Author Archives: jyotimo

November 29

Attitude of Gratitude

Hello Reader! Two weeks ago, I was in Lao’s south provinces (Sekong and Saravane) for the implementation of CHAI’s supply-chain software at the provincial and district hospitals. It was a 2-week-long field visit and at the end of it I was utterly grateful for having had the chance to visit these places. Here is why. […]

October 31

Confessions of a Lao-holic

Hello hello! Before I begin to tell you why I’ve been MIA (Missing-In-Action), I want to share something with you that I should’ve done long ago.. Do you notice the dragons outside the temples in the above pictures? For the longest time, I wondered why each temple in Lao has dragons at the temple entrance, […]

September 29

Capturing Moments

Sabaidee Blog-Readers! I have mulled over this specific blog post for a while now because the things I want to share with you are so diverse that I was worried I would end up creating a pot-pourri. So guess what? That is exactly what I did. To make it easier and interesting to view, I […]

September 06

All Things Lao!

Sabaidee Readers! Sorry I have been MIA, but that also means I have a lot to share. This blog is going to be a mixed bag of all things Lao – work-related updates (promise will keep this bit short), weekend fun and a few more cultural observations. The Lao culture (similar to the Indian culture) […]

August 13

Coping with COPE

Google-able Fact #2 – Lao PDR is the world’s most heavily bombed country per capita. More than 580,000 bombing missions were conducted over Lao by the US Air Force during the Vietnamese War (1955 – 1975) aimed at destroying the North Vietnamese Supply Ports. Most of you may have already heard of or read the above. But […]

July 31

The time Bidding-Week took me places

Sabaidee to Blog #2! The last 2 weeks in Vientiane and Khammouan (a province in Lao) were great and very insightful to the Laotian culture. I will try and keep my experience of 2 weeks (=336 hours) short albeit I have a lot to share! On Wednesday, 19th July, my work team and I were […]

July 13

My First Impression of Laos

Sába̖ai-di̖i! Welcome Blog-Readers to my first-ever blog! It’s week 1 in Vientiane, the capital city of Lao PDR (‘funny story I told everyone I was heading to La-o and 2 weeks later my friends YouTube shame me with a ‘how to pronounce Lao-S video’ – I win guys!) known as Laos prior to the Civil/Vietnamese War), […]