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

Community, Lao Music, Lao Tradition

Kean Lao Demonstration at Wat Lao Buddhavong July 3, 2010

The Kean is a Lao music, for some of us it might be unheard of that this used to be the instrument of choice in courtship rituals.  It was commonly used by a young man to serenade by playing the Kean music.  The Kean is still a part of our Lao tradition, it is often… Continue reading Kean Lao Demonstration at Wat Lao Buddhavong July 3, 2010

Community, Travel

Mike Piromporn Concert at Wat Lao Buddhavong July 3, 2010

Another year of July 4th celebration at Wat Lao Buddhavong. I have to say that the crowd was a lot thinner this year than last year but the entertainment department was packed with great performers. A Louk Toung (country music) singer from Thailand, Mike Piromporn was the highlight of the show and it was a… Continue reading Mike Piromporn Concert at Wat Lao Buddhavong July 3, 2010