SOCIAL SCENE

Chutima Ruangdech-a-nan (left), training coordinator at the Novotel Chiang Mai, hands a bouquet of flowers to welcome the “Pod” (middle) of the “Modern Dog” Band, and Somkiat Areeyapanich (right) from Bakery Music.

Chiang Mai Mayor Boonlert Buranuprakorn (center), gives financial support worth 500,000 baht to Vorapong Muchaotai (right), president of the Thai Hotel Association, Northern Chapter, to support the recent Chiang Mai and North Travel Show and OTOP 2004 at the Municipality Office, with Sangworn Santisuk looking on.

Lilay and Dirk Wunnenberg (executive chef at the Amari Rincome) celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary with friends at To Nobody German Restaurant. The happy couple (second and third right), are flanked by Chanin Sattayarom (exec. assistant manager), local golf pro Kitti Songkaew, Amari Rincome GM Wim Fagel, and Marion Vogt (Chiangmai Mail).

Sumalee Lukuan, marketing manager of Chi Chang Computer (Thailand) and Manoch Boonplian from Sony Thai, pose with Chi Chang clients who attended the Sony Training Course at Imperial Mae Ping Hotel.

Sutthitham Jirathiwat (3rd right), executive chairman of the Central Airport Plaza, wishes Chiang Mai Governor Suwat Tantipat (second left) Happy New Year and presents him with a gift basket at Chiang Mai City Hall.

D2-hotel Chiang Mai (part of the Dusit Hotels and Resorts) management team and job applicants met at 61 Pub and Restaurant. (From left) Dieter Paul Bender (executive chef), Somock Inthavong (general manager), Linda Rasmussen (concept brand manager), Poomipan Aiumporames (project consultant), and Werapun Limsettoe (director of sales).

A jam-session of a special kind took place at the Starry Night Xmas party, when Thong, little brother of well-known local saxophone talent Narisa Cherdjareewatananun, performed ‘Jingle Bells’ with Koh Saxman (right) and Pom Autobahn (left).

Helping Hands Radio program’s DJ Dave took on a new role as ‘Santa’ when he and his little elves surprised Chiangmai Mail with a beautiful Christmas gift.