All posts tagged: Thanksgiving

Top 10 annoying and hilarious things you’ll hear during Lao Thanksgiving

It’s that time of the year we get to have another excuse to mass eat and drink without shame in carb-heaven America. We came up with the top ten Lao’dest conversations we’ve heard over the dinner table. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Little Laos on the Prairie!   1) YOUR MOM’S TRIP TO LAOS THAT YOU STILL HAVEN’T PAID FOR.   “Have you seen how developed it is there, louk? They even have one real mall! Just like America!”   2) BRINGING YOUR UNCLE TO GET BLACK FRIDAY DEALS.  “Uncle Boun needs to know where you’re getting the deal for my next flatscreen!”   3) IT’S TURKEY LAAB, AGAIN. SHUT UP.  “Can’t we just have real roast turkey for once, mae?” “It’s not as good. Lao food wins, OK? Just eat the laab!”   4) JOIN YOUR AUNTIE’S MULTILEVEL MARKETING SCHEME. “Auntie just wants to help you become a millionaire, honey. If you get 5 of your friends to join the gold circle with us, we’ll all be rich and get to go to …

Thanking The Year of The Lao Community

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s already Thanksgiving week. Here at LLOTP, we’re thankful for many things that have made our first year as a blog one heck of an exciting writing venture. It’s an experience that has enriched my sense of Lao American culture and I couldn’t do it without my co-bloggers Danny and Bryan. Let’s look back at what a year has meant for us. We made a platform for our voices not only in the Midwest but for Lao Americans across the states, we covered stories when the Lao made headlines, we were mentioned and featured in the Star Tribune and Twin Cities Daily Planet, and with 143 Facebook fans and growing—we really can’t ‘jom’ (complain) at all. So this week looking back, I’m thankful for the small and big steps we’ve taken to show that the Lao community is still alive and thriving in Minnesota. SMALL STEPS We showed how our thinking has changed the Lao Minnesotan voter mentality this election year like never before. The Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota …