Green Star Readers' Submissions

The BEST readers' stories!

Certain readers' submissions may be awarded a green star if I think they are significantly better than the average. There is no specific criteria here and it simply means a submission that was a bit more touching, moving, informative, incisive, or persuasive than most, in my opinion.

The first green star was awarded to “Why I Never Married A Thai” written by Arthur, which was run in July 2005. At the time I thought that particular submission was so good that I had to come up with some sort of system to recognise exceptional submissions, and hence the green star was born.

It should be noted that before that point in time, there was no green star award in place so exceptional submissions published before then may not have been recognised. Two submissions stick in my mind as worthy, “You Saved My Marriage” and “For Jiraporn” and have been awarded green stars retrospectively.

  1. December 26, 2012
  2. October 11, 2012
  3. March 7, 2012
  4. July 14, 2011
  5. January 24, 2011
  6. January 12, 2011
  7. December 1, 2010
  8. April 27, 2010
  9. November 21, 2009
  10. May 9, 2009
  11. March 31, 2009
  12. April 21, 2008
  13. October 6, 2007
  14. October 3, 2007
  15. September 4, 2007
  16. May 7, 2007
  17. March 30, 2007
  18. January 23, 2007
  19. August 26, 2006
  20. July 25, 2006
  21. June 8, 2006
  22. December 5, 2005
  23. December 5, 2005
  24. October 31, 2005
  25. October 3, 2005
  26. August 18, 2005
  27. July 26, 2005
  28. July 4, 2005
  29. December 8, 2003
  30. July 29, 2001