Dek Ban Nork

This music video made me think of my Grand-Mama’s children. She did so much for her 4 boys to give them a good education at the highest level possible in Laos. They were bunch of Dek Ban Nork from Pakse and were transformed into fine young men at Vientiane. What did my Grand-Mama get in return? They left her to die for many years. When they did send some money, it was only to keep her alive at minimum state of living. It was a spare change for them when they can remember they had a mother. At one point in time when Grand-Mama fell many years ago and thought she was going to die, she told my aunt to not let her sons know if they ever call that she passed away if that was the case.

Why is that some Laotians are so good at Huk Pheun Phoon, Sung Nor Nell Tor or in English words, Love others but hate your own flesh and blood? I feel sick to my stomach each time I think of my Grand-Mama’s sons. Yeah, they might have a big face in the Lao community but to me they are nothing more than Louk Nay Lar Koon.

2 Comments

  1. This is a very nice song, a good role model for young people.

    It sadden me to hear that some people forget their own roots, and where they’re from, I’m not sure if being associated with their poor mothers would lessen their Karma, and to some they just want to associate and hear about the good (positive) things in life, but in reality it’s not like that, if we open our eyes, life is cruel to many, and poverty is everywhere, just because we’ve made it doesn’t mean that we can’t give back, what’s a bit of ‘Nom Jai’, and sadly I’m seeing this in the Lao community here also.

  2. I just don’t get it at times and perhaps my posting was a way to show my frustration. I can understand if your parents abused you and neglected you all your life and you don’t want to have anything to do with them.

    But to go visit your mother and saw how poor and helpless she is and to make promises to send her money and forgot about your promise, and not call for years, that is just too cruel.

    I don’t believe in karma but if there is such a thing, I hope it will come back and bite them on their behind.

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