This was based on a real life story in Koosang Koosom Magazine, by P. Jareunruck, written in Thai Language, translated by Ginger. Virun and I were best friend as long as I could remember; we lived in the same village. After we completed the 4th grade, I continued my study in town and had to… Continue reading My Best Friend Came to Pick Me Up
I often view cemeteries as little towns for the deceased, many times wonder what it would feel like to live nearby. I lack the ability to communicate with the dead, wanted so bad to communicate and dream of my mom, but that has only happened once or twice since she passed. Some of my sisters… Continue reading Beautiful Granite Sculptures of Hope Cemetery
This is my first Thanksgiving without my mom, and of course, there will be no Thanksgiving celebration for us. I think it is harder on holidays for those that lost their love ones, as I know that many share my feeling. My first year without Thanksgiving, but I am thankful to be here today. I’m… Continue reading Thanks for Giving
I think personal satisfaction is the key motivator for most people, whether in blogging or running a successful business. I think some blogs or businesses fail, and others flounder because the persons in charge are uncertain as to what they really want to achieve and somehow it is not satisfying their personal needs and ambitions.… Continue reading What Motivates You?
This is my first attempt at hosting my own music, it was somewhat difficult for me. Sim's instruction was very helpful, but I ran into a problem when I tried to upload file directly from my music CD that was not an mp3 file. I had to use software that allows me to rip from… Continue reading My First Attempt at Using Podcast
Looking back 10 years ago, I knew very little about Buddhism, a bit embarrassed when people asked me what Buddhism is. I can’t fully answer mainly because I associated Buddhism with Wat (Buddhist Temple), monks chanting in Pali or Sanskrit language which I didn’t understand, often times, very little or no sermon accompanied this because… Continue reading The One Main Teaching
I recalled that I used to like carrot cake, while I was working part time in NYC, I was the one to go get birthday cakes, often times I would come back with carrot cakes. I think it got kind of old after a while, as most people don’t like carrot cake. I can’t say… Continue reading What Is Your Favorite Desert?
I wrote a post on the Lao Traditional Wedding that I didn’t have the opportunity to publish yet, which starts out as, “Courting, Love, Marriage. If you are Laotian what better way to assure a lifetime of love and marriage than a Lao traditional wedding ceremony. It’s considered to be one of the most honorable… Continue reading Strange Wedding Ceremony
So this is that time of the year again where I cannot afford to fill up my gas tank, and here I have a small car, might have to ride my bicycle to work. I can’t imagine what this person is paying for a full tank of gas. Now you can see what gas prices… Continue reading I might have to walk or ride a bicycle to work
Most of us probably do not think much about death or funeral service, mainly because we do not want to…the fact is we have to face it one day, making that decision for ourselves while we are still living, or having someone else to make that decision for us. When my American co-workers came to… Continue reading The Memorial Reefs
This kind of thinking came from a lady by the name of Rose, I once read about her that she went back to school at the age of 87 because she wanted a college degree, which her dream came true, plus a bonus of had had many friends. A week after she graduated, she peacefully… Continue reading We are not old because we are still playing…
I recently learned this from Sim’s Blog on How to embed mp3 player in your blog, great instruction as always. This is the link to get different colors. Cheers (Full Version) Jeopardy (Think Song) Full House Happy Days