Blog Post #1 Yer Her

1) Before I went to Wat Temple, I thought that it was big like the one I saw in Thailand. I imagined there would big Buddha statues and a lot of people come and go. But when I arrived at the place, I felt a little shock. I saw a house surrounding by trees. I wasn’t sure if I should laugh or not because all the thoughts that I had were all different from what I saw with my own eyes. 
Personally, Thai culture was not new to me, however there still more that I still need to learned. I thought the steps of respect of Wai was very interesting. I saw Thai people wai all the times, but I never noticed the difference. 
2) I want to have fun and gain as many experiences as I could. I don’t know when will I would be able to go back again. I also want to learned more about Hmong life in Thailand nowadays. I want to know how the parents handle their children education.  

This photo was taken in a Wat Thai during Hmong new Year. Most of the men in this photo were the Her clan, but some were relatives from other family members. The cloth that they wore were Hmong men traditionally cloth. Mostly were by men who were Green Hmong.

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  1. Yer,

    I felt the same thing when I arrived at the Wat Temple. Unlike you, I've never been to a temple, but I definitely wasn't expecting a house. I found myself having a hard time describing it to my family because it was almost like a normal house. I think its really awesome that you have experience being part of the Thai culture. I'm interested to see what new things you will take away from the trip. I would imagine, like everything else there is always something new to learn. I am also interested in learning about the Hmong life in Thailand and I think its amazing that we get to do a homestay with them to really understand their day to day life. I also enjoyed the picture you chose to share. See you soon!

  2. I had the same feeling about how the temple did not look like the ones we see in lakorns, but I am glad we had the opportunity to experience and learn about how we should act, dress, or greet being in a temple. I also want to learn more about the Hmong families in Thailand too. Being born in the United States, it is hard to say that I know a lot of the Hmong religion. I can say I am Hmong, but I cannot say that I am knowledgable with my own religion and it is sad. So yes, I am super excited to learn more and really understand my self identity.

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