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The Dog downs Panthers 35-5

The Coconut Alternative

Bangkok Pattaya Hospital ‘Taking Care at the Children’s Fair’

An evening of profoundly beautiful cello music

The Elixir of Life?

The Dog downs Panthers 35-5

A 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.

The 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.

Every 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.

Richard 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.

Never 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.

Pattaya 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.

Peter, Richard and Panghulu at the presentation of the Pattaya Mail commemorative medal

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.

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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.

The 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.”

The 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 it themselves.

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.

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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.

Neera 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 medicines.

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 duty nurse.

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.

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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.

Amutra 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.

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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.

Jack 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.”

Ching 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 juice.”

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!

For more information telephone 02 260 5535 or email [email protected]

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