Proporis, a natural extract cosmetic
New entrant in the MLM stakes
Ton Nam Mae Raming officially released its Proporis
brand-name cosmetics on July 11. Karun Chumchuwat, managing director of Ton
Nam Mae Raming, said the major ingredient of Proporis is an extract from
bees, followed by avocado, aloe vera, jojoba oil, evening primrose oil,
chamomile, vitamin E and herbs. It is designed to prevent wrinkles and heal
Chumchuwat, managing director of the new cosmetic Proporis.
There are various kinds of products provided at the
Proporis center, from moisturizing creams, herbal soaps, herbal shampoos and
conditioners. The target market is teenagers and working people, the young
who are always having problems with pimples and older people who are worried
about wrinkles and dark skin.
Karun Chumchuwat added that it is going to launch
branches in other provinces as well as in Bangkok and they will distribute
their products using the MLM (multi-level marketing) strategy. It is hoped
that this year revenue would reach 40 million baht.
applying to become MLM agents.
The Reflection of Women’s Surroundings
“Venus’ Party: her story ... his story ... our
story”, the collaborative work of Crescent Moon Theatre, B-Floor Theatre
Group, and Wow Company (Thailand), was presented as a part of the Monthly
Theatre Project of Chiang Mai University’s Art Museum on July 19-20.
Party: her story ... his story ... our story” explored how women relate to
the different spaces surrounding them.
The work was a three-part movement-based performance,
which explored how women relate to the different spaces surrounding them,
beginning with a woman and her body, a woman and her office, and a woman and
her husband. It was performed as a physical theatre, and previously had been
performed at the Women Theatre Conference 2003 in the Philippines.
The performance was directed by Sineenath Keitprapai, who
is experienced in Thai-Japanese Theatre and as a representative from
Thailand, attended the Second Conference of Asian Women Theatre in the
Philippines in November 2002. The choreographer of this performance was
The Crescent Moon Theatre applies the dynamic style of
theatre, communicating in the abstract manner of the stage performers, while
B-Floor Theatre Group emphasized the elements of theatre creation, human
body, objects, light, and sound, also seeking to communicate universal
values of human interaction through a new style of performance. Wow Company
(Thailand) intended to conceive a new style of interference theatre, which
incorporated popular cultural myths, physical movement, and selected
autobiographical experiences of the actors.
All in all, a very ambitious piece of theatre and a
credit to all involved.
Spiritual Skills Seminars announced for Bangkok and Chiang Mai
Discover spiritual tools to help answer questions about
life. “Have I lived before?”; “Have I had past relationships with my
present spouse?”; “Do dreams really have any significance in my
These questions, similar topics and more will be
discussed at the upcoming spiritual skills seminars titled, ‘Is Life a
Random Walk’ - Spiritual tools to help answer life’s questions’ to be
held on 27 July 2003, at the Novotel Lotus hotel on Sulhumvit Soi 33 in
Bangkok, and on 29 July at the Empress Hotel in Chiang Mai. The events are
open to the public.
The seminars will include workshops; small group
discussions; question and answer sessions, and local speakers discussing
topics like: Dreams the key to heaven; The spiritual purpose of
relationships; and Surrender, love and past lives.
The featured guest speaker, Dr. Karen Jensen, of
Vancouver Canada, will present an interactive workshop titled, ‘The Grace
of God’s Love in All Life’ - how we can recognize the actions of Divine
Spirit in our lives.
This event is sponsored by the Bangkok Eckankar Satsang,
a local Thai group, with the expressed purpose of promoting the spiritual
unfoldment and understanding for people of all faiths who are looking for
divine love, wisdom and spiritual freedom in this life time.
For further information please contact Bob, 01 801 8809
or Sukhbir, at 06 5599 232.
CMU Walking Street fair launched
Hopes to increase student incomes
Chiang Mai University Students Union (CMUSU) worked in
cooperation with other student parties to organize their version of
“walking street” from midday until midnight along the main street in the
model of the CMU clock tower and an electric bus, the best selling items in
The project between the CMUSU, the 12 Relations Party,
and Youth Democratic Party was approved by the president of the CMU, Assist
Prof Dr. Niphon Tuwanon, and the CMU university committee, and was
christened the Weekend to Relax.
The project intended to provide an opportunity for CMU
students to earn extra income by selling products and presenting street
performances. It was a place for them to express their creativity through
drama or personal creativity.
There were more than 70 booths, many selling handmade
products such as elephant shaped pencil boxes, wooden paper clips, clay
magnets, hair ornaments, and especially models of the CMU clock tower and an
sellers and buyers enjoyed the CMU fair.
“I like this special event very much because I can buy
many nice things at a reasonable price. Also, this is a special day that my
friends and I can stay out longer enjoying all the fun of the fair with
movies, music, and food stalls until midnight. Normally, we have to go back
to the dorm before the 10 p.m. closing time,” said Aphinya Charoenmuang, a
freshman at the Faculty of Engineering.
NOHMEX to promote Chiang Mai as the handicraft center
Looking for government budgets
Pairatch Towiwat, advisor to the Northern Handicrafts
Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NOHMEX) said that they have
proposed a handicraft project to the National Economic and Social
Development Board (NESDB) to make this project possible and to ask for a
He said that he was one of the group working to develop
handicrafts and souvenir products, so they were pushing this project to
increase the competitiveness and value added nature of local products.
In cooperation with the Fine Art Faculty, Chiang Mai
University, the association is committed to creating brand name designs and
types of products in the Lanna style.
Pairatch said that seventy percent of the entrepreneurs
in Chiang Mai are in the handicraft and souvenir production industry, so
they would like to promote Chiang Mai and northern region as a handicraft
city. “We should get the project off the ground by developing brand,
increasing our competitiveness, and changing materials and production
processes. Chiang Mai could be famous as a handicraft city,” said