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For many of us, blurred and hidden within our memories long ago, the peak age of teenage adolescence or the coming of age known as sweet sixteen, was once upon a time, part of our life. Like a small flower bud waiting for its turn, hiding beneath layers of leaves and overshadowed by wilting flowers that came before it, the time is here. It’s my time to shine. Move over welted old flower, let me be seen in the glowing spotlight of lights wonderful sun.
Growing up, memories of summer weekends fishing near our community Wat Lao had special meaning to me.To be honest, I was never a good fisherman. My share of catches barley added any value to the bucket full of fish my dad had already caught. Still, I can clearly remember the memories, like the day my daughter was born, the warm sunlight , the light breeze from the sea and the sound of endless ocean waves breaking gently onto the sand as I pull in my catch.
On March 28th, 2015, LANG will be hosting a Pi Mai Lao symposium free for families to attend. There will be all kinds of fun activities to celebrate the coming Pi Mai Lao. For more information, please click on the image.
Living in New England, you can always count on the changing of the seasons. For me, Spring , Summer, Fall and yes, even Winter are joyful anticipations. Sometimes counting on community organizations to have direction and think outside the box is unrealistic, but sometimes community organizations do indeed have direction.
It is important for Laopost to bring you real stories about Lao people in our community in need. Please take the time to read this. If you care about your community, it is a must read story. This story is about a family whose mother is currently fighting through cancer and looking for community help and support. Tena Meetran, the daughter of Viengvily Sihavong, created a gofundme.com fundraiser page about her mom struggling with cancer and their hope to reunite their family from Laos.
Laopost will also organize a fundraiser in the near future to help the family. More on this to come. To read their full story and to directly donate to the family, please visit www.gofundme.com/mh6nvw
Hello members and friends,
I wanted to remind everyone that LANG's Winter Session will start this Sunday on February 8, 2015 at Trinity College.Lao Language Class will start at 10:30am and end at 11:15 and immediately following Lao Language class is Lao Dance class starting at 11:30am to 12:30pm.We are excited about this upcoming session and look forward to welcome all of the students back for another productive and fun session.See everyone on Sunday at Trinity College.
Also, LANG is proud to offer a college scholarship of $500 to two graduating highschool students heading to college. We are seeking exceptional students who excel in the classroom with acommitment to helping the community, especially the Lao community in Connecticut. The application form must me filed before April 10, 2015. To request an application form for the scholarship program, please contact LANG.
For more information, please contact LANG at firstname.lastname@example.org
This year Laopost.net will be hosting a LAO NEW YEAR PARTY on April 18th, 2015. It gives us a chance to thank the people in our communities and offer them a safe and fun place to celebrate Pi Mai Lao with family and friends. To give back to the community, Laopost.net is proud to announce it will be donating a portion of the party proceeds to the Vengvilay family. For more information about the Vengvilay family cause, visit www.gofundme.com/mh6nvw.
Laopost.net believes that bringing people together will make communities stronger, so what better way than to come celebrate and enjoy Pi Mai Lao together as a community. For more party information, please click on the flyer image. See you all there.
People interpret colors differently in many ways. Colors can have deep meaning explaining the history behind its creation. The red, white and blue, for example, respectively, represent valor, purity, and justice. These colors symbolizes the founding beliefs when this country was formed and what some of us now call our adopted home.