What is your full name and age?
Vachini Krairiksh Venvell, and I’m 48 yrs old.
What is your current Job Position?
I’m a Marketing Consultant and a Brand Strategist with over 20 years of experience working in various industries ranging from hospitality, real estate, lifestyle to technology. Currently, I’m assisting my husband with his InsurTech start-up business, which is planned to launch this year.
What do you like most about your profession?
My profession is a fulfilling, challenging, exciting, and lucrative career path. I love helping others succeed and grow with an innovative approach that is most well suited to each client or organization. It gives me the flexibility and freedom that I most enjoy.
In perception, consultants are often perceived as people who cannot find a real job or a glorified freelancer, who do not like to be tied down with 9 to 5 jobs.
But in reality, I believe that good consultants become consultants because we are intelligent people who have a value that is not suited for one company or position. We are thinkers, strategists, and problem-solvers who thrive in different environments and can bring value and real solutions to our clients because of our extensive years of industry experience and knowledge.
How long have you lived in Bangkok, and where did you live prior?
I’m a born and bred product of Bangkok. I have lived in Bangkok all my life, except when I moved to the USA to study at 11, returning with a Master’s degree when I was 23.
What do you like most about Bangkok?
What I like most about Bangkok is its vibrance. It is packed with everything from excitement and chaos to freedom, beauty, and adventure. Through the hustle and bustle, gigantic skyscrapers, temples, to go-go bars. I enjoy the eclectic mix of people and the lifestyle, from eating somtum on the street to wine and dine in a luxury 5-star restaurant. But to be honest, for many years now, I much prefer a simple and humble lifestyle.
What is your favorite restaurant?
My favorite place is at home, cooking our favorite meals with my husband. Food needn’t be fancy, and that enjoying ordinary food with my husband and loved ones makes for a perfect meal—my mantra for a balanced physical and emotional wellbeing.
What is your favorite “Special Occasion” restaurant?
I don’t have a special occasion, as every day is already “Special.” It depends on the mood and the environment. Everywhere I go with my husband, everything we do together is just about being HAPPY.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love to exercise, especially swimming, which helps not just for weight maintenance, toned muscles, and overall health and fitness, but it also elevates my mood, makes me relax, and reduces my stress level. I feel happier after my swim. It’s a sense of achievement.
Where do you recommend first-time visitors go in Bangkok?
I suggest they view the Bangkok Sightseeing Guide as it is very informative and helpful for first-time sightseers.
Tell us a surprising fact that the public might not know about you?
I had Borderline Personality Disorder. BPD is described to be a long-lasting mental health problem that causes difficulty regulating or handling emotions or controlling impulses. Some stereotyped beliefs see those with BPD as manipulative, dangerous, attention-seeking or just plain dramatic. My husband and I believe that BPD is just a label. With our love and determination, we can overcome anything. He has been a big part of my life in helping me cultivate and bring out many positive qualities to a diagnosis of BPD and prove the stereotypical misconceptions wrong.
The following eight traits are all worth celebrating; loyalty, empathy, resilience, courage, elation, creativity, resourcefulness, and intuition.
What is the most outlandish thing you have ever done?
I proposed to my husband to get married and forgot to inform my parents first. LOL