Give credit where credit is due
In your interview with me in last week’s Chiangmai
Mail, the article, which I appreciate very much, stated that I opened
the Regent Resort Chiang Mai in January 1997. Actually that credit belongs
to Mr. Simon Hirst and his team, many of whom, fortunately, are still here,
who opened the resort in April 1995. I was the fortunate beneficiary of
their hard work. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to put the credit
where it is so richly deserved.
Michael J. Kemp
Regent Resort and Spa
Searching for SWPO
Dear Sir, Madam,
After reading your article “Safety in the workplace
being addressed in month-long project” by Surachai T. Bunditkul, I have
some questions for you.
I am a quality, safety and environmental engineer in
Holland and the article immediately grabbed my interest. After looking on
the internet for SWPO, I could not find anything. Could you maybe give me an
email address or website for the SWPO in Chiang Mai?
I am very interested in safety in the workplace and want
to contact SWPO in Chiang Mai to see if I can discuss this subject with
colleagues. Since I will be in Chiang Mai at the time of the seminar (August
8-9), this will provide an excellent chance.
Maybe the request is not very orthodox, but I hope you
will be able to help me.
With kindest regards and greetings,
Editor replies: The person to contact is Ms. Thipakorn
Udommaneesuwat, Head of Chiangmai Provincial Labor Protection & Welfare
Officer, phone number: 053 890 472-3, fax: 053 214 844, mobile: 01 884 6671,
no email, no website.
Everybody should read
I wish to recommend that Chiangmai Mail’s
brilliant column “Personal Directions”, written by Ms. Christina Dodd,
should become a “must read” at schools and universities. Both Thais and
foreigners alike do / will / should greatly benefit from the free
professional advice given in these articles.
Being a retired executive myself, I know exactly what Ms.
Christina is talking about, as I also attended, and moderated, a number of
seminars, self-finding missions et al, during my professional life.
However, even people who are no longer involved in
business can easily take advantage of the knowledge Ms. Christina is sharing
with us, be it through a more positive approach to ‘situations’ in human
relations, or more openness towards different nationalities, etc. Youths,
for example, who don’t have a chance to talk to their working parents
enough, can learn a great deal from this column, which provides valuable and
profound advice. Again, many thanks to Ms. Christina for a job well done.
Dr. K. W. Humbertz
Bernie E., are you listening?
Two things I’d like to say - firstly, a quick “2
thumbs up” for your Eff Wun column - although it does indeed reflect Dr.
Corness’s personal views and impressions (which are most certainly shared
by a number of readers), it is very nicely written, very humoristic, and, I
assume, he quite often has his ‘tongue-in-cheek’ while he composes the
articles. Great stuff. The nice thing about it is that Dr. Corness writes
what he thinks, and does not try to paint a colorful picture, whenever
there’s no color around - see the latest review of the Monaco GP. How dull
it was indeed, and to replace the course with Spa-Francorchamps is just a
How about sending Bernie E. a copy of the Chiangmai
Mail, whenever there’s an F1- review?
Secondly, another “bravo” for your headlines in
general, often mixed with a humoristic, sarcastic, or just funny sub-header.
I just loved the headline of the unemployed elephants, proposing that they
would ‘work for peanuts’, or suggesting that the police officers who are
looking for dark influences should use torches. Very funny, very
entertaining. Looking very much forward to having more good laughs in
Keep it up, Chiangmai Mail.
Has her favorites
I must admit I don’t (need to) read just everything you
print, but I certainly have my favorites which I can pick. The very wide
variety and mixture of, let’s say, ‘news’ which you publish is just
fantastic, and it provides information which concerns both locals and
farangs. Besides, you don’t only report on things and happenings, you also
give us the true facts - I am referring to your article last Saturday on the
European Film Festival, and I can only second everything which was said
there. Information was unavailable, nobody knew anything about it, and as a
result, most of the time the theater was empty. The festival certainly has
potential, but must be professionally marketed in future. Maybe they should
give the marketing rights to Chiangmai Mail? It can’t get any worse...