Bruno and Fredi
are 5 years old!
Regular diners at Bruno’s Restaurant could be excused
for thinking that Bruno Forrer and partner Fredi Schaub look a little
older than five years each, but it is the restaurant itself that will be
five years old on Sunday September 30.
Restaurant will be celebrating their 5th anniversary on Sunday, September
Bruno reminisced that the resolution to open the
restaurant was a snap decision made after discussion with his friend, the
late Louis Fassbind, a man who will be remembered at Bruno’s Restaurant
on the 5th anniversary.
During this half decade, Bruno’s has built up a
peerless reputation as being the “gold standard” in Pattaya, and to
celebrate turning five, Bruno and Fredi are inviting their friends and
patrons to join them in an anniversary dinner. As they say, special
occasions command special prices, and the Sunday evening 5 year dinner
will cost only 555 baht (including service charge and tax but obviously
excluding beverages and wine). Those people who wish to attend should make
bookings early. This dinner will not be under-subscribed.
Bruno’s dry wit can be seen in the following note,
“There is an erection of 8 booths going up next to Bruno’s. We would
like to point out that these are not culinary outlets and not associated
with Bruno’s whatsoever. We only hope the ladies occupying these booths
will behave in a ladylike fashion, otherwise I will be obliged to send my
partner Fredi over to sort things out - he has more experience in this
field than I have.”
entertainers come to Center Point
The newly opened Center Point Pub held a very successful
charity concert last weekend, in aid of the Forgotten Children’s Foundation.
Headlining the bill were FABBA, a take-off of the ’60s and ’70s super group
from Scandinavia. While ABBA is no longer together, the music has survived and
if the packed dance floor was anything to go by, the beat goes on!
had them dancing the night away
As warm up acts, Center Point presented a Freddie
“Mercenary” and a Tina “Burner” who also had the audience on their feet.
The same could not be said about the English comedian, whose strong accent was
unintelligible for the vast majority of the people at the concert. He had the
audience slumped asleep around the tables after 5 minutes. Fortunately, the
lively FABBA made up for it.
PILC’s amazing raffle
The ladies around town, as well as those in the Pattaya
International Ladies Club (PILC), are all eagerly waiting for the Holiday
Bazaar 2001 which is coming up in a couple of weeks time. The bazaar is
being held at the PEACH (Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall) in the
grounds of the Royal Cliff Beach Resort on Saturday the 6th of October from
10 a.m. till 4 p.m.
In conjunction with the shopping bonanza, the PILC is
also running a superb raffle with prizes including 2 return air tickets to
Phuket complete with accommodation at the Amari Coral Beach Resort, 2 air
tickets return to Koh Samui by Bangkok Airways with 2 nights accommodation
at the Samui Palm Beach Resort, 2 return tickets to Phnom Penh and
accommodation at the Royal Phnom Penh Park Hotel, 2 nights at the Marriott
Resort and Spa in a junior suite complete with a dinner cruise for 2 on the
Manohra River Barge, 1 night at the Amari Airport Hotel on the executive
floor with dinner for 2 at the Kinnaree Restaurant, 2 nights in an executive
suite at the Sukhothai Hotel in Bangkok, jewelry from Jeany’s Gems,
jewelry from Thai Bijoux, a gym membership in the Royal Garden Fitness and
Spa, another gym membership in the Dusit Sports Club, a case of wine from
BJC, coffee table and chairs from Pattaya Cane, treatments from the Beauty
House, a giant bear from Global Silverhawk, dinners at Bruno’s, The
Balcony, Casa Pascal, Benihana, Duilio’s, Pan-Pan, Au Bon Coin, Henry J
Beans and much more such as Foodland and Friendship vouchers.
The raffle tickets are 50 baht each or 12 for 500 baht.
Further details on the bazaar can be obtained from Arlette Cykman,
chairwoman PILC special events, on 038 300 325, or regarding the raffle
tickets, contact Judy Clausen on 038 704 537.
Australian Thai Chamber meets in
The revamped Australian Thai Chamber of Commerce (ATCC)
had their Seaboard Sundowners networking meeting in Pattaya last weekend.
The president of the chamber, Hugh Mosley said that the ATCC was moving in a
slightly different direction, with more emphasis being given to the Small to
Medium Enterprises (SME’s). This was in line with the general down-sizing
that most Australian businesses had suffered since the economic crash.
Rod Skinner (back right) and his SME, Transit Maintenance Limited sponsored
Whilst down on the Eastern Seaboard the ATCC was also
evaluating some local schools in the area to see where their charity project
would be for next year. The ATCC has been supporting the Ban Khao Huai Mahad
School and the chamber members visited it on the Saturday morning, with some
English tuition done for the school children.
The meeting was sponsored by local SME, Transit
Maintenance Limited, with director Rod Skinner saying that he was pleased to
see the shift towards the SME’s and felt that this would see the growth
occur again in the chamber.
One good move deserves another
When the Pattaya Sports Club completed their new
administration facility at 3rd Road in North Pattaya, a speedy but safe
removalist was required. Step forward Bruce Oliver and Andy Finn,
proprietors of JVK Moving Co. - problem solved.
to R) JVK Pattaya manager Sasi, JVK proprietor Bruce Oliver, PSC charity
chairman Bernie Tuppin and PSC president Carl Engel at the check
The move was carried out safely and efficiently without
even a paperclip misplaced. During the negotiations for the job, the
principals of JVK were made aware of the charitable work done by the PSC and
an appeal for a reduced fee. Their response was to return the charge in full
to be donated to a charity of their choosing. This most generous gesture
will benefit Father Ray Brennan’s Street Kids appeal by 5,000 baht. Well
done JVK for two good moves.
Around Town: Monkey business
By Lesley Warner
I went to the Monkey Training Centre on km 151 Sukhumvit
Road, on the corner of Soi Chaiyapruk (after Tesco/Lotus going towards
Sattahip) and found that it is worth a visit if you don’t want to travel
too far and don’t have too much time. The show has been established in
Pattaya for 8 years now and is on 5 times every day for about 30 minutes. It
opens with a monkey going by the name of ‘Don’ very professionally
welcoming everyone. He is happy to have his photo taken with you and shake
you for coming
Sutham the manager told me that they use pigtailed
monkeys from South Thailand for their intelligence, making them easy to
train. The show has 6-trained monkey’s who like to work only for the
person who trained them. The center has 4 trainers.
The monkeys do a variety of tricks for the crowd,
including basketball, weightlifting, bicycle riding, untying a captive lady,
jumping through a hoop, picking out numbers chosen by the crowd and diving
to retrieve articles thrown in the water. It’s funny to watch the monkeys
as they obviously take pride in what they do and seem to be concentrating on
their task. I can well believe how intelligent they are.
to the rescue
I was quite relaxed sitting there writing on my pad when
suddenly I had a feeling of d้jเ vu. As if they were one, the
audience jumped to the back seat, and when I looked up there was a cobra
hissing away in front of me. After the cobra came the python and everyone,
obviously feeling brave, came back down to have their photo taken while the
very patient snake was passed around.
Next up was a short look at some cockfighting, which was
not as bad as I had feared. I had imagined blood and dead chickens
everywhere but I think the cocks were just going through the motions.
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