What's lao-lao to the people of Laos?

Making a bamboo tray for rice in Phu Lao, Laos

Making a bamboo tray for rice in Phu Lao, Laos

 

A man from the minority tribe in Phu Lao, Northern Laos, making a rice pad from young bamboo tree. The hands worked fast, and the creation was born already after five minutes of conversation about Lao-Lao. Which is a typical Lao moonshine made of rice and sipped through long straws put into clay pot.
What else could men talk about?