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Food and Travel Gadgets and Trends

Golden Chain Tree in the Netherlands

As we were leaving Hoek van Holland beach, I noticed quite a few yellow flowering trees along the streets around the green house area. These bright and beautiful flowers captured my attention and I thought they were Dok Koon. I made Johan turned around the car and we went looking for a few trees so …

Food and Travel Gadgets and Trends

My Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 is finally here

After three weeks of waiting, my new digital camera finally arrived two weeks ago. I saw the massive ads for Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 a couple of weeks before the European Football matches and decided to do some reasearch on the brand and model. I have been thinking about getting a new camera this year but …

Food and Travel Gadgets and Trends

Shopping at Steps

Clothes shopping in the Netherlands is something that I hardly look forward to. I always wait till I go home for clothes and shoes shopping. In the US, my favorite shopping stores are Gap, The Limited, Express Clothing, and of course the local Dillards and Macys, which finally showed up in Kansas City last year. …

Gadgets and Trends Things Lao

Shopping at Lao-ITECC

We didn’t stay too long at Patouxay Monument because we were called home for dinner. After dinner, my aunt took my parents and I to do some shopping at the Lao International Trade Exhibition and Convention Center (Lao-ITECC). It was Sunday and the last day of some sort of trade convention. My mother was busy …

Entertainment Gadgets and Trends Things Lao

Sao Lao Magazine

I’m very happy to know of Saolao Magazine, which will be launched later this year in Laos. I’m going to have to get my hands on the first publication. See the news articles for complete details. Women’s issues the focus of new magazine In Lao culture, women are always described as the ‘rear legs of …

Gadgets and Trends Things Lao

Lao Traditional Skirts or Sinh

As a kid in Laos, wearing Lao traditional skirts or sinh was a second nature to me. I went to school in white blouse and blue sinh, just like any other girls. Things changed when we came to the US. While we didn’t have a dress code at school, I didn’t quite feel comfortable wearing …

Entertainment Food and Travel Gadgets and Trends

Funny Beer Commercials

Using beautiful women in beer commercials is nothing new. Dutch beer company, Heineken tends to create funny commercials. If you are man, which one will you choose? Jennifer Aniston or Heineken? Women don’t know football? Also a funny commercial by Amstel Dutch beer. I saw this commercial during the World Cup games. The theme was …