One of the things about a Lao Birthday party is that being punctual is not a big deal and the party seems to last forever. You get there whenever and there’s plenty of food. I think I got over my food allergy, funny that the last time I had it was in 2005, a reaction from a flu shot and it lasted for a year. This time it only lasted for 6 months, and hope that it’s the last time. It would be very sad for me not to be able to eat Lao food anymore, especially at a gathering at PaNoy son’s birthday party. There were so much food, and I didn’t do too bad after eating what’s on my plate,
the bamboo soup,
Tum Mak Houng or Spicy papaya salad freshly picked from PaNoy’s garden.
And the dessert.
Aii Nuk’s hot sauce looks much better sitting next to a sticky rice basket.
PaNoy made a seafood dish for us with freshly picked herbs from his garden, it was delicious by the way.
And the birthday boy, as you can see he had a great birthday.
And not so happy younger brother.
I was not happy with the set that I took, actually very disappointed since my camera doesn’t do too well indoor since I don’t like to use flash, and shooting at ISO 3200 would be optimal in low light situation but there’s so much digital noise that I took my chance and shot at ISO 1600 and the result was blurry when there’s a lot of movement. I had to delete more than half, but there are a few nice photos and after cropping and editing they didn’t look too bad. I still don’t have a solution to my problem, perhaps it’s better to have some digital noise than a blurry image.
Photos were taken with a Canon T2i and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.