HRH Prince Bhisadej
Rajanee, chairman of the Royal Project Foundation, presided over the
Northern Textile Expo. He began the festivities by lighting floating
November 22nd was the day of the
cornerstone laying ceremony at Payap University. Dr. Pipat Trangratapit, the
founding president and one of the ‘Board of Trustees’ at Payap University is
shown here covering the ceremonial brick with orchids. Behind him is board
member Thiraporn Chimaworn, also a member on the building committee. On the left
in the back is Dr. Esther Wakeman, vice president of religious affairs.
US Consul Eric Rubin, along with his
lovely wife, and Mathew Abraham, Indian Consul and honorary Rotary member, are
seen here with Marion Vogt, PR & communication manager of the Chiang Mai
Mail, during the recent opening festivities of the Chiang Mai and North Travel
Thanksgiving Day was celebrated by all
Americans all over the world - of course also in Chiang Mai. Seen enjoying the
Turkey plus a lot more were (from left to right) Frank Weicks, Michael Vogt,
Holly Rose, Dr. Becky Lomax, Richard Dixon, Jerry Rose, and Karen Kemp. The
party had some late arrivals, but there was indeed plenty of food, and nobody
had to leave hungry.
Shop ‘til you drop! A very joyful ladies’ group was
spotted at Lampang last week, enjoying Xmas shopping at the ceramic fair,
and getting their energy back with a delicious lunch at a small lake nearby. The
excursion was perfectly organized again by Anne Dawson, and everybody agreed
that this trip must be repeated as soon as possible.
The happy groom Supat Jiranusornkul and his bride Rungrat
Nattarit pose for a photo session with friends and relatives during their
wedding reception and celebration held at the Empress Hotel, Chiang Mai
Entering the newly opened Home Collection shop at the
Shopping Gallery felt like walking into somebody’s living room. Cushions,
candle holders, cabinets and other beautiful accessories and small furniture
could be the perfect Christmas gift, either for yourself, or for your loved
ones. Shown here Ms. Somsri Janpatalaboon gives flowers to Manat Chowmuang, CDC
A fancy farewell party was recently held
for a regular Chiang Mai tourist at Darling Wine Bar opposite the Amari Rincome
Hotel - from left: departing John, who had no time to be sad since his friends
wanted to have fun, next to him Frank from the US, Miss Citra, and ‘Darling’
Lucas; next to him, and still in costume, Dang.
Suchai Kengkarnka, the owner of Kad Suan
Kaew, leads family, friends and the company’s staff in lighting candles to
celebrate HM the King’s birthday on December 5.
The winners of the Mr. and Miss Nakhon
Chiang Mai Games titles, Wissanu U-panno (right) and Miss Chalida Wannawathikul
(2nd right), accompanied by Jiradej Jeedaeng (3rd left), Number One Media
partnership executive, organizers of the modeling contest, dropped by the
Chiangmai Mail Office to say thank you for the support. Michael Vogt (center),
the managing director of the newspaper was on hand to welcome the group, which
also included the first runners-up Chakawal Sithidecha (left), and Miss Walairat
Changpan (2nd left). The group presented Michael with a bouquet of flowers.
Movie star Sarawut Pumthong visited
Chiang Mai this week to film a production of the television program ‘M150
Variety’ that shows on iTV. Whilst here, Sarawut enjoyed the northern Thai
food at Kad Muang in the Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Complex.
Scott Ong (6th from left), general
manager of Novotel Hotel Chiang Mai, recently hosted a farewell party for
outgoing manager of the engineering department, Nuang Yaowapong (5th from left),
who has left the hotel to work with a first-class hotel in Krabi Province. The
party was held among the colleagues at the hotel.
Romeo L Manalo (left) minister and
consul general of the Embassy of the Philippines, presided over the opening
ceremony of the “Who Owns Women’s Bodies?” art exhibition at the 2nd floor
of Chiangmai University’s Art Museum on Nimmanhaeminda Road. The exhibition is
being held until December 31. With him is archarn Prasert Yucharoen of Chiangmai
University (extreme right) and other organizing committee members.
On Sunday, December 2, more than 50
adults and children attended a monthly Thai German service, this time held by
Pastor Hans A. Gerdts from Bangkok. Like always, the service started at 3:15
p.m. with coffee, but this time everybody brought self made Christmas cookies
along. At the end, Pastor Gerdts extended an invitation to the community of
Chiang Mai to attend the Christmas service on December 24, 4:00 p.m., at the
German Christian School auditorium. For more information, email
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