여성이란 점은 강점!

Oct 24, 2011 17:47 댓글 없음

 

We met our monthly guest at ELLE CAFÉ- a venue filled with delicate coral and pearl decorations, reminiscent of a summer resort. This month’s guest, Chonnakarn Akrapreedee, is from Thailand, known in Japan as “the country of smiles”.

Chonnakarn came to Fukuoka as General Manager of Thai Airways (TG) South Japan in 2011, after joining TG in 2000 and spending the past years at head offices in Bangkok and Frankfurt. Besides working hard to send Kyushu people to Thailand (and all over the world) as a representative figure of the airline, she also enjoys traveling privately. She strives to visit new places in order to learn their cultures.
“I take photos when I travel. Sights, foods, signs – anything to preserve my memories.”
She shares these “visual memos” with her family and friends over the Internet. Live communication via Skype is an important method of communicating with those most precious to her.
After a pleasant chat, and a fragrant cup of tea of French quality THE ô DOR (¥756), what’s next? Shopping, of course! She loves shopping so much that she has to “keep a hold of” herself at times. You will notice that Chonnakarn has a good taste in fashion.
“Being a woman can be an advantage. If you can manage yourself well, you can put on a good performance. Drive yourself forward!”
Chonnakarn certainly likes making people happy- her first reply when introduced to a Ruca accessory (made by the hands of an Okinawan artist) was “It would make a good present”. When she thinks of other people’s happiness, greater happiness comes to her.
“To live happily is the most important thing.”
Price: Ruca Coral & Pearl Bracelet ¥9,975

 

ELLE CAFÉ Fukuoka Hakata
4F Hakata Hankyu, 1-1 Hakataeki-chuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
Tel: 092-419-5832
Open: 10:00 ~ 21:00

 

 

珊瑚やパールの華奢なアクセサリーのナチュラルでやさしい美しさが、光あふれるELLE CAFÉの真っ白な店内に、爽やかなリゾートの風を運んでくれる。今月のゲストは、微笑みの国タイ王国出身のチョンナガーン・アカラプリディー。

今年の4月から福岡に駐在する彼女は、タイを代表する世界有数の規模を誇るタイ国際航空(以下、TG)の南日本地区総支配人。2000年に同社に入社し、バンコクにある本社での監督職、フランクフルトのスターアライアンス本部での勤務を経て、この度、九州地区の営業活動を統括するポジションを得た。航空会社の顔として九州とタイ、そして世界各国をTGを使った空の旅でつなぐことを目指す彼女は、プライベートでも大の旅行好き。機会があれば新しい場所を訪ね、その土地の文化を学ぶことに興味があるという。
「旅先では必ず写真を撮るわ。景色、食べ物、標識…すべてを記憶に留めるために。」
彼女の視点で撮影されたビジュアルメモともいうべき写真は、インターネットを使って家族や友人に見せるのだそう。グローバルに活躍する彼女は、記録を大切な人たちとシェアしながら、スカイプを使ってタイムリーなコミュニケーションも楽しんでいる。
ひとしきりおしゃべり楽しんだ後は、フランスの高級紅茶メーカー、テオドーの香り高きアールグレー(紅茶¥756)で喉を潤し、お待ちかねのショッピングタイム!「ときには自制しないといけないかも…」と思わず苦笑してしまうほどショッピング好きを自認する彼女は、もちろんファッションも大好き。ビジネススーツに身を包むばかりでなく、肩の力が抜けた等身大のファッションセンスも、彼女の魅力のひとつ。
「女性であることは大きな強みになるわ。自分自身をしっかりマネージすればパフォーマンスも良くなるの。とにかく元気にやることね!」
沖縄在住の作家が、ひとつひとつにメッセージを込めてつくるRucaのアクセサリーのメッセージ性にも「プレゼントにいいわね。」と、直ぐに反応したチョンナガーン。「幸せに過ごすことがイチバン!」と、人の幸せも自分の幸せと受け止める大きな笑顔が、更なる幸せを呼び寄せているようだ。
Chonnakarn Akrapreedee
Price:Ruca 枝珊瑚&パールブレスレッド¥9,975、KUKURU PIERCE HOOP ¥6,090

 

ELLE CAFÉ 福岡博多店
福岡市博多区博多駅中央街1番1号 博多阪急4階
電話:092-419-5832
営業時間:10:00〜21:00

 

 

산호나 진주 같은 화사한 액세서리의 내추럴하면서도 따스한 아름다움이 묻어나는 새하얀 엘르 카페. 이곳에서 만나볼 이번 달의 게스트는 타이에서 온 촌나간 아카라프리디.

올해 4월부터 후쿠오카에 체류 중인 그녀는 타이를 대표하는 타이국제항공(이하 TG)의 남(南)일본지역 총지배인이다. 입사 이래 방콕 본사의 감독직, 프랑크푸르트 스타 얼라이언스 본부에서 근무했고 이번엔 규슈지역의 영업활동을 총괄하는 직책을 맡게 되었다. 항공회사의 얼굴로서 규슈와 타이, 그리고 세계 각국을 TG를 이용하는 여행으로 이어나가고자 하는 그녀. 여행을 매우 좋아하며 시간이 날 때마다 새로운 곳을 찾아가 그곳의 문화를 배우는 데에 관심이 있다고 한다.
‘여행할 때는 반드시 사진을 찍어요. 풍경, 먹거리, 표지판… 모든걸 기억에 담아두기 위해서죠.’ 그녀가 촬영한 사진은 인터넷 상에서 가족이나 친구들에게 보여준다고. 세계적으로 활약하는 그녀는 자신의 기록을 소중한 사람들과 공유하면서 스카이프를 통해 적절한 커뮤니케이션을 즐기고 있다.
프랑스 고급 홍차 브랜드 THE O DOR의 향기로운 얼그레이(홍차 756엔)를 마시며 잠시 숨을 돌린 후, 드디어 찾아온 쇼핑 타임! ‘자제할 줄도 알아야 하는데 말이죠.’라며 쓴 웃음을 지어 보이며 쇼퍼홀릭임을 인정한 그녀는 물론 패션에도 관심이 많다. 비즈니스 정장은 물론 과하게 멋 부리지 않은 평소의 패션 센스도 그녀의 또 다른 매력. ‘여성이란 점은 엄청난 강점이에요. 자기자신을 제대로 관리하면 그게 좋은 성과로 이어지죠.’
오키나와에 거주하는 작가가 정성들여 메시지를 담아 만드는 Ruca의 액세서리의 메시지를 본 그녀는 선물로 좋겠다며 당장에 반응을 보였다. ‘행복하게 살아가는게 가장 중요!’하다며 타인의 행복을 자신의 행복으로 받아들이는 그녀의 웃음이 더 큰 행복으로 이어지지 않을까.

가격: Ruca 가지산호&진주 팔찌 9,975엔

 

엘르 카페 후쿠오카 하카타점
후쿠오카시 하카타구 하카타에키 추오가이 1-1 하카타한큐 4층
전화: 092-419-5832
영업시간: 10:00~21:00

 

 

We met our monthly guest at ELLE CAFÉ- a venue filled with delicate coral and pearl decorations, reminiscent of a summer resort. This month’s guest, Chonnakarn Akrapreedee, is from Thailand, known in Japan as “the country of smiles”.

Chonnakarn came to Fukuoka as General Manager of Thai Airways (TG) South Japan in 2011, after joining TG in 2000 and spending the past years at head offices in Bangkok and Frankfurt. Besides working hard to send Kyushu people to Thailand (and all over the world) as a representative figure of the airline, she also enjoys traveling privately. She strives to visit new places in order to learn their cultures.
“I take photos when I travel. Sights, foods, signs – anything to preserve my memories.”
She shares these “visual memos” with her family and friends over the Internet. Live communication via Skype is an important method of communicating with those most precious to her.
After a pleasant chat, and a fragrant cup of tea of French quality THE ô DOR (¥756), what’s next? Shopping, of course! She loves shopping so much that she has to “keep a hold of” herself at times. You will notice that Chonnakarn has a good taste in fashion.
“Being a woman can be an advantage. If you can manage yourself well, you can put on a good performance. Drive yourself forward!”
Chonnakarn certainly likes making people happy- her first reply when introduced to a Ruca accessory (made by the hands of an Okinawan artist) was “It would make a good present”. When she thinks of other people’s happiness, greater happiness comes to her.
“To live happily is the most important thing.”
Price: Ruca Coral & Pearl Bracelet ¥9,975

 

ELLE CAFÉ Fukuoka Hakata
4F Hakata Hankyu, 1-1 Hakataeki-chuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
Tel: 092-419-5832
Open: 10:00 ~ 21:00

 

 

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