SOCIAL SCENE

The first group of professional journalists from the Chiang Mai University-based magazine ‘The Irrawaddy’ visited Chiangmai Mail for an afternoon of exchanging ideas and getting to know each other. ‘The Irrawaddy’ is a news magazine (www.irrawaddy.org) covering Burma and Asia. Photo shows (from left) staff reporter from ‘The Irrawaddy’, Kyaw Zwa Moe, Burmese Online Version editor, Htain Linn, the Chiangmai Mail team with editor Phitsanu Thepthong in the front, Managing Director Michael Vogt and Marketing & Communication Manager Marion Vogt behind him, Peter J. Eng, journalist and former AP news editor based in Bangkok, now teaching at CMU, Boris Mimietz from the Thai Horse Farm in Phrao and on right staff reporter Naw Seng from ‘The Irrawaddy’.

Chiangmai Mail editor Phitsanu Thepthong (2nd right) presents a basket of flowers to congratulate Arunporn Sarai (2nd left), manager of Twenty Karaoke, a newly-opened entertainment outlet on Chotana Road in Chiang Mai, during the grand opening last Thursday. At right is Jirachai Kongkadit, executive editor of the Entertainment Variety magazine.

Last Sunday only saw familiar faces at the Grillstation, the popular German restaurant that recently opened its doors at the new location on Charoenpathet Road. And why could one see those faces? Because it was the last F1 race of the season, and Eckard “Gypsy” Schutte went out of his way to accommodate all of them. However, although present, Gypsy himself was not to be disturbed, as he did not want to miss a second of the race. Either way - a great time was had by all.

Orachorn Chantraviwat (center), manager of Central Airport Plaza, presents a key to a Benz Smart car to Kalaya Boonsong (2nd left), who was the lucky winner from the Benz Smart promotion, organized by the Plaza. With them are also the winners of motorcycles, mobile phones, and other lucky draw prizes worth 2 million baht.

The Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel’s sale team presents a bouquet of flowers to congratulate the newly appointed Wing 41 commander, Group Captain Wisurin Moonla (center) during a welcome party for him at hotel.

Tassanee Sungkerd (2nd right), assistant MD of Kad Suan Kaew Co presents a memento to congratulate the newly-appointed Phayao governor, Bovorn Rattanaprasit (3rd from left) during a farewell party at Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel organized by Chiang Mai provincial authorities. Governor Bovorn was previously the deputy governor of Chiang Mai.

A large group of teachers and students from Ban Tor Muanglang School, Chiang Mai, recently visited the Central Aquarium at Central Airport Plaza to study sea life there.

On September 28, the Natural Green Company, a manufacturer of natural therapy products, held a business seminar on the topic of “Being beautiful inside and looking bright outside” at the Jeneva room, Novotel Chiang Mai.