Banana-2 APIA Bloggers Conference

by cubiclejot on February 14, 2011


Booked my flight to LA!!  I’m very excited to be a part of the Banana-2 conference happening on February 26. The conference will bring together Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) bloggers covering everything from fashion, erotica, food, parenting, entertainment and even on living Lao’d. Thats right and CubicleJOT will be a part of a panel titled “Fixated”.

Event Website:
Fixated: Topic-specific Blogging
Creator: Lac Su
Moderator: Cynthia Brothers (of Bicoastal Bitchin’)
Panelists: N’jaila Rhee (of Blasian Bytch), Jot Voraphaychith (of live LAOd), Jason Sperber (of Rice Daddies), Marvin Gapultos (Burnt Lumpia)

While some bloggers will cover Asian Americana from A to Z, others choose to concentrate on a particular niche, interest, or theme. From food to fatherhood, erotica to living Lao’d, many Asian American bloggers are converging online around targeted topics. How does the blogosphere build community around a distinct yet shared passion or issue? Do bloggers feel compelled to highlight or de-emphasize their “Asian American experience”? How do bloggers stand out when writing about a popular subject, such as food or parenting? This panel will explore these questions, as well as how bloggers’ identities – ethnic and otherwise — may or may not intersect with and influence their perspectives on specific topics.

live LAO’d

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Alex February 14, 2011 at 5:16 am

Have fun in your conference….

Just was thinking with things such as twitter , and my personal attention span of a nat. Where do you draw the line between writing a good through blog vs. cutting it into a length where people like myself who don’t read too often are still engaged in the article? Or do you think about that or do you have somethink like a highlighted excerpt that links into finding out more?

cubiclejot February 17, 2011 at 3:30 am

To some the blogs are too long and to others its too short. For me I just focus on what I’m trying to communicate and not try to give myself a word limitation. I like your idea of a teaser though, there are design options for me to do that. Thanks for your input!

jacqueline sisavatdy February 26, 2011 at 12:49 am

Love your website “Live Lao’d”….but I also like to see more politics played into this website as promoting democracy in Laos among young people everywhere. Because Vietnamese communists continue their policy of neocolonization, nibbling away at Laos from North to South & Cambodia by annexing sizable portions of its borders, coastlines and islands (e.g., Koh Tral and Krachak Ses) through illegitimate treaties with their puppet regime in Laos and Phnom Penh in violation of the1991 Paris Peace Agreement on Cambodia. Their latest scheme is involves flooding three northeastern provinces of Cambodia and all provinces of Laos with Vietnamese settlers and exploiting the natural resources there. At the end, I like to see NEW Government of Free Laos where ALL Laotian refugees and displaced persons have the right of voluntary return to Laos and given duel citizenships, to the place of their choice, in full respect for their human rights and fundamental freedoms.

jacqueline sisavatdy February 26, 2011 at 1:15 am

It’s time that Lao people everywhere stand up for our land & rights.

cubiclejot March 2, 2011 at 6:36 am

Jacqueline on occasion I do post, “What the F–k” type material categorized under, “Wake Up and Smell the Padek” so thank you for sharing this material. However, when it comes to Lao politics and creating political change within a country I have only visited once since immigrating to the US, I choose to opt out. Not because I don’t care, but because I choose to leave that to folks who are more in the know…perhaps yourself. I encourage you to keep spreading the word if this is your passion.

kongtai thongchai April 14, 2011 at 4:33 am

Come on lao people! love ourself love one another, love our culture is the most important thing, without it, you are nothing. But foot print. don’t let no one tell us how we should live our lifes. If we can stay true to our culture and heritage, we will have happiness to where ever we maybe. Keep the padek stink…haha

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