Beauty school holds graduation party
The 2008 Ketsiri Beauty School
Director of the Ketsiri Beauty School Siriwan Thong-Ampai hosted a
party for more than 60 graduating students on June 7, with Mayor Itthipol
Khunplome, Somchai Jitnuang, director of the Chonburi Education Department
in Zone 3, and former Chonburi member of parliament Chanyuth Hengtrakul
turning up to wish the graduates well in their future careers.
Itthipol presented certificates to the four outstanding students of the
year, and Somchai presented certificates to the five students who had
completed the most outstanding projects.
The graduation certificates had been presented to the students by Siriwan on
May 23, the party having been organized as a final celebration before the
graduates move into the business sector.
Mayor Itthipol Khunplome (3rd
left), Siriwan Thong-Ampai (center)
and Somchai Jitnuang (3rd right) present certificates
to the top students from Ketsiri Beauty School.
Regent’s School, Pattaya names Head Students for 2008-2009
(Head of Secondary)
After a nomination process which included written applications, casual
interviews with existing Head Students Joyce Lin and Girish Balakrishnan, weeks
of campaigning and ultimately speeches to the Secondary School at assembly, the
voting took place for all students from Years 11 to 13 and from the teaching
Hyun Jin and Kachin Hengprasartporn receive congratulations from Dr Virachai
The successful candidates where announced at the senior prize giving by Joyce
and Girish and received their first congratulations on stage from the Chairman
of the Board of Governors, Dr Virachai Techavijit.
Congratulations to Chung Hyun Jin - the new Head Girl and to Kachin (Chang)
Hengprasartporn - the new Head Boy. They received their badges from the
Principal, Mr. Mike Walton at the Secondary School assembly the following day.
Their first major job - to appoint their team of Prefects to assist them in
leading the students of The Regent’s School, Pattaya next year!
BPH provides free dental care for Mercy Center children
Many of the baby teeth are gone.
Dr Thammarat checks this youngster
This youngster uses a mirror to
watch as Dr Napaporn works.
The Mercy Center Foundation took 14 children to the Bangkok Hospital
Pattaya for free dental care on June 7, under a project organized by the
hospital to provide care to underprivileged children.
Dr Tasanee Lertusahakool of the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya’s dental clinic, who
had initiated the project, was there to welcome the youngsters.
Under the program, the hospital provides dental checkups, a preventive dentistry
program, and emergency dental treatment to the children under the care of the
None of the 14 children showed any signs of being afraid of the dental
examination, and after the session was finished they were delighted to receive
balloons and toys from the hospital staff.
Fred Doell (back left) and Neera
Sirisampan (back right)
pose with the youngsters from the Mercy Center.
Bangkok Hospital Pattaya
goes Arabic at VC Hotel
(L to R) Dr Boonkiat Viwatdecha,
the M.D. of the VC Hotel; Dr Kritavit Lertutsahakul, CEO of Bangkok Hospital
Pattaya, Mayor Itthipol Khunplome and Dr. Pichit Kangwolkij, the director of
Bangkok Hospital Pattaya cut the ribbon to officially open the new kiosk.
Dr. Iain Corness
The Bangkok Hospital Pattaya continued in its ground-breaking health
promotions with the opening of a new health information ‘kiosk’ at the VC Hotel
in South Pattaya.
This new project is similar to the kiosk which has been running in the Royal
Garden Plaza for some years, but with the major difference that the VC Hotel
kiosk is specifically set up to service the Arabic community and tourists. To do
this, the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya has increased the number of its Arabic
speaking coordinators so that the kiosk can be manned every day from 1 p.m.
until 5 p.m. with personnel who can communicate directly and easily with the
The new Pattaya City mayor, Itthipol Khunplome, addressed the gathering,
stressing the fact that Pattaya is a tourist city, and his administration was
behind all moves to further promote tourism to this region. In an exclusive
interview with Pattaya Mail TV, the mayor said that he was very excited by the
way the hospital had gone about providing this facility for the Arabic
During his official welcome, Dr. Pichit Kangwolkij, the director of Bangkok
Hospital Pattaya welcomed everyone, and spoke with pride that the Bangkok
Hospital group was the largest in SE Asia, and very soon will be the largest in
Another welcome speech was given by Boonkiat Viwatdecha, the M.D. of the VC
Hotel, expressing thanks to the hospital for its new kiosk set up within the
hotel, and saying that it was a boon to the Arabic guests in his hotel.
The Bangkok Hospital Pattaya continues in its aims to become an integral part of
the Pattaya community and to demonstrate its ongoing social commitment.
Central Festival holds party for the media
Central Festival staff and mass
media members gather
for a group shot at the party.
Central Festival Pattaya held its annual party for the media on June 6
in the Zign Hotel at Naklua.
Managing director of Central Pattana Pcl Kobchai Jirathiwat hosted the event,
which was also attended by directors of the Central Festival Group.
Emcees Keerati Thepthan and Diana Chongchintanakarn were on stage to introduce
key Central personnel, who included Dr Natthakit Tangpoolsinna, assistant
general manager of marketing, Kunthon Bunkrachang, marketing director, Pattra
Srapyaprapa, zone director, PR directors Sarat Tantichamnan and Supitchaya
Surakupt, and Sakorn Taweesin, senior PR manager.
The group’s young generation of management was also represented, with business
development manager Itsaret Jirathiwat and corporate marketing supervisor Pat
Sakuntanak taking their turns on stage.
There was a lucky draw, with the top prize being a digital camera and other
prizes including MP3 players, cellphones and wrist watches.
Guests joined in the games and singing, and there was a mini concert featuring
the Sincharoen Brothers, before the party ended with a karaoke session.
PCEC enjoys magnetic meeting
The Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting on Sunday June
8th at Henry J. Bean’s was another in a long line of meetings with a difference.
This week’s MC, Richard Silverberg started the proceedings by inviting any
members who consider that they have a topic of interest to volunteer as a
speaker. He also announced that the PCEC Annual General Meeting will be held on
Sunday, July 6th. This is an occasion for members to hear a brief report from
the Board of Governors. It will also be an opportunity for members to make
comments and share any ideas or concerns they may have about the club.
member ‘Sig’ (Harry Sigworth) introduces Dr Kamaljit Singh, a medical
practitioner of magnetic therapy and acupressure treatment.
PCEC Chairman Richard Smith announced that he and Sermsekdi had met with the
elected chief executive of the Provincial Administrative Organisation of
Chonburi, Wittaya Khunplome, the brother of the newly elected mayor of Pattaya.
Richard reported that they had been very well received and it is hoped that both
these auspicious gentlemen would appear at the PCEC in the near future.
This week’s main speaker, Dr Kamaljit Singh, was then introduced by Sig
Sigworth. Dr Kamaljit is a medical practitioner of magnetic therapy and
acupressure treatment. He provided an account of how magnets have a beneficial
influence on human metabolism and how magnetic treatment is now recommended for
the treatment of many diseases. For example, Dr Kamaljit explained that when a
magnet is applied to a body, magnetic waves pass through the tissues and
secondary currents are induced. When these currents clash with magnetic waves
impacting heat is produced on the body cells in that area. These impacting heats
are very effective, for example, in reducing pain and swelling.
Dr. Kamaljit explained that we are departing from the natural way of things and
coming into contact with more diseases. In days gone by, people used to walk
without shoes and received magnetic flux which helped them to activate blood
circulation in a natural way. At this time natural acupressure took place. Dr.
Kamaljit explained that acupressure works on three dimensions - to diagnose, to
cure and to prevent. Dr Kamaljit remarked that he has a mission to build up
happier and healthier communities with less suffering with the help of
The Bio Disc wellness product was then introduced and demonstrated by Ms Harmit
Kaur. The Bio Disc is a natural energy generating device that produces scalar
energy (see later) frequencies that have no negative side effects. The energy
created specifically rejuvenates molecular structures in all liquids. The
molecular structure causes any liquid to become more hydratious, taste better
and to extend its shelf life.
The Bio Disc, manufactured in Germany, consists of 13 technically engineered
natural minerals. The combination of the minerals and the fusion techniques
produces a catalytic conversion of energy known as scalar energy which can be
transferred to any liquid, renewing the natural molecular chain.
Peter Richard provided a recommendation in that Dr Kamaljit’s magnetic therapy
had been most beneficial in the treatment of a long term condition.
Harmit asked for four volunteers who participated in a number of experiments
which demonstrated the ability of the Bio Disc to improve the quality of
familiar liquids such as drinking water, lime juice and wine.
The regular Open Forum was then underway led by Bob L’Etoile assisted by the
ever present Sig Sigworth who injected his own comedic moments. As always it
provided an opportunity for questions about living in Thailand with an emphasis
on Pattaya to be asked. The Open Forum again proved to be the usual lively and
During the session Richard Silverberg announced that a Pattaya branch of
‘Democrats Abroad’ was to be formed for those with an interest in US politics.
The first meeting was scheduled for July 25th at a venue to be announced.
For more information regarding, not only PCEC Sunday meetings but also the
varied mid week activities, please see the Community Happenings section of
Pattaya Mail or, for more details, visit the Club’s website at
Lighthouse Club holds second meeting
The Lighthouse Club is a UK-Based construction industry charity and the
Bangkok branch was established in 1991.
The Pattaya Branch, very much in its infancy, held its 2nd meeting on Friday
evening at Flannigans in the Jomtien complex. The event was sponsored by COMCON
who specialize in commercial and contractual advice in construction and Joe and
his team were out in force chatting to all who attended.
The usual suspects were there to support the event: Stu Sutton from Jomtien
Property, Roger Yee, Scott Wilson, John Hamilton from WMS, Paul Wilkinson from
Four Winds, Graeme Moore, Clough, and Kevin the crane man Fisher from Cranes &
Equipment Asia, plus many others from all aspects of the construction industry.
Joe Gurnwell, the driving force behind COMCON gave a speech about the company,
which employs over 100 people and has offices here, and in Bangkok and Phuket,
and where they are heading over the coming years.
The event was very well attended even though it clashed with a big birthday
party being held in Shenanigans. The evening saw many new members paying the
yearly subs which will be a big boost to the people behind the Pattaya Branch of
Through monthly networking functions and golf events, the Lighthouse Club has
raised funds and built schools to cater for construction workers’ children aged
3 to 6 years. These schools provide a safe teaching environment, professionally
run by Father Joe Maier’s Human Development Foundation, funded by the Lighthouse
Club, and keeps the children away from the perils of the construction site
surrounding the workers’ camp. Currently there are some 30 students at the
school at the Suvarnabhumi Airport site, which the club constructed in 2000 and
have run continuously, with pupil numbers peaking at over 80 during the busiest
A number of leading contractors and consultants in Bangkok’s construction
industry have had the privilege to support this school and others over the past
15 years, including Austcham members Meinhardt (Thailand) Ltd. The gratitude
expressed by the construction workers and their children for this grass-roots
support is a great reward.
For further details refer www.lighthousebkk.com or email secretary@light