The Legend Boutique River Resort and Spa which is getting ready for Loy Krathong and the Christmas Season welcomed Rinaree Sripen, better know as Khun Joy, a presenter of Pew Pak TV program Channel TV 3 at the resort with GM Marc Dumur on hand to welcome her.

The Rotary Club Chiang Mai West enjoys having numerous visitors. President Frank Weicks welcomed Rotarian John Vloet, The Riverside; Rotarian William Hurndell, Rotary Club of Pattaya; as well as Rotarian Nattaya Peuakpan, Rotary Club of Pattaya; Sherry Brenner, volunteer at the Foundation for Older Person’s Development; Sawang Kaewkantha, exec. director FOPDEV; and President Cavalliere Peter Rottman, Rotary Club of Kasang-Buriram.

The Glass Onion is becoming very popular. (Left to right) Sutthichok Linprasert, division manager and counselor at CMU; Miss Nida Laohavad, Kris Lee, proprietor of the Glass Onion; and Mike Hock, senior counselor at Chiang Mai University, International Center.

Congratulations to Roy, John, Mark and Tom, who won the tightly fought quiz contest at the Soho Bar, opposite Kad Suan Kaew last Thursday. Proprietor Paddy Linehan also donated 1000 baht towards the upcoming Hillside Charity Roof party in January plus a signed copy of his latest book for the next raffle - to be drawn on November 5 at the ‘Topsy Turvy’ night.

(From left) Shawn Crispin, who made headlines for the Far Eastern Economic Review in 2002, and who is also on the Committee to Protect Journalists and Human Rights Watch in New York, together with Rodney Tasker, retiredFar Eastern Economic Review’ editor and veteran Burma specialist writer, Bertil Lintner, and Robert Tilley enjoyed digging up old stories at the Writers Club and Wine Bar.

John from Ireland (second from left) and Jessica from London (third from left) enjoyed the hospitality at the Green Oasis from proprietors Michael Nietsche and Khun Orapin, who even named one dish after Jessica. You can enjoy a ‘Jessica breakfast’ at the Green Oasis daily between 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. behind Bake and Bike Shop on Kotchasarn Road

The gardens at the Ping River were illuminated, and the guests in a festive mood when Le Crystal Restaurant Chiang Mai opened last Saturday, after having survived all three floods in the pre-opening stages. Happy to welcome the guests of honor were (from right) proprietor Riddhi Damrong Diskul, his son Avirud Diskul, his brother Anantachai Hansasuta and Sotaya Manee-orn, from the General Distribution Service for French Food.

Finalizing the arrangements for the upcoming Chiangmai Bike Week 2005 in December were (from left) Akaraporn Charnwaiwit (Tan), marketing executive V.V.P. Automobile; Somkuan Sirichitrachinda, deputy managing director V.V.P. Automobile and Authorized BMW dealer, Erwin Ruser, BMW manager Motorrad, Marion Vogt, Chiangmai Mail, and David Unkovich, Chiang Mai’s own map-man.