Nostalgia and the Comfort of HomeNostalgia and the Comfort of Home

Nostalgia and the Comfort of Home

I invested everything I had into creating what I felt missing for so long, but this time it became a personal venture — a need to bring back the flavors of nostalgia and the comfort of home. This October will mark 4 years of doing this, with about 70 videos to date.

#LANACON17: Together We Rise#LANACON17: Together We Rise

#LANACON17: Together We Rise

In its eighth year, the LANA Annual Conference will take place July 28–29, 2017 in Elgin, IL. Recognizing the growing needs across various pillars of life and community among Laotian Americans throughout the US, this year’s program will largely focus on increased engagement and support for youth development, education, and elder care.

A Look Inside OregonA Look Inside Oregon

A Look Inside Oregon

It’s awesome knowing that people appreciate my work, since making videos takes a lot of time. The videos I make are about one minute long, but they take about 5-10 hours to make, which includes everything from planning, filming and editing.

MoneyGram Foundation Celebrates Completion of School in LaosMoneyGram Foundation Celebrates Completion of School in Laos

MoneyGram Foundation Celebrates Completion of School in Laos

“We were deeply touched by how excited students and community members were to have their own creative space for learning, and are honored to have been a part of something big—contributing to a better education for hundreds of students.”

The History of Savan ApparelThe History of Savan Apparel

The History of Savan Apparel

The main purpose of the clothing line is to empower all Lao people, young and old, with knowledge of our history and culture. We use daily attire and street wear as the medium to teach our children and to share our proud heritage with confidence and pride.

Authentic Lao Restaurants Worth ExperiencingAuthentic Lao Restaurants Worth Experiencing

Authentic Lao Restaurants Worth Experiencing

Bida Manda is named in honor of the owners’ parents, who instilled in them the love of food and its power to bring people together.

A Wise Woman On Your SideA Wise Woman On Your Side

A Wise Woman On Your Side

My purpose is not only to help, but to empower women. There was a time when I considered packing everything up to go volunteer with the Peace Corps. Becoming a lawyer was a practical option because of my family obligations.

Connecting People Thru MoviesConnecting People Thru Movies

Connecting People Thru Movies

Groupeezz a social platform created to connect people thru film & movie screening events. We invite you to our upcoming movie screening events.

Building a Foundation for the FutureBuilding a Foundation for the Future

Building a Foundation for the Future

I am heartened by the extraordinary progress we have made together. I have been most fortunate to have the opportunity to represent the United States in Laos, and I want to thank the Lao people, both those in the United States and in Laos, for their warm hospitality and support. During our time in Laos, my wife and I have visited all 18 provinces in Laos, and in each of them, we have been impressed by the beauty of the countryside, the beauty of Lao culture, but, must importantly, by the beauty and the warmth of the Lao people.

Alice in Wonderland – Lao EditionAlice in Wonderland – Lao Edition

Alice in Wonderland – Lao Edition

Written by Lewis Carroll and illustrated by John Tenniel. Translated by: Panya Ratsasane, Natrudy Saykao, and Khamsavath Thammathevo. Edited by: Gregory H. Green. Available from the Center for Lao Studies.



The History of Savan Apparel
The History of Savan Apparel

The main purpose of the clothing line is to empower all Lao people, young and old, with knowledge of our history and culture. We use daily attire and street wear as the medium to teach our children and to share our proud heritage with confidence and pride.

Alice in Wonderland – Lao Edition
Alice in Wonderland – Lao Edition

Written by Lewis Carroll and illustrated by John Tenniel. Translated by: Panya Ratsasane, Natrudy Saykao, and Khamsavath Thammathevo. Edited by: Gregory H. Green. Available from the Center for Lao Studies.

A Wise Woman On Your Side
A Wise Woman On Your Side

My purpose is not only to help, but to empower women. There was a time when I considered packing everything up to go volunteer with the Peace Corps. Becoming a lawyer was a practical option because of my family obligations.

Sometimes Life Imitates Art
Sometimes Life Imitates Art

Onechanh Rattanavongsy lives with her family in Lawrence, Kansas. Her amazing carvings have been featured at weddings, birthday parties and special occasions all over the United States. She also teaches carving classes and offers private lessons.

Nostalgia and the Comfort of Home
Nostalgia and the Comfort of Home

I invested everything I had into creating what I felt missing for so long, but this time it became a personal venture — a need to bring back the flavors of nostalgia and the comfort of home. This October will mark 4 years of doing this, with about 70 videos to date.


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President Obama Reflects on His Historic Visit in Laos

Lao Oral History Archive

Lao New Year – Portland, OR

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