Monthly Archive:: December 2008

Sok Dee Pee Mai 2009

Happy New Year to all my faithful readers. May 2009 be all that you hope to be and may you have good health and prosperity and all the good things life has to offer. Keep on smiling no matter what.

A visit to Dannavieng Elementary School

On October 17, 2008 I made a visit to Dannavieng Elementary School in Muang Phonethong, Champasak Province. This is one of the four schools that received a Book Box Library in February of 2007. Dannavieng Elementary School also received additional financial assistance with their school building project.

First Christmas Day 2008

Merry Christmas everyone. Christmas time is when we all gather as a family for those that can and share the moments. Over here the Dutch celebrate Christmas for two days, the first and second Christmas so you can actually share this special time with all your relatives. It’s a good idea really to be able

Tum Mak Teng and Ping Pa

Lunch in Vientiane, Laos with Tum Mak Teng (Spicy Cucumber Salad) and Ping Pa (Grilled Fish). My cousin Khek cooked some sticky rice and then grilled the fishes while Aunt Phone was busy making the spicy cucumber salad. Tum Mak Teng and Ping Pa make a great combination with warm sticky rice.

Kaeng Nor Mai and Ping Kob

Kaeng Nor Mai (Lao Bamboo Shoot Soup) and Ping Kob (Grilled Frog) for lunch in Vientiane, Laos. Aunt Kian and Aunt Phone made the bamboo shoot soup and grilled frog to go with warm sticky rice and Jeow Mak Phet (Chili Pepper Dipping Sauce). I have never eaten bamboo shoot soup with grilled frog but