Friday, January 30, 2015

Old School




Sabiadee Touk Kon
In Laos ,I recalled growing up learning our language by practing our hand writing with chalk and small handheld black board (which might be equipvilent to how kindergarteners to day get to use iPad in USA).
Later grades we practiced hand writing drills on pages and pages. Reading- class would read out loud all together and once in while we would get a turn to recite a passage in front of the class. This was the hardest part for me. I had to memorize, recited to myself and reheard with my mom at home before big day. That was 30 years ago I am sure things must have changed and much better.
Learning becomes easier than before we got many resources to help us learn. I selftaught myself a lot of things and most of the time I learnt from internet and YouTube.
On researching how to make flash cards I strumbled upon Kent's website . He is polyglot and he is currently learning Lao. His site has great resources on Lao such as  his video -Learning Lao tones and Free flashcards.
I admire Kent and people  like him who went a great lengh to learn other languages but also like to teach and share their expertise to others.
we had some exchanges on learning and teaching Lao a short while ago, which gave me some ideas and inspired  of how I hope soon that I would be able to do some video blogs on the lessons.

Here is his Video on tones





Tip is reading each consonents outloud and when they are forming with vowels and tonemarkers. However I was trying to sound any short sounds with the other 2 tonemarkers (ອ໊ ອ໋)They didn't sound right and they just cannot be pronounced I don't know.
I just want to simplify the process a bit ,which I don't mean to stop you from learning all the aspects of Languistic. You know what is right for you.
These are examples of tougue twisted phrases that are fun and you learn by doing it:
ກາ​ກິ​ນ​ກ້ອຍ​ກັດ​ກົ້ນ​ກິນ​ກ່ອນ…..
ຂ້ອຍ​ຂື້ນ​ຂອນ​ຂີ້​ເຂັບ​ຂົບ​ຂ້ອຍ​ຂາ​ຂ້ອຍ​ໄຂ່​ຂ້ອຍ​ຂ້າ​ຂີ້​ເຂັບ….
Here is another good one from facebook ຝະ​ລັ່ງ​ ຊື່ ສົ​ມ​ຈັນ .He is so fun.

Post by ຝລັ່ງ ຊື່ ສົມຈັນ.




There are more resources on Kent's  website you can check him out.
and also ຝະ​ລັ່ງ​ ຊື່ສົ​ມ​ຈັນ 



What  are your tips on learning languages?




Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Freezable Korean B B Q Beef


This is an easy dish can be prepared ahead of time that we all need them when we need to throw anything with 30 mins. I usually have couples of  these in my freezer for like easy take out.

Cook the rice and took it out from freezer and cook on medium heat on a frying pan. Voila dinner is done!



Saturday, January 24, 2015

My Kids' Quotes

Andrew : Mom you just wish you live in Sesame Street huh!
I : yeah ....
Andrew : Because you are watching their videos everyday if you live there you just let James play.

Left James 1 and Andrew 5

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Learn Laotian ( Lao Language) ຮຽນ​ພາ​ສາ​ລາວ

Laotian - ພາ​ສາ​ລາວ

I would like to introduce some Laotian lessons here on a regular basis so if you are interested thats great ! Please come and enjoy. I am a native speaker grew up in Vientaine; I can speak, write and read Laotian  in additon to that I can read and speak Thai  as good as my native langugage but my writing is null. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Riding a bike hauling baby trailer with little kids

Riding a bike hauling baby trailer with little kids



First of all we are a family of 5 with 3 kids age range from 10,5,to 1 years old.

After couple months ebaying ( if you read earlier post Becoming minimalist)  I want to do more on our debt eliminating!!! So I am going to do something drastically but not that impossible.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Big Chef

Big Chef

I like to think that I am a chef but of course everyone is their big chef in their own home!!

If you like eating I bet you are good at cooking, or at least be a good critic.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Homemade 5 mins-No- knead -Artisan bread with a trick from YouTube guy


Homemade 5 mins-No- knead -Artisan bread with a trick from YouTube guy

Have you ever baked your very own homemade bread in the morning and enjoy the fresh bake smell and ate it all in one sitting?Well not all but almost. Well I have.


From Left to right ; First day dough; with more flour dusting and Oil no flour dusting