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

What Is It REALLY Like To Be A Volunteer? – Part Four

After you have finished reading the previous 3 blog posts, you probably have a sense of what life is really like as a volunteer.  If not, after you have read my blogs from May to December, you probably have a lot more sense. If not, keep reading. LOL! Over the past (nearly) 8 months, I … Continue reading What Is It REALLY Like To Be A Volunteer? – Part Four

What Is It Like To Be A Volunteer? – Part Three

Now that you have found the organization that you want to volunteer for, the next thing is to find out what you need to know and prepare beforehand. It all depends on where you go and what kind of work you will do. In general: Health I got in touch with an NGO in Germany … Continue reading What Is It Like To Be A Volunteer? – Part Three

What Is It Like To Be A Volunteer? – Part Two

Where can I find volunteering opportunities? Many ways. If you are religious, it's easy. But whether or not you are religious, you need to be rational and practical.  Most people are a bit emotional when it comes to volunteering.  First, you need to ask yourself these questions: What kind of volunteering work do you want … Continue reading What Is It Like To Be A Volunteer? – Part Two

Funny Moments

There were so many happy and funny moments when I was in Cambodia. I'd love to share these with all of you. Thanks for the happy times, everyone. You are all my angels. 😊 Moments with the French volunteer: At a farewell party for a local priest, the students cried. The French volunteer consoled one … Continue reading Funny Moments

Independence Day

Today (9 November) is the Independence Day of Cambodia. Every weekend, I have to come to Phnom Penh because there is no one in the campus (most of the staff either live in Phnom Penh or in the town near the college so they all go back home during the weekend).  Accommodation for me? Usually, … Continue reading Independence Day

Legacy

After I came back to town (civilization!*), I heard some news from a new French volunteer. When I first came here, I was teaching at the Boys’ Centre in this town for a few weeks. The new French volunteer told me casually that he's now staying there and sometimes the boys asked him to play … Continue reading Legacy

Home Alone

The chef finished her contract and the school holidays have begun.  The new chef is not on board yet because the management thinks it's better to wait until the school year commences when there are more students.  That makes sense.  The only full-time staff and some students left for Phnom Penh or Siem Reap over … Continue reading Home Alone