Farida Laopacharakul, 31, is the founder of The Truemate by Farida dating website. Noticing that not everyone is looking for love, she launched a spin-off, dubbed Buddy Buddy, a friend-rental service. We asked her how it works.
As the second round of the annual Bangkok International Book Fair kicks off this week, we visit The Reading Room, a non-profit contemporary art library on Silom Road founded by Narawan “Kyo” Pathomvat, 35, without any public support. Now five years old, the library welcomes weekly events on top of its many regular visitors.
Lee Chatametikool, 38, has been editing films alongside director Apichatpong Weerasethakul for years. Now the award-winning editor has directed his own movie, Concrete Clouds (in cinemas now), inspired by the 1997 Tom Yam Kung financial crisis. BK talks to him about learning from past mistakes and why he would like to study economics.