SOCIAL SCENE

20 years of being married (to the same person) is enough reason to celebrate, but having adorable children plus many good friends and family around is even better. Adichat Surinkhum (director of the Geotechnic Division at Chiangmai Hill Hotel) and his wife Wasana (Row 2, first and third from left) surrounded themselves with friends and family and organized a ‘Look back 20 years’ evening.

The May lunch of the Ladies Lunch Bunch group was a more elegant affair with the venue being the Sheraton Hotel Chiang Mai. Almost 40 members enjoyed themselves. The next Lunch Bunch will be organized in June, and details will be found on Chiangmai Mail’s Community Happenings page.

David Brown (seated with hat, front right) is seen celebrating not only his birthday, but also his retirement as a teacher from Lanna International School. The well wishers met at Pasta Way To Heaven on Nimmanahaeminda Road, and enjoyed great Italian food and karaoke until the wee hours.

Waranan and Preecha Pongcharoenkul (right - middle) hosted a party at the Fondue House for Kathleen and Henry Jardine, who are leaving the American Consulate this month for a post in India. (Front to back left) Kathleen, Becky, Henry and Mike, (Front to back right) Cheryl, Waranan, Preecha and Frank.

Vasing Kittikul, executive vice president commercial department of Thai Airways International (center), accompanied by Chantouch Srinilta, sales manger Chiang Rai, was welcomed by Marc Dumur, asst. managing director of The Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort & Spa.

The Executive Board of Skๅl International Chiang Mai and North Thailand held its first official board meeting at the Chinese Restaurant Fujian, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Resort. From left Eleanor Hardy, Chedi Chiang Mai; Sun Subsaeng, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Resort; Michael Vogt, Chiangmai Mail; David Thomas, Wanna Tours and Marc Dumur, The Legend Chiang Rai.

19 young ladies, all finalists of the Gossip Star Contest 2005, seen enjoying lunch at the Novotel Hotel Chiang Mai, before visiting Chiang Mai Zoo and keeping the pandas company.

New managing partner at the Bear’s Den, Kevin M. O’Hagen from Singapore is welcomed by ex footballer Colin Hinshelwood and Yee Hoin, bookkeeper of Internews.