All posts tagged: Art

Invasion! Inserting “Lao” into Everyday Words

There are often many ways to show off national pride: waving flags and getting decked out in the country’s colors comes to mind, but we Lao have become rather…creative in our endeavors. In fact, you might have noticed our collective creativity on this very bLAOg! See what I did there? In one of our late-night brainstorm sessions, we noticed just how easy it is, to insert “LAO” into common English words. Follow along for some fun! 1. Our most LAO’ved: We’re all about getting LAO’d and amplifying our voices here! 2. Globetrotting: From the US to Africa and all around the world and back again, we are taking over it all! LAOs Vegas LAOs Angeles LAOgos Sau PauLAO GuatemaLAO City 3. Special occasions: No matter how you celebrate, we bet there’s tons of food involved. HalLAOween Hol-LAO-days VaLAOntine’s Day 4. Getting creative: Have you ever noticed how talented our community is? MythoLAOgical LAOmagination 5. Fashion: Your go-to places for looking fresh. BLAOtique SaLAOn 6. Staying woke: It’s all about raising awareness! PoLAOtical SoLAOdarity 7. Subject …

Staff Favorites: January 2018 – Childhood Heroes (non-relation)

For the new year, we’re starting something new here at Little Laos on the Prairie. Every month, the staff will unveil our favorites for that month’s theme. It gives us a serious chance to let loose a little–and it gives you the opportunity to get to know us a little better! Besides, does asking “What’s your favorite Lao dish” ever get old? We don’t think so because we never tire of hearing about food! This month, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. we asked our staff about a non-relative that made a profound difference in their childhood. Who were your heroes growing up, and why? –Saysomphorn Sisavatdy, ssisavatdy@gmail.com ~~ Donna Luangmany: As a child of the 90’s, I grew up with Lip Smackers, YTV (that’s a kid’s channel, for all you non-Canadians), and of course, pop music. The first album I ever owned belonged to the original queen of pop: Mariah Carey. I couldn’t get enough of “Daydream”. When I wasn’t listening to it, the album booklet was permanently in my hands. An avid reader from …