When one of Chiang Mai’s leading charity ladies celebrated her 6th cycle birthday (72), many people from the community showed respect and followed the invitation to Somboon Suprasert’s (Auntie Boon) birthday party at the Amari Rincome Hotel. Sitting from left: Auntie Boon, Chao Duangduen na Chiangmai and Mrs. Kalantakasuwan from Baan Celadon with lots of birthday guests and family.

Tun had a double reason to celebrate: his 22nd birthday and his successful graduation from the University of Melbourne. Helping him eat his birthday cake at Saenkham Terrace were little brother Tem (7), his parents Dolly (sitting next to him) and Purij Mahadumrongkul, as well as Wanpen and Hagen Dirksen. Congratulations!

Is it business or pleasure? One can never be quite sure since eating at To Nobody Restaurant always guarantees ‘satisfaction’. From left to right: Miss O, Scott Major, a professional computer specialist in Chiang Mai, chef and owner of To Nobody Joerg Eisenschmidt, Klaus E. Kappler, MD of K.E.K. Gems, and his wife Papatsorn.

Recently, Chiangmai Mail Managing Director Michael Vogt (not shown) hosted a luncheon party to celebrate the New Year among the CMM staff, after working hard for a successful 2003. At the same time, the party also marked the farewell and thank you for the outgoing staff reporters Phisut Itsaracheewawat, 2nd left, who will join the Bangkok Post, and Natchawi Srirat, 3rd left, who will soon start her studies in the US.

Kanitha Srirat (seated 2nd right), the director of Radio and Television Thailand, TV Channel 11, Chiang Mai Station, recently hosted a farewell dinner party at Jiathongheng Chinese Restaurant for Vichai Chatchawanwit, standing 3rd from right, an official who retired from the United States Information Service (USIS), US Embassy, Bangkok. Meanwhile, the party was also to mark the New Year celebration for those who had won US government scholarships for a journalism exchange program trip to the USA, which were Phitsanu Thepthong, standing 2nd left, from Chiangmai Mail, Amnart Chongyosying from Pak Nua northern news daily, standing 2nd right, and Boonyarit Tulaphan, standing left.

Chef Alain Besson (standing back row) from Chez Gibus recently had the pleasure of welcoming Rudy and Joon from Horeca, along with a bunch of friends. As one can see, everyone enjoyed Alain’s Swiss hospitality, in addition to his fabulous selection of food and wines.

Warut Boonyaanan, assistant general manager of Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel, and Somboon Rattanamethanon, entertainment manager, gave a warm welcome to the 4 boys from ‘B-MIX’: Peramin Wongbiesat (Min), Panthawat Boolaveth (Dotch), Jatuchok Wangsuwannakit (Ko), and Krit Pongpan (Ta). The concert was held on January 25, at the ground stage of Kad Suan Kaew shopping park and hotel complex.

Dr. Med. Vet. Somporn Pornwisethsirikun, chief of the Chiang Mai Animal Health Development Office, was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club Chiangmai West. After having given in-depth information about the very current “Bird flu” issue, he received a certificate of appreciation from president-elect Preecha.