Mystery

Chasing after the past, as in past life

West Nile Papyrus by The Dejunair Project When it comes to a reincarnation story, I don’t have many to share, and some of you might have heard this one before. My mom told me this story when I was little. She was from Thailand, and didn’t move to Laos until she was in her late… Continue reading Chasing after the past, as in past life

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

Mystery, Thailand

Thai Talk Show Host Changed Name because of a Guest Speaker Part II

Continued from Thai Talk Show Host Changed Name because of a Guest Speaker Part I This is from Koosang Koosom Magazine, written in Thai language by Apreradee and translated by Nye. First one was Jorm, but p’Tang asked him why he had his interest in this name.  His replied was that since he was changing… Continue reading Thai Talk Show Host Changed Name because of a Guest Speaker Part II

Mystery, Thailand

Thai Talk Show Host Changed Name because of a Guest Speaker Part I

It appears that name is very important in certain individual’s success, as this talk show host of ‘Sabud Show’ recently changed his name from Gamon Sirithanon to Sougon Sijounga .  What made me want to translate this article was the discussion that we had of Danny Bunyavong’s last name at Dirtii Laundry, he is claiming… Continue reading Thai Talk Show Host Changed Name because of a Guest Speaker Part I

Lao Tradition, Mystery, Thai Tradition

The Strange Tradition, the day of Ghosts ‘n Globins…Halloween

Halloween made me think of Lao Boun Haw Khao Padap Din, which was a Lao somber festival in which the living pay respects to the dead. It was marked by a ceremony of exhuming previously buried bodies, cleaning the remains, and then cremation them on the night of the full moon. Halloween also made me… Continue reading The Strange Tradition, the day of Ghosts ‘n Globins…Halloween

Mystery, Thai Folk, Thai Tradition

Bang Fai Phaya Nark (Naga fireballs)

Translator : Aketawan Manowongsa Bang Fai Phaya Nark (Naga fireballs) is a phenomenon that the mysterious fireballs raise from the Mekong River into the air above water surface. The fireballs are smoke-less, smell-less, and sound-less. They rise 20-30 meters straight up to the air then disappear without falling back to the earth as the normal… Continue reading Bang Fai Phaya Nark (Naga fireballs)