Buddhism, Life Lesson, Photography

The Colors of Autumn

This is my contribution to Scott Thomas Photography Assignment 10: Autumn 2010. I hope you will join and please check his blog post for rules and deadline. Fall is a harvest season and below is a picture of my co-worker harvesting her rice paddy. I read once that when the ancient Indians looked into the… Continue reading The Colors of Autumn

Buddhism, Life Lesson, Mystery, Thailand

Be Careful if You Asked for a Child From a Sacred Place

I hope that the introduction post of May the Force be With You will give you a little insight that Animistic beliefs are still widely practiced in Laos.  As for our neighboring country Thailand, they also share this belief because Buddhism in Thailand is also closely tied to animist beliefs and belief in ancestral spirits. … Continue reading Be Careful if You Asked for a Child From a Sacred Place

Funny, Laos, Life Lesson, Travel

Beware! Bring “Nung” without License into America and Fined $300

This is a translated article based on a real life story from Koosang Koosom Magazine, written by Mr. Nhandom from Lampang in Thai Language, translated by Nye. [Definition: “Nung” in Thai and Lao language has two meanings, one being the DVD movies, or another as dried Buffalo skin, the usage of the word “Nung” can… Continue reading Beware! Bring “Nung” without License into America and Fined $300

Life Lesson, Travel, Wildlife

Canadian Geese at Biltmore

It seems like I’m going backward with my photos, I took these photos first.  We got to Biltmore Estate around noon time and found a place for our picnic.  Apparently we weren’t the only one, and there were several that were there before us. Seeing these Canadian geese made me think of the story that… Continue reading Canadian Geese at Biltmore