Return to Innocence I was greeted by this little guy again, never did catch his name, you know what they say about small dog, it's all bark and no bite. It has been two weeks since I last posted about my Hmong neighbor’s rice paddy, and the rice plants have gotten a lot taller. The… Continue reading Rice Paddy at the End of June
Video by jimd, bike trip through Laos
Video by Lao Avenir
When I heard the phrase ‘You can’t be great by yourself,’ I thought he actually has a point. He went on and said even the greatest inventor needs expertees to test out his inventions, of course he needs someone that he can trust, the one that won’t steal his ideas. Right…sounds to me like an… Continue reading You Can’t be Great by Yourself
I was talking to my second sister the other day about Lao, as in the country of Lao, but yet it’s spelled Laos, and my second sister said that it has been like that as long as she could remember. Since the country was once colonized by the French, I suspected that the French misspelled… Continue reading La-ous with a Luang Prabang or French Accent?
As we get older, we lost more and more people that we loved, and for some, the father that you loved dearly. I hope this special day, Father’s Day will bring you peace and closure, he was and will always be a part of you. As for me, I’m blessed to have our dad with… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day
Thank goodness my garden look normal, to me anyway. Bo received a forwarded email from his friend and immediately thought of me because he said that I like to blog about weird stuff, I'm not sure if this is a compliment. He has a theory about this also, said that someone must have peed in… Continue reading Things You Should Not Find in Your Garden
It seems like I’m going backward with my photos, I took these photos first. We got to Biltmore Estate around noon time and found a place for our picnic. Apparently we weren’t the only one, and there were several that were there before us. Seeing these Canadian geese made me think of the story that… Continue reading Canadian Geese at Biltmore
How much land does a man need? A good question and a very famous line, and at the end how ironic that a man only need six feet long, the size of an ordinary grave to bury himself after he passed away. But in real life, we often think that we need more, the bigger… Continue reading Kitchen Garden at Biltmore
Summer time at Biltmore... It’s nice to see the canopy at the side of the Biltmore house covers with Trumpet vines, a great shade to sit and relax in a hot summer day. The canopy is also covered with the Chinese Wisteria plants that produce beautiful purple flowers in late April and early May, I'm… Continue reading Summer Garden at Biltmore
In Buddhism, the lotus is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols and one of the most poignant representations of Buddhist teaching. The roots of a lotus are in the mud, the stem grows up through the water, and the heavily scented flower lies pristinely above the water, basking in the sunlight. This pattern of growth… Continue reading Lotus or Water Lily at Biltmore
My cousin from Paris, France and oldest sister from NYC are visiting with us, and we took them to visit Biltmore on Saturday. I'll post more photos when I've more time.