Chiangmai Mail shoots and scores in Chantaburi
On May 20, a friendly football match between the Mass
Media team of Chiang Mai from the north and Mass Media team from Chantaburi
in the east took place at the football field of this eastern province.
Mass Media team of Chiang Mai - including Chiangmai Mail editor Phitsanu
Judge of Chantaburi Provincial Court Ariya Nawintham (left) presents the
winning trophy to the wining team from Chiang Mai, represented by Pol Lt
Suchai Kengkarnkha (right).
of Chantaburi high-ranking officials team led by the Chief Judge of
Chantaburi Provincial Court Ariya Nawintham, and the senior mass media teams
from Chiang Mai and Chantaburi.
Judge of Chantaburi Provincial Court, Ariya Nawintham (wearing glasses) cut
the ribbon, marking the opening ceremony of the game.
The Chiang Mai team won the exciting game 5 - 0. It was a
landslide victory, and one of the goals was scored by Chiang Mai Mail editor
Phitsanu Thepthong, who scored the last goal from the penalty kick area in
the last minute of the game.
The opening ceremony of the match was presided over by
the chief judge of Chantaburi Provincial Court, Ariya Nawintham.
The after-match dinner reception was held at the
provincial stadium, hosted by the team from the east for their northern
visitors. Several VIPs, including Chantaburi’s police chief, attended the
Scandinavian Golf Tour
operators look us over
Golf tour operators from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and
Finland, and tourist businesses in Chiang Mai got together on May 24 at
Tamarind Village. The function was arranged by the Tourist Authority of
Thailand (TAT) in Stockholm, Sweden, bringing European golf tour operators
to visit Chiang Mai and see the golf courses in Chiang Mai, during on the
Golf Travel Mart which took place in Phuket and Prachuab Kirikhan provinces.
golf tour operator interested in the tourist packages in Chiang Mai.
Ms. Nattheera Kajornserilikhitkul, director of TAT of
Stockholm, said Chiang Mai and northern provinces could be an alternative
for European golf players on tour. “There are about 1.3 million people in
Scandinavia regularly playing golf, but only for half a year, because of the
frosty weather,” said Ms Nattheera.
On June 16 there will be the Family Golf organized by TAT of Stockholm
and they will hold the final round Thailand. “It is expected that the
participants will visit and play golf in Thailand and this would result in
more golf tour groups coming to visit Chiang Mai,” said Ms Natthera.
New type of bumper pool unveiled in Thailand
The first prototype of a new type of bumper pool was
built by designer Ken Albertsen, an American residing in Northern Thailand.
For those not familiar with bumper pool, it’s a snooker-type game the
design of which hasn’t changed in 50 years.
Ken Albertsen and Miss Mai try out the new bumper pool design.
Regular bumper pool tables are small, employ 12 bumpers
and offer a limited variety of shots. The new design, called ‘Snook Doggie
Golf’ has double the playing surface (1 x 2 meters), 16 bumpers, and is a
bit more challenging.
Its most unique features are the recessed
triangular-shaped corner spaces that serve a similar function as
‘sand-traps’ in golf. Each corner is called the ‘pound’ in deference
to the ‘Doggie’ part of the game’s name. Snook Doggie Golf is played
by two players / teams who each try to first ‘sink’ their five
same-colored balls in their opponent’s goal. Rules are articulated on the
web at Adventure1.com/rules.htm
Ken and his Thai business partner Chalong hope to be
marketing the table as soon as production facilities are set up. Market
options within Thailand include arcades, clubs, hotels and private buyers.
Billiard halls might be interested to note that, besides offering players a
fun alternative to snooker, a ‘Snook Doggie Golf’ table takes up half
the floor space of a full size billiard table.
Current plans call for offering a table-top model and a same size
free-standing model with its own support. Inquiries can be made with
designer Ken Albertson. Email: [email protected]
CSH3 Run 568
Hares: Pamela and Sunspot. As the sun shone thru the
trees and the birds were singing in the background a hesitant pack of
Hashers were gathering below the trees. These Hashers were fearing the worst
as the Hares of the day were Pamela and Sunspot and their runs are known to
test one’s mental ability and physical endurance. The fear could be seen
in one’s eyes as the fear of the unknown became stronger as the time came
closer. The brief was short and to the point and understood by all as the
hares gave the magic words ...
At the start of the run Dykie and Dirty wonderful Pervert
led the way. It was not long (about 50m) before the rest of the pack caught
up. Then Square Rooter pushed his way to the front muttering, “ I am going
to beat that bloody Dykie.” As we got to the first check a questioning
look was cast amongst the experienced hashers as that flea infested Wombat
could not be seen. This racer was at the rear. Why? Was it that he was
saving himself so he would not have to do any checks or circles or some
other sinister reason.
A Conditioner led the pack thru the first check as the
other hashers took the wrong trail. The break had done AC some good. This
was short lived, as at the next cross he blew it. To the right was a trail
and one that led thru the water. The pack feared the water and did not know
what to do. Suddenly there was a yell and Who the... Is Bob sprang thru the
pack and ran through the water not fearing the consequences and shouted,
“no guts no glory” and led us to a circle.
Here there was mass confusion as hashers were running in
all directions. Head Hacker was spotted with the ever faithful Ton Dee and
to our surprise Wombat following, Wombat had cravings for Ton Dee and was
only waiting for Head Hacker to slip up and would have Ton Dee for his own
There was a yell from RO and off we went. BF and Dirty
Good looking pervert were honing in on RO. Dykie was running by instinct or
whatever but was not on paper and little Square Rooter was hot on his heels.
Now Super B, Miss Piggy, X-Virgin, Burrito Butt and Twin Peaks had caught up
and were leading the pack. At the next circle the girls lost it and RO and
BF took the right path and led the way.
Out of the blue Superman and Spillage had made a gallant
effort to get ahead of the pack. The girls were still at the front of most
of the males. Dykie was still running on instinct pretending to be looking
for paper. Wally Wombat could see his chances for having Ton Dee were now
lost and made an attempt to go to the front as most racing bastards do.
Sensing that Wombat was creeping up D.R.P’s rear Dirty made a final lunge
to the front of the pack behind Spillage and Geisha.
Now the pace was set. The youngsters in the group were
starting to tire. Experience had paid off for the oldies as now they were at
the front. Miss Piggy, Twin Peaks and Super B were on the heels of the
F.R.Bs. This was certainly a change for the books. As the run went on these
female runners stepped up the pace and were threatening the leaders. Wonders
Once we reached the bitumen Dirty Pervert and RO set the
pace with Superman, Spillage and BF putting up a gallant effort. X-Virgin,
Twin peaks and Burrito Butt were trying to run down the leaders. The whole
pack was starting to tire and Dykie tried to get the lead with Square Rooter
on his rear. These racing bastards had had it. Even the girls were outpacing
them. The visitors were fading in the horizon. Head Hacker and Ton Dee were
keeping away from Wombat who had left his dash too late and was fading to
DRP, RO and BF led the hashers to Sunspot’s place of
abode with Superman and Spillage and A Conditioner right behind them.
Shortly Miss Piggy, Twin Peaks and Burrito Butt busted into the front yard.
Head Hacker and Ton Dee followed, Dykie finally came in muttering, “At
least I beat that little Square Rooter.” So much for racing. Now most of
the pack had rolled in, Wombat looked a broken man as he walked in.
Many of us have achieved and stridden for a better
quality of life for ourselves and our neighbours, helping those that are
unable to help themselves but in all sincerity the greatest achievement
would have been finishing the run that Pamela and Sunspot had set. Well
Write up by Dirty Rotten Pervert
GM Wombat brought the circle to order (?). The hares -
Sun Spot and Pamela - were brought in and feted for the best run this year
by a gimp. The GM liked the new look of the Trash with cool icons for the
awards and brought Pamela in and made him the Champion. This award is better
than the Nobel Piece Prize as you can freely insult the GM without fear of
retribution. In fact, you can do anything without fear of retribution. He
then brought in Jamie and made him Hash Crash for falling off a bridge
during the run.
Wombat then showed the value of the Champion Award.
Wombat, having nothing to do during his vacation, found an error in the
Trash. However, since Pamela had the Champion Award, he couldn’t be
punished for this and Head Hacker was brought in instead. He protested his
innocence and was further awarded with a seat on the ice.
Head Hacker then took charge of the circle and splashed
Kiwi B for making a nuisance of himself in general and carping from the edge
of the circle in particular. He then brought in long time returnees A
Conditioner and Frank N. Stein. Frankie was also complimented on his
colorful beachwear and obviously he thought he was in Phuket. Continuing the
theme of the day of get Wombat, HH splashed the GM for having too much free
RO took the circle to give out his splashes. First out
were the 8 visitors. Next he brought out visiting Hashers Smeghead from
Songkla and Slippery When Wet from Toronto. Smeghead was given the honor of
the Guest Willy.
Wombat took the circle again and splashed the returnees
Major Bumsore, Spillage, All the Way, Frank N. Stein and Sun Spot. After a
false start last week, we again got down to naming Waeow who will now be
known as Bow Wow.
Our Religious Adviser, X-Virgin Sister, took the circle
and brought in Head Hacker for abusing his veto power in giving Bow Wow her
name. It seems HE didn’t like any of the proposals. He was also splashed
for dog abuse and not letting Thong Dee have any fun. Frankie was brought in
and punished for stealing his cheap clothes as they still had the tags on
Wombat came in one last time and put Quazzimoto on ice.
The circle was closed and the On-On began with food supplied by Sun Spot.
It’s time to enter you team for the next season of the Chiang Mai Pool League
Chalk up your cues, as preparations are
now underway for the Chiang Mai Pool League’s new season, which will
commence 4 July. Entry fee remains at 400 baht to be paid to John at True
Blue / Out Back no later than 15 June 03. Any proposed changes should also
be forwarded (fully worded, not vague suggestions) to John.
Chiang Mai HHH
Corner - “On On!”
CH3, the oldest hash club (males) in Chiang Mai is picked
up from the “ONON” pub (Moon Mueng Soi 1) at 16.00 once every 2 weeks.
Pick up can be arranged from Fish and Chips shop as well.
CSH3 is a mixed Saturday hash which is picked up from the
H3 Pub on Moon Mueng Road every Saturday at 15.30. Pick up can be arranged
from Fish and Chips shop as well.
CUMH3 is a male hash which runs from the “ONON” Pub
every consecutive (from CH3) Tuesday. Pick up is at 16.00.
BH3 is a female hash (Harriettes) that runs once a month
on the last Sunday of the month.
All information either from Fish and Chips, H3 or
“ONON” Pub. Or look at the websites at: http://www.thai-american.com/hhh/
It’s great fun and you surely get value for your money
plus you get to meet all the long-time expats here!
Long distance running can lower bone density in women
Running is known for its positive effects on heart
disease, obesity and general health but it has been reported that it has a
negative effect on bone density.
A recent team led by Melonie Burrows, PhD, at the UK
University of East London, enrolled 52 women runners, aged 18-44, in an
intensive study. They ranged from recreational runners who ran only 5km a
week to elite athletes who ran 70km a week.
The results showed that women who ran the most had the
lowest bone density. Women who had more muscle lost less bone. According to
Dr Peter Lemon, director of the exercise nutrition research laboratory at
Canada’s University of Western Ontario, female athletes who train
seriously tend to under eat and their metabolism slows down. This often
leads to nutritional deficiencies, loss in bone mass and stress fractures.
Also estrogen levels decrease, which has a negative effect on bone health.
Burrows suggests that serious runners should have a
healthy, balanced diet, add weight training to the workout and maintain a
regular menstrual cycle.
According to Lemon running is better for bone health than
swimming, but is not as good as strength exercises in applying resistance to
bone. Sports like gymnastics, weightlifting and volleyball apply more
stimulation for bone growth than running.
Looking at it further it’s very simple to see that if
you become obsessed with one thing while ignoring everything else around you
it will be detrimental to your life. These women that have become obsessed
in this study with their long distance running have not followed standard
nutritional sports dietary advice to keep up their improvement in
performance for the chosen event.
Thus, women who do long distance running, provided they
have correct nutritional balance, are not likely to suffer loss in bone
density. If they go further and augment the running training with weight
lifting they could successfully increase the density and improve overall