SOCIAL SCENE

Orachorn Chanwiwatana, GM of Central Airport Plaza (3rd left), and Pornthep Atthakitpaisan, Sales and Promotion manager (1st left), presented a bouquet of flower to Pinyode Phiboonsongkram, marketing director of Nok Air airline, on the occasion of the opening of their new branch at Central Airport Plaza.

Sheraton Chiang Mai Hotel held their staff party at the Imperial Grand Hall, Imperial Mae Ping Hotel. The ceremony was opened by Charintorn Haprasert, Assistant Managing Director of Sheraton Chiang Mai Hotel.

Anna Bloch and Dr. Hugo Unternaehrer from Switzerland were invited by the Siriraj Nurses Alumni Association, under the Royal Patronage of Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother, to visit the school Ban Dong Moo 5 in Mae Hong Son, where both presented donations.

A Christmas evening among friends was celebrated at the Wongmalee Estate, under a huge Christmas tree. Family and friends were treated to delicacies prepared by To Nobody German Restaurant, and German wines helped to shake off the chilliness that night. Host Lance Lewis (front row, with necktie!) was a happy camper.

8,000 baht was raised by students from the Christian German School Chiang Mai (CDSC), selling hand-made products at their Christmas show. The money goes to the Akha boarding house “Elim” in Chiang Rai which offers education for young Akha children from the mountains. Ajarn Somsri and the principal of the German School Matthias Wolf presented the money to Lothar Sommerfeld, one of the initiators of that project.

The Sunday Jazz Brunch at Mi Casa is getting a strong following. Seen last Sunday were (from left) Mohamad Jesr, Tom Sexton, proprietor Vitthawas Teeta, and Simon Foord.

Catching up fact and fiction of the Show, music and diplomatic businesses were (from left) Scott Jones, FERC; Daisy Vogt, O-IQ Bangkok; Koh Mr. Saxman, and Thomas Baude, Hon. French Consul. More on the event “Jazz me to the moon” in next weeks issue.

Many people helped Esther Ting from the River Ping Palace to celebrate her birthday with(from left) Roy Blom, birthday girl Esther, Lionel from The Chedi, Manuel Reymondin from Sheraton Chiang Mai, and Guy Pace.