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Celebrity Dinner!!!



On the 27th of March We went to the “Shangri La” Hotel for the Anniversary Party of SP. Publishing Group who we have been using since we first came to Chiang Mai. They produce a couple of Magazines which We advertise the X-Centre in and as their name implies they also Print Stuff!!! The invite said It was a Formal Dress Evening so Myself and Long dressed for the Occasion, I blew the Cobwebs off My Suit!!!

Indeed it was Formal and The Party turned out to be a Celebrity Dinner for all the Rich and Famous, Shakers and Movers of Chiang Mai. Funnily enough I actually know quite a few of these People even though I am pretty Common??? Free flowing Wine was supplied from the Start to get People in the Mood.

They had a Photographic Exhibition on Display at the Entrance to the Dinning Hall. Photos were for Sale!

While You looked around they had these Guys providing Background Music!

We meet up with Our Friend Ben. He also Happens to be the British Consul for Chiang Mai and Lives near Us in Mae Rim. Great Guy!!!

Toby & Pakin the two Owners of the World Renown “Oasis Spa” who have several Branches around Thailand.

Also Meet the GM of the “Holiday Inn” Hotel, Simon Douthett. A fellow Kiwi so had a good Chat to Him!

The US Consul was there as well who is a regular Visitor to the X-Centre with His Family. Here I am with His wife ( She’s on the Left )

Myself & Long were seated for the Dinner with Mostly Ladies, here we are having a Chat with Mrs SP Publishing ( The Lady in White )

During the Dinner everyone was entertained by a Famous Thai Jazz Singer which funnily enough was on the Same Plane as Us the Next Day flying down to Bangkok! So Long caught up with her for a Chat!

Interesting Night Out for Us who are normally used to the Informal evenings spent either at Home or the X-Centre!!! Good Stuff.

Cheers Ian.

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