Dharaniphiphat Co Ltd., led by Jaruporn Boonaursoontorn (2nd from right), finance and accounting manager and Sarapee Lawwisek (right), internal auditor, recently presented ‘Aura’ natural mineral water to Col. Taweechai Kritacheewin (2nd from right), Civil Affairs Division director of the First Army Area as part of HM the King’s birthday celebration. ‘Aura’ natural mineral water, which has been certified by the Japanese Food Hygiene Association and shows similar mineral properties to Evian or Valvert, was distributed to volunteers during the parade at Sanam Luang during his Majesty the King’s birthday.

Chiang Mai International School celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a reunion of more than 150 former students and friends last weekend.

Darling Wine Bar and Pub was the happening place for a mixed crowd in a good mood again during the holiday season. Seen here from left: Robert, an English professor currently stationed in Japan, Howard C. Graves Jr., well known art lover in Chiang Mai, Desiree Vogt from Bangkok and Adrian o’Herlihy, the Irish chef of Amari Rincome Hotel.

Ms Phitardlak Chaichanasophon, a service center member at the International Hotel, YMCA Chiang Mai (left), and Ms Pataradon Aroonsumran (right), the marketing officer, dropped by the Chiangmai Mail offices to say Happy New Year 2004 to CMM staff. On hand to welcome them and give them best wishes for growth and prosperity is CMM editor Phitsanu Thepthong (center).

Viral Kulphakdeesighvorn (left), arm in arm with Sasithorn Srimunjanta (right), performing their once in a life time wedding ceremony, are seen cutting a wedding cake at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, Chiang Mai after a long journey of puppy love. Many relatives, friends and guests of honor flooded into the imperial grand hall to wish them well.

The most outstanding staff award at Novotel Hotel Chiang Mai was presented to Kittipong Wongwan (third left, front row), from the Food & Beverage Department and Surachai Kwangpan (second right) from the Mechanical Department, by Scott Ong, general manager (center) who presented the certificates and prizes to encourage them to continue their good work in the future. The presentation was made at Garden Terrace, Novotel Hotel Chiang Mai.

The Watananun family and friends of Jaliang Collections and ceramics were seen having a family outing at the new “Dalaabaa” Bar and Restaurant, opposite the British Council, after the New Year’s holidays. 2nd from left is Narisa C. Watananun, the talented saxophone obsessed woman who spent her Christmas holidays in Chiang Mai.

Philardlak Chaichanasophon (right, wearing red hat), a service center member at the YMCA Association, Chiang Mai organized a charity project named “YMCA Relieves the Cold” which donated clothes and textbooks from YMCA members and parents to students from Benjama II (Ban Namru) School, Chiang Dao district Chiang Mai through Theerayuth Boonthong (2nd left), the school director.