An Awesome Family AdventureAn Awesome Family Adventure

An Awesome Family Adventure

We will definitely return to Laos.  We are hoping to visit again in the near future but different time of the year when it is cooler. We want to visit family and explore new cities because we love to explore!

Tina Maharath for Ohio State Senate 2018Tina Maharath for Ohio State Senate 2018

Tina Maharath for Ohio State Senate 2018

I am running for the Ohio State Senate in the 3rd district as a member of the Democratic Party. Our Primary Election is May 8, 2018 and the General Election is November 6, 2018. I will be facing a five-way primary and need your support!

Our Shared JourneyOur Shared Journey

Our Shared Journey

Center for Lao Studies’ Extravaganza Fundraiser 2017 is our biggest fundraiser to date. Saturday, October 14, 2017, 6:00pm-12:00am

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.



Our Shared Journey
Our Shared Journey

Center for Lao Studies’ Extravaganza Fundraiser 2017 is our biggest fundraiser to date. Saturday, October 14, 2017, 6:00pm-12:00am

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.

Tina Maharath for Ohio State Senate 2018
Tina Maharath for Ohio State Senate 2018

I am running for the Ohio State Senate in the 3rd district as a member of the Democratic Party. Our Primary Election is May 8, 2018 and the General Election is November 6, 2018. I will be facing a five-way primary and need your support!

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.


TEDx LaneXang Ave

President Obama Reflects on His Historic Visit in Laos

Lao Oral History Archive

Lao New Year – Portland, OR

Ready to Enjoy – Sap Sap!

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