2010 Year in Review

I’ve learned a great deal this year, and in January I learned how to shoot video for the first time. My first video was of Lee playing Lao Kean, shooting with my Nikon CoolPix S630.

I made Tum mango (spicy green mango salad) and purple sticky rice in February

Spring flowers in March

Tulips at Biltmore Estate in April

Flutter-By Butterfly Habitat at the Science Center in May

My garden in early June

July 4th celebration at Wat Lao Buddhavong with Mike Piromporn

Rice Harvest in August

Harvest Moon in September

Kathin Ceremony at Wat Greensboro in October

Hmong New Year in November

Christmas at Disney World in December

Looking forward to 2011.


  1. This is a good idea, ginger, to make this review. Time is flying, and it is good to be reminded of what has happened. Photos is really helping to create memories that can be recalled later – without the photo.

    Happy new year.

  2. Nye, this is a great review of 2010. I have enjoyed – and admired! – the delicate and respectful manner you are able to show your roots from Laos and how you and your family (especially Lee!) show us how to get the best out of the meeting between different traditions and cultures. I will gladly follow your blog in 2011 – and wish you and your family a peaceful and Happy New year!

    • Thanks truels for your kind words. I’ve learned a great deal from your blog also, and looking forward to 2011. 🙂

  3. It’s very pleasant remembering the year’s posts–the new things I learned, the lovely images. I’m struck by “Harvest Moon.” It looks like a poster for a science fiction movie! But the image I love best is of the rice paddy harvest. It is filled with grace and beauty, as well as with an appreciation for what hard work this is. Very nice photos, Nye. Happy New Year.

    • Hi Gerry, thanks for your kind words. It’s nice to be able to share my roots, I think one of my proudest moments is today. I went to my local temple for New Year’s Day and the monk asked me to take a picture for the temple’s calendar. I’ll post the photos when I have more time, and Happy New Year to you. 🙂

  4. I think is so cool that you could look back on the year with the photos you have shared here; this is a wonderful thing about blogging and thanks so much for sharing the last year with us here!

    • Jeffrey, there’s so many pictures and events, I wish I could post 2 photos per month but that would be too much. My goal is to take more pictures this year. 🙂

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