Welcome to my Blog . . . Sabaidee . . .

Thanks for your visit. My name is Nyvanh, also known as Nye.  I was born in Laos, moved to Thailand at a very young age, and had some schooling there. Our family later moved to America. I grew up in New York City and currently living in the Southeastern part of the United States.

I like to photograph living life photos; one of my favorite quotes is, “Life is like a camera, just focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.” – Unknown. When I have time, I like to read and translate Thai magazine articles and find some of their stories and culture interesting because it’s very similar to ours.  I hope you’ll enjoy reading my story and translation, as most of these stories are based on real-life experiences of people living in Laos, Thailand, and The United States.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States.

FAIR USE NOTICE: Nye Noona contains copyrighted material, which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. It is being made available to advance the understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, and so on.

It is believed that this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. By Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.

If you’ve any questions or concerns, please contact me at nyenoona@gmail.com. Thanks again for stopping by.


  1. How are you? hope you are very well.
    Can you send mail to me? because I lost all contact in address book.
    Good luck, Jade

  2. Hi Nye,
    I immediately changed the authorisation settings to view the different locked Video’s again on non Vimeo locations.
    Unfortunately an error message appears on all locked Videos “Internal error Vimeo Team will repair it”.
    When i do not know !!!
    This makes me very upset.
    In the mean time i cannot change it.
    Hopping they solve it soon.
    Once this is solved i will allow only known WebSites, yours will be included.
    So please give the URL or Domain of the different locations.
    In the mean time you can view the locations using Vimeo Search fvkproductions
    Lokale bevolking van Vietnam Cambodja en Laos
    Duur: 8 Minuten http://www.vimeo.com/3204451

    Panoramische foto’s genomen in Vietnam, Cambodja en Laos
    Duur: 10 Minuten http://www.vimeo.com/3224617

    Cambodja, deelreportage van een 17 daagse reis door Vietnam Cambodja en Laos.
    Duur: 45 Minuten http://www.vimeo.com/3188175

    HDR High Dynamic Range Fotografie
    Duur: 3 Minuten http://www.vimeo.com/3243649
    Best regards

    • Hi Francis, thanks for allowing us to view your videos, and I will check back and revise my URL at my posts when it’s fixed. As I’ve mentioned to you earlier, we do love your videos, especially myself and greatly appreciated that you’d include Nye Noona into your video listing, and thank you for your visit and comment.

  3. I enjoy reading your blog and thank you for visiting ours. Would you be interested in listing us on your blogroll, I owuld be happy to post yours on The Melting Tambourine. Please let me know. Thanks!

    • Hi Bob, I’d love to exchange link if you don’t mind that mine is an oddball. I see that PaNoy has made it to The Melting Tambourine already. 🙂 I added yours to my blogroll.

  4. Hi Ginger,

    following an article on thaicatwalk concerning the launch of a new brand name lingerie, I would be grateful if you could introduce me to Metinee Kingpayome or someone ine Jintana. Indeed, I am a distributor of Lingerie in Europe and I could be interested to get further details about this new brand name products.

    Thank you in advance for your support.

    Best regards,


    • Hi Ykhao, I’m just a blogger and don’t know these people on a business or personal level. If you’d, please contact Jade at Thaicatwalk and he might be able to help you better, or at least give you a contact information because he lives in Thailand. Sorry that I can’t help you more than this, and wish you best of luck.

  5. Hi Nye, I really enjoy your post and your pictures are exceptional. I am new SLR owner and was wondering what kind of lens you have? I just got myself a Canon XSI.

    • Sabaidee p’Odd, thank you for stopping by, and absolutely beautiful pictures at your site, I think I need a camera like yours. 🙂

  6. Dear Nong Nye
    Nice to talk to you again.
    No, You do not need new equipment, Your Photographic Skill and your knowkledge of the photography are Great and Fantastic/ Awsome already.
    The Good/ Great Photos are from 80% of the skill of the person who press the shutter, 15% from the good Lens and Only 5% from the Camera Body.
    Have a great days.

    • Thanks p’Odd for your kind word, I’m not sure what kind of skill I have, but taking pictures make me happy. Someday, I like to get a telescopic Lens, I want to go bird-watching.

  7. Dear Nye,

    You have really beautiful photos on this blog. I don’t know if there are from you, but I could be interested in some of them (purple rice photos).

    Please contact me by email to talk about rights and possibilities of uses.

    Thanks & regards


  8. Nye,

    You know I never got around to saying Sabai Dee to you my friend…so, here I am saying Sabai dee!

    Thanks so much for your kind comments on my posts and for sharing your stories on my blog. I am most grateful for them.


    • Jeffrey, it’s always good to meet new friend, and I’m glad that our paths have crossed, looking forward to reading more of your blog. 🙂

    • sambaidee san, your greeting sounds like Tai Tai (Lao Southerner) just like me. 🙂

      Thanks for your comment, it’s good to hear from you and I think it’s the little things that we share on the Internet that made us feel connected and closer to home, I miss Laos also.

  9. Hello Ginger,

    I must say i enjoyed your web site and all the wonderful pics of the pillows and furniture, i am a friend of your sisters Sun, i was living in new york , very close to her and ting, and in October moved to Boston, i have see first hand the work your sister dose and that is Excellant. I was talking to her and she asked me to cheek out your web site, so i have and it looks wonderful…

    • Hi Timothy, thanks for your visit. My sister Sun is very talented, and I’ve learned a great deal from her. She visited us on New Year’s Day and we went to the temple together. It’s nice to meet you.

    • Hi vincenzo, sorry for the late reply. I missed this comment, and must have been very busy during that time. I’ve added you to my blogroll and looking forward to reading your blog. 🙂

    • Hi mai, thanks for your comment, and reading my blog. I’ve added you to my blogroll and looking forward to reading your blog. 🙂

      I’ve visited your blog earlier but couldn’t leave a comment. I do love your mom’s garden and would love to have big garden like hers.

  10. Rather than take other stories that are not Laotian, just focus on what you know, experienced. There’s lots of things that you know that we don’t know who are non-Laotian.

    Best of luck with blogging adventures!

  11. Hello Nye

    I m doing research about southeast asian myths and legends referring to animals, symbolism and cosmology nature/animal world related….do you have any suggestion, favourite myth….? thanks!!

  12. Dear Nong Nye
    Nice to see you again on Sunday at Wat Greensboro. I have a lot of your Photos–How can I E-Mail to you ?
    Are you Facebook member ?

    • Sawatdee P’Odd, thanks again for the pictures. It’s nice to see you also and I’m so envious of your photography gears. One of these days I might have a chance to update to a Mark 5D III. 🙂

  13. Sabaidee My names Jack and I been back and fourth to read this and that on your blogs for years (Not a Stalker) :0) Anway my sister just created her first blog… I really enjoy yours and was wondering if you can look take a look, be a critic, a little advice 😉 TK and don’t say i ask, KOP JAI


    • Hi Jack, thanks for stopping by, I wouldn’t think anyone would want to stalk my blog, it’s too boring imo. 🙂 On a serious note, since I have a reader now I’ll try to post something interesting. 🙂

      I visited your sister’s blog earlier, and do love her blogging style. I’ve subscribed to her blog.

  14. Sabaidee, great blogs. Is there a function to be kept posted on your new blog? I like how you blend your life in the US and your ties to Laos.

    • Hi Lili, thank you and I’ve checked your blog on Lao wedding, it’s quite interesting.

      My blog posting is a combo of interest and events and not very formal. I use the free theme provided by WordPress.

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