SOCIAL SCENE

Kopchai Jirathiwat, chairman of the board of Central Pattana Pub. Co., had dinner with PM Thaksin Shinawatra, to discuss trends in the North of Thailand economy.

It was a ‘Thank You – See you again soon’ Party for John Smith (standing, rear left) at the stylish decorated garden of Nara Restaurant. John proved himself as an asset to the Chiang Mai singing community, but has to return to England. A musical interlude, featuring John Smith and friends was organized by John Cooley (standing back right).

Air Product(s) from Singapore, held their “ASIA GAD CONFERENCE 2005” seminar at Amora Tapae Chiang Mai Hotel at the end of November.

The 6th Nimmanhaeminda Art and Design Promenade was officially opened by the General Manager of Amari Rincome Hotel, Wim Fagel (right), on the evening of Friday December 2, 2005, thanking the TAT Director of the Northern Region, Junnapong Saranak (left), for the help and sponsorship. This year the Nimmanhaeminda Art and Design Promenade sponsored victims of the Tsunami in the south of Thailand, as well people who were affected by the flooding in Chiang Mai.

Celebrating a birthday among close friends and family was the German Hon. Consul Hagen Dirksen, (from left) Pim Fiat, birthday boy Hagen with his wife Wanphen, Mrs. Fischer from Bangkok, amongst friends and staff from Saenkham Terrace and Baan Saen Doi Spa.

U.S. Peace Corps volunteers visited IC-ACE for a briefing on the CC2U: College Connect admissions program. Ann and Fred Ceely (center) from Santa Monica, California, currently teach English in Phrae and received first hand information from Mike Hock (left) and Suttichok Linprasert, Counselor & Division Manager of IC-ACE (EducationUSA Advising Center).

Assoc. Prof. Wiphada Khunawigtikul, Dean of the Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University, (middle) welcomed Prof. Marilyn E. Parker, Director of Quantum Foundation Center for Innovation, School of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, USA, (right), on the occasion of leading 14 graduating nursing students to visit the Faculty of Nursing CMU.