On any given Thursday in June, schools, colleges and universities throughout the Kingdom hold a Wai Khru ceremony. This is the day when students pay their respect to their teachers, not just for passing on their knowledge, but also for the advice, counseling and encouragement the...
Anyway you slice it, the cake the Eastern Seaboard Chefs Association baked for HM the King’s 85th birthday was a lot of macaroons. It took 8,500 of them piled high, in fact, to create the confection marking Father’s Day and to benefit charities. Association President Surasak...

Centara gets holiday festivities underway early

Thursday, 20 December 2012 13:05
The Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort began its holiday festivities early, lighting up a Christmas tree during a Buddhist merit-making ceremony. Pattaya City Council Tourism and Sports Committee Chairman Rattanachai Sutidechanai and hotel General Manager Andre Brulhart flipped the switch on the decorated tree Dec. 7,...
Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Disabled will send athletes to the 31st Wieng Ping Games in Chiang Mai in January, hoping to continue a winning streak that already netted Olympic medals and new records.
Nijjaporn Marprasert, general manager of the Siam Bayview Hotel, warmly welcomed 20 young blind children, aged 7 to 14, from the Pattaya Redemptorist School for Blind Children to his property in downtown Pattaya.

Big bus little road

Wednesday, 07 March 2012 16:55
Some bus drivers still haven’t learned the size of their buses, and often attempt to drive them places where they don’t belong.  Here, municipal officer Kietinarong Panpra helps guide a large bus down a narrow soi.  
Transport Ministry officials rolled 60 cars and trucks through the Eastern Seaboard last month to celebrate the ministry’s 100th anniversary and hand out donations to handicapped victims of road accidents.
Raising Awareness: Giving Hope World Sight Day is an international day of awareness, held annually on the second Thursday of October to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment.

GIS students show bottle after Jesters downpour

Thursday, 22 September 2011 09:24
Rain failed to dampen the spirits at a charity event for children in Pattaya. On Sunday September 11, Garden International School (GIS) students braved torrential rain and floods to make it to Diana Golf Driving Range for the Jesters Care for Kids annual Children’s Fair.
(No its not typo, I have taken one of Mike’s press releases written just before Fair Day 10 years ago, when we first came to the Diana Garden Resort.  I have simply changed the numbers and names make it relevant today. Otherwise the words are...

Sports Day held at Redemptorist blind school

Saturday, 19 February 2011 14:05
Blind students at Pattaya’s Redemptorist School enjoyed a day of swimming, table tennis and other games at on its annual Sports Day last Thursday, Feb. 17.