Kanog Suvannavisutre (left), general manager of the Empress Hotel, is on hand to welcome Education Minister and acting Minister of University Affairs, Pongpol Adireksarn on his visit to the hotel in Chiang Mai to preside over the opening ceremony of a meeting of the University Lecturers Council.

Boon-anek Maneetham (third from left), chairman of the board of Wisdom Art & Organizer gives a present to Chao Korkaew Prakai Kawil na Chiang Mai (left) at the grand opening of the company on April 1, 2003.

Miss Orachorn Chantaraviwattana (right), general manager of the Central Airport Plaza presents a bouquet of flowers to Chiang Mai Mayor Boonlert Buranupakorn (2nd left), and then congratulated Thongchai Charoensith (left), managing director of Thai Farmers Bank Public (TFB), and David L. Hendrix (2nd right), deputy MD of TFB, on the occasion of the opening of the new bank branch at the ceremony held at Central Airport Plaza, G Floor, Phase 2.

Traditionally, businesses and private citizens visit the governor during Songkran, in order to pay respect and wish him well for the new year. Among those who did so on the second day of Songkran was of course the Chiangmai Mail delegation (from left) Michael Vogt, MD, Phitsanu Thepthong, editor, Governor Pisit Katephasuk and his wife, Marion Vogt, and Anchana Kosawantana, Chief Accountant.

Songkran Night with a Hawaiian touch: the usual happy crowd was yet again found at Darling Wine Pub (from left to right) Frank, Joerg from Nobody Restaurant, Dang, Monika from Mojo’s Pub Jomtien, a lovely local beauty accompanying Amari-Chef Adrian, while Lucas himself is watching over all.

On vacation - nobody else but H.E. the Swiss Ambassador, Hans-Peter Erisman, and his lovely wife Freda were seen on Songkran day strolling along Thapae Road. They were not excluded from the water splashing, but thoroughly enjoyed it, and even had time to catch up on new developments with Chiangmai Mail’s MD Michael Vogt.

No hard-boiled eggs, but delicious New Orleans food was yet again prepared by Becky and Frank Weicks, who thought that it is more fun to celebrate with a nice crowd of friends. And correct they were - as one can see, all smiles prove that a great time was had by all.

It’s a simple, but clear, “wow” - Dot and Tom Delaney celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary recently. Including the dog “Whisky”, everybody was ‘all smiles’ and in celebration mood, and Chiangmai Mail did not want to miss the opportunity to stop by, present a bouquet of flowers, and wish both well for the next many years to come. Dot and Tom, keep up the spirits, and may your marriage be an example to numerous other couples worldwide, who nowadays unfortunately give up after many less years. Chiangmai Mail and its team promises to report on Dot and Tom’s golden wedding next year.