On behalf of Laovices.com and Houay Laou Elementary school in Pakse, Champassak province, I want to thank the Friends of the National Library of Laos (my co-workers) for making it possible for us to deliver our 9th Books Box; with your generous support, we were able to give the gift of learning. Darly wrote a… Continue reading Laovoices.com Ninth Books Box, A Gift of Learning
This is continuing from my previous post on Considerations for Internet, “E-Business,” Building Customer Relations. Putting a business on the internet can be relatively easy. The hard part, as the history of the Internet has shown, is making money. To run a financial viable e-business, you not only have to attract a sufficient number of… Continue reading If You Build It, Will They Come?
Photo by Adam Cathro As a person that was raised partly in Laos and Thailand, a lot of the cultural way of thinking has made me of who I am today, but growing up in the western society, I’m beginning to see that some of the ideas behind as to why we do certain things… Continue reading Ideology of East meets West
Photo by Waterdragonfly I love Christmas lights display, when I first saw Christmas trees inside people’s home; it was somewhat shocking to me. I came to the US during this time of the year, December 8th to be exacted, and our sponsor, the Chinese Christian Church came to pick us up at JFK Airport, took… Continue reading Christmas Memorial Ornament
My dad asked me about Christmas, he recalled that when he was younger, people in Laos also celebrated Christmas which he once attended a church service at midnight on Christmas eve back in the 60s, somewhat of a strange tradition to him since Buddhism is the dominant religion in Laos, which Theravada Buddhism was introduced… Continue reading Christmas Celebration Amongst the Lao Community
As most people celebrate Christmas at this time of the year, there are others that celebrate Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Diwali, and New Year, therefore to be politically correct, I should say, “Happy Holidays.” I love Christmas cards, as some might call it Holiday greeting cards, I often wonder how people pick out their Christmas cards.… Continue reading Happy Holidays
Christmas trees from the south should have a southern theme, unlike most themes, which begin with decorations, in the South we are all about the food. The theme on my Christmas tree this year is called the 80s country Christmas theme, as the decorations are made out of dried apples, dried pears, dried okras, dried… Continue reading Southern Christmas Tree
I came across some good information for those interested in setting up or starting an “e-business,” one that primarily exists and operates on the internet, source, The Successful Business Plan Secretes & strategies by Rhonda Abrams, Fourth Edition. If yours is a business that exists solely or primarily on the Internet, you have a unique… Continue reading Considerations for Internet, “E-Business,” Building Customer Relations
It’s almost expected that no news is good news, which suggested that not hearing about a situation suggests that nothing bad has happened. If this is the case then the world is a perfect place but in reality, it is not like that. As soon as we turn on our television, read our morning newspapers,… Continue reading Danger From People…A Handicap Society That We’re Living In
When I read this post by Darly “The Greatest Love Song I Know About”, I thought that it was sweet that someone wrote a love song for her mom. From her post, “Jom Jai Khon Jon…is a Lao song that I found out it was written for my Mama. Someone loved her so much to… Continue reading The Greatest Love Song I Know About
Bean sprouts are commonly seen as a garnish for Pho in Vietnamese, Lao and Thai dishes. It is called thua-ngok in Lao or Thai language. Have you ever wonder what types of beans they sprout from, when I was little, my mom grew her own bean sprouts, which took about 5 days, and they were… Continue reading Bean Sprouts…Sprout from What?
I’m not one to believe in Karma but after reading Laotian Teacher’s post on Karma, I think it is somewhat interesting. I guess I don’t believe mainly because I seem to be a magnet on the bad things and attracted strange people into my life and I've come to a conclusion that niceness is not… Continue reading The Law of Karma