All posts tagged: Valentine’s Day

Jai Gai Nyai

Though my heart is a dinosaur And you but a cold meteor,Fly as you will to my atmosphereI’ll return in my own way Perhaps as poultry,Perhaps a gallon of diesel,Some polished paperweight Or mixed in the concrete NakIn a temple for a thousand soulsWho will come back many times Because they couldn’t let go,Without regret.

5 Simple Rules for a Happy Lao Valentine's Day

Here at LLOTP, we always try to be helpful to our dearest readers in the field of love, especially Lao love. This Valentine’s Day, show your loved ones the true meaning of how Lao’d and proud you are with these simple rules in mind. 5 SIMPLE RULES TO A HAPPY LAO VALENTINE’S DAY 1. When saying “khway di jai” or “khway hak jao”, make sure you check the tonal difference and emphasize YOU are happy and in love and not the ‘little’ guy down there. Otherwise, expect laughter or a slap across the face. 2. It may be a sweet idea to take your Lao love out for ice cream, but make sure they’re not lactose-intolerant. Otherwise, be near a bathroom. 3. Spice things up with your culinary skills and make thum mak hoong. Go lightly on the padaek. And don’t forget the sticky rice and fried pork skin. 4. Serenade your Lao love with your favorite Lao song. Or be creative and do mor lam. 5. Finally, don’t forget to bring your mae some flowers …