So, you thought you were 'in'?

So, you thought you were 'in'?
Biking is in.

THAILAND - You spent all last year trying to keep up with the trends - not least all those crazes generated by the social media - join the club.


IN: Selfies

OUT: Jump shots (mid-air portraits)

US President Barack Obama couldn't even resist taking a self-shot at Nelson Mandela's funeral. Enough said.

IN: Tearooms

OUT: Coffeeshops

Forget about England - Bangkok's pinkie fingers are all suddenly raised for a cup of tea. Sipping tea is the height of chic, dear, with healthiness a welcome boost.

IN: Popcorn

OUT: Doughnuts

Nothing to do with movies: US popcorn brand Garrett is set to become the Next Big Snack in Thailand.

IN: Cats

OUT: Dogs

Sorry, pooches, it's your archenemies that are getting the cat cafes and whole editions of magazines dedicated to them.

IN: Nan

OUT: Pai

When it comes to remote getaways amid heavenly nature, Pai has become just too crowded and is yielding the fame to Nan. Pai residents are noticeably not complaining.


IN: Jirayu "James Ji" Tangsrisuk

OUT: Nadech Kugimiya

James appears to be the real deal, ready to upstage Nadech this year not only onscreen but in the fever of fandom.


OUT: Thatchakorn Yeerum

You know - Tony Jaa! He's gone Hollywood and would prefer henceforth to be referred to as a pair of initials.

IN: "The Voice Thailand"

OUT: "Academy Fantasia"

A lot of people are now wondering why they used to waste so much time watching "AF" 24 hours a day.

IN: Ying Lee's "Kor Jai Laek Ber Thor"

OUT: Psy's "Gangnam Style"

Unless you're just back from Mars, you know how to dance to this infectious luk thung hit.

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