• I never thought it
would happen to me...
Dear Chiangmai Mail,
I never thought it would happen to me... Ok, wrong publication. But news of
CMM’s upcoming birthday interrupted my Manhattan fantasy, made me cast
back a sentimental eye to the Rose of the North, and feel grateful that some
people have made such a commitment to that fair citylet. Keeps Park Avenue
less crowded, anyway.
No, just kidding. This is an occasion of which to be
proud, by any measure. I only wish the paper had been around since the
beginning of my time in the town. Few changes over the past year have made
such a direct, positive impact on the day-to-day lives of so many, and none
have done as much to further - or to create, really - that subtle but
all-important component of the good life, “community.”
On a personal note, I extend heartfelt best wishes to my
friends Marion and Michael, and raise a glass to you: ‘Alles Gutes zum
Congratulations, Mr./Ms. Mail. It couldn’t happen to a
nicer paper. Here’s to many more.
Ruth Bennett, (erstwhile) Vice Consul
• You deserve to be a
Chiang Mai Mail - you deserve to be a winner!
Congratulations! Because of your dedication and a genuine desire to achieve,
you are able to be where you are today. Every one deserves a pat on the back
because this is real teamwork and true endeavour. Thank you for allowing me
to be a part of your success!
• Good luck
Good luck with your wonderful newspaper. I enjoy it every week and hope to
read it for another 30 years.
Greetings from Tilburg Holland
• Time flies when
you’re having fun
Dear Michael, Marion and the staff of the Chiang Mai
How time flies when you are having fun. Well we can believe it’s been a
case of more hard work than frivolity that has featured in your lives during
the past 12 months since you gave birth to the dream of establishing a
northern regional newspaper worthy of your considerable efforts.
Congratulations on reaching this first anniversary and we
trust there will be many, many more to come. We look forward to continuing
our close association and wish you all the very best in bringing the news to
With best regards,
Brian Sinclair-Thompson, Swiss International Air Lines
General Manager for Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam
Congratulations and Happy 1st Birthday,
Chiangmai Mail is a service that Chiangmai & Chiangmai Residents always
needed ... and now can’t do without! Look forward to many more
David & Wanna Thomas
Chiang Mai, P.S. When’s the Party!
• On On
Chiang Mai Hash House Harriers congratulate Chiangmai
Mail for achieving a very successful first year in publication.
On On to many more milestones.
Chiang Mai Hash House Harriers
• We pray for your
continued success and a very long life
In the name of Zonta International Club of Chiangmai, we want to
congratulate you for your first anniversary celebration. Even though you are
only 1 year old, you have been very successful and are already very famous.
We pray for your continued success and a very Long Life.
Somboon Suprasert (Auntie Boon)
Reiki and Asian Bio-Energetic Classes (all levels)
any time you are ready...
Chiangmai University, P.O. Box 51, Chiangmai 50202, Thailand
Tel. 01/88 11 004
• May all your efforts
join forces with the positive spirits
Dear Friends and Staff of the Chiangmai Mail,
On the occasion of your upcoming birthday we wish to congratulate you for
all your accomplishments. We also wish to thank you for your supporting us
with excitement, the refreshing ‘being different’ on the slippery
surface of the publicizing business, as well as for your friendship.
May all your efforts join forces with the positive
spirits, and increase the number of weekly copies!
Lucas Villiger & “Dang” Chathupong Khamnamkhoo
Wineways Ltd. & Darling - The Wine-Bar, Chiangmai
• Regularly look forward
to reading your online version
Dear Chiangmai Mail Team:
Many thanks for keeping us updated and informed about the beautiful North of
Thailand. We have enjoyed the northern hospitality on many occasions, and
are regularly looking forward to reading your online version every
Keep up the good work!
Sonja and Steve Hernandez,
Monterey, California, USA
• You have been around
for only 12 months?
Dear Chiangmai Mail:
It is amazing – you have been around for only 12 months? It seems to most
of us as if you have been around forever! We truly hope you will be …
Thanks from all of us to all of you for your support; it’s simply great
that you are here in Chiang Mai. ‘The Mail’ was long overdue!
Joerg and Sunisa Eisenschmidt,
To Nobody German Restaurant
• Wow, how fast a year
Wow, how fast a year passes by: congratulations to all of
the CMM-team for all the interesting news and reports from Chiang Mai,
it’s so good to stay tuned into what’s going on in my beloved Thailand
while being so far away. All the best wishes from my heart for the next 9
years … on your 10th anniversary I’ll be with you!
Best greetings from Munich, Germany
Nicola Hahn, Editor & Media Consultant
• It’s very important
to have a (local) newspaper
I take this opportunity on behalf of the Chiangmai
Chamber of Commerce to congratulate the Chiangmai Mail on its first
anniversary. Chiangmai Mail is the first English newspaper of Chiang Mai to
entertain the local readers and tourists. As Chiang Mai is becoming an
aviation hub and a center of economic development of the Mekong Sub-Region
it is very important to have a newspaper to acknowledge and disseminate
I wish all the best success to Chiangmai Mail and hope to
see the Further development of Chiangmai Mail to become the leading quality
newspaper of Chiang Mai and the Northern Region.
Mr. Jumpol Chutima
President of Chiangmai Chamber of Commerce
• (CMM) provides a
much-needed source of local and regional news…
Congratulations on the anniversary of the newspaper. It provides a
much-needed source of local and regional news, views and information. Keep
up the good work and best wishes to all the staff.
Tom and Kitty Delaney from TK’s House Boat
• Happy Number 1!
Congratulations all the way from Dubai on your
anniversary! We all move on, circumstances change, but it is our friends and
colleagues who make the difference in this world, no matter where we are! It
is great to see that your new ‘baby’ is growing up! Keep up the good
work, and we will keep reading!
Caroline & Thomas Tapken
Movenpick Hotel Bur Dubai, UAE
• Happy Birthday - young
We wish CMM all the best and many more successful years
to come. Impatiently awaiting your special birthday’s issue and waiting
anyway until we get it by mail. At least this way we always know what you
Ursula und Georges Rothstein
from Ursula’s Antiques - Pattaya
• Thank you for placing
Chiang Mai on the editorial map
Dear Marion and Michael,
A very Happy 1st Birthday to Chiang Mai Mail and a big thank you from all of
us for placing Chiang Mai on the editorial map by providing northern
Thailand with its first English language newspaper. We appreciate your
efforts, your innovation, and your consistent standards of excellence.
Please keep up the good work, and wishing you lots of success.
With best wishes,
• CMM is entertaining
and very informative
Dear Chiangmai Mail,
Congratulations on your ‘First Birthday’. We find the paper entertaining
and very informative. Best wishes for a long reign;
Tom and Dot Delaney
• Chiangmai Mail has
made our job much easier
Congratulations! Having a weekly update on news from
Chiang Mai has made our job much easier and our customers that much happier!
We subscribe to several monthly magazines covering Chiang Mai in order to
keep on top of developments in Chiang Mai for Nancy Chandler’s Map of
Chiang Mai, with updates going online and in our indexes, but having a
weekly update on news from the Chiang Mai Mail has really helped us stay on
top of things! Keep up the good work, especially on covering all those
wonderful secret little shops and eating places in Chiang Mai!
Nancy and Nima Chandler
Nancy Chandler Graphics
Nancy Chandler’s new Map of Bangkok is now available at www.nancychandler.net!
• Immediately took a
liking to CMM
Dear all at Chiangmai Mail,
Nearly a year ago my newspaper-hawker showed me the first issue of the
Chiangmai Mail and I immediately took a liking to this new baby. A few days
later in the underground parking of the new Lotus, some nice ladies offered
me a ‘sample copy’ and in this one I found the email under which to
subscribe. Within seconds after I sent my request I got the confirmation!
As this was about a year ago, I realised the Chiangmai
Mail will soon have a birthday cake with one candle on it. Only one, but a
very important one, and I hope that every coming year this candle will get
Congratulations Chiangmai-Mail for your first Birthday!
But I have two wishes for the future: Include a table of
upcoming events and come to my doorsteps early on Saturday mornings.
Karl-Heinz Behme [Mr.]
‘Good Morning’ ‘Chiangmai Mail’ and ‘Welcome to
Chiangmai & Chiangrai’! You’ve followed ‘Guidelines’ without a
‘Compass’ to become both a ‘Chiangmai Visitor Guide’ and ‘Northern
Citizen’, deeply involved in ‘Citylife’.
With ‘Art & Culture’ you have surprised ‘The
Nation’ to such an extent that you certainly will not need a ‘Passport
to Suvannaphoum’ and, who knows, may even rival the ‘Bangkok Post’
Happy birthday from
‘Good Morning Chiangmai News’
• Found a long lost
friend through CMM
On the happy occasion of your first anniversary, I would like to record my
gratitude to you for something very special. In 1978, I lost touch with a
close friend. Silence prevailed until earlier this year, when on an impulse,
she inserted my name in Google, and amazingly, this linked to a letter I had
submitted to your Mailbag. She then contacted you, you kindly contacted me,
and two people living at opposite sides of the world were happily reunited
after a quarter of a century.
If the World Wide Web’s premier search engine is able
to pick out my name from an archived file on your web site, it demonstrates
that the influence of your excellent newspaper reaches far beyond Thailand,
and judging by my case, perhaps has a special magic all of its own. Renewed
thanks to you, and on behalf of all us who enjoy and appreciate your weekly
treat of news and information, hearty congratulations, and very best wishes
for your continuing success.
• 1 year Chiang Mai
May we congratulate you on your great success in the
first year of publication of “Chiang Mai Mail”. What a wonderful idea to
have such an interesting publication available, one which seems to cover all
the things of interest, whether to do with the city or the local activities
or the people who are there. (Not to mention the general information and
photography on some very interesting topics!) You are providing a marvelous
community service and bringing the community together with all the
information you provide on up-coming events. The broad scope which you cover
(dining, music, art, sports, courses, seminars) appeals to the diversity of
people who make up the multi-cultural community of Chiang Mai. Your
columnists never fail to be interesting.
We are now unfortunately not living there at present and
you cannot imagine how we wait for our copy to arrive by mail each week to
let us catch up on Chiang Mai’s latest. We are sure that as time goes on
the number of your overseas readers will almost match your locals!
Very best wishes to both Marion and Michael Vogt, who
seem to be everywhere, as well as all the dedicated staff, for more and more
success in the future.
Michael and Karen Kemp, (Formerly Regent Chiang Mai),
Four Seasons Hotel, Houston, Texas 77010-3098
When I was growing up I was told that people who were
very wise and enlightened had the powers to be in two places at the same
time. I don’t know how wise and enlightened Marion and Michael Vogt are
but they certainly seem able to be at two or three places at the same time.
There is not an event in Chiang Mai that they do not cover. It seems they
are everywhere, interviewing and photographing and what’s more, they
always seem to be enjoying themselves.
My sincere congratulations to Marion, Michael and the
entire staff of Chiangmai Mail for having produced a weekly, that is not an
extended tourist guide but a real local newspaper. Somehow it has already
managed to integrate the world of the ‘Farang’ as part of Chiangmai
I am sure the Mail will grow and will give us even more
local news and articles from Northern Thailand in the future. Thank you for
your contribution and I wish you many years of success.
• How could Chiang Mai
live without you?
Only one year? It seems to me Chiangmai Mail always
belonged to the landscape. How could Chiang Mai live without you? This baby
is already an adult. Let’s go on and grow older together!
*Jedes Jahr werde ich mich freuen wieder erstaunt zu sein...
*Heureux anniversaire, meilleurs voeux de longue vie et de succes.
*Bravo! Please give us the pleasure of reading you eternally. Thank you.
MOPI, Mother Of Pearl Industry Co., Ltd.
• Looking forward to
enjoying CMM for the next 99 years
A big THANK YOU for a great newspaper and congrats to
“One year of the Chiangmai Mail”! Wishing you all the best - the very
best - and looking forward to enjoying your publication for the next 99
Klaus E. Kappler, K.E.K. Gems
• God bless you
Dear Chiang Mai Mail,
Happy Birthday to you on your first anniversary in Chiang Mai. I appreciate
each issue of your newspaper and I am happy that Chiangmai Mail gives
schools the opportunity for representation, so people in Chiang Mai know
what is going on at schools in this town.
Children are the most important people in our society,
because they are our future. Thank you for the ‘Kid’s Corner’ and for
making kids feel important.
The articles regarding the CDSC, the Christian German
School Chiangmai, are pinned at a special designated wall in our school and
our students are very proud of being mentioned in the newspaper. It makes
them strong and self-confident and that is what youngsters need to face the
future and the problems of life, to resist the temptation of drugs, alcohol
and extreme political und religious groups.
Your newspaper gives a very good service in educating our
students and making them fit for life. Please go on in this way. God bless
Fred Hartmann & his team
Principal of the Christian German School Chiangmai
• Chiangmai Mail is
I really think that Chiangmai Mail is getting better and
• One year in the Rose
of the North
Our heartfelt congratulations to the Chiang Mai Mail on
completing its first year of operation in the Rose of the North. Having a
weekly English language newspaper has been a delight. So many things are
going on in Chiang Mai that we never knew about before, and we constantly
recommend your paper to newcomers. You have managed to report the news,
feature schools and their activities, highlight sports and social events,
and present some very thought-provoking columns (and funny ones, too, thanks
to Hillary!) in a colorful and positive light. We look forward to every
issue, and wish you all the best in the future.
Becky Lomax and Frank Weicks
• Congratulations for
the first year of Chiang Mai Mail
Hello Marion and Michael,
It is hard to believe that you left already 1 year ago. During my visit in
Chiang Mai I could see that you enjoy your new life, your new home and your
new line of work entirely. For the future, for you and your team I wish all
the success that you deserve and that the baby Chiang Mai Mail will continue
to grow in order to reach and be loved by all its readers.
Monika Petra Rottmann
MPR Jass, Pattaya MOJOS Guesthouse and Restaurant
• Revolutionised Chiang
Mai media scene
To people in Chiang Mai Mail;
Congratulations on (your) one year anniversary! For such a short period of
time, you people have revolutionised the media scene in Chiang Mai. I can
confidently say that I am one of the keenest supporters. I do wish you the
best in the years to come. Keep us informed.
Site Director, ‘The Princeton Review’
• May (you) grow to be a
Congratulations Chiangmai Mail on your very first
birthday! I’m sure ALL English-speaking people in Chiang Mai join me in
wishing you continued success, continued growth, and increased profitability
so that we can continue to enjoy a weekly English language newspaper with
May it grow to be a daily.
Bud and Dang
• Thank you for the
The Chiang Mai School Cricket Alliance congratulates the
Chiang Mai Mail on reaching their first birthday. We thank you for your
support over the past year and wish you every success in the future.
Secretary Chiang Mai Schools Cricket Alliance
• Happy Birthday CMM
Is it one year already? Being a regular (internet) reader
of the CMM it never ceases to amaze me that a small and very dedicated team
can, consistently, produce a top quality newspaper each and every week. This
message is of course one of congratulations to all at CMM, but I have
another message. A message directed at the leaders within TAT (Tourism
Authority of Thailand). To them I say that you should give very serious
consideration to ensure that publications of CMM should be available
wherever Thailand is promoted around the world. In all Thai embassies and
consulates and all THAI Airways offices. This publication is an informative
and well presented newspaper. But it is also a brilliant (tourism) marketing
tool for the region.
Whilst offering congratulations on a very successful
first year, I do so in the hope that next year my congratulations will also
recognise the success of your global expansion, courtesy of TAT, THAI and
Enjoy the birthday cake folks!
BE (Brian) Haffenden, Director, AW Group Co Ltd (Thailand)
www.awgroup.com , and Founder and Vice Chairman Thamkrabok Foundation
Incorporated in Australia www.thamkrabok.org.au
• Doing a very good job
You are doing a very good job being only a one-year old newspaper.
Congratulations and wish you future success.
• Thanks for helping us
The “School for Life”, a project for street children
and AIDS orphans in the north of Thailand, congratulates the Chiangmai Mail
newspaper on the occasion of its first anniversary this week. Thanks to the
tireless work of Marion and Michael Vogt, as well as the support of the
entire team, our model project of the Free University of Berlin, Germany,
could successfully start - we owe you a lot! In many ways and contributions
you energetically supported us, and made a great number of people aware of
our school. In my capacity as the co-ordinator I personally would like to
thank you very, very much for your help, and wish you all success in the
future, as well as a great number of interested readers. Keep up the good
Jens Kronberg, School of Life