Secrets of Dreams made some dreams come true!
Check for your number in the lucky draw!
One week after the event at Chiang Mai University
Convention Center, Ulrike Kneitschel, director of Subnotic Events and
Promotion and her organizing team distributed the funds raised.
Dr. Jao Duan Dueng na Chiang Mai received a token of appreciation from
Cherdkiat Chaiyaman for being a part of the ‘Secrets of Dreams’ and for
overseeing the prize draw. (Photo by Michael Vogt)
The marketing strategy of this and future events was
discussed and many warm words were spoken about the children from the
different schools and organizations who also worked so hard to help others
After deducting all costs, 76,000 baht was handed out,
with 50,000 baht to the Regional Juvenile Center 7, received by Cherdkiat
Chaiyaman; 20,000 baht to the Foundation for Disabled Children (FDC) in
Thailand, received by Luc Masschelein, the director and another 6,000 baht
went to the School of Life which takes care of AIDS orphans or children in
extreme need. Quite an achievement for just one entertaining evening.
committee members, representatives of the charities and organizers pose for
a last group picture (from right) Peeraphol Kongsamuth, (Subnotic Events
& Promotion), Saisakul Ratanamarno, (Subnotic Events & Promotion
event manager), Ulrike Kneitschel (director of Subnotic Events &
Promotion), Mareijke Masschelein, Chao Pakinai Na Chiangmai, Dr. Chao Duang
Duen Na Chiang Mai, Luc Masschelein (director of FDC), Cherdkiat Chaiyaman
(director Regional Juvenile Training Center 7), Mom Luang Preeyapun
Sridhavat (director Chiangmai Ballet Academy), and Miss Apinya
Songrungrueng. (Photo by Michael Vogt)
The prize drawing of the entrance tickets from last week’s
happening was carried out and all readers should check their handbags and
find where you left your used entrance ticket which might be worth a couple
of thousand baht. Please check color and number!
1.) 1st Prize: 2 Return Flight tickets, Chiang
Mai-Bangkok-Chiang Mai with Orient Thai Airline go to Yellow Ticket ‘7 1 8’.
2.) 2nd Prize: 4 Days-3 Nights at the beautiful Tongsay
Bay Resort Hotel on Ko Samui for 2 person go to Pink Ticket ‘4 0 5’.
3.) Lunch Buffet for two person at La Gritta - Green
Ticket ‘0 2 2’
4.) Dinner for 2 at the Riverside Bar & Restaurant -
VIP Ticket ‘0 0 6’.
5.) Dinner for 2 at the Riverside Bar & Restaurant -
Pink Ticket ‘4 2 6’.
6.) Dinner for 2 at the Riverside Bar & Restaurant -
Blue Ticket ‘0 4 3’.
7.) 1 year Subscription Chiangmai Mail: - VIP Ticket ‘0
8.) 1 year Subscription Chiangmai Mail - Green Ticket ‘1
9.) 1 year Subscription Chiangmai Mail - Green Ticket ‘1
10.) 1 year Subscription Chiangmai Mail - Yellow Ticket
‘1 9 5’.
Prizes can be picked up at Subnotic Events &
Promotion office: 4/1 Tapae Rd. Soi 4, Changklarn, A.Muang, Chiangmai 50100,
Tel: 053-207-141, 01-027-1335 Further details at www.subnotic.com
Prizes expire after July 26, 2004. All prizes that have not been picked
up until this date will be send to a public auction. All proceeds of this
auction will be donated directly to the three charity organizations taking
part in the charity event "The Secret of Dreams".
Unusual exhibition of English painter Philip Moysey’s works
A collectors’ exhibition at the Writers’ Club
The ghost of the great Austrian Expressionist artist
Oskar Kokoschka hovers around an unusual exhibition in Chiang Mai of works
by one of his favorite pupils, the English painter Philip Moysey.
Tilley (left) and collector Keith Baalham talking arts (Photo: Michael
Moysey met Kokoschka in 1939 in England, where the
celebrated Austrian artist had sought refuge after his work had been
banned by Hitler’s Nazi regime. Moysey and Kokoschka became friends and
the exiled Austrian nurtured the still raw talent of the young Englishman,
who went on to become a leading artistic observer of the English country
scene. Several important Moysey works found their way to Thailand after an
English collector friend, Keith Baalham, emigrated there, taking his
eclectic portfolio of European art with him.
Kokoschka predicted that Moysey’s artistic
representation of contemporary England would some day be "accepted as
historical testimony". Visitors to the Moysey exhibition at Chiang
Mai’s Writers Club and Wine Bar can test the validity of that
prediction. What certainly comes across is the influence of Kokoschka on
his English pupil - Moysey’s individual observation of peculiarly
English country characters has a universality that spans continents.
But there is a deeper meaning to Moysey’s work. The
flame that the Nazis tried to extinguish still burns, like the Thai forest
that bursts into life with the onset of the rains. There are forces in
this world that can’t be suppressed - nature and its natural ally, the
artist, are two of the most powerful.
The Philip Moysey exhibition runs at the Writers Club and Wine Bar,
141/3 Rachadamnoen Road (between Tapei Gate and Wat Prah Sing) until July
9 (closed Mondays).
Art to give your soul a boost
Picasso, Van Gogh, Rodin and Dali come to Chiang Mai
"Restoring the Soul of the East" is the title
of an exhibition currently on show at the Chiang Mai National Museum. It is
a collaborative effort by two artists, Watchara Prayoonkham and Chaturong
Watchara said that the inspiration of this work was
sparked some years ago while listening to Jonas, a popular Luk Thung singer,
performing beautiful and gentle songs. He wanted to reflect those social
scenes. "Some people are lazy and do not want to work hard, but hope
they will get rich by buying lottery tickets. Many people can only copy
other people’s work but do not know about the arts. This shows that the
spirit in people today is weakening," he said.
fiberglass and wax statue of Pablo Picasso, the famous Spanish artist who
Consequently he wanted to return to the prosperous
Sukhothai era, the "Golden Age" of Thai art, and encourage today’s
young generation to know more about those times and develop, maintain and
preserve Thai arts and culture.
Watchara has tried to make his works realistic with many
fiberglass and wax statues classified as super-real. Each took around 45
days to complete.
"I want the public to view this exhibition so that
they fall in love with the past, discovering our own Thai history, and then
they can tell young people to take care of and develop their minds, not to
be fixated on worldly things but instead develop their soul and goodness as
Thais, all the time," he said.
He explained he had created images of the four famous
artists Pablo Picasso (1881-1918), Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Vincent Van
Gogh (1853-1890) and Salvador Dali (1904-1989), whose works have exerted a
great influence on the present generation.
The other artist displaying his works, Chaturong, has
expressed his feelings in his work mainly in Buddhist themes.
The exhibition is open daily until June 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. except
US extravaganza for 4th of July party
All US passport holders and their guests are welcome
The 4th of July is almost here, the time
for all Americans to start thinking about their plans for celebrating the
birth of their nation.
To do its part, the American Consulate General would
like to invite all US passport holders, and their guests, to come down to
the American Consulate and join in on another exciting July 4th
public demand, Elvis will leave Graceland and show up again, and again and
There will be hot dogs and other American food and
drinks, live entertainment every hour, a massage booth, a voting
information booth, a bouncy castle, as well as fabulous door prizes like
free dinners, a free cooking lesson, beautiful jade carvings and even
"If you haven’t seen Elvis for a while, or had a
Budweiser or Fresca in months or years, come on over," says
Coordinator Lindy Santitharangkul. "You could be the lucky person to
win a return ticket to Luang Prabang."
Here is the schedule of entertainment:
2 p.m. the gates open. Come and discover what food
options are available, and stop by the free craft booth and make a
patriotic necklace. "The Bouncy Castle will be inflated, kids, so
take off your shoes and give it a try."
3 p.m. The Prince Royal College Band will perform.
4 p.m. The Payap Choral Group will sing.
5 p.m. Robin the Magician performs with tricks and
6 p.m. "Elvisky" makes us think that Elvis
Presley is alive and well and in Chiang Mai for the 4th of July 2004.
(This is an encore performance from 2002 and 2003.)
7 p.m. The Chiang Mai Choral Society takes to the stage
and sings a variety of American favorites followed by a sing along.
8 p.m. Fireworks!
Your admission ticket gives you a chance at the
fabulous door prizes, admission to all the entertainment, supplies offered
at the crafts booth (like beads, polishes and face paints), all the water
you can drink, the fireworks display and much more. Restaurants will also
be setting up booths on the Consulate grounds, such as Bud’s Ice Cream,
McDonalds, and Ya Ya Dumplings.
The event will be on Sunday, July 4th at the American
Consulate, 387 Wichayanond Road, Chiang Mai. Parking is available at the
municipality (tessabahn) just north of the Consulate. It will be a full
day’s worth of fun and entertainment, and all Americans and their
friends and families are encouraged to come.
If you have a friend who isn’t American, they may come as a guest of
an American passport holder, provided their ID or passport number is
submitted to the Consulate by Thursday, July 1. Admission is 50 baht for
adults and 20 baht for children. For more information, call 053-252-629,
ext. 0. You can call with the guest information, or email it to
Bananas can cure many sicknesses
If you want a quick fix for flagging energy levels there’s
no better snack than a banana. Amongst other helpful things, bananas can
also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and
conditions making it a must to add to your daily diet. Over the past couple
of weeks we’ve looked at many of these illnesses and conditions, and now
here are the rest:
Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas
as a ‘cooling’ fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional
temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women
eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help
SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer, trypotophan.
Smoking: Bananas can also help people trying to give
up smoking, as the high levels of Vitamin C, A1, B6, B12 they contain, as
well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover
from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps
normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body’s
water-balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, there by
reducing our potassium levels. These can be re-balanced with the help of a
high-potassium banana snack.
Strokes: According to research in ‘The New England
Journal of Medicine’ eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the
risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!
Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that,
if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on
the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a
plaster or surgical tape!
So you see a banana really is a natural remedy for many
When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the
protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the
vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also
rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around.
So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so
that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"
Aromatherapy - Essential
oils and their use and strength
Ban Sabai Spa,
President Thai Lanna Spa Association
Aromatherapy combines the soothing, therapeutic touch
of massage with the beneficial properties of essential oils. The smell
touches our senses, it has the power to transform our emotions and cure
our bodies. It can take us to another place and time. Let us guide you to
your aroma destination by explaining some essential oils and their use and
Botanical Name: Pelargonium graveolens
Common Origins: France, Morocco, China
Aromatherapy Use: calming, uplifting, emotionally balancing, anti-anxiety,
Suggested Use: bath, massage, diffuser, skin care,
perfume, room spray
Fragrance: strong leafy-rose, fruity-mint undertones
Blends With: Bergamot, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lavender,
Rose, Patchouli, Basil
Medicinal Information: astringent; strong anti-diarrhea
properties; styptic; anti-hypertensive; good antibacterial, and some
anti-tubercular properties; tranquilizing; slows/evens the heartbeat.
Insect repellant. Useful in skin care both to fight oily skin and to
soothe inflamed/dry areas.
Botanical Name: Juniperus communis
Common Origins: a common conifer
Aromatherapy Use: stimulating yet calming, refreshing,
revitalizing, purifying, strengthening
Suggested Uses: Bath, compress, diffuser
Medicinal Information: strong diuretic (increases the
rate of kidney filtration), circulatory stimulant; strong antiviral,
antibacterial, and antifungal properties, astringent, thus beneficial for
acne; anti-inflammatory properties.
Usage Warnings: avoid if pregnant.
Botanical Name: Lavendula angustifolia / Lavandula
Aromatherapy Use: calming, relaxing,
anti-stress/anti-depressant, balancing, refreshing, cleansing
Suggested Uses: bath, massage, skin care, compress,
room spray. - A few drops on a cloth placed in the dryer with laundry
freshen and sanitize it naturally.
Fragrance: a sweet, balsamic, floral aroma. Widely used
in perfumes and potpourris
Blends With: many different oils.
Medicinal Information: immune-stimulant;
anti-parasitic, insect repellant; anti-inflammatory, analgesic, cleansing.
As with Chamomile, Lavender is complex oil with many actions and therefore
many uses. Beneficial to various stress-related problems such as headache
and insomnia. Beneficial as inhalant for respiratory illness; Excellent
antiseptic properties combined with a gentle skin-soothing action make it
beneficial for eczema, psoriasis, burns, dermatitis, and earache.
Undiluted, it is soothing to insect bites and stings. One of the safest of
all oils; can be applied directly to cuts and superficial burns.
"When in doubt, try Lavender".