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Zombies and Lao Stories: Interview with Z Nation Actress Sydney Viengluang

It’s been a big year for Lao American actress Sydney Viengluang, who has been on the rise, from short films to a recurring role on the popular SyFy zombie horror show Z Nation, where, to many viewers surprise, she made it all of the way to the end. Currently based in Los Angeles, her roots took her from Vientiane, Laos to life in the refugee camps of Thailand and the Phillipines and a Midwestern childhood in Wichita, Kansas. She starred as the daughter Phon in the short film The Letter, about a Lao American family, which took home three awards at the Different Faces Different Voices Film Festival including Best Drama in 2016. Little Laos on the Prairie had a chance to catch up with her recently before the upcoming premiere of season 4 of Z Nation. Congratulations on surviving the 3rd season of Z Nation! Were you surprised? Thanks! Yes and no. I knew my story arc was going towards the direction of being a part of the core hero group called Operation Bitemark …

Little Laos FB Live Q&A: Chef Seng of Thip Khao and Padaek

Calling all Lao foodies! How do I make sticky rice the right way? What kind of padaek should I use? If you have burning questions about all things Lao food and want a special peek inside a Lao American kitchen, join Little Laos on the Prairie’s Facebook Live Q&A series which kicks off with award-winning Chef Seng of Thip Khao and Padaek. More about Chef Seng: The fun starts September 20th 2:00PM ET/1:00PM CT/11:00AM PT Send questions ahead of time to, on FB messenger or Twitter @littlelaosblog for a chance to get your answers live!