Click here to watch this video on YouTube We celebrated a Lao Pee Mai, Khmer, and Thai New Year at our local temple Wat Greensboro on Sunday April 14, 2013. We had a good turnout, surprisingly more so than the previous years. The weather was exceptionally nice, good weather to celebrate the water festival, but… Continue reading Songkran Day at Wat Greensboro
I have heard about Brenda Councill painting her Mural live on Friday and Saturday at the Hickory Museum of Art, but didn't have a chance to see her work until Friday evening of her closing reception's "A Mural In The Making." Above photo is Brenda at the lower right hand corner, she explained that you… Continue reading A Mural In The Making
My mom's orchid is budding again, last year it bloomed for 5 months. The snow was about gone by Saturday. Lee and I visited the Catawba Science Center on Sunday to see the Ancient Carolinians exhibit. They were the Native Americans who came to North Carolina and thrived more than 12,000 years ago. I see… Continue reading Weekend Random Photos
Video by salalao of Lao Artist such as: Marc Leguay, May Chandavong, Kongphat Luangrath, P Noy, Anousa P, Mongkham Bualavanh, Khamsouk Keomingmuang,Mick Saylom, Anoulom Souvandouane, and Sorasinh Bannavong
I recently visited a friend and they have this inside their home. It’s one of the most beautiful water buffalo sculpture that I’ve ever seen. It’s about 30 inches tall, and he said that he has the burden to carry it around, they’ve moved 3 times and can’t get rid of it. It belongs to… Continue reading Water Buffalo Reminds Us of Who We Once Were
I noticed what appears to be a henna painting on my co-worker’s right arm; he recently visited Karachi and Dubai. I believed Dubai is where he had the henna painting, rode the camel, sand boarding, and smoked a hookah, all in one day. I knew what it was because I recently read a Thai article… Continue reading Henna is a Cultural Symbol of Love
I wrote a post on Is Tattoo Just A Body Art or A Cultural Sacred Design and this has been my most popular post as many people are interested in tattoo. There are 2 main reasons as to why people decide to get tattoo, as for some, they only see tattoo as a body art,… Continue reading Tattoo Is a Cultural Sacred Design
In Chinese culture, certain numbers, 6, 8, and 9 are believed to have auspicious meanings because their names sound similar to words that have positive meanings. The word for eight in Chinese (Pinyin: bā) sounds similar to the word which means prosper or wealth. In regional dialects, the words for eight and fortune are also… Continue reading Comments: 888..Now that’s twisted!
I received these photos of Amazing Hand Paintings from a friend via email; I thought the images are pretty amazing. These were done by the artist Guido Daniele. This made me think of tattoo art, wouldn’t it be something if it were permanent. A message from the email: Takes this fellow four hours to do… Continue reading Amazing Hand Paintings
After my oldest sister found out that I want to write about Buddhism, she gave me a book called Ten Lives of The Buddha, Siamese Temple Paintings and Jataka Tales by Elizabeth Wray, Clare Rosenfield, and Dorothy Bailey, with photographs by Joe D. Wray. The photos are beautiful and below is called The Temiya Jataka… Continue reading Siamese Temple Painting called The Temiya Jataka from Wat Yai Intharam
I often view cemeteries as little towns for the deceased, many times wonder what it would feel like to live nearby. I lack the ability to communicate with the dead, wanted so bad to communicate and dream of my mom, but that has only happened once or twice since she passed. Some of my sisters… Continue reading Beautiful Granite Sculptures of Hope Cemetery
There are two (almost) identical pictures that will appear on the screen. Almost 8,000 people were tested to see if they could find the 3 differences in the two pictures and only 19 found all 3. See how observant you are. If you find all 3, you’re one of very few. People who are able… Continue reading Can You Spot the Difference?