SOCIAL SCENE

Dirk Weeber-Arayatumsopon (3rd from right), president of the Friends of Thailand - Community and his team presented a 7,000 Euro donation to Thanin Worawitthayakhun, Director, Department of Family School for Life Foundation, at Doi Saket, Chiang Mai, on December 30, 2005.

Kongeak Wilad Rujiwatanapong, Chiang Mai deputy governor (2nd from left) and Chaiyod Lee, MD of Central Duangtawan Hotel (3rd from right) jointly presided over the opening ceremony of The Horizon Club, the Hotelís latest entertainment venue. The ceremony was joined by David Good, Director of Operation Central Company group (left) and Boonchai Suwatsakulsawat, GM of the hotel.

The festive season was thoroughly enjoyed by (from left) US C-G Bea Camp and David Summers, Wanassanan Krainara and Yutakit Wanichanond (Wind and Fire Co., Ltd.), Anchalee Kalmapijit (Maesa Elephant Camp), Nigs Pertwee (Wind and Fire Co., Ltd.), and Somrit Haikum, (President Chiangmai Guide Association).

Richard Dixon (second from left), the soul behind CDC Design Company, entertained friends at his company headquarters in the country to ring in the New Year.

The Heinrich Boell Foundation Southeast Asia Regional Office held an end of the year party and catching up on latest news were Heike Loeschmann, director of the Heinrich Boell Foundation (3rd from right), Hagen Dirksen, German Hon. Consul (right), Nai Glinhom (left), Vanvadee Suvatanashan (2nd from left), and Mr. Clarence enjoying the fresh cool evening breeze with good talks, nice food and drinks.

Typical German Christmas was celebrated at To Nobody, and contrary to public opinion, the gentleman on the left is not Santa but Chef Joerg Eisenschmidt, enjoying the spirit of the moment with Daa and Hermann Kleefisch, and Michael de Jong (DAAD Representative and lecturer at CMU) and his spouse.

Eight different nationalities united in the spirit of Christmas, and enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner at The Floating Cottage. Tom Delaney Jr. together with Kitti and Foo-Foo (first row, right) were on hand to make sure that everything was in order.

A romantic Lanna wedding took place at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai. Peter Woegerbauer and Alexandra Flickers from Austria had arranged a traditional Northern Thai romantic wedding package.