I’ve been searching for Lao folktales, and was told by a friend about SEAsite Laos website that have a good collection of Lao folktales. Then I found a book called Lao Folktales by Wajuppa Tossa with Kongdeuane Nettavong, edited by Margaret Read MacDonald. It’s in hardcover and has some of the great stories that my… Continue reading Lao Folktales: Phi Kongkoi, the Ghost Named Kongkoi
One of my favorites Thai classical music, or the Mahoree is Lao Damnerm Sai, to me it's more of a Lao music than a Thai music. I was fortunate to find a bamboo flute version from a Lao website, Seasite.niu.eduLao, Dam Nuen Xay-Khui (Bamboo Flute),Vientiane/1996. It was in a Ram file, and a friend was… Continue reading Lao Dam Nern Sai
Video by Francis Van Kerckhoven, photos of his trip to Vietnam, Cambodja, Laos taken with Camera Canon D40.
Photo at Flickr One of the reasons why I chose Tarski theme for my blog was because it made me think of the story of the three branches Bodhi tree in the moon that my mom told me when I was little. At the time, the story seemed so real because there was an image… Continue reading Bodhi Tree
Video by Champa lao. Dok Champa (Plumeria) is known as the national flower and official symbol of Laos. Updated 2/24/2009: I also like this version of champa song, Noi Sengsourigna - Champa Meuang Lao. According to Wikipedia, this flower has a different name depending on location, many other common names exist: "Kembang Kamboja" in Indonesia,… Continue reading douang champa
I didn’t forget to translate the ghost story that I’ve mentioned earlier, but I misplaced that magazine and couldn’t find it at the moment. I’ve too many Thai magazines and need to organize it a bit better. I finally have my wooden picket fence up, and I’ve always dreamed of a white picket fence for… Continue reading My Visit to the Library
Video and description by ArnuShawn. The typical Luang Prabang morning weather continues in this part II. After the sun and the cloud finished playing their hide and seek game, what you have left is just simply the beautiful morning. Enjoy!
Video and description by Francis Van Kerckhoven. Vietnam Cambodja Laos Panoramic views. Camera Canon D40. Panoramic pictures are made by joining different photos together (Photoshop CS4 and Ptgui) I use two photos up to more as 10 photos depending of the size of the panorama. The result is one large picture.
Reflection by Jim Brickman Just looking at this picture makes my nerves tie into little knots. I’m not a spa person, but I’m sure it’d be something that I would enjoy, but Spa and a snake massage, I’m just not so sure. I have fear of snake, and this treatment consists of six non-venomous snakes… Continue reading Beauty Spa Offers a Snake Massage
Video by Francis Van Kerckhoven, trip of 17 day's, potraits of local people.
I was listening to the radio yesterday, and one of the callers called in to express of what she wants for Valentine’s day. I couldn’t help but laugh, it’s a simple fact of life that with the US downward economic spiral, people aren’t as romantic as they used to be, and this lady wants her… Continue reading Valentine’s Day is not what it used to be…
I wrote this a while back, but never posted here, and it sort of related to the current topic that I'm posting at the moment. All Photos are from my Laos Trip. The belief in ghost or spirit has been in our Lao/Thai culture for generations, especially the belief of ghost in the house. The… Continue reading The Belief of Ghost In The House