P14. A picturesque Resort in Pattaya and a Quartz Chronograph  --
25. August 2002


Grown-ups this way please

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UHR-KRAFT Quartz Chronograph, Cal. 0S20

Photos by Reto Castellazzi

Camera: Nikon Coolpix 995
Light: Natural Daylight around 10 AM, mostly outdoors
Setup: No tripod, no aids
2 watch pictures of total 10 pictures
 if that is not enough you can see 32 watch pictures here

About this Series, 25th August 2002
I had just come back from Hong Kong on last Thursday and found this watch in my mail. Great timing to get it right into a "field test" in the real world! The upcoming board retreat - do not let the pictures deceive you: the days are full with meetings from morning til late and only if we are very lucky, we get to use that pool for 30 minutes a day - seemed to be the right occasion.

Please see the "Uhrkraft Chronograph Review" here!

The resort serves as a "money machine" for social projects
And last but not least, the explanation of the peculiar name of the resort "Cabbages & Condoms" (now called Birds and Bees). An authorized biography by Thomas D'Agnes about Mr. Meechai Viravaidya is named "From Cabbages to Condoms". Khun Mechai, a former minister and a philanthropist and author made this famous statement: "I want people to accept contraceptives the same way as they do soap and toothpaste". Cabbage is a very common vegetable in Thailand and this already explains the rather unusual combination of "C&C".
The "C&C" resort is part of many projects of Mr. Mechai. The proceedings of the resort and the five "C&C" restaurants (2006) are used to help schools and other social development projects in the poorer (rural) regions of Thailand. Population and Community Development Association (PDA)  is the name of the social organisation which tries to help where the public hand doesn't. The website is also in English, not always the case with Thai organisations.

Best regards

Reto Castellazzi, Bangkok, August 26th, 2002

PS If you want to stay at that resort, book very early. It is pretty booked out most of the time, here is the website of the resort if you want to book a vacation there.
PS 2 Please note that the resort has recently changed the name to "Birds and Bees", google it and you will find