Vol. V No. 1 - Saturday December 31 2005 - January 6, 2006
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by Saichon Paewsoongnern, assisted by Teeraphon Deepet.



An interesting year comes to an end

Was 2005 a good year or bad one? The answer depends mainly upon the individual, but a brief overview of Chiang Mai itself and a scanning of our headlines shows that the Rose of the North has definitely had
its share of highs and lows.

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Newborn elephant at Maesa Elephant Camp named Kiwi Gruru

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Triumph over Santa

The U.S. Consulate Christmas party was filled with (gingerbread) sweetness and light(s), and the only single thing more exciting than the gingerbread houses to decorate was the arrival of Santa Claus. This year, like last year, he arrived in a green Triumph sleigh driven by a special elf. This year that same elf (David Summers) was supported by such a powerful team he didn’t even have to turn on his engine. The reindeer energy of Consul General Bea Camp and Management Officer Ray Murphy, and the elf muscle of Kritaya, Supranee and Wan, provided all the pushing and pulling. Santa’s Helper Jami led the charge and alerted the children that the sleigh had arrived.

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Top teams take the points

The first five teams in the Chiang Mai Pool League took winning points in last week’s matches, with La Villa victims to Half Moon’s backlash, The Wall returning to form and Chiangers and Bangers, Blue Sky Bar and The Local trundling on relentlessly.

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CMAC Under 16 Football Tournament

Every year CMAC (Chiang Mai Athletic Conference), hosts sports tournaments for all international schools in Chiang Mai. One such tournament was recently held at Prem Tinsulanonda International School. The event was hosted and directed by CDSC, the Christian German School Chiang Mai. This was the Under 16 Football tournament.

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Budding gymnasts at CMIS

The new gymnastics club at CMIS is fortunate to have a very experienced coach. Catherine Erpen began her life-long association with the sport when she was just three years old. She progressed from being a fledging gymnast at Earls School of Gymnastics in the U.K. to becoming a certified coach who ran a successful gymnastics program of her own at a local sports center.

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