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editor talk The desire to bring issues of common interest to the pages is what led us to Connex Magazine. Each column represents the issue we all feel connected. The central concept of the magazine content are based on useful tips and facts, arts, and cultures in Asia. Of course, the topics of fashion and life style have devoted sections in all issues of our magazine. From the first to last page in Connex, readers can find interconnected issues that matter. The magazine highlight includes the uniquely interesting column called “Cover’s Story”; the story about everyday men in “On Focus”; the section about shape and figure (“New Faces”)

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he issue (“Connex’s Guy”); s and design in “Portfolio” ast but not least, the life ne Guy,” where our model ecial menu. e could not have come to cause of all the continuous riters, models, language onsors. Connex Magazine or their great work!

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Phumeth Hongsakrai / editor in chief Siam Cheerapanthu / editor Chaturon Konghin / art director Nattawat Watanaprasit / editor staff Anupong Mittawin / editor staff Udomsook / translater Prosperity Reveal Co., Ltd. 177/21 Onnuch 46 Soi, Sukhumvit Rd., Suanluang, Suanluang, Bangkok 10250 Tel. (662) 721 3307 Fax. (662) 321 3638


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Story of the Horse

Hong Kong Museum of Art , Hongkong , 27 Jun - 2

In celebration of the horse racing competi Games, the event showcases arts collectibles, b photographs, as well as contemporary arts. Time: Venue: Admission: Concession: Ticketing: Enquiry: Event Website: Organisation:

Sunday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10am - 8pm Closed on Hong Kong Museum of Art Standard: HK$10 HK$5 (applicable to full-time stude and senior citizens aged 60 or ab Tickets available at the venue. Tel: +852 2721 0116 http://hk.art.museum Leisure and Cultural Services Depa Bangkok Jazz Festival

Sanam Suea Pa , Dusit District Bangkok , Thailand , Dec 14 - 16

Relax in the chilled-out atmosphe many international well-known art

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Men’s Cologne Article by www.askmen.com

Men of modern age take good care of themselves well from clothing and accessories, to face and skin. Good scent of cologne also adds a charming spell and reflects personality of the man who wears it.

Connex Magazine understands this, so we conducted our research to look for the right cologne selections for men of 2008. Remember, picking the right smell for you means impressing others with your unique sense of style and confidence!

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Hugh Parsons Traditional

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Burberry Summer

Bulgari pour Homme Soir

Summer from Burberry is a reinterpretation of its classic cologne but with lighter tones, allowing you to wear just a little more without sending her running. This is a relaxed 2008 men’s cologne that serves best on those informal nights when anything is possible.

The alternative to a light date night scent is the heavy masculinity of the musk-based Bulgari pour Homme “Soir.” This is the scent you want to have on when your intentions are clear and simple. What sets this cologne apart from all the others is the central tones derived from guaiac wood with a mixture of subtle amber.

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Zegna ZegnaIntenso

This sophisticated and sublime cologne has the ability to last gently throughout the day as it mixes with your own pheromones. Yet, the determined masculinity within notes of musk and lavender give it a rare stability that is perfect for the workplace. It is understated, yet powerful. These are hallmarks of a gentleman and his cologne.

This men’s cologne is energetic and refreshing all in one bottle. Of course, one should not be surprised given Zegna’s tradition of mixing sophistication with sport in its clothing line. So, a cologne that embodies this mentality with sharply contrasting undertones is fitting for the executive side in every man.

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The geographical vastness of Asia encompasses so many different represents many ethnic groups and languages, different cultures and clima extreme heat of desert. Through centuries, the boundaries between diffe traditions that can be witnessed in today’s Asian societies.

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In this diversity of of the past dominance religion. This is especia arts and cultures, were and Buddhism were a the minds even nowa civilization developmen from both physical arti

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f cultures, China and India are perhaps the most influential, leaving imprints e in many parts of the Asian continent. India played an important role in ally true during the reign of King Asoke, when Indian religions, along with e strategically spread to selected parts of the globe. Brahmanism, Hindu, among those religions whose philosophy remains a spiritual sanctuary for adays. Apart from India, China also contributed significantly to the early nt in Asia. The ancient richness of the Chinese arts and culture can be told ifacts and traditions in a number of countries across Asia.

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Religions and spiritual values are the pillars of tradition and way of life. Indian architecture and sculpture are deeply shaped up by the theological thoughts commonly shared within the society. Spiritual power and religious belief provided a fundamental guidance in almost every aspect of life for the people in India. Unfailing devotion in faith requires special practices in grand structures with elaborate details. The temples and pagodas in India are then distinctively designed according to the great faith so cherished by the people. This architectural influence can also be found in nearby countries such as Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Tibet, where Indian social values are ingrained in their heritage.

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For China, given its vast geographic landscape and more than 4,00 strong. Acceptance of Buddhism in the country did not alter the Chinese tradition. The Chinese highly revere their natural environment, a mindset th yang, and apricot flower and peony patterns), as well as everyday tools and of Chinese population over many centuries helped spread the Chinese cultu and Bhutan. 18


00 years of civilization, patriotism and the love of own origin are especially e culture in a significant way but was rather incorporated into the existing hat is visibly translated into calligraphic art (the Chinese fret design, yin and d decorative objects (jade, pottery, and porcelain). Trade and the migration ure to other parts of the world, most notably are Singapore, Vietnam, Tibet, 19


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Japan is another la where the Chinese influen found. However, what rea Japan’s identity is not the Chinese culture but Japa inner beauty and the d of nature. The profound in the traditional worship belief in Shinto teaching, of artistic interpretation. relationship with nature, it’s the Japanese culture and th and values are closely tie their natural environment. China, the Japanese influe so much about religion o rather about philosophy and Japan may appear secret extent, culturally isolated, World War II when Japan self exiled herself from the To many, however, such be an explanation of Jap prosperity and technologic

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and of civilization nce could also be ally contributed to e adoption of the an’s own sense of deep appreciation philosophy rooted called Khami, the and the Zen style Given the close s no surprising that he traditional rituals ed to the state of Unlike India and ence in Asia is not or way of life, but d arts. To outsiders, tive and, to some , especially after lost the war and Asian community. isolation may well pan’s rapid rise to cal advances.

Japan’s self drive and dedication in industrial development led to many successes. One of them lies in the area of animation and cartoon (manga). This world-recognized achievement comes from creative imagination and the genuine integration of the Japanese perspective on the way we live. As the world accepts and appreciates the Japanese manga, the world also sees Japan through different shapes and forms: from cute faces and various robots, to undefeatable army of warrior characters. Because of the Japanese unique philosophy, cartoon in Japan (comic) is fundamentally different from cartoon in the Western world. 21


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Induced by the shifting political environment after the world war, arts and culture in China went through another period of transformation. Once the country adopted the Communist rules, arts were perceived as an indispensable arm of political tool. Music was made to feel compatriotic and used to energize people. The sculpture and architectural design often emphasized the strength and mighty power of those in the governing positions. And social rituals were simplified to make ways for new political regimes. North Korea

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The process of intermixing of cultures in Asia could either be enhanced or inhibited by the state of society and the system of government. The more open a country is to international relations, the more opportunity that other cultural influences could reach the common people. A country that adopts the Western system of democracy, for example, is more susceptible to diverse cultural impacts. On the other hand, a country of communist system with strong sense of nationalism often conserves its own culture. In addition, a country’s leaders also played an important role in the direction of the national values as well.

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Whatever difference in a political system that may exist, modern communications make people acutely aware of their differences and may promote the desire for common ground. Knowing a second or third foreign language may give a business advantage on one hand. On the other hand, that could make the local language a secondary means of communication. Furthermore, life style in capital cities in Asia looks by and large similar. The housing construction seems to follow the same blueprints. But as we move away from the cities, however, we might find traces of local heritage and more original living style. As the country becomes open for business trading and communications, so too the transformation of local identity.

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Although Asia is known for its ethnic diversity, but the harmony in religious belief, faith, arts, and living style persists. Asian people are gentle in manner and believe in the power of nature. Perhaps, these are the attitudes that soften any differences that may exist.

Even though modern societies experience many social changes, the core belief and cultural identity remains fundamentally intact. The fast-pace life style and urban development are merely physical transformations to accommodate the changing world. In essence, the proud history and tradition in each Asian nation is safely preserved and continues to unify the people.

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Greek and Roman warriors were not offended by nakedness but saw it as an expression of power and strength. Genital exposure signified the state of manhood and was not considered obscene. The sculptures of brave warriors and ancient gods were often portrayed naked, full of power and might. The display of muscular male figures of the warriors is arguably a manifestation of the desire and admiration for men, even though in some periods it also conveyed homosexuality as well.

Discus Thrower, Roman marble copy of Greek bronze by Myron, c. 450 bc; in the National Roman Museum, Rome.

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‘The Atalante Hermes’. Funerary statue of a youth depicted in the form of the god Hermes. Pentelic marble. 2 c A.D.


Sleeping Satyr (Barberini Faun), Roman copy after a Hellenistic original of c. 200 BCE, Glyptothek, Munich

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David’s hand In the age of artistic supremacy, the David of Michael Angelo is a masterpiece sculpture, complete with strong muscles and fine lines of arm arteries of a beautiful young man. The David is a passionate creation, the goddess of men, and the ideal man to women. It was created from pure sense of pleasure and beauty and from subtle obsession for masculinity of the artist.

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During the 19th century when photography became more common in everyday life, business in art prints became more competitive. Arts, once served strictly for pure pleasure, were seen with business values. And the way they were presented may well directly reflect the public demand. So the depiction of handsome figures and sexually attractive posture such as those seen in the magazine Physique Pictorial could suggest the erotic sense and homosexual taste among many people in the old time.

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example of erotic picture in the 50’s, which was inspired by cowboy movies and military life.

World War II, young men who spent an extended time in battlefields home with a sense of intimate bonding with young fellows. Homosexual n became more accepted. Even the young notorious actor like James o helped set the stage for gay image in society. He was hugely popular de photography and especially for homosexual portrayal of a gay cowboy. st shift of the public toward gay image provided a driving force for a more ant media. With factors ranging from the shifting influence of the society or personal interest of the artists and presenters themselves, the way in which ial photography was created was never the same. d to be a big-tall-and-handsome-obsessed media was replaced by a world gentle, down-to-earth men. At the same time, pornography was also on the e point that it blurred the line between arts and pornography 57


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The New Age (19601970) came with colors, as the black-and-white photography faded into something of the past. People were fascinated by the new dazzling forms of entertainment. Even the music morphed into a new kind called rock music, with more energy and exciting tempo. Photography also developed with a sense of radical creativity and openmindedness. This new attitude was coupled with the new technology of colorful lighting, making sensual expressions the more attainable and accessible. The rush of new technology, a different taste in artistic rendition, as well as a more open society all had impact on the female artists who also quickly jumped into this new trend. Because of this broad shift in expression, the naked pictures were no longer a shameful material but considered perfectly acceptable arts. Even the Broadway theaters incorporated nude elements into their productions, such as in Hair and Oh Calcutta.

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age of new-found openness in society, the distinction between masculine et ladies became harder to define. New breed of music called Gram Rock citing scene with the flare of colorful clothing and sparkling jewelry, all on a a radical change for the 1980’s. The use of “gay� as a sexual preference e accepted. The integration of arts and the mainstream media accelerated new forms of artistic presentations and increased the pool of performing isement and consumer business were perceived as crucial ladders for fame Posters for underwear advertisement often showed muscular, half-naked -fit undergarments. People saw half-naked men as marketing tools, not just al pleasure. A popular example is Marky Mark (Mark Wahlberg) who rose most overnight by modeling for underwear and became a popular figure and women alike. However, there were also other artists who devoted their artistic values. One of those was Robert Mapplethorpe, an openly gay who became popular for explicitly capturing every inch of his models in

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Photos by Pierre et Gilles

The popularity of new generation of electronic communications and more advanced media technology allowed for endless possibilities of artistic expression. Any fantasy could be tangibly realized at will. Pierre et Gilles was a beloved gay photographer couple in the 1990’s whose premiere work creatively made use of the painting technique. The results were eye-catching realization of the dreamed fantasy. The constant invention of new photography techniques led to more variety in creative photographs during this period. Some deliberately aged up the photographs, making them classically elegant. Some explicitly portrayed the homosexual intimate moments, such as the kissing and sensual caressing. As society became more comfortable with homosexuality, arts appreciation also shifted note in tone and form.

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The Swimming Hole (c. 1884) Thomas Eakins, 1844–1916

From the magnificent sculptures to the moving images of men, all are the productions of artists who themselves evolved through different cultural periods. The inner acceptance of male beauty of these artists opened up borderless dimension for new lines of creative arts. Full masculine chest, sexy

hair line, tight abdomen, and strong muscles are the objects of desire ages. for manyThepeople in different sight of naked men that emerged from the past period to the computer age is an undeniable presence. Even though times have passed, the male beauty seems eternal in arts. -------------------------------------

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careOur oral cavity takes lead in a continuous dose of all kin of properly, it could to harmful consequences

Oral care may be an overlooked subject of conversation for a num A research report in Great Britain indicates that people who have tooth d life. The cause for late heart disease could be due to the bacteria that functions. The common disease-causing bacteria is streptococci often found mucous membrane. These bacteria can be found in healthy people as the blood stream, where they could form aggregate with platelets. If th infected area provides a harboring place for the bacteria to grow, befor membranes in the heart could also get torn from the infection. 66


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There are research evidences from various countries that provide a link between oral diseases and health problems. A clinical report in Thailand by the National Institute of Child Health detailed an eightyear-old child with severe headache. Diagnosis of the symptom found brain abscess in the right frontal section of the brain that was caused by the bacterial infection. The bacteria could be traced to the oral cavity. At a hospital in Marseille, France, a group of cardiologists reported a correlation between periodontal disease and cardiovascular symptoms in groups of patients. Such a link between oral health and cardiac conditions is also supported by an institute of heart disease in India who found that patients with periodontal disease are more likely to have infective endocarditis.

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healthAnyone today whois thinks that is a non-issue probably living in the past. Health is such an important aspect of life that addresses our well-being, physical appearance, and personality. Taking acertainly good care of ourselves would alsoin make us look our best any clothes! Connex Magazine wants to see you in good health and have a top physical shape like our fitness trainer, Manat. Our fitness routines are simple enough that a pair of dumbbells is all you need to complete the exercise. In this issue, our trainer will guide you through the workout for forearms, chest, and abs. Let’s follow our trainer step by step and have fun! 70


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SEATED ALTERNATE DUMBBELL CURL Biceps

- First position: while sitting on a bench, hold dumbbell in each hand, fully extend your arms and look straight. - Second position: lift a dumbbell by the upper arm on your less-used side while exhaling slowly. Then hold the dumbbell still for one second.

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- Third position: Slowly lower down the dumbbell while inhaling. - Finally, repeat this routine alternately with the other arm. Once you have completed 10 rounds of lifting, give yourself a 10-minute break. Then repeat the same exercise for 2-3 times, depending on your physical conditions.


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DUMBBELL FLYS Chest muscle

- We begin with a resting back-down position on a bench, with dumbbell in each hand and your palms up. You may leave your legs on the floor or keep them up on a bench. - First position: Slowly spread your arms while inhaling and keeping your arms perpendicular to your body. Keep your wrists firm and in position.

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- Second position: Slowly lift your arms back to the previous position while exhaling slowly. Perform 10 repetitions, after which give yourself a 10-minute break before continuing for 2-3 more sets of the same exercise, depending on your physical conditions.

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KNEE UP Upper and middle abdomen

- First position: Use both hands to secure yourself on a bench and lean slightly backward while stretching your legs forward with knees slightly bent. - Second position: Slowly bend your knees back toward your body while tightening up your abdomen and taking a deep breath.

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- Lastly, stretch your legs back to the first position while exhaling. Repeat the routine for 20 repetitions, then have a one-minute rest. Do two to three sets, depending on your health.

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Suphakrit Maneeprawat height : 175 cm. chest : 34” waist : 32” shoes : 41 hair : black eye : brown

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Pongnatee Sattayathewa height : 185 cm. chest : 34” waist : 32” shoes : 44 hair : black eye : black

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Atisak Onkaew height : 172 cm. chest : 34” waist : 33” shoes : 42 hair : black eye : dark brown

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- Could you please tell us about yourself? What do you do? Hello there, my name is Tin and I am 23 years old. I’m currently studying at Thammasat University - How did you feel about today’s photo shoot? It was fun but I was a little bit excited. - Have you done modeling previously? How was it? Yes, I did a photo shoot for Men’s Health as a stretching exercise demonstrator. That was my first time and I was totally clueless, completely nervous. I couldn’t sleep the night before the shoot because I didn’t think I was well prepared and didn’t think I could do that. Fortunately, the photographer, the stylist, and the staff were so nice to me, so things flowed smoothly that day. - How much are you interested in this kind of modeling? It is interesting and challenging, I think, at least in a way that you have to be health- concerned. And also the job introduces a lot of good opportunities and people. - How would you describe your own personality? Well, I think I’m a good-humored and 97


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friendly person. Some say I have a good sense of humor and I can take a joke. I’m a bit conservative but not afraid of speaking out my mind. Sometimes I can be so unpredictable even to myself (laughing)

- Is there any part of your body that you don’t like? I’m not happy with my skin. It’s dry and very sensitive.

- What about the body part that you feel best-looking? - What kind of personality, you think, that should fit with your Probably my fingernails. My friends physical appearance? told me that they look too beautiful for my appearance. (laughing) Probably quiet and serious-minded because anyone who doesn’t know me may think that I’m very quiet. Well, I don’t like to smile. It’s not because I’m always in a bad mood, but because I look like monkey when I smile. So I just shut up my mouth! (laughing) - What are your physical characters that need to be improved? The walking manner and speaking skills. I don’t keep my back straight up when I walk and I speak so fast that my friends barely keep up with me. - What kind of job that should suit you most? I think something that involves a little bit of movement, like the photo modeling. But it must never involve walking or speaking. (laughing) 99


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- And how do you keep yourself healthy? Nothing really special, just regular exercise, sufficient hours of rest and diet selection plus no smoking, no drinking and customize the fitness plan to meet your lifestyle. - How much do you work out? Three or four times a week. No matter how busy I am, I always find sometime for fitness or else I could end up getting very frustrated. (laughing)

- Which part of your body needs better? People say I already have a good and no need to do more than maintain it but, to be honest, eve I look at myself in the mirror, I’m satisfied. I just need my muscles more defined in every part, esp my abs. It could be hideous solid abs.

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schedule. I eat when I’m hungry. But I usually have a lot of proteinrich meals like chicken breast or tuna and also high-carb in the morning to give myself enough stored energy for my evening fitness session. For lunch, I lower down the carb and I often have light snack, like fruits or milk. For dinner, I go with meat and vegetable, and definitely no carb. The key is to try to reduce carb as I go from morning to dinner so I don’t have unused calories at the end of the day.

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The cold wind during this winter season could make anyone think twice before spending time outdoors. The thought of the ocean of the summer is an unavoidable mental escape for many. For me, the ocean holds the key for endless pleasure. The emerald-blue sea waves and the accompanying soothing sound as they make their way to the shore under bright blue sky. The fresh air and the white delicate sand sparkled by the lukewarm sunlight enliven the beach. And who could forget the scent of fresh seafood from big shrimp, succulent shellfish, tasty crab, and tender fish. All are an unmistaken reminder of the seaside. But this season is winter! It wouldn’t be the greatest idea to rush to the beach now in this low temperature with some chance of rain. What can we do? So I would like to offer you an idea to hopefully quench your desire for a beach visit during this season. What is more satisfying than enjoying special seafood dishes, right? My personal recommendation for the seafood menu is Sunrise on the Beach and Deep Sea.

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Sunrise on the Beach highlights the flavor of the scallops. I recommend the Alaskan scallops (available at major supermarkets) because of its sumptuously large size and tender, sweet taste. Although the Alaskan scallops may have some strong odor, don’t worry, keeping the scallops in milk over night will make them smell fresher and taste better than ever! Cooking direction

1. Keep the Alaskan scallops in milk for one night to get rid of the odor of ammonia. 2. After one night in milk, sprinkle black pepper over the scallops and leave them for 5 minutes. 3. Using intermediate heat, melt the butter in a frying pan and put in scallops. 4. Lightly sprinkle with salt and continue to fry the scallops to golden color. 5. Prepare the sauce by blending the ingredients into fine paste. 6. To prepare the plate, make an outward three-rotation spiral line and use fork to design your own pattern. Set the scallops in the center of the plate. Neatly add granulated seaweeds between the scallops, and arrange a few peppermints on top of the scallops. 202

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Deep Sea is a new concept of Mai Tai drink (not for children below 18). I mix in dragon fruit juice to make this drink both unique and pleasant. The choice of dragon fruit really suits Mai Tai because of its distinctive, mildly sweet taste that doesn’t overshadow Mai Tai character. This wonderful cocktail can be prepared simply by blending Mai Tai (available at many places, including 7 eleven), dragon fruit, and lime juice together. The resulting invention has light blue texture with white dragon fruit seeds, reminiscent of the ocean waves dazzling in the blue sea and bright sky! Direction

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I hope you enjoy my two menus selections in this issue. And I sure hope these menus bring you closer to the ocean, right here at your home! That’s it from me. I will see you in the next

issue with asome suggestions for party snack.biteTo give you sneak preview, it will be about sized Thai riceguaranteed crispy in atovariety of every flavorsparty and the dessert impress guest. I hope See youForin now, the next issue.you enjoy the seafood. ----------------------------------------------

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Housed in a classic riverside Rama VII-era home in Soi Samsen 3, Sam bank. This place especially comes alive at night when fine cuisine is ser setting. SamSen Restaurant provides three different dining areas to choose fro their own home. The old boat house has been renovated and transformed to the restaurant owner, this is where many guests prefer to spend time wi the Rama VIII bridge. The last dining area is comfortably located under the will find this corner enticing.

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The food at SamSen Restaurant is nothing short of splendid. Tasty food the menu is always prepared from fresh ingredients ordered directly from the on a daily basis. Given the prime quality of ingredients and impressive ser the average price of 120-300 Baht per dish seems like a good bargain. The selection on the menu that we tried is Mueg Nueng Manao (steamed squ spicy lemon sauce), which is cooked from succulent spawning squid with 220 Baht price tag. Next on the menu is 120 Baht Tod Mun Goong (sh cake), which is made of grade A ground shrimp, bread crumbed, and frie perfection. The last sampling we had is Miang Sawuay (leaves-wrapped fo a new selection on the menu. If you wish to know how good this 120 Baht is, you might want to stop by SamSen Restaurant sometime. 214


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Rain Forest Reso

The state highway route 12, nicknamed “Green Route” or “Thail stunning natural sceneries of the country. Travelers on the highway will fi and mountains that are lightly covered with soft clouds in the morning. rivers will surely spice up your day.

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Rain Forest Resort

The Rain Forest Resort is not a new, unfamiliar relaxing spot on beauty and peaceful atmosphere for more than 15 years. The accommo on the green landscape. With the resort’s impeccable setting and the n wonderful trees and native birds, it’s no wonder people keep coming for

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Rain Forest Resort

The timeless beauty of the resort lies in the unforced harmony betwe arranged from the mountain slope down to the river. Both Superior and S interiors highlight the sense of simplicity with the serenity of white furniture polished surface to reflect modern touch. The decoration with oversized s space of the visiting guests.

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Rain Forest Resort

The reception and the newly-renovated restaurant are housed in a roof. Guests who visit the place will be welcomed with the soothing sou nicely with the natural feel of the building. The lower level is furnished w around an original mango tree. For coffee lovers, make sure you try out a mild choice for people who seek simple coffee pleasure. For those wh the river will lead you to cozy corners conveniently lined up along the riv and enjoy a favorite book while submerging yourself in the calmness of t

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spacious wood building with creatively designed floor plan and open und of a waterfall in the middle of the house. Modern furniture echoes with white/brown dining sets and bright backrest pillows elegantly placed t the Rain Forest and the Rock Forrest original blends. The Rain Forest is ho prefer a more intense drink, try the Rock Forrest. A few walks toward ver bank, where you can share meals with friends or simply lean back the watery heaven.

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Rain Forest Resort

Apart from the nearby natural and historical parks which open all y to be explored, be it freshwater jellyfish that can be observed from a sm to May at Nong Mae Na in Thung Salaeng Luang. For adventure enthus where it is extolled as one of the top three best rafting sites in the count At the Rain Forest Resort, one thing that remains unchanged as tim piece of this place. The vibrant natural splendor always comes alive at

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For additional information, please visit www.rainforestthailand.com or contact E-mail : reservations@rainforestthailand.com For full service, our office hours are 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. Telephone : (66 55) 293 085, (66 55) 293 086 Fax : (66 55) 293 086 Mailing Address : Rain Forest Resort, 42 Mu 9 Mittaphap Rd., Kangsopa, Wangthong, Phitsanulok 65220 Thailand 227


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Located 3,800 km from the North American mainland, the Hawaii islands are one of the most isolate islands from continent. They consist of eight major islands, with Hawaii being the biggest of all. Because of its size, people generally refer to Hawaii as “Big Island.� The volcano on Hawaii is currently active. The abrupt cool-off of molten lava by the surrounding sea provides a daily spectacle. The world-renowned Waikiki beach, Pearl Harbor, and the capital city of Honolulu are all located on the island of Oahu, the third biggest island.

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Oahu is a hub of business and has three quarters of the Hawaii state population. The island is bustling with tourists, especially on Waikiki beach. High-rise buildings along the beach could be reminiscent of the Pattaya skyline to some people. The busy streets and the congested web of highway traffic are a common scene in Honolulu. However, as we go out of the city to the other parts of Oahu, the contrasting natural wonders are still abundant and second-to-none compared to other islands. 231


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There is Hanauma Bay on the east side of the island that provides a great snorkeling spot. The North Shore is a world-famous place for professional surfing. For historical heritage, there is the USS Arizona Memorial, or better known as Pearl Harbor, a site of past tragedy that took the U.S. into World War II. Oahu also has the only royal palace in the U.S., the Iolani Palace of the overthrown Hawaiian monarchy. With these magnificent attractions, Oahu surely has something for people of all ages. Anyone who visits Oahu should not miss the hula dance at the Polynesian Cultural Center, where complete narrative of cultural life of seven Polynesian tribes (Samao, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, Tonga, the Marquesas, and Hawaii) is on live display. The grand dance performance from each tribe after a nice Hawaiian dinner surely leaves everyone with a night to remember. 234


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