“Every Sunday morning at 7 o’clock, my friend Nicha and I are out here observing plants, insects, birds, and other animals we can find in Ari. We’re not teachers, nor biologists. We’re building a biodiversity encyclopedia of Ari. We just enjoy learning and I consider it a success of the day for me to be out here. Nature makes me feel grounded and whole.

We live in a closed and controlled area most of our lives. We turn the aircon on when it’s hot and turn it off when it’s cold. But, out here, you’ll never know what you’re going to find and for me, that’s real nature. We can’t be completely disconnected from nature. It’s become clearer now when people are trapped inside the house.

At least, a small park would help. The city planning officials said that approximately 19,000 square meters of public space are required for every 1,000 people. Phayathai alone has 70,000 people living here, so where are the parks?”

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