The Dog downs Panthers
very long way from Radio City Music Hall
The Royal Selangor Club’s (RSC) touring rugby team,
“The Dog” visited Pattaya recently, claiming victory over the Pattaya
Panthers on two accounts. Firstly, at the Bangkok 10’s tournament, the
Panthers were knocked out in the first round, while The Dog made it through
to the semi-finals before elimination. Secondly, at the welcoming evening,
the entire 35 strong Dog squad made it to Shenanigans for their dinner (all
dressed in matching and fetching spotted dog outfits, complete with tails to
wag), while only 5 of the local pink raincoats made the event.
welcome return of Spot the Dog, who finally found its way home
Richard Dutton, who plays Left Right Out for the
visitors, repeated the story of the unusual name for their team (see Pattaya
Mail Vol. IX No. 31), but locals were heard to say the table manners of
the visitors during their sponsored Shenanigans carvery were more obviously
where the name originated, with several RSC members seen pushing their noses
into their food and snuffling the oysters around the edge of their plates.
dog has its day
The Panther’s only claim to points came in their having
stolen “Spot” the Dog’s mascot during the Dog’s match in Bangkok.
“Spot” had been spirited away by the Panthers with offer of a high-rise
kennel and an unlimited supply of nubile young bitches from some of the
local hostelries. However, seeing the dejected face of “Spot’s” kennel
keeper, David Garred and Jimmy Howard of the Panthers relented and the by
now de-flead and wormed “Spot” was returned to its rightful owners.
Dutton (left) and David Garred showing that cats and dogs can get along
As MC, Jimmy Howard excelled and even admitted that
several decades ago he too played for the Dog, which probably goes a long
way towards explaining his form of late. Or lack of it.
mind the rugby, let’s see who can guzzle their beer the fastest – the
Dog or a Panther
Co-sponsor of the evening, the Pattaya Mail, was
represented by MD Peter Malhotra, who showed off his homegrown, knitted
undershirt after being presented with an authentic Dog blanket to wear in
the privacy of his own bedroom. We were also subjected to co-sponsor
Shenanigans landlord, Kim Fletcher, who did another Gypsy Rose Lee number
while being presented with his Dog shirt. Several young ladies were seen to
flee the scene, the sight of his pale pink torso being too much to take on
an empty stomach on a Sunday night. Of course, they could have stopped by
the carvery themselves, or perhaps they were worried about swapping their
shirts too. We will never know.
Mail MD Peter Malhotra (left), Classic Tailor’s Marlowe Malhotra (center)
and Shenanigans landlord Kim Fletcher (right), co-sponsors of the event.
The Pattaya Mail also presented every Dog player
with a special commemorative medal.
Richard and Panghulu at the presentation of the Pattaya Mail commemorative
At the conclusion of the evening, the Dog showed why they
were never invited to make up the Covent Garden corps de ballet, or join the
Mormon Tabernacle Choir. No matter how bad their football, it had to be
better than the yelpings we heard that night. It was rumoured that the jury
returned an 8 to 7 verdict on the side of the football.
The visitors left very impressed with Pattaya and its
hospitality, promising to return for the Pattaya 10’s later this year.
The Coconut Alternative
Bio fuel now in Pattaya
The concept of fuel alternatives has been around for
quite a number of years, and just recently a new form of diesel fuel was
introduced, whereby waste vegetable cooking oil is converted into a usable
form of fuel.
Coconut powered boat in Pattaya Bay
Pattaya has now joined the ranks of the world stage with
the use of alternative fuel sources. A diving company in Pattaya has
switched to using this biological alternative on their boat to do their bit
for the environment. Kai Bokeloh, general manager of Aqua Relax Diving
Center, says he would rather use bio-diesel, not only for the environmental
aspect but also for the savings that it incurs. “Using the bio-diesel
saves about 20 percent on the running cost of the boat,” Kai says.
In the past, the use of alternative diesel fuels has
often decreased performance and due to its nature, the altered substance has
been known to damage engines. But, when asked if using this bio-diesel has
had any effect on the performance of his boat, Kai said, “I cannot see any
change in the performance ...we haven’t had to change any seals or gaskets
on the engine, but we’ll know the real results when we put the boat in dry
dock in September.”
sign says, “Coconut Diesel on Sukhumvit Road”
In Europe, the fuel is made through conversion of
processed oils, and as it begins to gain popularity, Germany and other parts
of Europe have become the preferred sources for this fuel. However, unlike
our European cousins, here in Pattaya pure coconut oil is used for
converting into fuel.
Aphiset & Partners Limited supplies this “coconut
diesel” in Pattaya at 11.50 baht per litre, as opposed to regular diesel
which sells for between 13 and 14 baht per litre. The company opened about 3
and half months ago, and will deliver fuel to those who are unable transport
Anyone who would like to switch to bio-diesel can contact
Aphiset on Sukhumvit Road, approximately 200 metres from Central Pattaya
Road on the right hand side heading towards Pattaya Tai. And if you wish
make well-informed decisions on using coconut diesel, drop into see Kai in
Soi Post Office, Pattaya.
Bangkok Pattaya Hospital
‘Taking Care at the Children’s Fair’
by Neera Sirisampan
Bangkok Pattaya Hospital is very pleased to be a part of
the Jesters Care for Kids Charity Drive 2001. We had such a great time
selling the raffle tickets at the Children’s Fair last year that we really
look forward to being part of Mike Franklin’s team again this year on
Sunday September 16th at the Siam Bayshore Resort, South Pattaya.
We do hope that you will come by to support the
Children’s Raffle stand, say ‘Hello’ to Bertie the Biker (this
years’ giant Teddy Bear), and look at the wonderful range of prizes
donated by the Jesters and other generous donors.
Sirisampan (2nd right) and her team raising money at the raffle table for
the Jesters Care 4 Kids charity drive.
Bangkok Pattaya Hospital has always participated in
community projects and charity events, so we will be sending our Ambulance
and First Aid Unit to standby on the famous Charity Bike Ride, run by Kim
Fletcher, at 8 a.m. on the Sunday morning. This is just in case we are
needed to deal with an emergency, or to hand out bandages or ache and pain
Afterwards, we will be on hand throughout the
Children’s Fair to deal with any situation that needs medical care. We
also invite you to come by and have a free blood pressure check with our
Our Emergency Center at Bangkok Pattaya Hospital is
involved in trauma and emergency treatment both on site and at the hospital.
Hotels and guesthouses around Pattaya have been using our
services when their guests are sick and do not want to leave their hotel
room. Our team of a doctor and a nurse go to examine the patient at their
room or home. In case a interpreter is required, such as German, French or
Russian, one will go with the team to assist in communication.
Our Trauma Center, with a dedicated team of specialists
and specially trained nursing staff, provides prompt service and
professional care twenty four hours a day. With four ambulances, a
motorcycle ambulance and an emergency team, we are always ready for any
emergency situation. In the case of admission, we will assist the patient in
contacting their insurance company anywhere in the world on their behalf.
The Ambulance and First Aid Unit is looking forward to a
quiet day out at the Jesters Children’s Fair, and those of us from Bangkok
Pattaya Hospital working with the Children’s Raffle Team hope to be
selling you winning tickets on Sunday September 16th. Do come by and see us.
An evening of profoundly
beautiful cello music
D&M Impresario of classic Music proudly presents
“An Evening Of Cello Recital & Piano” preformed by a mother/daughter
team from British Columbia Canada, Amutra and Sandra Sampantarat.
The young and gifted Amuta began her cello lessons at the
age of 9 after moving to Canada from Bangkok. She has performed extensively
in various cities throughout British Columbia. At the age of 15 she was
accepted to attend the young artists performance academy of the Royal
Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Ms. Amutra has been principal of the
Mooredale Youth Orchestra and assistant cellist in the Selkire Youth
Orchestra and the Academy Orchestra of Royal Conservatory of Music. Her
teachers include Roman Borys, John Kadz and George Kiraly.
The evening concert will include profoundly beautiful
cello music: Cello Suite No. 4 by JS Bach, Brahms Sonata for Cello and Piano
in E Minor, Le Grand Tango by Astor Piazolla, Vocalize by Rachmaninoff,
Hungarian Rhapsody by Popper and Composition by H.M. The King of Thailand.
The concert will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2001
commencing at 8.00 p.m. at Thai-German Culture Foundation Auditorium on
South Sathorn Road Soi 1, Bangkok. Tickets are priced at 300 baht and 150
baht (students) available at Asia Books Sukhumvit tel.252-4373, D&M
Music Studio tel. 391-9318, 391-7429 and at the door. For further
information please contact Khun Mongkol at tel. 391-7429, 391-9318.
The Elixir of Life?
by Mary Eve
A recent article on a so-called “Miracle Juice”
caught my attention. In Tahiti they call it Noni or Nonee. In Thailand, it
is known as “Luk-Yaw”. It is actually the fruit of Morinda Cirifolia, a
tropical plant that is found in tropical islands and countries. Have you
ever wondered at the health and strength of the elderly in the villages who
use the leaves and fruit of the plant as a part of their diet? The leaves
contain a high vitamin A (carotenes) content (433,333 i.u./100 gm.) as
compared to other vitamin A-rich vegetables.
It is said that in recent years, American doctors have
used Nonee to supplement the treatment of various health problems, including
infection, degeneration, problems arising from inflammation, immune
deficiency and many others. Scientific studies claim that Nonee has the
ability to stimulate immunity, regulate proper cell function and even
regenerate damaged cells.
No, it is not magic or a miracle. It is simply because
this wonderful plant contains a comprehensive range of proteins (amino
acids), carbohydrates, fats (fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and trace
elements). All these ingredients play important roles in cell metabolism,
whether it is the production of energy, or repair and regeneration of new
cells and tissues. In addition to the food supplements, Nonee contains other
vital pharmaceutical ingredients such as the phytoterols that the body can
use to make the all-important hormones.
Hester raves over the use of Nonee
You my have heard Nonee referred to as, “The most
superb food supplement the world has ever known.” This is because besides
all the ingredients mentioned above, Nonee also contains an alkaloid called
Xeronine, said to be an essential substance that occurs in tiny amounts in
all living cells. We seem to lose xeronine as we age and this is when
illnesses set in. Nonee is able to replenish xeronine.
After reading all this I decided it would be a good idea
to speak to people that felt they had really benefited from taking Nonee and
find out how one takes it and where one can buy it. I arranged to meet Ching
Chevasutho, Chaivut Chevasutho, Jack Hester and Dr. Tara Maitriya in the
Living Room at the Sheraton Grande in Bangkok.
Ching Chevasutho said with a big smile on her face that
she had been taking the Nonee juice for about 4 months and had never felt
better; her breathing has improved and her migraines had gone. She said,
“I feel like a new woman.”
and Chaivut Chevasutho are sold on the positive effects of Nonee
Chaivut Chevasutho said he also had taken the Nonee juice
for approximately 4 months, mainly for muscle pain. He had been finding it
very hard just to get up in the morning with so many aches and pains, as
well as feelings of lethargy, and life was really miserable, but after being
introduced to Nonee juice he said grinning, “Now I can go from one end of
the golf course to the other with no ill effects.”
Jack Hester said, “Nonee juices makes you feel so much
more energetic. Before I’ve always been a night person but now I’m
equally alert in the morning. I was diagnosed with a chronic degenerating
hip, and I didn’t fancy a hip replacement so I decided to try Nonee juice.
I have been taking it for a year and now I can swim and tackle stairs with
no pain. My hip is giving me no problems. I am very happy to recommend Nonee
I then spoke to Dr. Tara Maitriya, a medical doctor that
has been doing some research into the benefits of taking Nonee juice. She
said, “Nonee juice is the food supplement of the future. It contains all
the vitamins and minerals, proteins, fats and carbohydrates that the body
needs. It has the highest Vitamin A content of any vegetable in the leaves
and the body needs vitamin A constantly at any age.”
Another tip given to me was that Nonee juice in its
concentrated form can be used as a night cream and even put directly onto
wounds or aching muscles. I was also told that animals could benefit from
Nonee juice; so if your dog is sick spare it some of your precious juice.
I asked everyone if it is easy to take, and they all
chorused “yes”. The best form to take it in is liquid, this being far
more concentrated and it can be put into any juice of your choice. Capsules
and juice already containing Nonee are not as effective.
My questions answered I just needed to know how to get my
hands on this wonderful juice!
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