Funny, Pets

From Tiger Woods Look a Like to a Person Under Suspicion

Meet Bo, he is 100 percent Lao.  When we were living in our old neighborhood, the neighborhood kids used to call him Tiger Woods, he would try to correct them, ‘If I were Tiger Woods, would I be living in this neighborhood?’ But still, when ever they saw him walking Teddy, they would say ‘Hey… Continue reading From Tiger Woods Look a Like to a Person Under Suspicion

Buddhism, Community, Lao Tradition, Thai Tradition

Merit Making Traditions During the Buddhist Lent

The tradition of Buddhist Lent or the annual three-month Rains Retreat known in Thai  and Lao as Khao Pansa marks the beginning of the three month Buddhist 'Lent‘. Laypeople provide monasteries with stacks of new robes for Lent monks, since during the Lent period monks are restricted to their monasteries for a prolonged period of… Continue reading Merit Making Traditions During the Buddhist Lent

Fashion

Danny Bunyavong at the Minneapolis Macy’s Glamorama 2009

I'm happy to see Danny Bunyavong's photos at the Glamorama 2009. This is the biggest corporate fashion event of the year saw the likes of R&B star Ne-Yo coming to Minneapolis to glam up Macy's with the local creme of the fashion crop. Photos by Emily Utne on August 14, 2009 (source, and to see… Continue reading Danny Bunyavong at the Minneapolis Macy’s Glamorama 2009

Mp3, Music, Travel

Lotus in August at Biltmore Estate

Reflection by Jim Brickman Lotus has always been a symbol of Buddhism to me, but there is another symbol of strength in relation that I heard when I was little, and read it here that its symbolic characteristic of the Lotus flower leads from the observation that the plant's stalk is easy to bend in… Continue reading Lotus in August at Biltmore Estate