SOCIAL SCENE

Central Airport Plaza Department Stores hosted a Valentine’s Day celebration. Shown here, Chao Duangduen Na Chiangmai (center), chairwoman of the Chiang Mai Provincial Cultural Council, cuts the ribbon to mark the opening of the celebration event called “Love Festival 2003”. With her is Chalermsak Suranant (left), director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Chiang Mai Office and other guests of honor.

Deputy Chiang Mai Governor Udom Puasakul (4th from left), presided over the opening ceremony of the 3rd “Red Night” party at the Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel, which was organized by Rachan Veeraphan (3rd from left), president of the Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce (CCC). With them are other guests of honor and CCC members.

Ms. Chaweewan Antao (2nd right), sales manager and Chaipak Oonchai (center), chef of Novotel Chiang Mai Hotel present cake to the English Language Institute China (ELIC) working committee to say “thank you” for their year round support as one of the hotel’s best customers.

The Scandinavian Society held their monthly get-together at Petri’s Pizza. The society comprises Danes, Finns, Norwegians, and Swedes, and meets once a month at venues to be announced. Petri, a Finn himself, has his restaurant opposite Kad Suan Kaew, and provided a wonderful light dinner for the group.

Famous Japanese fashion designer Sachiko Kobajashi invited some friends to her house in Chiang Mai for a traditional lunch, as an appreciation for their assistance during her recent fashion show at the Regent Hotel. From right - Celeste Tolibas-Holland, Joel Johnson, Randall Scott, Pare, Pui, and Sachiko.

Major Cineplex Airport Plaza and Five Stars Production held a movie-preview of Five Stars’ latest film, titled “I am Lady (Wai Beum Cheer Gra Heum Loke)” on the February 20. The director, Poj Arnon (seated 5th from left) and leading characters of the film came to Chiang Mai to greet their fans.