Ped was from Laos and I was from Thailand, but we had many things in common. For example, Ped lived next to a Buddhist temple. I lived right behind a Catholic cathedral.
Ped lived next door to a boxing camp. My dad was a Muay Thai boxing promoter.
But we had big differences, too. Ped's dad was in the Lao Royal Army, but no one in the Prasomphol family ever went into the military. War ravaged Laos, but never touched Thailand.
One other thing we had in common. We have both run out of gas in America. The big difference is that I lived to tell about it.