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  • Corissa Furr: Import Tuner Magazine Model
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    Corissa Furr: Import Tuner Magazine Model

    2 years ago

    If you're familiar with my other hub articles on Import Models, you'll remember that Kay Sivilay: Import Tuner Magazine Model was the first model I covered. Friends of mine asked me if there were other models "out there" that I haven't covered...

  • Maxim Hometown Hotties Finalist Ursula Mayes
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    Maxim Hometown Hotties Finalist Ursula Mayes

    6 years ago

    After having written Ursula Mayes: Hot Import Nights Spokesmodel followed by Deal or No Deal Model Ursula Mayes, I've decided to write one last hub article on her. As a tribute, I thought it fitting and long overdue to make mention of how she got...

  • Tips For Writing Poetry and How to Construct a Poem
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    Tips For Writing Poetry and How to Construct a Poem

    6 years ago

    This hub article will cover three types of poems: The Japanese Haiku, the Shakespearean Sonnet, and the Song Ballad. In essence, I will show you how to write each and hopefully, by the time you're through reading this hub article, you'll find that...

  • 2009 Hankook Girls
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    2009 Hankook Girls

    21 months 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....

  • Unexploded Ordnance in Laos - UXO LAO
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    Unexploded Ordnance in Laos - UXO LAO

    2 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...

  • Deal or No Deal Model Ursula Mayes
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    Deal or No Deal Model Ursula Mayes

    6 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...

  • Do You Know Kung-Fu? : Some Misconceptions About Asians
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    Do You Know Kung-Fu? : Some Misconceptions About Asians

    5 years ago

    All throughout my life I’ve been stereotyped, albeit, in a positive manner, but stereotyped nonetheless for being Asian. Much of it has to do with given a backhanded compliment, which is a form of subtle racism if you ask me.  Heck, in some...

  • Kay Sivilay: Import Tuner Magazine Model
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    Kay Sivilay: Import Tuner Magazine Model

    7 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...

  • Amy Chanthaphavong: Miss Asian America 2009
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    Amy Chanthaphavong: Miss Asian America 2009

    5 years ago

    I actually stumbled upon Amy Chanthaphavong while doing a search for the SEA Games which was held for the first time in Vientiane, Laos. In the article about the SEA Games was mention of Miss Asian America 2009 Amy Chathaphavong’s desire to...

  • Book Review: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
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    Book Review: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    2 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...

  • A Writer's Essentials: The Things I Cannot Do Without
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    A Writer's Essentials: The Things I Cannot Do Without

    8 years ago

    Robot-Inspired Flash Drive Over the years, a couple of people have asked me, "What does a writer need to write effectively on a daily basis?"  As most writers will tell you, WRITERS WRITE. Write well, write often, and write daily! The best way...

  • Stay the Course; Follow Your Dreams
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    Stay the Course; Follow Your Dreams

    2 years ago

    Please be advised that the following article may discourage or encourage you to succeed or fail in life, like it or not. I may be supporting or arguing the fact that you should or should not follow your dreams however ridiculous or practical they...

  • An Introduction To Sticky Rice
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    An Introduction To Sticky Rice

    7 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...

  • Book Review: Runny Babbit by Shel Silverstein
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    Book Review: Runny Babbit by Shel Silverstein

    3 years ago

    Runny Babbit lent to wunch And heard the saitress way, “We have some lovely stabbit rew—I Our Special for today.” So if you say, “Let’s bead a rook That’s billy as can se,” You’re talkin’ Runny Babbit talk, ...

  • Autumn In New Paltz, New York
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    Autumn In New Paltz, New York

    2 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...

  • American Express Centurion: The Black Card
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    American Express Centurion: The Black Card

    3 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.

  • Alexandra Bounxouei: The Lao Princess of Pop
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    Alexandra Bounxouei: The Lao Princess of Pop

    5 years ago

    Courtesy AlexandraBounxouei.com 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...

  • The Jackfruit: The Jack of All Fruits
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    The Jackfruit: The Jack of All Fruits

    9 years ago

    Okay, so now I've completed the, "Trinity of Fruit," who rule the entire Fruit Kingdom of the World. Although not exactly known as "The Jack of All Fruits of the World," I'm giving it such a title because to me, it makes perfect sense as there is a...

  • Visit Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom
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    Visit Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom

    3 years ago

    Cinderella's Castle at Magic Kindom If you are planning to visit Walt Disney World, I suggest that you go to Magic Kingdom first. To me and my family, it was the best way to start our tour of all four parks: Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood...

  • Visit Walt Disney World: Epcot Center
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    Visit Walt Disney World: Epcot Center

    2 years ago

    Spaceship Earth I always wanted to go to Disney World when I was a kid, but coming from a working class family with two brothers and two sisters, I wasn't ever able to go. When I reached adulthood, I lost interest (as most of us do) in...

  • Khene: The Mouth Organ of Laos
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    Khene: The Mouth Organ of Laos

    2 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...

  • The Durian: King of All Fruits
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    The Durian: King of All Fruits

    7 years ago

    Having written an article on "The Mangosteen: Queen of all Fruits" (and now, "The Jackfruit: The Jack of All Fruits") I believed it only fitting that I write an article on "The Durian: King of all Fruits" as these three indigenous fruits certainly...

  • Lao Folktales : The Crescent Moon Comb
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    Lao Folktales : The Crescent Moon Comb

    9 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...

  • The Mangosteen: Queen of All Fruits
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    The Mangosteen: Queen of All Fruits

    3 years ago

    Lots of Mangosteen, Courtesy of kylestamper.com 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...

  • Lao Folktales : The Mango Tree
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    Lao Folktales : The Mango Tree

    22 months 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. ...

  • Wilderness First-Aid and Outdoor Survival
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    Wilderness First-Aid and Outdoor Survival

    6 years ago

    Courtesy of treehugger.com 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...

  • Visit Luang Prabang Laos
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    Visit Luang Prabang Laos

    2 years ago

    Wat Haw Pha Bang in Luang Prabang Laos Steeped in history and tradition, Luang Prabang is Laos' Crown Jewel. Inducted into the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1995 as a World Heritage Site, Luang Prabang is...

  • Lawrence Taylor: A Force of Nature
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    Lawrence Taylor: A Force of Nature

    2 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...

  • Lao Folktales: The Magic White Swan
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    Lao Folktales: The Magic White Swan

    23 months 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....

  • Book Review: The Sneetches By Dr. Seuss
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    Book Review: The Sneetches By Dr. Seuss

    7 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...

  • Beer Lao
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    Beer Lao

    17 months ago

    As I recall, I first learned about Beer Lao from a T-Shirt. While walking around one day at my Buddhist Temple fair grounds during a festival, I spotted a Lao guy not much younger than me walking around sporting a white T-Shirt with green...

  • Harry Potter: Dark Vs. Light
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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...

  • Write a 55-Word Story
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    Write a 55-Word Story

    3 years ago

    From winningwriters.com: Sponsored by Tom Howard books, the Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest is hosting its 18th annual contest. Any type of original short story, essay or other work of prose is eligible. Prizes totaling $5,550 will be...

  • 15 Minute Pork Chops
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    15 Minute Pork Chops

    8 years ago

    In this quick and easy recipe, you will need three main ingredients: Pork chops, Goya Adobo and Accent. Yes, you read correctly, there are only three ingredients! Aside from this, you will need a frying pan, preferably non-stick, a lid that...

  • How to Write a Novel and Find the Voice Within
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    How to Write a Novel and Find the Voice Within

    2 years ago

    How I know I'm a Writer Hello. My name is Dohn and I am a writer. No one ever told me that I was a writer (thank God) and no one ever had to. How I became a writer was a conscious decision I made on my part and not from some higher-ranking officer...

  • If I Had Wings: A Short Story
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    If I Had Wings: A Short Story

    8 years ago

    My family and I came to America right after Jimmy Carter left office. My first American memory arrived at John F. Kennedy airport, where we landed. It was cold in America, I remembered that very well. What I don’t remember, however, was what...

  • Cloudbursts In a Small Island Village
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    Cloudbursts In a Small Island Village

    2 years ago

    Korean author Hwang Sun-Won's stories, Cloudburst and In a Small Island Village examines the degree of social deterioration within Korean society, due to the Japanese occupation. Both storieshave parallel themes, ranging from the collapse of the...

  • Escape: A True Story
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    Escape: A True Story

    2 years ago

    The following story is a true account as told to me by my father from memory. I oftentimes wonder what would have happened if it was that my paternal grandfather did not escape that night. Bless you, Grandpa and thank you for your courage.

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