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    Lao Folktales: The Tiger's Stripes

    4 years ago

    The following story occurred during ancient times, when the land was new and the animals spoke. In addition, it is an origin story which recounts how it was that tigers received their trademark stripes.

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    2009 Hankook Girls

    6 years ago

    After writing a hub article on Falken Tire Show Girls, I decided to write another hub article on arguably their biggest competitors: Hankook Tire USA Umbrella Girls. Another name for them could also be Hankook Spokes Models or simply Hankook Models....

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    Unexploded Ordnance in Laos - UXO LAO

    4 years ago

    A US-B1 Lancer dropping cluster bombs For over twenty years after the fall of Saigon in 1975, the US had vehemently denied allegations that they spearheaded the most ruthless bombing campaign the world had ever known. Not until 1994 would the...

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    Deal or No Deal Model Ursula Mayes

    11 years ago

    Okay, so if you've been following me as of late, you're probably wondering whether or not this "Ursula Mayes" is also Lao or Thai after having checked out Amy Chanthaphavong: Miss Asian America 2009, Alexandra Bounxouei: The Lao Princess of Pop, Kay...

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    "Do You Know Kung-Fu?" Some Misconceptions About Asians

    17 months ago

    This article examines some common stereotypes that are associated with Asians.

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    Kay Sivilay: Import Tuner Magazine Model

    4 years ago

    The first time I saw Karouna "Kay" Sivilay featured in Import Tuner Magazine, I thought I was in love. Looking back now, I don't think that it was love, but something very much like it, ha ha. For the first time in recent memory, I found a...

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    Book Review: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    4 years ago

    Just recently, I bought my seven-year-old niece Erica three Dr. Seuss books for her birthday—Yertle the Turtle, The Sneetches and Other Stories, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas—after having learned that her parents didn’t take the liberty...

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    An Introduction To Sticky Rice

    12 years ago

    Before even diving into a hot basket of steaming sticky rice, make sure you do a temperature test much the same way you stick your big toe in a lake before jumping in (although I don't recommend you trying the exact same method with a basketful of...

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    Book Review: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

    4 years ago

    Imagine a world without the warmth of the sun, where no plant life grows. The world around you is covered in soot or ash and more falls upon you instead of rain, snow, or hail. Imagine a world without jobs, supermarkets, or a centralized...

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    Autumn In New Paltz, New York

    4 years ago

    Several years ago when first I transferred from Plattsburgh to New Paltz, New York, I didn’t know what to expect. My emotions were an equal mix of both excitement and fear as I began a new chapter in my life. Having arrived in New Paltz, I was to...

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    American Express Centurion: The Black Card

    8 years ago

    American Express Centurion or American Express Black is the card in which all other cards are compared to. Perhaps the most coveted of all credit cards or charge cards for that matter, the American Express Card is stand alone atop the Elite.

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    Alexandra Bounxouei: The Lao Princess of Pop

    4 years ago

    Courtesy Chances are, unless you are Lao (like me) or Bulgarian, you've never heard of Alexandra Bounxouei (pronounced boon-soo). As her title indicates, Alexandra or Sandra for short, is currently the reigning Pop Princess...

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    Khene: The Mouth Organ of Laos

    4 years ago

    The khene or khaen One Lao poem has stated that: "A PERSON LIVING UNDER A STILTED HOUSE, WHO EATS STICKY RICE AND PLAYS THE KHENE IS LIKELY TO BE LAO OR ASSOCIATED WITH THE LAO PEOPLE". One of the most unique instruments in the world is Laos' own...

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    Lao Folktales : The Crescent Moon Comb

    3 years ago

    Author's Note: A word about mia noi or minor wives For married men to have minor wives is a common practice in both Thai and Lao societies. A minor wife is a mistress in which a married man will have in addition to his major wife, who watches over...

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    The Mangosteen: Queen of All Fruits

    4 years ago

    Lots of Mangosteen, Courtesy of A mangosteen is a tropical fruit that grows in Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. Although the root word, "mango" is ever present in its name, the two fruits are very different...

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    Lao Folktales : The Mango Tree

    4 years ago

    A real mango tree! There once was a beautiful mango tree that grew in the jungle near a village. Each and every year when its fruit was in season, the children from the village would run into the jungle and harvest its delicious fruit. ...

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    Wilderness First-Aid and Outdoor Survival

    4 years ago

    Courtesy of Before I could teach mountain biking to campers in New Hampshire I was told that I needed first to be certified by the National Safety Council in Adult and Child CPR. In addition to getting my certificate, I also went on...

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    Lawrence Taylor: A Force of Nature

    4 years ago

    Lawrence Taylor was a god to me. He epitomized what a football player should be. The best way I can describe him is that he moved like lightning and hit like thunder. He showcased superhuman abilities and defensive prowess that I nor anyone had...

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    Lao Folktales: The Magic White Swan

    4 years ago

    Once there was a lonely farmer who decided to go fishing one day. He wore a shawl around his head to save from being bitten by mosquitoes and other bugs and carried a long fishing net. When he reached the river, he cast his net but caught nothing....

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    Book Review: The Sneetches By Dr. Seuss

    4 years ago

    The Sneetches are a group of yellow bird-like creatures that live on a beach in a far away land. And on this beach there are two types of Sneetches: One type with green stars on their bellies and one type without. The Sneetches that do not have...

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    Harry Potter: Dark Vs. Light

    2 years ago

    To celebrate the opening of the sixth installment of the Harry Potter movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, I thought it sensible to write a HUB on Harry Potter. The release date was July 17th, 2009. So, just in case any of you have been...

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    20 Minute Rice

    4 years ago

    Here is a recipe taught to me by my dad when I was a just kid. Reason being was that my dad wanted rice for dinner hot and fresh almost as soon as he got home from work. I still use this recipe to this day as it is fool proof, requires no measuring...


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