June 27, 2012

LLR (book): ບື້ມຄົວກິນລາວເພັຽສິງ / Traditional Recipes of Laos

Title:  ບື້ມຄົວກິນລາວເພັຽສິງ / Traditional Recipes of Laos
By:  Phia Sing
Edited by:  Alan and Jennifer Davidson
Translated by:  Phouangphet Vannithone and Boon Song Klausner
Drawings by:  Soun Vannithone
Publisher/Year: Prospect Books, 1981, 1995, 2012 (cover of newest edition shown below)
ISBN:  9781903018958 
Price:  $9-30USD (depending on edition)

June 25, 2012

LLR (books): Economic/Business Books in Lao

Title:  Dictionary of Economic Terms English-Lao, Lao-English with German and French Translations / suptanugom saetasat - ungeet, yaelamun, falung, lao
Compiled and Co-Published by:  Lao-German Economic Training and Advisory Project (1999) with National Organisation for the Studies of Policy and Administration, National School of Administration and Management

Title:  Economic Glossary / suptanugom saetasat ungeet - lao
Compiled by:  Souvanpheng Phammasane
Publisher/Year:  Dokked Publishing Co. Ltd., 2002

Title:  Introduction to Economy / naenum geeowgup saetakeet
By:  Chit Thavisay
Publisher/Year:  Sengsavanh College, early 2000s(?)

Random Awesome Image #1

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Drawing of a deity with full head gear and regalia.

June 19, 2012

Story to Share: Perceptions of Animals and Pets in Laos

The following is more of what I saw on how animals were treated while in Laos.  It's not so much a story as it's simply my observations I thought I'd share with readers.

In Laos, a lot people (although certainly not all Lao people) have a low opinion of animals. There's no real idea of animal protection or rights as compared to more developed countries.  Depending on where you stand on this issue, you may or may not agree with that situation.

June 15, 2012

June 09, 2012

LLR (book): Lao Home - All you wanted to know...

Title:  L'Habitation Lao /  Heuan Lao / ເຮືອນ​ສາວ
Full Title:  L'habitation lao dans les regions de Vientiane et de Louang Prabang
By:  Sophie Clément-Charpentier and Pierre Clément
Translation by:  Sounantha Kanlaya with Keophilavanh Aphaylat, Viengkeo Souksavatdy, Aphisagnadeth Insisiengmai
Publisher/Year:  Peeters, 1990 (French version), Toyota Foundation, 2003 (Lao version)
ISBN:  9782877230285

Lao book - Heuan LaoLao book - L'habitation Lao

June 08, 2012

LLR (book): ຄາຖາທັມມະບົດແປປກອບພາບ / Illustrated Dhammapada

Title:  ຄາຖາທັມມະບົດແປປກອບພາບ / Kata tummaboht bae bakobpap /
Illustrated Dhammapada - Treasury of Truth

Publisher/Year:  Ven. Weragoda Sarada Maha Thero, 1997

June 07, 2012

LLR (books): Mini-Series of Lao Folktales and Stories

Title:  Lao Folktales - Xieng Mieng - The Cleverest Man
Retold by:  Steve Epstein
Publisher/Year:  Vientiane Times Publications, 1995
ISBN:  0966145801

Title:  Lao Folktakes - Tales of Turtles, Tigers and Toads
By:  Somsanouk Mixay
Illustrations by:  Savanh
Publisher/Year:  Vientiane Times Publications, 2000
ISBN:  096614581

Title:  Treasures of Lao Literature
Retold by:  Steve Epstein
Publisher/Year:  Vientiane Times Publications, 2004

Lao book - Lao Folktales - Xieng Mieng the Cleverest Man in the KingdomLao Folktales - Tales of Turtles, Tigers and ToadsLao book - Treasures of Lao Literature

June 05, 2012

Story to Share: Buddha Charades - Game of Champions!

When I was in Laos I taught a group of grade 1 kids.  Wonderful, bright kids.  It was that time of the year, according to the school director, for a field trip.  During part of the field trip we went Vat Pha Kaew and Vat Sisaket/Seesaket in Vientiane.  One of the questions posed by 2 of my students was why the Buddha was sitting this or that way or why were his hands in a certain position.  Regrettably at the time I did not have all the answers.