Monthly Archives: December 2010

Christmas in Cambodia

Finally we’re having some cool weather here to ring in the season. Cooler meaning maybe low-80s. I even broke out a sweater the other day! I’m spending Christmas day here in my village so I can go to a big … Continue reading

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Cutting Rice

I know the Northeast US is starting to get socked in with snow, but around here, it’s rice harvest time. Cambodia is chock-a-block full of rice fields, and about two weeks ago, they all turned from bright green to straw-colored … Continue reading

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Khmanglish of the Week

(From a clothing tag) Certificate of inspetion SLLM FET MADE BY BERllUCCi THE clothes have been carefully Tailored by craftsmen to combine elegance of cut with Comfort and quality. A classis statement for a modem life.

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Guest Post: Letter from Sam Orn

(*Note: Sam Orn is easily one of my favorite students. Literally for the first three weeks of school, he was the only person whose name I knew. He wrote the letter below to send to my classroom in New York … Continue reading

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Pictures! – My School

My school is on the older side. One of the buildings was destroyed by bombings of Kampong Thom in the 80s and some of the others still show damage. But it’s got a lot of charm. 1. The main high … Continue reading

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A bowl of dessert

After being awake since 6am, reading and putzing around, eating my banana-and-peanut-butter breakfast in my princess tent, I finally ventured out of my mosquito net at 8:20am, grudgingly even though I had had most of the morning off. This gave … Continue reading

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