Hmong Women Resource Alliance – Volleyball Fundraiser – 3-07-2020

March 7. 2020  |  Monroe, GA It sure was brisk this morning for the volleyball tournament, but glad I got up early and made it out to Monroe.  Everyone was competitive and the spikes were serious.  Hopefully this is the last cold day for “winter” in Georgia, as the spring forward time switch is Sunday.  […]

Hmong New Year Georgia 2019

Hmong New Year GeorgiaAmerican Legion Fairgrounds1317 E. Church Street, Monroe, GA 30655 Didn’t get to experience the full festival since we arrived just before sunset on Saturday, but it was still nice catching up with old friends/co workers.  Thanks to the Hmong Community of Georgia for being hospitable! Hmong New Year Georgia 2022 Hi! My […]

Manophet: Lonely Buffalo

I had the pleasure of meeting a gentleman in Laos, Manophet, whose life story is pretty amazing. As a farmer, monk, soldier, singer, translator, teacher, and father, his life was full of triumph and tragedy, that should make us all think about our own selfish desires and priorities. I’m saddened to hear that he passed away due […]

2nd International Lao New Year 2010 – Prelude

2nd International Lao New Year | San Francisco Pre-festival and practicing photos from this year’s Lao New Year in San Fran.  Photos by me, if anyone uses them, please credit me or my site pretty please.  Captions and of course thoughts by me as well, please note that taking pictures is much easier than performing and organizing […]

Jia, Thuy and the Plain of Jars

I got up early once again and decided to walk around Phonsavanh, Xieng Khouang. The town reminds me of an old Western, with its main road and hotels and stores on either side. I was told that this emerging city was where the locals moved to after the bombings 30 plus years ago. While strolling […]