Friday, May 4, 2012

A last True Ped story

When Ped's family left Laos, his other grandfather (not the one who lived to be 105) said to leave Ped with him. Ped was seven, but someone had to stay to help grandpa. While he was there, he learned cooking from his aunt, a street vendor.

When Ped's grandpa died, he came to the United States where his mom picked up where his aunt had left off with the cooking lessons. We did not have to train Ped when he came to True Thai — Ped already knew how to cook and he went from caring for his grandfather to helping to provide for his parents and sisters.

Ped is gone now, but he is still there for his parents, making sure they are taken care of. Even in death, Ped cares for others. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012


As you've heard, Amy Senser was found guilty on two counts, and acquitted on the third charge due to legislative incompetence in writing DUI laws.

I do not know if this was justice, but we will find out July 9 when Mrs. Senser is sentenced. By then I hope she has found it in her heart to confess her crimes so the family can forgive her.

True Ped for Thursday

I hate to admit it, but both Ped and I have something in common with Amy Senser. Both Ped and I could not drink alcohol. My father got hives if he tried to drink and so do I, and I was surprised to learn that the same thing happened to Ped when he tried to drink.

So the truth is, neither Ped or I could finish a glass of wine either.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

True Ped for Wednesday

Ped worked very quickly, but he was also good at waiting. I am not so patient. I wish the jury would hurry up and find Amy guilty.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

True Ped for Tuesday

Thirteen days after Ped's mom gave birth to him unassisted, she had to flee with him across the Mekong River to escape the bombings.

Monday, April 30, 2012

True Ped for Monday

Ped loved the colors white and blue. All his t-shirts were white, and he wore blue jeans most of the time. Almost everything Ped owned was either white or blue.

Ped had two birds, one named Fa and the other one Kao. You guessed it: Fa is Lao for blue, and Kao is Lao for white.

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

True Ped for Sunday

Because of martial law, Ped's mother could not go to the hospital when he was born, and she delivered him at home unassisted.