Some might think that I’m a bit weird that I think Jury duty is interesting, I recently served and became $52 richer. This is not my first time, actually third time, and second time for this county. My first time was in Queens County, in Jamaica courthouse, Jamaica, NY. I was only in my early… Continue reading Jury Duty
I came upon this food photo by SusieBlueC, I think certain types of food conveys certain feeling, for some of us, seeing Lao food made us think of our family and friends, whether here in the state or back home in Laos, some might be drooling right now. I think what made our Lao meal… Continue reading Lao Food…Floating Feast! @ Nam Ngum River
Video by v!Nc3sl4s, description: this is the video of our motorbike road trip from Hanoi to Sapa in northern Vietnam. We rode 680 km through some of the most beautiful sceneries of South East Asia. We lived with the inhabitants in traditional wooden houses and met the kindest people ever.
Video by Rafael
Video by Annemieke Knowles, a collage of travel photographer Hans Hendriksen’s work
I read about this sexy coconut from Koosang Koosom Thai Magazine and thought they look somewhat exotic, and did a bit more research, somewhat shocking to see the photos, especially the male and female photos; this has to be the most mutated plant on the universe. I’m just hoping that these photos are authentic and… Continue reading A Coco de mer or Is It a Sexy Coconut?
I visited a Buddhist monk's garden yesterday, I’m not sure if it qualified for that because it is huge, and he has it in 2 to 3 different locations but within a walking distance. Sometimes I wonder why people do what they do, this is more than a hobby, but I guess like most of… Continue reading Buddhist Monk Garden
Since I’ve a lot of strawberry left, I decided to try a new dish, its Som Tum and since I don’t have any papaya, I decided to substitute it with rutabaga (Thai/Lao people call it Ruba for short, it is believed to have originated from a hybrid between the turnip and wild cabbage) and instead… Continue reading Som Tum Strawberry Rutabaga
I think the laws of gravity of, “What goes up must come down” doesn’t hold true anymore, it appears that gas prices are on the rise. It’s a big commotion here at my work about the price of gas, just yesterday; I paid $3.71 per gallon for 87 gas. One of my co-workers went by… Continue reading Going Up Again!
I almost forgot that strawberries picking is this time of the year, as I was heading to a graduation party yesterday, I passed a strawberries farm, and there were people picking the strawberries. In the South, the strawberries typically peak during May, and June up North. Last year was a real bad year for strawberries… Continue reading Strawberries Picking
Graduation party at the park, I think this is not a typical Lao way of celebrating graduation in the US, especially if one earned a Bachelor degree; most would have it at the Civic center or indoor location with over 200 to 300 in attendance, where there is live band and partying the Lao way… Continue reading Graduation Party at the Park
It appears that Laos is gaining a lot of popularity amongst tourists, another great article in The New York Times: 36 hours in Luang Prabang, Laos (click here to read the article.) Below are photos of A Weekend in Luang Prabang, Laos. While the tourist crowds are just starting to hit Laos, the beguiling ancient… Continue reading A Weekend in Luang Prabang, Laos