Plant, Wildlife

Rice Paddy July 22, 2011

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/26798685 w=515&h=290] Click here to view this video on YouTube The last time I visited the rice paddy was June 17th, and the plants were still very young then.  My goal for this year rice planting was to update it weekly but with vacationing and having to work long hours I finally had a chance… Continue reading Rice Paddy July 22, 2011

Buddhism, Community

Asalha Puja Day at Wat Greensboro of NC

Today is the day of the announcement of the first sermon of the Buddha (Sengha Day) and the Buddhist Lent Day at our local temple Wat Greensboro. The Buddhist Lent Day is also known as Kao Punsa, which is the annual three-month Rains Retreat known in Laos and Thailand as Punsa.  This dated back to… Continue reading Asalha Puja Day at Wat Greensboro of NC

Food, Photography, Wildlife

Showing Scale in Photography: Think Small

This is my contribution to Scott’s Assignment 14: Showing Scale in Photography. When I think of scale I think of something big in comparison to myself, but for this assignment I decided to think small, just like this stink bug landing on my dad's pear. I bought the Asian Bananas yesterday at the Asian Market… Continue reading Showing Scale in Photography: Think Small

Buddhism, Community

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 2, 2011 Random Photos

This year's visit to the temple has been a lot of fun for us, I did more videos than photography. Some of my photos were blurry like the image below, having to switch back and forth from video to photo taking was a pain since I only have one camera. The videos and photos were… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 2, 2011 Random Photos

Community, Fashion, Lao Music

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 2, 2011 Concert Morlum Noy and Lao Fashion Show

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/26303661 w=515&h=290] Click here to view this video on YouTube It's not easy shooting a video when people keep blocking the stage, I did the best I could and hope you will enjoy. I gave up my seat to my sister to get a better shot of the fashion show near the stage, and only… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 2, 2011 Concert Morlum Noy and Lao Fashion Show

Community, Lao Music

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 2, 2011 Concert Forn Lao Pan

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/26255026 w=515&h=290] Click here to view this video on YouTube Vannasone Keodara passing a microphone to the next generation of Lao-American announcer, she is adorable and funny.  The crowd loved her. Forn Lao Pan is a Lao classical dance. The dancers are adorable, you have to watch the video to see their moves.

Community, Lao Music

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 2, 2011 Concert Lao Local Singers

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/26238774 w=515&h=290] Click here to view this video on YouTube [vimeo http://vimeo.com/26245583 w=515&h=290] Click here to view this video on YouTube [vimeo http://vimeo.com/26701816 w=515&h=290] Click here to view this video on YouTube She is the Lao Classical Dance instructor. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/26244523 w=515&h=290] Click here to view this video on YouTube