International Lao New Year Festival Photos

International Lao New Year Festival San Francisco, California | April 11, 2009 Presented by: Center for Lao Studies Laotian American National Alliance Lao Heritage Foundation Sabaidee Pii Mai!  

International Lao New Year Opening

International Lao New Year Opening Ceremony Novato Arts Center at Hamilton Field | Novato, California The opening ceremony was quite moving, hearing stories and memories from the various men and women who worked as volunteers at the base that was the original housing and processing center for thousands of Lao refugees. I found out later […]

…things that have been on my mind…

A few weeks ago we went to visit our old sponsors. It’s something most Lao people are familiar with, having an American family adopt us or help bring us over from the refugee camps. Over time, we grew up and moved away, while most of them passed away.

Photos: LAS Ball 2009

It was another busy night at this year’s LAS Ball, but it was a pleasure meeting former US Ambassador to the UN, Mr. Sichan Siv. You’re probably wondering, what’s a party going to do to solve most of the problems in the world?  Probably not much of anything, but the ability to congregate as one community is […]

Photos: Studio 72

Notes: Speedlight in a softbox, CLS triggered, SB800 zoomed out to 105mm hitting the mirrorball made for some cool pix