Magical medicine that can give you a son

Dear Spouse had an interesting short conversation with an older Hmong man recently.  This was how the conversation went: Hmong man: How many children do you and MaiBao have? Dear Spouse: We have two. Hmong man: How many boys? Dear Spouse: We have two girls. Hmong man: You should go find medicine for MaiBao so…

Hmong superstitions/taboos (part 2)

You can read part 1 here: Hmong superstitions. Yangs can’t eat chicken hearts. A long time ago, the Yang clan was having a party.  They killed cows, pigs, and chickens to celebrate.  They left a young man who was deaf and mute to tend the pot of oil where the chickens were frying in.  Later,…

My first driving experience

Tita Buds wrote a blog about the 3 things she can't do.  Driving is one of them.  Her story of driving her brother's SUV and almost hitting a chicken on the side of the road and crushing rice being laid out to dry reminded me of the first time I was behind the wheel.  Oh…