“6th Children’s Walking Street” music contest held at Kad Suan Kaew
Youth’s are seen attending and
performing during the music contest at Kad Suan Kaew.
Kad Suan Kaew shopping park & hotel complex recently held a music talent
show and band competition. Children from 24 districts and representatives
from the Chiang Mai Children’s Council participated in the event.
This activity provided a competition of music ability for youth aged 13-20
years old at the “6th Children’s Walking Street” on February 10, at Pro.com
playgrounds on the third floor zone C of Kad Suan Kaew.
There were 50 bands that competed, including both male and female musicians.
Each band had 10 minutes to play a fast song and a slow song. This allowed
every band to show all the techniques and tricks they possessed.
The winning band was Super Rider, who received 4,000 baht and a prize shield
from Chiang Mai Governor Wichai Srikuan, and a certificate from Ajarn Komet
Patcharawatpiriyachayanon from the Chiang Mai Children’s Council.
Super Rider has 7 members including Sopida Thanakam (lead female vocalist),
Korakot Tunkaew (lead male vocalist), Sattravut Innkam (guitar), Panuwat
Srisuwan (drums), and Natthavut Rungarunwan (guitar). They played the slow
song New World (Lok Bai Mai), and Honeyed Tongue Verse (Sakkawa Pakwan) as
their fast song.
The runner up band, Jive, received 2,000 baht, and a prize shied and
certificate from the governor. The third place band was The Teacher, who
received 1,000 baht and a prize shied and certificate.
Super Rider and Jive also won the popular votes award from attendees. Each
of them received another 1,000 baht prize to take home for this honor.
Another band at the contest.
APIS celebrates International Day
APIS students in kimonos
celebrating Japanese culture during International Day.
by Kath Phillips
The American Pacific International School saw a buzz of activity on the Main
Boarding Campus as members of the school community donned their national
costumes and flew their countries’ flags to celebrate International Day. A
first for APIS, this will definitely be an occasion to repeat.
and Ryan’s dance was a true delight.
During the last school year, a number of individual cultural evenings were
held and tastes of different cultures were enjoyed, but bringing everything
together as this day did was a delight for all. There were performances from
Korean and Thai drums to American Swing dancing and there was more food than
anyone could manage with all the flavors of the east as well as Australian,
American and British specialties.
The Parade of Nations brought Iran, Israel and Iraq together and there were
quizzes and competitions for all while the children enjoyed a range of
activities designed especially for them.
A real family occasion in which all the elements of the school’s community
participated provided a great day for all. Next year we hope there will be
more local visitors - so be prepared to join us!
Even the older ones joined in
to celebrate Iraq at International Day.
winners from CMIS
by Matthew Foxen
(CMIS High School English Teacher)
The heart of a parent or teacher shines with joyous pride when exposed to
the successes of children and/or students; thus, with a heart that turns the
yellow sun green with envy, this teacher takes great delight in relating the
successes of two of his creative writing students.
Matthew Foxen, Kim Vonbunyong and Jinjutha Na Srito.
Each year, Thai students are invited to submit English essays to the Junior
IMPAC writing competition. Last November, two CMIS students - 11th grader
Jinjutha Na Srito and 12th grader Kim Vonbunyong - submitted short stories,
following the theme: “A Tale of Thai Grace and Compassion.” The winners of
the Northern region were announced on February 8, and both entrants from
CMIS went home with prizes.
Second prize, a 5,000 baht merit award, went to Kim’s story: “The Canary
Ladies and My Song.” Jinny’s story: “Only in Thailand,” won her the first
place prize of 10,000 baht and a trip to Bangkok for the national
The competition took place on February 12, and the national award of a trip
to the Senior IMPAC awards in Dublin went to a young woman from the south.
Congratulations to both Kim and Jinny for their excellence in writing. Both
are excited about their achievements, and have voiced a willingness to
continue writing in the future.