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PRC NEWS 2014 Editorial Staff Editor in Chief Sorawit Jeenanurak Assistant Editors in Chief Chanamon Thammawong Bethany Shayna Garon Layout and Design Chanisara Hinsuan Anna Mesaman Natcha Chanchaemkrajang Hathaipat thanasarasakulpong Nattaporn Poodtrong Chabordee Keawussadon Ninat Kittipapatsorn

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High School Editor Natthanicha Kaweera Middle School Editor Ratiporn Palee Elementary Editor Pinyapat Hanyut Kindergarten Editors Jutarat Oonsri Chayanit Rattanasrima Scouts Editors Chayanit Jaroonsophonsak Poonyanut Chawaphanth Sports Editor Ariyaporn Prasopchokwattana International Affairs Editors Juthamart Vacher Worasatri Pintasein Language Editor Pancheewa Kanlayanamitra Music Editors Pajrapan Suwitayalangkarn Monsicha Jakakul Photo Editors Promwat Angsuratanawech Kornphon Maneesai Video Editors Peerasut Wongsuttipol Atikarn Konkhayan Supervising Editor Jason Ari Waggener Technical Consultant Leon Neill Corporate Communications Pratinrat Villarroel Division Head MAC Support Staff Chintanaa Watson and CCD Staff Printer Jatuporn Printing Founded in 2005 - The Prince Royal’s College - Chiang Mai, Thailand This publication is available in print by subscription or online at www.prc.ac.th/en/. To subscribe, contact International Affairs at 053 242 550, ext. 213. This English publication is a project of Media Arts Club students at The Prince Royal’s College.

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From the manager ‘More than words’ Mr. Spain Jingkaojai, PRC Manager You always are more than the words people make of you, really! We live our lives through choices and decisions. And the last ones we want to make are the ones according to other people’s thinking. This may sound rebellious or even arrogant. This takes bravery and guts. But really, at the end of the day and at the bottom out of it, every decision in life that we regret is one where we didn’t listen deeply to the voices within our hearts. We know what we want to do most of the time about most things, though not everything we want to do is what we should do and vice versa. But we know if we really listen. But we make our own decision; simple as that. Nobody else is really be part of this process. Life can be a happy but very lonely journey when it is time to make decisions, especially big ones. We should always seek and listen to all the voices and words, but not at the moment of decision making. It is natural. Of course, there are risks involved in everything we do in life. But that’s natural. We just have to move on with life trying our best to

From the principal ‘Life and learning’ Dr. Sirinan Sriweraskul, PRC Principal The time has gone by so fast, and sometime we may be nervous about many things that we haven’t done yet or that we have done but that didn’t succeed. However, it may be because we waste by doing other things too much or by not taking things seriously. We feel bad when look back at times past, but time is still proceeding. It doesn’t wait for anyone. The

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mitigate them along our journey toward the end. Don’t be afraid of risks. Just beware of them. Learn from them and move on. Many people are afraid to be outside their comfort zones. Too scared to try anything new in life. And that can become the biggest mistake we ever make. Go out there and get the most out of life. The sky really is the limit out there if you dare to step out. And mistakes are always part of the package. The real mistakes are not the ones you intentionally make. They are the ones you make and don’t learn from and repeatedly allow. That’s the definition of a real mistake. We live in an increasingly demanding and competitive world. Everything is connected and communicated from our fingertips. Expectations all around can be set and known within seconds. There seems to be no escape from this chaos. But do all of these really change our way of life? They certainly do, both for better and worse. But no matter what, nothing can change the fact that there is always the intact wisdom, the voices within our hearts, that we should listen to and seek to understand. No matter how noisy it seems to be externally, the truth remains. Listen to your heart. And listen wisely. Seeking, listening, risk taking, decision making, mistakes — these are all life’s nature. And we should wholeheartedly welcome them to always be part of our journeys. Embrace them. And learn from them. But when it is time to make decisions, we are on our own. No, we don’t mean to be different. We don’t mean to be rebellious. We don’t mean to be proud. We just mean to be who we really are. We are more than the words people make of us. We really are. new year, 2015, has come. But it will be fine if we go over last year and aim for new plans in the coming year. I believe that good things will happen in your life, family and society. If it doesn’t happen as you expect, you should learn to live with it and make new opportunities for yourself. Because life is all about learning, and those who learn more will be tough and gain more chances to succeed. I appreciate this quote from Robert Frost, the famous British poet. He wrote about his thoughts on human life: “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” Life goes on, just like the time that keeps going on. We should be strong and be prepared for the things that will happen in the future. May God bless you and your family with happiness and success in 2015 and forever.

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Sorawit Jeenanurak (11th grade) “Too late will never happen to those who take good care of and know the value of time,” says Arisara Tanapakij, a famous Thai tutor. This phrase that I want to share with you is to remind all of us about the importance of time. As the school year comes to a close, many people have to accomplish something huge and only have little time to do so. Managing your time well is truly essential. You may only have one chance to complete your mission. What you have been readying for long will end in one day or one night. So try to make the most of it and do your best so you will not regret it later. Recently, I watched a movie called “Sliding Doors.” It is a movie presenting a girl’s lives. The girl is fired, so she comes home by underground. The movie shows us her two lives: when she misses the door to the train and when she doesn’t. The girl is the same person, but her lives are like apples and oranges just because of that blink of an eye when she misses the train. The girl has a split second to catch the train, and when she does, her life is changed forever. Now let’s get back to us. We have millions of split seconds to complete our goals, and will we not be able to do so? All of us are taught not to waste time, or otherwise we’ll regret it later. What happens is that a lot of us do waste time, and a lot of us do regret it. Let’s not let that happen and instead step forward together — not for anyone else’s sake, but for your own.

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PRC social studies camp By Monsicha Jakakul (11th grade)

On Nov. 29, 2014, a group of 74 participating 10th- and 11th-grade students from PRC went abroad to a camp in Tachileik, Myanmar, provided by PRC’s Social Studies Department under the Spirit of ASEAN project. Having left Chiang Mai at 6 a.m., the buses arrived at the immigration office in Chiang Rai around 11 a.m. After all of the students and teachers had entered Tachileik, the first two places they visited were the Union of Myanmar Township Dhammayon, or Pra Yokkaow Temple, and Shwedagon Pagoda. “Shwedagon Pagoda was my favorite. It was so gorgeous,” said Busakan Kaewsuwan, an 11th-grade student who participated in the camp. “Besides, we got a chance to make merit according to our birthdays.” The next destination was Pra Jao Rakaeng, the last temple the students and teachers visited and made merit at together. “In my opinion, their temples don’t have any big differences

compared to ours,” Busakan added. And the trip was finished off with a shopping street, where all students and teachers freely spent their time shopping before they came back to Chiang Mai at around 8 p.m.

Senior academic camp By Worawaran Chaiwipassatorn and Nutthanich Kaweera (10th grade) “Everything you think is real.” This quote was put on the wall beside the gymnasium to remind 12th-grade students, generation “Pitch,” a Thai word meaning “philosophers,” that they had not much time left for Chiang Mai University’s Quota. And they also had an academic camp to prepare and review lessons for Chiang Mai University’s quota and other university’s entrance examinations. This camp was held around the CMU Faculty of Agriculture between Nov. 15 and Dec. 5, 2014. So we interviewed some students who went to the academic camp.

Question-and-answer with P’Idea Belle: When did the camp start? P’Idea: It was from Nov. 20 to Dec. 15. Belle: How did you study at the camp? P’Idea: We studied every day for five periods form 8:45 a.m.to 8:00 p.m. And sometimes we also had free time to review lessons by ourselves Belle: Who taught you at the camp? P’Idea: For every subject, there were teachers from the university who taught us. Belle: How different is it between reading books at home by yourself and reading at the academic camp?

P’Idea: At home there are many enticements that can make us waste time, but at the academic camp we had no phones. At the beginning it felt like the time was passing really slowly, so for the last two weeks we could adjust ourselves, and then we could stay with no phones. Belle: What did you get out of going to the academic camp? P’Idea: We have better friendships with friends because we spent 24 hours together, and on the last day of the academic camp we went to the mountain Doi Kham. We were so tired, but had so much fun.


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Music Night: PRC and other schools By Teejuta Rueangmanee and Phurichaya Khiaotai (10th grade) The lights were put on, the stages were prepared, a huge variety of booths were set, and PRC students were coming together here. The date was telling us that it was time for Music Night again. The same as every year, near Christmastime, PRC puts on Music Night at the elementary and middle school side of campus, which this year was on Dec. 19, 2014. After the director finished the opening ceremony, the students started their shows. PRC bands played instruments on the main stage while everybody joined booths around the grounds. Many students gathered around the middle stage, known as the String Combo Stage, and enjoyed their favorite songs. Students who wanted to join the event in a small group could join the small stage, at which most audiences were kids and their parents. Besides, similar to a normal temple fair, we had “Happy Land,” where we can play some challenging games to get rewards or be excited drawing prizes at many booths around there. We know that we have enjoyed this day every year, but how about other schools? Do they have some activities like this? Let’s see some schools that have an event of the year.

Yupparaj Wittayalai School

Location: 238 Prapokklao Rd., Si Phum, Mueang, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50200 Details: It was put on with music, performances, booths of food and beverages and fair attractions such as balloon darts and shooting galleries. Main difference: There was an inflatable slide at the fair.

Montfort College

Location: 19/1 Montfort Rd., Thasala, Mueang, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50000 Details: The school included several musical performances both from invited bands outside the college and from students’ bands in the college, such as the orchestra band, big band and string combo band. This was the first year they held this event. Main difference: There was a karaoke singing contest for the students.

Sacred Heart College

Location: 255 Charoen Prathet Rd., Chang Khlan. Mueang. Chiang Mai, Thailand 50100 Details: School members exchanged gifts with one another in the morning and joined music shows in the evening, which included singing and dancing by their students. Besides, they also had a fair with many fun attractions. Main difference: They have performances about Christmas history every year. Other schools also have their own yearly events, which have both differences and similarities to our school. The differences can be points such as performance style and displayed booths. However, we have very similar purposes. Those are to celebrate in the festive season, to entertain the school’s members and visitors, and to let the students show their talents and unity. “I have been excited for this festival every year,” said Nattika Misutha, an 11th-grade student from Yupparaj Wittayalai School. “Not only fun, but new friends and unity, have we gained from here.”


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Foreign Language Day By Chayanit Jaroonsophonsak and Punyanoot Chawaphanth (11th grade)

sad much.” You would see many little angels, princes, princesses and many other characters there at Foreign Language Day! It was an important day for young kids at PRC to exercise their language, acting and singing skills. There were many performances, starting with the PRC song and Christmas songs, as well as a nativity play, from kindergarten. Japanese language arts students were proud to present to audiences fascinating Japanese performances in both conventional and contemporary styles. There were four dancing performances. There was also a play called “Evening of the Seventh” about the history of “Tanabata,” the Japanese star festival.

“I was very glad and happy to be a part of the performances on Foreign Language Day,” said Pattarawadee Dilokjanya, an 11th-grade Japanese language arts student. “It gave me a lot of experience and also unity among friends. I hope the PRC Foreign Language Day to be arranged continually every year.” For English language, there were no performances, but a lot of contests in the

The main purpose of this event was to show the importance of language. Today, people learn other languages to connect with people throughout the world and learn and preserve the cultures of one another’s countries. Every activity and competition at this event aimed to develop students’ English skills to be better than before and teach them that English can be applied in real life. So we hope to see you join Foreign Language Day next year — see ya!

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On Dec. 12, 2014, PRC held Foreign Language Day, an annual English competition for interested students from PRC and other famous school in Chiang Mai. There are also a lot of fun activities organized by students who are studying foreign languages, such as performances on French history and fairy tales in Japan. Students in 10th and 11th grade studying French language arts took a real and interesting story to perform — “La Révolution Française.” The story was about how people in France battled against Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette — The king and the queen of France. At noon there were contests at the auditorium. Dictée was a dictation contest for 10th-graders, and Devinettes was a guessing game for 11th-graders. “I’m so proud and feel really good about the show,” said Tipapak Sattayaraksa, an 11th-grader who performed as a nobleman. “I have learned French history more deeply, not just knowing when it occurred. I enjoyed working with my friends and juniors in French class.” German language arts students from 10th and 11th grade performed “Das kleinen Jungen mit schwefelhölzern,” or “The Little Match Boy,” the story of a boy who sells matches. There were also contests in the small meeting room at the Harris Institute. Tenthgraders took Diktat, a dictation contest, and 11th-graders took Geschichte zeichnen, a contest about drawing pictures by listening to stories. “I’m very excited!” said Jinnaphat Sritheptamrong, a 10th-grader who represented PRC in the Geschichte zeichnen contest. “In the contest, I was a bit discouraged by my competitor; he had been on exchange abroad. But I was the school representative, so I had to do it best. The scores were just about the same; I got third place. Because I did my best, I didn’t get

afternoon included spelling bees and speech contests. There was also a bulletin board contest on the topic “The Story of Christmas,” an English skit contest about Christmas and a debate. After finishing performances and contests, students could also enjoy English games. There are two booths of games to choose. One was “Luag Kai Xiao Jung Bei,” a lucky draw game and the other game was “Guess what!!?” — a game in which students had to guess the words held over their heads using their friends’ hints.


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圣诞节(Christmas) By Monsicha Jakakul (11th grade)

每年的12月25日是一年一度的圣诞节,是西方国家最重要 的传统节日之一,圣诞节是一个宗教节,因为把它当作耶稣 的诞辰来庆祝,所有也叫“耶诞节”。说到圣诞节,人们都 会想到被装饰得漂漂亮亮的圣诞树,还有和蔼可亲的圣诞老 人,圣诞节期间,人们会互相赠送礼物,各种各样的圣诞活 动更是热闹非凡。 虽然圣诞节是西方国家的传统节日,但是随着文化的传 播,很多亚洲国家已经把圣诞节视为重要的节日。在我们泰 国,圣诞节期间,全国大大小小的地方都可以感受到圣诞节 的喜庆。 我们王子学校是一所基督教学校,所以圣诞节当然也是我 们学校最重要的节日之一,圣诞节期间,学校为全体师生们 举办了各种各样的圣诞节活动,学生们互相交换礼物,圣诞 节的欢乐气氛充满了整个校园,每个学生的脸上都洋溢着圣 诞节的快乐和幸福!

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La crêpe : de la théorie à la pratique De Sirada Limjeerajarat (M5/8)

Est-ce que vous connaissez la crêpe ? Non ? Alors, je vais vous la faire connaître C'est un plat français, normalement sucré mais il y a aussi la crêpe salée. En tant qu'élève thaïlandaise, je ne connaissais pas au début. Mais, maintenant je peux la faire moi-même ! Dans mon cours de français, le professeur nous a présenté la leçon concernant la cousine et les recettes. Nous avons appris le vocabulaire de culinaire. Nous avons appris à faire la crêpe théoriquement. Ce nom m'a donné envie de la goûter. En théorie il me semblait facile à faire.

Voilà la recette de crêpe.

Les Ingrédients: —500 g de farine —6 œufs entiers —1 pincée de sêl —2 cuillère d'huile —1 litre de lait

La préparation: —Tamiser de la farine. —Faire un puit. —Casser des œufs. —Ajouter de l’huile et du sêl. —Tourner énergiquement. —Mettre peu à peu de lait. —Laisser reposer la pâte au frigo. —Faire chauffer la pâte.

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By Natacha Phoklangdorn (10th grade) 2015年1月12日に私は初めて日本へ行きました。日本のJENESYS 2.0 12th に参加する機会をもらいました。私は日本のことが大好きで、 とても興味があります。今回日本へ旅行した時に私は色々なことをし ました。浅草寺や明治神宮へ行ったり、トヨタの工場を見学したり、 八丁味噌工場へも行きました。それから、東邦高等学校へ行って日 本の友達ができました。また、ホームステイをして日本の生活を体験 しましたとても楽しかったです。日本では色々なおもしろい物を見ま した。たとえば いい空気や、日本の高校や、日本の本屋や、デパー トなどです。もう一度私が日本へ行ける機会があるなら、絶対に行き ます。皆さんも、日本へ行ける機械があるなら、絶対に行ってくださ い。JICEとプリンスロイヤルの先生方にどうもありがとうございまし たと言いたいです。        プリンスロイヤル高校2年 ナタシャー・ポークランドン

Jan. 12, 2015, I had the chance to visit Japan with the 12th batch of JICE JENESYS 2.0, a Japanese language program. It was my first trip to Japan. I have been interested in Japan for long time. I joined many activities in Japan, such as visiting Sensou Temple, Meiji Shrine, a Hatcho Miso factory and a Toyota factory. But I went to Japan for not only sightseeing, but also to study the Japanese language. The tour took us to Toho High School. While we were visiting this high school, I had conversations with Japanese students in Japanese. While in the homestay program, I had a great experience in a Japanese house. And I saw many interesting things, such as fresh air in a big city, a Japanese high school, a bookstore and a mall. If I have a chance to go to Japan again, I am sure to go back. And I would like to say that you should go to Japan someday. I’m really thankful to the MICE staff and PRC teachers who gave me this opportunity.

Aktivitäten zum Jahresende Pareena Numasang (M4)

Thanawat Thongaem (M4)

Vor Neujahr habe ich an einer Aktivität von der Chulalongkorn Universität teilgenommen. Sie wurde in der Varee Schule stattgefunden. Der Campingplatz hat uns die Ausbildung an der Universität empfohlen. Das Camping hat 3 Tage gedauert. Es hat sehr viel Spaß gamacht und ich habe viele Kenntnisse bekommen. Zu Silvester habe ich das Essen mit meiner Familie gegessen. Wir haben fröhlich Neujahr gefeiert.

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Das war das letzte Silvester. Ich bin zum Campingplatz gegangen. Der Campingplatz war ,,MCCMUCAMP“. Die Tätigkeit hat mir Spaß gemacht. Wir konnten Filme drehen, Ausflüge machen und spielen. Ich habe neun Freundinnen kennengelernt. Ich möchte wieder zum Campingplatz gehen.


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