It has been awhile since I blogged, I've been busy working on putting a Laos Trip photo album to share with my family. I'm glad that I didn't try to tackle it right away since I have many editing to do and I didn't know how back then. I had very little knowledge several years… Continue reading Printing Laos Memories
It has been a while since I last updated about Ban Dannavieng Elementary School. This is the school in Laos that many had come together in helping with the school building project in 2007. I received a photo update from Darly of the school today. The school is now known as Dong Yang Primary School,… Continue reading Lao School Building Project Updates
This post might be late for Lai Heur Fai Nam, but early for Loy Krathong Festival. I left Laos when I was only 6 year old and I can't recall if I ever get a chance to Lai Heur Fai Nam but I think I would have since we lived near the Mekong river in… Continue reading Lai Heur Fai Nam and Loy Krathong Festival
This must be what Pra That Luang looked like over 30 years ago, the olden and not the current golden Pra That Luang that is a must see Wat (temple) if you ever visited Vientiane, Laos today. This picture hangs in my dad’s living and I’m able to take a clear image of the picture… Continue reading Once Upon a Time: Pra That Luang
I bought this picture from an Asian store in Charlotte over 10 years ago, back then I knew very little about where That Luang was since I am not from that Area. I can’t tell you what it used to look like, I would think that it looks like this 30 years ago. That Luang… Continue reading Pra That Luang
The fact is we all have 24 hours in a day, have you ever take notice of what you spend your time on the most? As for me I've been blogging for almost 4 years now, if I were to spend my time studying I would most likely earn my Master or PhD by now. … Continue reading Time Behind the Monitor
This is the tallest coconut tree I've seen. The photo was taken by my cousin that recently visited Paksan Vang Vieng Laos.
Continue from Laos Memory Lane: Luang Prabang. The accent in this region of Laos is very close to my own accent, Tai Tai. But I think the local can pickup that we're not from the Pakse area. My family were from Muang Kao, right across the Mekong River from Pakse. We spent the last part… Continue reading Laos Memory Lane: Southern Laos
Continue from Laos Memory Lane: Vientiane. We stayed with my aunt in Paksan and she asked one of her son in-laws to be our tour guide. He was from Xieng Khouang and I really wanted to visit the Plain of Jars but Luang Prabang was on my number one list and I didn't have the… Continue reading Laos Memory Lane: Luang Prabang
A friend had asked me to do a review of my Laos Trip, it has been a year and a half ago but the memory is still very vivid. I found that the most comforting thing about this trip was to have my dad as a travel companion, like the saying “Two heads are better… Continue reading Laos Memory Lane: Vientiane
Video by Rafael Amador, shot in the South of Laos during Christmas.
Laos is a landlocked country, which means it’s surrounded by only land, however Laos is home to one of the world’s major rivers, the Mekong River, and as well as many other small rivers. So not surprised that many locals are fishermen and catch their meals on these bodies of water. For others, this is… Continue reading Dried Fish Roadside Stand in Laos
Chid-Bor Leum Bane Na When I visited Tum Jung in Vang Vieng Laos, my dad refused to go up with me, I guess he saw one too many caves in his younger days. This one is not so bad, only 174 steps to the top in comparison to Mount Phousi, which has 328 zig zag… Continue reading Dangerous Fashion Statement
“Soke Dee Pi Mai…May you be blessed in the New Year” are the words that we exchange to one another on the New Year. And to some, a New Year signifies a new beginning, but a new beginning can be any day of the year in my opinion, we can start a new beginning when… Continue reading New Years Almsgiving at Wat Greensboro
Video by Rafael Amador