ATL Superstar Korean New Year | Gwinnett Center | January 2, 2009
Notes: Very cool to have our Laotian people (both Lao and Hmong) on center stage with a packed house, and you could feel the energy in the room when the trailer for The Betrayal was shown…yeah, slowly but surely our people’s shared story is being known worldwide. More pix coming soon.
Lao Heritage Foundation 5th Year Fundraiser | September 19, 2009 | Alexandria, VA Notes: The LHF preserves and promotes Lao culture through visual arts, dance, and music. In addition to connecting with people I’d only “passed by” online, it was nice just being around a good selection of creative Lao folk. Master Khaen player Bounseung Synanonh was there, along with Thavisouk […]
Asian Cultural Experience | July 25-26, 2009 | Gwinnett Civic Center
Miss Korea Atlanta Pageant | May 29, 2009 | Duluth, GA
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!
Updating my “Book,” some old, some new…
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 […]
Viet Tet / Miss Viet Georgia | Norcross, GA | www.vac-ga.org
Hmong New Year | Monroe, GA
AARC Rice Festival | Norcross, GA
Hong Kong Association Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Lanier, GA
Miss Fil-Am 2008 | Filipino-American Association of Greater Atlanta Cobb Galleria | June 14, 2008
Vietnamese Video Music Awards | Cobb Energy Centre | May 18, 2008 Presented by the Union of Vietnamese Students Associations of Georgia. Lots of talented singers, models and performers. All the proceeds from the VVMA event went towards VOICE, a nonprofit group focused on stopping the human trafficking of Vietnamese refugees in Cambodia. Above Slideshow: […]
Of late I’ve been trumpeting the struggles of artists, but trying to promote respect for and a better understanding of my Laotian culture and heritage is also difficult. Laotian refers to the many groups of people from the small country of Laos (silent “S”). Lao refers to the main spoken and written language as well […]
Miss Viet Georgia, Gwinnet Prado, Duluth, GA
Miss Korean Atlanta | KTN Ballroom
Drove all the way to Raleigh to hang out at an Import Fashion event. 6 hour drive, but I really like road trips. Gives me time to think (…yes i think too much…) and listen to music. Sorry there aren’t too many photos of the cars, it was ridiculously cold outside. Be sure to check […]
Hong Kong Association Dragon Boat Race and Festival September 8, 2007 | Olympic Venue, Clark’s Bridge, Lake Lanier It was another fun all day event at the boat race. I remember some of the past ones being rather tame, and to be honest, in the last few years, the increased Laotian participation has made it quite festive, with […]
Royal Lao Classical Dancers Lao Cultural Dance Festival in Nashville, TN. The venue was this really nice Southern mansion near Opryland.
Fulton County Atrium, Atlanta, GA | March, 2007
Miss Viet Georgia / Tet | February, 2007 Event Coverage for Georgia Asian Times.