Wake held for Adrian O’Herlihy
Irish send-off, to be sure, to be sure!
Despite only two years in Chiang Mai, it seems like
Adrian O’Herlihy has lived here all his life. Everyone was used to the
always smiling face of the bustling Irish chef Adrian O’Herlihy, be it at
La Gritta, the Amari Coffee Shop, or on the golf course. (Of course there
were other nocturnal outlets where his Irish brogue could be heard and he
could be seen having a good time as that’s what you have, if you enjoy
good food in Chiang Mai.)
in Irish Plus 4’s with Irish chef Adrian W. O’Herlihy (from left)
Grahame, Mervyn, Chef Adrian, David and Norman.
He was always eager to lend a hand. His outgoing
personality and his professionalism when it came to cooking made him a great
resource for anybody who needed help regarding a recipe.
and boys of all ages and persuasions wished Adrian a great start in Bejing.
(From left) Yupin, Daisy, Michael, Dot, Doris and Raffaela.
Sunday night at The Bear’s Den’ saw a huge crowd of
people, and believe it or not, even some real Irish, to be sure, to be sure.
Some even arrived in Irish Plus 4’s, but it was not known whether this was
done in Adrian’s honor, or just to be ready bright and early for golf the
Den host David Studwicke and ‘The Pub’ host Grahame Quinn were also in
high spirits (or was that high on spirits?).
The variety of people who considered Adrian as a friend
during his stay in the rose of the north could be seen in the guests and the
noise level soon reached a high score on the neighborhood tolerance scale.
But begorrah, this was a wake where the guest of honor was still alive! To
be sure, to be sure.
came to enjoy the Irish hospitality one last time. (From left) Chanin,
resident manager at the Amari Rincome, Chef Adrian, Plakaporn Amari
Rincome’s administration manager, Nong, Budget customer relations manager,
Oi and Tony, the new food and beverage manager of the Amari Rincome Hotel.
Adrian is moving on to Beijing in China, but everybody present at the
farewell wished him a most successful and enjoyable time, and that he will
be back as often as possible for a good round of golf, a cold beer and good
Thai food. May everybody have recovered from the wake by the time this
article is published.
manager Wim Fagel, Chef Adrian and the whole kitchen crew of the Rincome
came together for a goodbye photo session.
The International Conference on Health Promotion held in Chiang Mai
To achieve the World Health Organization (WHO) aims of in
health promotion, 735 participants from 16 participant countries in five
continents joined a conference in Chiang Mai to exchange experiences, widen
their vision and build a more globally coordinated mission.
Prior to the conference, a
press conference was held on October 19, participated by Assoc. Prof. Wipada
Kunaviktikul, dean of CMU’s Nursing Faculty, Prof. Dr. Ada Sue Hinshaw,
from the School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Prof. Dr. Noel Chrisman,
from the School of Nursing, University of Washington, and Prof. Dr. Ether
Chang from the School of Nursing, Family & Community Health, University
of Western Sydney, as well as Areekul Amornsriwattanakul from the Thai
Health Promotion Foundation.
The press was briefed on the results of the conference by
Assoc Prof Wipada Kunaviktikul, dean of CMU’s Nursing Faculty; Prof Ada
Sue Hinshaw, from the School of Nursing, University of Michigan; Prof Noel
Chrisman, from the School of Nursing, University of Washington, Prof Esther
Chang from the School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, University of
Western Sydney and Areekul Amornsriwattanakul from the Thai Health Promotion
Prof Chrisman stated that health promotion organizations
in Seattle, USA had learned from and duplicated many of Thailand’s
methods, especially in community involvement. In the past US government
supplied only 5 percent of its health budget on health and disease promotion
and research while 95 percent was given to health treatment, said Prof
Chrisman. However, this was changing, he said.
Areekul said that formerly the main problem for
Thailand’s health promotion was a lack of networks in this field. The rise
of public involvement in health promotion was one of indicators of success
in health promotion of the Health Promotion Foundation and the country as a
whole, said Areekul.
The conference was expected to produce guidelines for
future coordination between participating countries and to stimulate more
research dealing with health promotion, said Assoc Prof Wipada.
Site visits to community health service centers and schools in Chiang Mai
would provide a chance for personnel from other countries to observe the
Thai methods, added Assoc Prof Wipada.
Bikers revving and
roarin’ to raise funds
Rev up your bikes and get ready for the next “Bike
Week” to raise funds for charity in Chiang Mai and Lampang.
Organized by the North Comet Motorcycle Club Chiang Mai,
Tourism Authority of Thailand, and T-Gear, the Chiang Mai Bike Week has the
added aims of promoting tourism in the northern region and strengthening
relationships among biker clubs, said Supoj Weerapreechameth, chairman of
the North Comet Motorcycle Club.
left to right) Supoj Weerapreechameth, chairman of the North Comet
Motorcycle Club, Jumpol Saranark, director of TAT, Radab Kanchanawanik,
Worawit Ong-krutraksa, activity department manager for the North Comet
Motorcycle Club, and Erwin Luser, BMW motorcycle manager at the press
conference held on October 23.
A welcome party, fair and Miss Chiang Mai Bike Week
competitions will take place at the Central Airport Plaza December 10-11.
On December 11, participants will head for the Elephant
Hospital (Elephant Conservation Center) in Lampang, to hand over a charity
donation to support the project to protect Thai elephants.
Previous recipients have included the Provincial Police
Bureau, Region 5 with money to purchase sniffer dogs and bullet-proof
jackets for the Border Patrol Police.
The organizers hope to attract 600 bikers from other
countries to join the bike week. “That will make up a total number of
1,500 bikers from Thailand and surrounding countries to visit Chiang Mai and
support social charity,” said Supoj.
The Lampang Bike Week will be held as a warm-up on
November 20, at an open space near the Municipality Market 4 opposite Big C
hypermarket. The money raised will go to the Leprosy Fund.