Lao Tradition, Laos, Memory Lane, Thai Tradition, Thailand

Lai Heur Fai Nam and Loy Krathong Festival

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

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

Business, Community, Thailand

MahaNakhon Bangkok’s Tallest Building

When I saw these images, I scratched my head a couple of times, not sure what to think of this new building, and certainly don't expect to see this in Bangkok, Thailand, see for yourself.  This image from their website made me think of 9/11. MahaNakhon is a new 77-story high-rise complex, the construction will… Continue reading MahaNakhon Bangkok’s Tallest Building

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