Community, Event, Travel

Wat Lao Buddhavong June 30, 2012 Maitai Jaitawan

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/45197939 w=515&h=290] Click here to watch this video on YouTube This is our sixth year attending the July 4th celebration at Wat Lao Buddhavong in Catlett Virginia, and this year fell on Saturday June 30th and July 1st. We got to Wat on Friday evening and a wind storm hit town around 10:30 pm that… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong June 30, 2012 Maitai Jaitawan

Buddhism, Community

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 2, 2011 Random Photos

This year's visit to the temple has been a lot of fun for us, I did more videos than photography. Some of my photos were blurry like the image below, having to switch back and forth from video to photo taking was a pain since I only have one camera. The videos and photos were… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 2, 2011 Random Photos

Community, Fashion, Lao Music

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 2, 2011 Concert Morlum Noy and Lao Fashion Show

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/26303661 w=515&h=290] Click here to view this video on YouTube It's not easy shooting a video when people keep blocking the stage, I did the best I could and hope you will enjoy. I gave up my seat to my sister to get a better shot of the fashion show near the stage, and only… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 2, 2011 Concert Morlum Noy and Lao Fashion Show

Community, Lao Music

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 2, 2011 Concert Forn Lao Pan

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/26255026 w=515&h=290] Click here to view this video on YouTube Vannasone Keodara passing a microphone to the next generation of Lao-American announcer, she is adorable and funny.  The crowd loved her. Forn Lao Pan is a Lao classical dance. The dancers are adorable, you have to watch the video to see their moves.

Community, Lao Music

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 2, 2011 Concert Lao Local Singers

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/26238774 w=515&h=290] Click here to view this video on YouTube [vimeo http://vimeo.com/26245583 w=515&h=290] Click here to view this video on YouTube [vimeo http://vimeo.com/26701816 w=515&h=290] Click here to view this video on YouTube She is the Lao Classical Dance instructor. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/26244523 w=515&h=290] Click here to view this video on YouTube

Community, Lao Music, Travel

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 2, 2011 Concert Lao Canada Band

I wish I could have recorded the whole show for the Lao Canada Band, absolutely love their music especially their classic French song. I was down to my last SD Card, and had to be extra careful since we had Virginia Beach trip ahead of us. I brought with me 3 - 16GB, 1 -… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 2, 2011 Concert Lao Canada Band

Community, Lao Music, Thai Music

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 2, 2011 Concert Baitaung Channgam

I look forward to the concert at Wat Lao Buddhavong every year.  Looking from my perspective I don't see the whole big picture but cropped images and clips of the stage, the view from where I sat was not bad at all.  I used my telephoto lens to shoot images and video clips this year.… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 2, 2011 Concert Baitaung Channgam

Buddhism, Community, Food, Lao Music, Lao Tradition, Thai Music, Travel

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 2, 2011

Click here to view this video on YouTube This is our fifth year attending the July 4th celebration at Wat Lao Buddhavong in Catlett Virginia, and this year fell on Saturday July 2nd and July 3rd. We got to Wat on Friday evening and the kids were looking forward to the event for several months… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 2, 2011

Buddhism, Community, Lao Tradition

The 31st Anniversary Celebration at Wat Lao Buddhavong July 3-4, 2010

This is our fourth year attending the July 4th celebration at Wat Lao Buddhavong, and my first year able to do videos of the event.  Video clips take up a lot of memory that I had to shoot sparingly and it also meant taking less photos this year. According to our Buddhist belief, Tuk Badt… Continue reading The 31st Anniversary Celebration at Wat Lao Buddhavong July 3-4, 2010

Fish Pond, Plant

Lotus and Water Lilies at Wat Lao Buddhavong July 3, 2010

The best time to photograph lotus and water lily is early morning when the buds first open, and my schedules on Saturday and Sunday morning were so hectic that I took these photos on both days while I was waiting for my dad and sisters. The floating gazebo adds a visual interest to the pond.… Continue reading Lotus and Water Lilies at Wat Lao Buddhavong July 3, 2010