After Bay and I came back from the temple, we rounded up all the family members for photo time. It was an emotional moment for all of us as we took turn taking pictures. Grand-Mama was the center of the attention. I gave her a Dutch kiss (three kisses on both cheeks) and Grand-Mama was smiling and laughing. She was at her best moment with so much joy on her face.
I told her the adults back in the US won’t like what they are seeing with me treating my Grand-Mama in a non-traditional Lao way. But she didn’t mind at all and likes the fact that I am the only grand-daughter who dare to kiss her all the time. Of course, I still give her the Lao nop with the extra loving touch at the end (a Dutch kiss).