‘Thank God it’s Friday Night’ seemed to be the theme at The Bears Den last week when suddenly everybody, even people who have not been around for a long time, showed up. The place was filled with laughter and good music, and nobody seemed to care that there is still about 20% to be done until The Bears Den will be ‘officially’ open.

Hagen Dirksen, Hon Consul of the Fed. Republic of Germany (standing) met with friends from Austria and Italy at the Saen Kham Terrace. All of them are keen golfers who wanted to relax with good food and wine after a ‘hard day’ on the golf course.

A very early Monday morning Super Bowl session saw a ‘full house’ at the Grillstation, when the New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers 32-29 in Houston, Texas. Bloody Marys were served and needed, and cheers and roars were heard all morning.

YMCA Chiang Mai recently hosted a “YMCA Kiddies Day” for children who are members of the association, to have fun with games, plays, and relaxation, so that they could express themselves, as well as create good relations among them at the YMCA building.

Chiang Mai Governor Suwat Tantipat, was the guest of honor at the “thank-you party” held by Chiang Mai Provincial Authorities for the private sector representatives that have helped support the government sector, as well as creating good and close relations among them. The party was held at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel recently.

An evening of appreciation was held for those who have helped by sponsoring cash money and prizes as donations and rewards for the Red Cross Fair, which was held recently at the area of the Chiang Mai Provincial Winter Fair. Seen here are guests of honor including Chiang Mai Governor Suwat Tantipat (4th from right), Mrs. Ornadda Tantipat, the governor’s wife and president of the provincial Red Cross, Chiang Mai Chapter, with Ms Wannee Lithongkul and other guests.

Every night you see many well-known faces at the small Restaurant Drunken Flower or ‘Mao Dok Mai’ at the very end of Soi Nimmanhaemin 1, one of the restaurants in town which proves that even vegetarian food does not have to be at all dull. They present a combination of ‘home cooked food’, nice music, cold drinks and good company. Seen here are (left) Bertchen and Kurt Hammer, the former chancellor of the ‘Freie Universitaet Berlin’, and (right) Prof. Dr. Guenter Faltin, Entrepreneurship Education – Freie Universitaet Berlin, with Nippawarn.

All smiling faces - the old and the new mayor visited Chiangmai Mail Office during one of his election campaigns. Now it’s official – congratulations, Boonlert Buranupakorn.