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Hmong Language Association offers workshop

The Hmong Language Association will offer a  one-day workshop – “Sharing Experiences of Teaching and Knowledge of the Hmong Language and Culture.”  The free workshop will take place from 9:15 a.m. 243 more words


Hmong American Poets (Updated)

An update to the series. Read Khaty Xiong’s interview, and listen to/read “In Mother’s Garden.” Buy her books, or download (for free) this mini-digital chapbook, … 72 more words


The Village, the Waterfall and then the Amazing Coincidence! - Day 215 - 21 August

Another early start to the day and on with the hiking boots as today we were to be trekking, first through some traditional Laos villages and then onwards through the countryside to end at the well-known local attraction of Khoung Si Waterfall. 1,178 more words

Rice Paddies of Sapa

Getting to Sapa is kind of crazy. We took a taxi from Nha Trang to the airport (40 mins), flew from Nha Trang to Hanoi (1 hr), took a taxi to the train station (45 minutes), took the night train to Lao Cai (8 hrs), and then an intense minibus ride up the mountainside to Sapa Town (45 mins) to arrive in town before 7am. 507 more words


Movie Review: Gran Torino

Details: Released in 2008. Directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Nick Schenk and Dave Johannson. Stars Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley. About two hours long. 746 more words



SaPa is a town in northwest Vietnam. It is home to various ethnic minority groups such as the Hmong, Dao, and Tay. When I traveled to Vietnam with a youth study tour (see blog post on Vietnam), we had the opportunity to visit this beautiful town. 904 more words


Hemp - the eco-fibre

When I think of hemp I conjure images of fisherman’s pants, music festivals and dreadlocks.

I once owned a small hemp shoulder bag bought as a Christmas present for someone else. 380 more words