Community, Cultural

Hmong New Year Celebration in North Carolina

The Hmong New Year celebration is a cultural tradition that takes place annually, in North Carolina, it’s usually held the week before and the week of Thanksgiving, traditionally it is held at the end of the harvest season when all work is done.  This is my first time attending a Hmong New Year, second for… Continue reading Hmong New Year Celebration in North Carolina

Birthday, Blogger, Food, Holiday

Three Years and Many Thanks

Today is my three year anniversary of blogging, and I have many things to be thankful for... This is just for the record, We went to Bo's parents for Thanksgiving, and contributions to the Thanksgiving meal, recipe from Dallas's blog, Throwdown - Corn and Prawn Fritters with a special twist by PaNoy. My Spring Rolls.… Continue reading Three Years and Many Thanks


The Hidden Messages in Communication

All communication must involve both a sender and a receiver of messages, simply because you send a message to someone and s/he is not available to receive a message, then sending doesn’t exist. Of course we often think of communication in the form of written or verbal, but communication conveys through actions are also as… Continue reading The Hidden Messages in Communication

Laos, Travel

Biltmore Garden in November

Again, we didn't get to tour the town of Asheville, North Carolina.  This is a charming little town where time seems to stand still, as you can see that even McDonald looks retro. This made me think of Luang Prabang, Laos where modernization has not touched but embraced what's already there, below is a photo… Continue reading Biltmore Garden in November


The November Blues

This is an assignment from Scott Thomas Photography, Assignment 4: November.  You are welcome to participate, I think it would be interesting to see what November means to you. The month of November made me think of Chrysanthemum flowers, this picture was taken at Biltmore Estate last Sunday. But what November means to me is… Continue reading The November Blues