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SHREWSBURY CLASS OF 2008 10 YEAR REUNION

On Saturday 14th July 2018, Shrewsbury International School Bangkok had their first ever 10 Year Reunion for the Graduating Class of 2008 (SHB08).

A very special thank you to Gib for helping to organize this event which involved constant line chat and phone calls with P’Stu. It was an enjoyable event where a boat collected about 25-30 Alumni and special guest Mr. Stu Flavell for a cruise up and down the Chao Phraya river for 3 hours.

There was plenty of food, drink, karaoke and also the England vs Belgium World Cup game on display.

It was nice to see everybody catch up and reminisce with each other especially as some of our Alumni are already married, Mei is a Mom and another Mill is pregnant. (Lookout EY1 SHB21 etc!)

We now look forward to SHB09 10 Year reunion next year!

Kwang and “Deerato” in Guru Bangkok Post

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Nattakan “Kwang” Vichiankavee and her older brothers Nat and Vut have the sweetest set-up in Bangkok. They’ve opened chic gelato booth Deerato (fb.com/deerato, IG @deerato ), which currently is a hit among the city’s foodies. We catch up with the siblings to find out the secret behing their success, what it’s like working with family and where we can find them next.

HOW DID DEERATO GET STARTED?

It began with our shared passion for premium Italian gelato and the problem of finding some we liked in Bangkok. So we thought why not make our own? That’s how Deerato was founded. We wanted to give customers a unique experience in decorating their gelato as opposed to having it plain, so we’ve come up with creative toppings like syrup syringe and marshmallow sticks, which became an instant hit. From our first booth event, the feedback we received exceeded our expectations. Lots of people were sharing photos of our gelato on their Facebook pages and Instagram accounts including top food bloggers, which garnered over 10,000 likes.

ARE YOU INTO THE FROZEN YOGHURT CRAZE?

Although we love all types of frozen dessert, our favourite has to be gelato. It has more variety in terms of flavours and taste, and the silky-smooth texture makes it incredibly delicious. While it’s not calorie-free, this guilty pleasure is actually lower in fat and sugar than regular ice cream.

WHAT’S THE ONE FLAVOUR WE SHOULDN’T MISS AT DEERATO?

We all have our picks but our customers seem to love the chocolate based flavours. I’d recommend our signature Ferrero Rocher Chocolate, which is packed with chocolate and hazelnut-a great choice for the chocoholics. As for toppings, we love the chocolate syrup syringe, as it goes with all gelato flavours, and some colourful sprinkles to make instagram worthy and super delicious.

WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF WORKING WITH YOUR SIBLINGS?

We’re a close knit family, so everyone has the freedom to give their opinions. And we deal with issues together as a unit. Having support from my siblings is the best part. Although Nat and Vut both have full-time jobs, their dedication and contribution to Deerato has been vital and I don’t think we would have got this far if it weren’t for all three of us pulling the weight.

ANY ADVICE FOR THOSE WANTING TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESS?

The most important thing to remember is that you must have a real passion for what you want to do. If you don’t love it, don’t do it. There’s no point starting something half-heartedly. The next part is to dedicate your time to studying and learning about it. This includes knowing where you stand as a brand, who your competitors are and what makes you different in the market. We’ve always believed the saying “Don’t wait for an opportunity when you can create one.” So if you would like to start a business, you have to be prepared to take a leap and work hard in order to achieve success.

Pudjeeb in Boston Magazine

 

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Class of 2010 Graduate, Pudjeeb Buddhari, has recently been making headlines in the US for her role in  the development of Glow; a revolutionary interactive Yoga Mat designed by students of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

On the surface, Glow looks like a regular home yoga mat, yet the embedded pressure sensors and LEDs allow the mat to provide both visual and audio feedback to the user, improving the effectiveness of the workout.  Glow also comes with its own software, allowing users to customize their workouts and to create a personalized yoga experience.

This project was for MIT’s senior capstone product design class in the Mechanical Engineering department (2.009: Product Engineering Processes). Students were divided into teams of about 18 people to brainstorm, design, and manufacture an alpha prototype product under this year’s overall theme of “Be Well.”

 

 

As Pudjeeb explains, “This was probably one of the best classes I’ve taken here at MIT. It gave me the opportunity to work with a team comprised of mostly mechanical engineers, one computer science and electrical engineer major, and me, an architecture major. I learned a great deal from my very intelligent teammates, and I felt like I can contribute a lot to the product from a different perspective.”
“There were team-building activities and challenges throughout the semester. The final product was presented to an audience of over 1,000 guests including sponsors, MIT faculty, and guests from product development firms.”
“In addition to the brainstorming and manufacturing stages, I was heavily involved in designing the graphical user interface, presentation materials, and overall branding for Glow. Yellow was heavily featured in our branding design because it was our team’s color designation. The software communicates with the mat, allowing users to learn yoga through instructional videos, select various modes (single pose vs. a sequence), and track their yoga progress with instant feedback.”

 

 

To read the full article, click here

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/blog/2014/02/06/light-yoga-mat/

 

ITIM AS PRESIDENT OF OXFORD UNION

Itim (Class of 2011) gave an interview with Bangkok Post as the first Southeast Asian President of the prestigious Oxford Union.

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Patricia Good Interview with The Magazine

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Events

SHB09 10 Year Event - 30 March
Alumni Softball 2019 - 26 April
Alumni Music 2019 - June
Alumni Reunion 2019 - 19 June
Alumni Basketball 2019 - 26 June
Alumni Football 2019 -27 June
Alumni Volleyball 2019 - TBC
SHB14 5 Year Event - July
Alumni Golf 2020 - Jan

SISBAA City Drinks 2019

On Friday 4th January to kick off the New Year 2019, The annual Alumni Drinks event took place at the Marble Bar, 137 Pillars Hotel in the Sukhumvit area of downtown Bangkok.

Gallery

Past reunion events, sports tournaments and successes.