Was it a surprise, or just a coincidence that so many people turned up shortly before midnight at ‘Darling Wine Pub’ when Marion from Chiangmai Mail had her birthday? Even a huge cake emerged suddenly and it ended as so many nights at Darling – jovial, relaxed and with lots of good wine. First row from left: Wanphen Dirksen, Daeng from DNK International, Marion, Sunisa Eisenschmidt, Luxamie Dumur, Second row: Daisy Vogt, Peter Malhotra, MD Pattaya Mail, Lucas Villiger from Darling, Chef Adrian and GM Marc Dumur from Amari Rincome, Bud Velat, Chef Joerg from ‘To Nobody, Hagen Dirksen, Hon. Consul of Germany and Darling Daeng.

A delegation of Rotarians from all over the District 3360, led by District Governor Vivat Sirijangkapattana and his lovely wife Sujin (both center front row) went to Channel 11 recently to record loyal Birthday Greetings for H.M. The Queen on the occasion of her 71st birthday.

Vorapong Muchaotai (center, in dark suit), the general manager of the Imperial Maeping Hotel and the hotel’s director of sales, Ekkarn Kanchana (left, in dark suit) and hotel executives were on hand to welcome a group of TAT-TG Mega Fam Trip from Australia during the group’s visit to Chiang Mai.

Almost the entire staff crowded into the Chiangmai Mail’s little office to surprise accountant Anchana with a birthday cake and a song. Even GM Peter Malhotra (left) from the Eastern Seaboard, and COB Norachai Prasertmanukitch (2nd left) joined in the song when MD Michael Vogt presented Anchana with the cake.

A meeting on solving the AIDS problem in Vietnam, Burma, China and Laos was organized recently as The Information Sharing and Action Planning Consultation workshop Catalyzing Cross-border HIV/AIDS Prevention in China and Mekong region border areas. The meeting was held at Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel. Shown here, the US Department of State’s Brian Melaughtin (center), who is also the representative of PATH, chaired workshop. With him are Prof Zhang Kaining (left), the director YRHRA, Beijing, China, and John K. Whittlesey (right) of the US Embassy in Beijing, China.

James Calhoun (4th from left), an American groom from Texas, USA married his Thai bride Kanokwan Chuthan (4th right) from the Botanical Park Organization. The wedding reception and celebration was held among friends, relatives and colleagues who turned up to give their best wishes to the bridal couple at the Chiang Mai Hill 2000 Hotel.

Pornnuch Thanuvoharn, PR officer at Central Airport Plaza was on hand to welcome Add Carabao (2nd right) during his performance at a concert to raise funds for the reforestation project for tourism - which was held at Plaza.

The Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel’s staff is seen giving a flower wreath to welcome Minister of Natural Resource and Environment Prapat Panyachartraksa (2nd left), who presided over the opening ceremony of a workshop held in honor of Her Majesty the Queen on her birthday. The workshop was organized by the Botanical Park Organization at the hotel.