Typical roles of and activities at pagodas in Khmer communities. (Spoiler: sometimes there are raves.) Continue reading Wat’s Going On
“You are looking fat today. Your skin was lighter before. Don’t smile, keep your eyes wide.” Continue reading I Object(ify)
My three closest girlfriends are all my age or younger, working women, either with young babies already or expecting them soon. Continue reading Motherhood – Part 1: Having It All
The loss of the young and/or educated from rural Cambodia is creeping in from all angles. Continue reading Braindrain
I have flung around a lot of guff about how difficult PST can be. I need to be honest now about how goddanged silly it can be at times. For instance, our final (optional) language review, right before our big final language exams, mind you, consisted of bubble blowing and a dragon-fruit eating contest. While … Continue reading End of PST and Swearing-In
One can travel very far and learn a great deal in the kitchen, with her host-mother.
…That being said, one can also learn plenty by traveling to the BEACH. Continue reading K10 PST: Week 7
The Khmer people have developed a term, “baksbat,” which loosely translates as “broken courage.” Continue reading K10 PST: Week 6