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Kids' Corner

Young actors strut their stuff

“Europe meets Thai, Thai meets Europe” to produce classical music

Kids' Corner

Marvin was enjoying his spaghetti the other day and he was wondering about who had invented these yummy noodles. At first he thought that they had come from Italy, but when he went to the library he found out that the Italian people did not really invent this yummy food. They are very famous for the way that they can cook spaghetti, but they were not the first people to ever make it.

A long time ago, (over 700 years in fact) there were some very fierce tribes that attacked Italy. The cook from one of these tribes was a woman. She fell in love with an Italian man, and one of the gifts that she gave him to show her true love was the secret of how to make noodles. Since then it has been the Italians that have made this food so famous all around the world.

Do you know any interesting stories about were different food cam from? Write to Marvin and tell him. You can send your letters to:

Marg and Marvin

Chiangmai Mail

142 Im-boon Housing Estate

Soi 1, Muangsamut Road, Tambon Changmoi

Muang District, Chiang Mai 50300

Email: [email protected]

Fax: 053 234 145


1. Why do flamingoes stand on one leg?

2. Why do polar bears have fur coats?

3. What do you call a gorilla with a banana in each ear?

4. Why can’t you play cards in the jungle?


1. If they stood on no legs they would fall down.

2. Because they would look silly in jackets.

3. You can’t call him anything because he can’t hear you.

4. There are too many cheetahs.

Bye from Marg and Marvin

Young actors strut their stuff

Supatatt Dangkrueng

A one week acting camp was held at Kad Suan Kaew offering the basic skills needed by all young thespians. They learned about play acting and finally were given the experience of a real theatrical show called ‘Raden Randai’, a story about a beggar who fell in love with another’s wife.

Actors and actresses of Raden Randai perform on stage.

The director of the play, Ajarn Kob, said it was a very short time for the children to learn their lines for the play, but this was like the dress rehearsal and selection process to pick the stars for the next performance in June called ‘Tarzan’.

“Europe meets Thai, Thai meets Europe” to produce classical music

Supatatt Dangkrueng

The piano concert "Europe Meet Thai, Thai Meet Europe " was held at the auditorium room, AUA Chiang Mai School with three pianists playing. Two of the artists were Chiang Mai children, Miss Napat Boonprasert and Sarawit Sanoahankul representing Thailand, who accompanied German pianist Gabriel Guljakin representing Europe.

Sarawit (left), Gabriel (center), and Napat (right) were presented bouquets of flowers after their concert.

Gabriel plays a duet with little Miss Napat.

The hour long concert covered many classical pieces from Chopin, Mozart and Beethoven. Gabriel began the concert playing duets with Napat, and then Sarawit, and for the finale he performed solo.

There were around 60 people in the auditorium to listen to the classical piano concert, with some staying for cocktail party at the finish.