Kopchai Lai Lai!

It’s always hard to say, “Good bye,” but the time has come! My mom, Yasuko, has worked on a sustainable rural development project in Laos for eight months. She has just finished her assignment there. The following is a message to her Lao staff.


My Dear Lao Friends,

Thank you very much for giving me a lot of wonderful memories. I enjoyed the “adventure” with you very much. Although I am leaving Laos, I will be working on the same earth where you live. I will cherish the memories I have of you and channel them towards new endeavors as I continue to work as a global mother. Kopchai Lai Lai! (= “Thank you very much!” in Lao)

Yasuko Ose
July 1st, 2014