Angkor Wat Day 2

Angkor Wat Day 2 - sunrise at Angkor Wat, a standard thing all tourists do. I woke up at 4:45am to catch the sunrise at Angkor Wat.   Since Angkor Wat is quite far from the hotel, it took us around 30 mins by car to get there.   It was still dark when we arrived at … Continue reading Angkor Wat Day 2

Angkor Wat Day 1

Angkor Wat Day 1. Yesterday, the driver asked me if I needed a tour guide. He said he knew a good one so I nodded. There he was, showing up with the driver in the morning. It was around 8:45 in the morning. We saw a group of people in the streets at the city … Continue reading Angkor Wat Day 1

My First Trip To Cambodia

My first trip to Cambodia was in 2008. I was thinking where I should go in winter that year and I decided that Southeast Asia would be the best as it wouldn’t be too hot. Angkor Wat appealed to me so I decided to go there. Little did I know that 11 years after that, … Continue reading My First Trip To Cambodia

Voice of Cambodian Youths

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still affecting the schools in Cambodia. The Cambodian youths told me the schools are still closed so I invited another Cambodian youth to write the same topic for me so that they won’t stop learning and practising English.  Let’s hear the Voice of another Cambodian Youth now! 😊   ***** Topic: What … Continue reading Voice of Cambodian Youths

Voice of Cambodian Youths

This week, I have invited another Cambodian youth to write a post for me but this time, it’s a bit different. He is not a full-time student. He is studying at a university but at the same time, he is working. But he said both are his full-time commitments. Hm… I still don’t quite understand. … Continue reading Voice of Cambodian Youths

Voice of Cambodian Youths

Most of the Cambodian youths have had experiences with learning from foreign volunteers. Since all the schools are closed in Cambodia because of Coronavirus (COVID-19), I invited some youths to write something for me. I’d like to hear the voice of Cambodian youths – what they think about foreign volunteers. This week, I invited my … Continue reading Voice of Cambodian Youths

Voice of Cambodian Youths

Stuck at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19)? Wondering what to do at home? I’m sure you know you’re not the only one. In Cambodia, all the schools are closed too so I invited a couple of Cambodian youths to write something for me. 😊 I have been writing my blog from a volunteer’s perspective. I … Continue reading Voice of Cambodian Youths

Learn Khmer

When you travel in Cambodia, you need to know some basic Khmer (Cambodian language). I find it easier to use the standard English International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to show the pronunciation. When I first arrived in Cambodia, I was given some textbooks and websites from the priests and volunteers but none of the materials have … Continue reading Learn Khmer

My Secret

Cambodia is extremely sunny. It is summer all year round. There are only two seasons in the Kingdom - rainy season and dry season. You can feel the coolness and dryness at the end of November till the second week of December though. Three weeks only. And that's winter. Because of the strong sun, most … Continue reading My Secret

Fight Against Coronavirus

This post is especially written for my friends in Cambodia. I’ve been talking to the Cambodian youths about coronavirus. They told me they have no experience in handling this. I have gone through the SARS period in 2003 so I decided to write this post. Feel free to use your browser to translate it to … Continue reading Fight Against Coronavirus