SOCIAL SCENE

HRH Princess Ubolratana was warmly welcomed by the hotel executives of the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, Chiang Mai on the occasion of Her presiding over the opening of the Ubolratana Rajakanya Building in Suan Prung Hospital.

Veena Keeratikriangkrai (2nd left), public relations officer of the Royal Princess Hotel welcomes visiting Miss Thailand Universe 2002 Chanjira Chansom during the beauty queen’s official visit to Chiang Mai and stay at the hotel.

Spotted at ‘The Pub’ last Friday evening were (left to right) Susia, Marion Vogt from Chiangmai Mail, Larry Schuett from City Life, Panita, asst. to the Hon. British Consul, John Maas from the UK, Kenny des Portes, Trans Continental Leaf Tobacco Corp., and Ya.

Ms Parichart Rakmag recently celebrated her birthday at the Riverside Restaurant in Chiang Mai. Among the well-wishers were from left, Naruemol Prasertmanukitch, the owner of Jaiya Mongkol B& B, Ms Parichart Rakmag, TV program moderator for iTv, Krisanapol Moonkum, artist, Nattaya Prasertmanukitch, and Ms Nancy Holland, tour director from USA.

Dr. Carolina Thompson was recently seen at the Novotel, celebrating her birthday amongst family and close friends from left: Nahathai ‘Lin’ Viriyachon from Chatuporn Tour & Travel, hidden behind her is Nick Hall, Somboon Suprasert, a consultant of the Business & Women’s Association of Thailand, Dr. Somchai, standing with the children of the birthday girl. On the very right Jiamjit Boonsom, the president of Green Diamond & Zonta International. Seated in the front on the left: Mrs Margaret Bhadungzong, the editor & publisher of Welcome Chiang Mai Magazine, and, giving us a big smile, next to her is Dr. Carolina. Happy Birthday once again.

The Zontians of Chiang Mai, whose aim it is to advance the status of women and children worldwide, had their monthly lunch meeting at their president’s office last Saturday. From left back row: Mrs. Rita Holm Gustafsson, Mrs. Celeste Tolibas-Holland, Mrs. Karin Orneskans, Suchada, Daranee Sopanasuk. Seated in the front: Somboon Suprasert, Mrs. Ginny Link, Mrs. Margaret Bhadungzong and President Jiamjit Boonson

Chiang Mai Governor Pisit Katephasuk (center) cuts a ribbon marking the opening ceremony of the 4th “Chiang Mai Computer Fair 2002”, which was organized by Chiang Mai University, Chiangmai Computer Club and the Faculty of Engineering at the university’s conventional hall on November 8. With him is Wattanachai Phuvakul, the organizing committee chairman, on the governor’s right, and Ms Rassami Vesurai, the president of Chiang Mai Computer club at the extreme right.

Chiangmai Mail on tour - introducing the latest issue to the various diplomatic missions and consulates, Managing Director Michael Vogt is seen here with HE Hagen Dirksen, the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, and his assistant.