Attend an ‘afternoon
tea party’ with two stars
The dream of many young girls (and boys?) might come true
on December 22 when Central Airport Plaza holds a special “Afternoon Tea
Party with 2 Stars” at Charin on the 4th floor.
How to get there and meet the ‘men of your dreams’ in
person is very easy: Every time you shop at the ‘Junction X’ (minimum
300 baht) on the ground floor you will receive a coupon where you have to
write the names of the 2 movie stars (Saksit Tangthong and Aon Saravuth)
plus your own.
Last day is the December 15 and 10 times 2 people will be invited to meet
the actors in person.
Chiang Mai Choral Society features custom designed jewelry at December performance
“A Celebration of Christmas in Music and Dance”
on December 12 and 13 at GongDee Studio
Waranan Pongcharoenkul of the Orchid Jade
Factory in Chiang Mai has created a line of both traditional and modern
carved jade and semi-precious stone jewelry which has been donated to the
Chiang Mai Choral Society.
jewelry will be sold at the intermission to the Society’s annual December
performance, and proceeds will go to support the Society and the work of
Rejoice Urban Development.
Staff from the Orchid Jade Factory will be on hand during
the night of the performance to describe the jewelry and discuss the
symbolism of the various carved pieces.
The Chiang Mai Choral Society will perform “A
Celebration of Christmas in Music and Dance” on December 12 and 13 at
Admission is free but donations will be accepted. The
Society welcomes applications for membership. Interested singers should
contact Rainy Riding, director, at 01-883-2423 to schedule tryouts.
out retirees to
help in management
Horeca, the one stop supplier for hotels and restaurants,
which always wants to stay on top of things, recently held a training
seminar for employees and management staff.
van Gurp, a very fit, knowledgeable, 60-year-old (or young?) Dutch national
came to Thailand to advise on: How to improve service and quality of the
existing delivery system.
The Netherlands Management Cooperation Program (NMCP) is
sending out retired people from the Netherlands, who are very experienced in
their field, to developing countries.
Any company (of course under certain conditions) in a
developing country can call for “help” from the NMCP. It is a great way
to receive professional help from experienced specialists, who, due to
retirement, have enough time to get involved again, instead of just sitting
Due to the very fast growing sales, Horeca Chiang Mai
applied for assistance in order to avoid possible logistic problems in the
Lanna holds ‘Beautiful Fish Days’
BYOF - Bring your own fish
An educational exhibition showing the many natural
resources that Thailand has to offer and which attract tourists from around
the world can be seen December 4-7 at Kad Suan Kaew shopping mall and hotel
beautiful species is rarely seen.
700 different species of tropical as well as ordinary
fish can be seen and there will be people from the fisheries department and
helpers from private sectors around to cooperate and explain.
Of all the world’s natural resources, water is the most
essential thing for all living creatures, including small species that
maintain the balance of nature. Today many fish species are on the way to
extinction. This exhibition aims to stimulate youths to use leisure time for
If you want to learn more about your fish at home, have
an aquarium which is not bigger than 20 - 24 inches, than just bring it
along and be taught what natures has to offer.
for charity coming soon
Art has a huge impact in Chiang Mai
The New Life Foundation, under the patronage of H.R.H.
the Princess Mother (better known as Somdej Yah by the Thai people) is
organizing a painting exhibition and sale to raise funds for their
This Foundation was established in Chiang Mai some 38
years ago to take care of people with physical and/or mental handicaps.
The New Life Foundation is now also taking care of the
second and third generations of these villagers and provides scholarships to
give these kids a better chance in life.
The president is Khunying Bupphan Nimmanhaeminda, a
wonderful active person despite her 81 years. The exhibition will take place
at the Amari Rincome Hotel from December 4-18, as well as partly at Gongdee
Gallery during the Nimmanhaeminda Fair from December 4-7.
Artworks from 11 painters will be shown, such as Engorn
Hormsuwan from Bangkok, joined by 8 of her students, one of whom is Khunying
Bupphan’s daughter Wanthip.
Even two foreign painters with very interesting
techniques have kindly agreed to participate, Rene De Wolf from Belgium and
Pierre Wittmann from Switzerland.
Eight multipurpose greeting cards from some of these
paintings will be for sale at this event: one set of 8 for 100 baht. Of
course all to raise funds for charity!
Life is a dream
“Luminous Anonymity” solo painting exhibition by Doris Kraushaar Dec. 13-31
“Colors are mirrors. As we look at them
we reflect upon and understand the world and ourselves. If we look deeply
inside, they will make us understand their principals.” Die Kabbala by V.
Colors create feelings and different moods. Each color
has its own expression and language. They bring us in touch with reality.
Each color has the same value, one color is not “better” then the other,
each one stands for itself, reflecting their part of reality. Colors are
healers and medicine at the same time.
White is the height from where it all starts and black is
the void, the last and the deepest darkness.
Red is the color of movement. It beholds aggression and
destruction, the danger of escalation, perhaps devastation. It stimulates
us. Red is also the color of passionate love. Whatever qualities it carries,
light or dark, it is always the expression of movement and life.
Blue is the color of a mothers care. If we look at blue
it creates tranquility and space. Quickly our moods disappear; it calms and
clears our mind. It is the color of the sky and sea, of still waters. It
rests in itself and invites the human eyes to plunge inside. Blue is a mild
but cool color.
Yellow is the opposite of blue, it is expansive, shining
and full of brightness. It is lightening a room, it touches us. It overcomes
borders leading us to the light. Yellow represents sensitivity, like
children, curious, observing their surrounding, blending into it. It wants
to be integrated and only in connection with other colors will it express
Red, blue and yellow are the basic colors from which the
whole spectrum emerges.
Orange is the combination of red and yellow. Yellow
enters the red offering light and creating a new identity. It is the color
of joy, love for life.
Green a symbol of growth and life. Connecting us with our
center. It is a mixture of blue and yellow. In green two worlds blend
together, the world of spirit and substance, light and darkness.
Violet is the combination of blue and red, the marriage
of cold and warm. Red enters the blue and blue protects with devotion and
cools it. It is the ecstatic embrace of female and male. Violet connects
world and soul.
Brown is the combination of red and green, covering red.
The color of bark, rust, earth. It is associated with the source of organic
existence, the nutrition force of life. The expressive shapes are penetrated
by the colors and stimulate the viewer’s fantasy. Giving space for new
Life is a dream.
International performance art festival held at CMU art museum
11 countries represented
The international Performance Art Festival was held at
Chiang Mai University (CMU)’s art museum November 20-23. 14 artists from
11 countries took part, including Thailand, Belarus, Germany, Ireland,
Spain, France, China, Philippines, Poland, Japan, and Vietnam. This was the
first time Thailand had a chance to exchange with artists from the former
Eastern Bloc and the Western Bloc.
Wawan Christiawan poured liquefied wax over his body and called it “Action
Poetry” performance art.
Chumpon Apisuk, the director of Asiatopia Working
Committee, explained performance art as a show of procedures as a work of
art itself. “When we go to the art museums or studios, all that you can
see are completed works of art,” said Chumpon. By comparison, performance
art shows movement, emotion and imagination from the beginning until the end
of the performance. The artists could apply any art techniques such as
drawing, painting, spraying, sculpturing, and dancing.
Wawan Christiawan, an artist from Indonesia, called his
performance art “Action Poetry”. He said that it did not only come from
subjective consciousness as an ideological response towards socio-cultural
problems, but also was a manifestation of the artist’s interior
It was an unusual activity performed in the usual world. It could be read
as multi interpretable text. It took the risk of becoming “something” or
“nothing at all,” Wawan concluded.