SOCIAL SCENE

Athletes from Rajabhat Institute that attended the Vieng Ping Games in Chiang Mai had their party at Lotus Hotel Pang Suan Kaew to celebrate all the medals they earned.

Friends met Saturday night for a glass of wine at To Nobody. From left: Panya (Gaed) and Victor Haensenberger, Chef Joerg Eisenschmidt, Max, Sunisa Eisenschmidt, Peter Bachmann, plant manager of VSL, who was in Chiang Mai on a New Year’s visit from Taiwan with his wife Phat Bachmann.

Friends from all over the world met at Amari and tried the Australian food at La Gritta. Talks of the night were divided between equestrian and golf issues. From left: seated are Doris with son Billy from Los Angeles, her sister Pranee Hansen holding on to Billy. Second row left Dr. Sakai, pharmacist and Dr. Somsanguan, associate professor and ophthalmologist from Chiang Mai, Pranee, Kitty Sornkaew, golf pro from Bangkok, now Lamphun, back row: Mathias Hansen, president Club Aldiana Worldwide, Marion Vogt, CMM and Otto Walter, world-renowned equestrian specialist and trainer of the US Olympic Team.

Naratip Thepmongkol, sales executive of Northern Heritage Resort & Spa (second left), wished a very happy new year recently to Phitsanu Thepthong, editor of Chiangmai Mail, and the whole team.

Always place to meet some like-minded and good people in a good mood is the Bears Den, one of the latest watering holes in the Chiang Mai Pub scene. Seen here having a good time and enjoying the cool breeze at the riverfront are in no particular order but from left to right: Jack, Spud, George and Supak, in the middle Chef John, host David with his lovely wife Anne, Spike and Joy, Paul and Lek.

World Vision Foundation of Thailand, northern office representatives led by Somluck Khamsaen, Editor publications and communications officer, dropped by Chiangmai Mail to present a New Year’s gift and best wishes to CMM staff. Seen here Michael Vogt (2nd right), MD, and Phitsanu Thepthong (center), editor are on hand to receive them.

Chiangmai Orchid Hotel’s PR manager Chanjira Meechai (left) dropped by the good offices of the Chiangmai Mail to wish all the best for 2004. Phitsanu Thepthong (center) and Rattiya Palee, sales officer of CMM were happy to receive those good wishes.