SOCIAL SCENE

Chiang Mai Governor Suwat Tantipat (4th from right) presided over the grand opening ceremony for the first and only Mushroom Suki Restaurant in Thailand. Great and warm welcomes were given by Jandee Taweeapiradeesathit, the chairman of Mushroom Suki Restaurant at 255/13 – 17 Mahidol Rd. The honorable guests, together with Governor Suwat were patiently gathering to let the media take their pictures.

Tad Hosoi, director of the ‘International Douglas College’ from Canada, met and shared opinions about an education cooperation project between Rajabhat Institute Chiang Mai and Douglas College, Canada. Rajabhat Institute executives gave Tad Hosoi a very warm welcome and both parties agreed on the tremendous education opportunity for Thai students as well as for Canadian students if an agreement can be found which benefits all.

Men don’t gossip? That’s what is usually said but this happy table at Darling’s is for sure not discussing politics. Language is also no barrier and the key issue of the night was when and if the high season 2003/2004 finally starts. From left: John, Lucas, Dick and Martin.

Yowvares Shinawatra (3rd from left), president of the Northern Women’s Foundation for Vocational Skill Development Under Royal Patronage, presided over the ‘Pa Pee Pa Nong Moo Haw’ (reunion) party at the Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel ballroom.

Last Friday, Past President Surachai (4th from left) from the Rotary Club of Chiang Mai West donated a wheelchair to a 32 year old polio victim from Burma. The presentation took place at the Chankran Mosque and was witnessed by the Imam and other dignitaries from the mosque.

Rajabhat Institute Chiang Mai held a graduation ceremony for exchange students in language and cultures from Japan. During the ceremony, there were performances from students, including local Japanese music.