|Chay at Home|
Chay was an 18year-old black Hmong guide when I met her at Sapa in February 2007. It was a little crazy as my sister and I visited Sapa twice in one and a half month though we had travelled by different routes to reach there. On our second visit in March, we hired her service again though we could explore on our own. The Hmong guides are great companions and translators. We learned their culture from the stories they shared.
Chay was a nice and smart girl who hung to the phrase "I don't mind" but what she really meant was infect - I don't mind. That was indeed a big mistake and we were shocked at first with her bluntness. After learning what she was trying to express, we corrected her immediately.
Most Hmong are animist but
|Pictures of Mother Mary & Jesus|