2007 is the year of the Pig. The Chinese New Year 4705 begins February 18 and is a major holiday for the Chinese as well as the Japanese, Koreans, Mongolians, Vietnamese, Tibetans, the Nepalese, and the Bhutanese.
How large is Shreveport Bossier's Asian population? Sizeable enough to support three Asian markets. Pictured above are fried egg rolls from Danh's Garden on Youree Drive located in the same shopping strip as Bao Chau Asian American Supermarket.
"I found bliss early. It was reading or thinking in the spread out trunk of a pink flowered mimosa tree in our front yard.
I made my freest art back then. When I was a little kid alone in my room, I danced to music from a tiny record player. I had a built up platform in the bottom of my closet, so I would push the clothes back on either side and dance away in funky costumes I found around the house. Now when I create art, I am seeking to go back to my bliss." Usher May 24, 2010