Who runs the show: Arinee Methasate, chief editor
Name of the game: National Geographic Thailand
When it all started: August 2001
Where it all happens: Bangkok, Thailand
Who makes it happen: Six editorial staff, one art director, three graphic designers
What goes out: Between 60,000 and 70,000 magazines a month
GeoHappenings: "It seems like only yesterday that we were preparing to launch our first issue of NGM Thailand, but August 2003 marks our two-year anniversary. We're planning a special surprise gift for our readers."
Business as usual: "Due to a lack of office space, the NGM Thailand team has been separated from the rest of the publishing firm and 'exiled' to the heart of a shopping complex, much to the envy of our colleagues. We are surrounded by hundreds of restaurants and countless retail stores, not to mention a cinema complex."
Best stress reliever: "Food plays a significant role in relieving the pressure of work. The food is great, so we take every opportunity to celebrate birthdays and other big events. Personally, I find spending time with my plants a real stress reliever. I don't talk to them though."
Best office perk: "Our publisher is one of Thailand's biggest. I enjoy meeting the editors and staff who produce our other publications. It really feels like a family."
What's great about the Thais: "The Thai people have the ability to smile and enjoy themselves in almost any situation. We are as proud and determined about our work as anybody; it's just that we don't always look so serious."
What's great about Thailand: "The geographic diversity. Thailand has big cities, beaches, even mountains, and they're all just a couple of hours drive from Bangkok. The Andaman Sea is the best, particularly around Krabi on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula."