November 27, 2013

LLR (book): Laos: A Country Between Yesterday and Tomorrow

Title:  Laos: A Country Between Yesterday and Tomorrow
By:  A.H. Unger and W. Unger
Publisher/Year:  Hirmer, 1999 (Edition sponsored by Carol Cassidy)
ISBN:  3777484709
Laos: A Country Between Yesterday and Tomorrow by Ann Helen Unger and Walter Unger

November 22, 2013

Yummy Bohn Pa

Lao food recipe video for bohn pa.  With all the ingredients and texture, it's a cross between a sauce and and mashed up salad.  Either way it's delicious and healthy.  A wonderful classic Lao fish dish eaten best with sticky rice. Nice video!

Video Credit: Youtube user Noi Souk

November 18, 2013

Lao Photographer Profile: Vilaysay Rathahao

Did you miss last month's issue of (October 2013, issue #6)? Because that's where these striking photos come from. These sample pictures are from photographer Vilaysay Rathathao.  Check them out...

November 15, 2013

Lao People and the River (video)

A Lao made film documentary entitled ຄົນລາວ ແລະ ສາຍນໍ້າ / Lao People and the River (in Lao language with English subtitles) from 2008 by the Lao National Film Archive and Video Center with support from the Commemorative Organization for the Japan World Exposition.


November 08, 2013

Lao Artist Profile: Anousa Phommeuang

Featuring a random selection of some of my faves from a very versatile Lao painter, Mr. Anousa Phommeuang, 39.  His incredible ability to switch paintings styles is a wonderful gift.  Have a look below as you'll see it varies from expressionism to cubism to surrealism.  Also his art is for sale.  Check out the links provided below.

November 04, 2013

Laos: Celebrating the Land

Here's a short documentary style film specifically discussing rice cultivation in Laos.  It was created by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) with support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).  It's in English and Lao.  It gives you an appreciation into how much work goes into growing rice and also all the work that's being done to catalogue all the varieties by IRRI.  Both parts 1 and 2 videos are shown below.