Welcome back to World Wide Wednesdays! This week, my new friend, Tina, agreed to share a bit about her background.
This nation is located in Southeast Asia. It is landlocked, surrounded by China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Burma. Can you name it? Do you recognize this flag?
If not, allow me to introduce you to Tina.
What is your nationality/country of origin?
What is the primary language(s) spoken in your country/region?
The primary language is Lao, but my dialect is Khmu
A traditional greeting is “sabailuk”, which means “How are you doing?”
We eat sticky and steam rice like tortillas, for Mexican. We make a lot of dishes with noodles. We’re known for spicy papaya salad, beef, pork, and chicken salad with other herbs and spices.
What 3 things do you want/wish people knew about your country or culture?
How can people pray for your country/people of origin?
Please pray for democracy and freedom of speech. Pray for health, education, and employment opportunities. People there live on less than $2 a day. The rich get richer and the poor are very poor. It has a lot to do with the people who run the country.
I don’t know about you, but in just this brief interview, I learned quite a bit. For instance, I was not aware of the various Laotian ethnicities or that the country itself was landlocked (geography is not my strong suit, ask my hubby). So grateful to learn. Thanks so much Tina!