export of its teledramas, the increasingly popular K-pop music, Korean movies, and lately the Netflix show “Squid Game”.
The spillover from the South Korean entertainment business surge has even benefited Thailand. Thai singer Lalisa Manobal, born in the northeastern province of Buriram, recently launched her first single album. She is now a member of the South Korean girl group “Blackpink” formed by YG Entertainment.(more…)
Feathers Fly Over: Cock-fighting is One of Thailand’s Most Popular Activities
Some Thai citizens are fighting to end this practice. The notion of animal welfare is slowly gaining momentum in the country. Their push saw the introduction of the first-ever animal welfare law to the applause of animal rights activists.
Cock-fighting is a popular sport in Thailand. If you thought that was a cliché, then consider the fact that top-fighting birds could cost up to 3 million baht, and gambling wagers are usually as large as 22 million baht.(more…)
The Bachelor Japan Season 4 showcases Thailand
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ASEAN commemorates Youth in Climate Action and Disaster Resilience Day 2021
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COVID-19 vaccine guide for travellers to Thailand
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