Revisit the idea of Living Life According to your Means

I wrote a post “Living Life According to your Means” back in January 2009 shortly after returning from visiting my relatives in Laos and Thailand. At that time our economy got hit hard, many were laid off from their jobs, restaurants and small businesses shut down in our area. It was a depressing time, and… Continue reading Revisit the idea of Living Life According to your Means

Food, Lifestyles, Travel

Camping at Green Mountain Park on Memorial Weekend

I'm glad I made a reservation early for camping at Green Mountain Park on Memorial Weekend because the place was packed this weekend. We didn't get to camp near the creek this time, which gave us the opportunity to camp in different sections of the campground. They had a spot open when we checked in… Continue reading Camping at Green Mountain Park on Memorial Weekend

Cultural, Food, Holiday, Lifestyles

Thanksgiving Feast Lao Style

We travel every year to Bo's parents for Thanksgiving.This year Lee dressed her part as the Native American, but in reality we were like the Pilgrims that traveled the Mayflower journey to settle in North America.  We just came many moons later. As Laotians and Laotian Americans living in the US, we are thankful to… Continue reading Thanksgiving Feast Lao Style

Community, Lifestyles

2011 Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival

We attended the 12th Annual Asian Festival and 6th Annual Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday at Ramsey Creek Park in Cornelius, NC.  The festival celebrates Asian cultures, diversity, ethnicity, roots and history. I will post a video when I have more time. [vimeo w=500&h=400] A moment of silence for victims in Japan. Drum rolling for… Continue reading 2011 Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival