Community, Cultural, Event, Lao Tradition, Photography, Thai Tradition

Songkran Festival 2014 at Wat Greensboro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o8RyIyexFw We celebrated a Southeast Asian New Year at our local temple Wat Greensboro on Sunday April 13, 2014. We had a good turnout and the weather was exceptionally nice, it was in the 80s. Songkran is one of the biggest events at our temple. It is the time of the year for a new… Continue reading Songkran Festival 2014 at Wat Greensboro

Book, Community, Event

Rules-Cynthia Lord Book Signing

Lee went to Cynthia Lord's book signing at Lenoir Rhyne University for the Little Reader program on April 13, 2013. She was so excited to finally meet the author, and this is the second book signing that she has gone to at LR. A stage play of Rules by LR student. The little readers on… Continue reading Rules-Cynthia Lord Book Signing

Community, Event

Girls on the Run of Catawba Valley 5k

We went to support my niece in the Girls on the Run of Catawba Valley 5k on Saturday at L.P.Frans Stadium. It was a foggy Saturday morning and we got there around 8:30 am. The race started at 9:45am. This was at the beginning, and I wasn't sure if they would complete the race. On… Continue reading Girls on the Run of Catawba Valley 5k

Community, Cultural, Event

North Carolina Hmong New Year 2012-2013

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/54256256 w=515&h=290] Click here to watch this video on YouTube We went to the North Carolina Hmong New Year on Saturday, it was cold and dusty and we were there for 2 hours.  They had a good turnout, we parked toward the back. I was trying to take a picture of my dessert and Lee… Continue reading North Carolina Hmong New Year 2012-2013

Buddhism, Community, Event, Food

Blessing Ceremony for Maetou Gaisorn

We missed Maetou Gaisorn at Wat Greensboro during the last few events, and yesterday her family nimon (invited) Phramaha Somsak Sambimb, Bhikkhu Pannadharo (Darrell Kitchen) and two monks from Wat in Morganton and also Wat in Lexington to perform a blessing ceremony for her. We took this opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving the Buddhist way, and… Continue reading Blessing Ceremony for Maetou Gaisorn

Community, Event, Pets

Halloween 2012

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/52591715 w=515&h=290] Click here to watch this video on YouTube This year Lee decided at the last minute to dress up for Halloween, and I guess she wasn't the only one because we waited 30 minutes in line to get her costume.   She was Friday the 13th Miss Voorhees, Lee was clueless as to… Continue reading Halloween 2012

Event, Food, Pets

Lee’s Eleventh Birthday Party

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/51967381 w=515&h=290] Click here to watch this video on YouTube Lee's Birthday Party was last Saturday.  We had a full house, and of course it was a Lao Birthday party that started before 1 pm, and lasted until 7 pm. Lee turned 11, and I have noticed that she has grown so much this year.… Continue reading Lee’s Eleventh Birthday Party

Community, Event

2012 Lincoln County Apple Festival

We attended the 40th Apple Festival at Lincoln county on Saturday.  In comparison to last year's event it was extremely warm on Saturday, actually felt more like the 4th of July instead of mid September.  They had a good turn out this year and the event drawn more than 75,000 people. Lee was checking out… Continue reading 2012 Lincoln County Apple Festival

Buddhism, Community, Cultural, Event, Travel

Wat Lao Buddhavong June 30th and July 1st Random Photos

As I have mentioned earlier that this is our six consecutive years attending the July 4th celebration event at Wat Lao Buddhavong in Catlett, Virginia and it is their 32nd celebration. My first time visiting the temple was in 1997 during their July 4th celebration, the temple was buzzing with people back then.  I was… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong June 30th and July 1st Random Photos

Community, Event, Travel

Wat Lao Buddhavong June 30, 2012 Maitai Jaitawan

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/45197939 w=515&h=290] Click here to watch this video on YouTube This is our sixth year attending the July 4th celebration at Wat Lao Buddhavong in Catlett Virginia, and this year fell on Saturday June 30th and July 1st. We got to Wat on Friday evening and a wind storm hit town around 10:30 pm that… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong June 30, 2012 Maitai Jaitawan

Community, Event

2012 BSN NPC North Carollina State Championships Junior, Novice, and Teen Men Bodybuilding

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/40765395 w=515&h=290] Click here to watch this video on YouTube This is a video and photos from the prejudging event for 2012 BSN NPC North Carollina State Championships Junior Men Bodybuilding, Novice Men Bodybuilding, and Teen Men Bodybuilding.