The Khmer people have developed a term, “baksbat,” which loosely translates as “broken courage.” Continue reading K10 PST: Week 6
The day was an exhibition of ordinary people harming ordinary people – the most quotidian and pure of all nightmares. Continue reading K10 PST: Week 5
Wash your hands, eat your donuts, don’t let the germs catch you. Continue reading K10 PST: Week 4
We continue to play hard and work harder while our families keep us fortified in rice and patience with our juvenile Khmer. This post feels heavy on the American faces, heavier than I would like. But as I have mentioned before, I’m still getting to know my community and want to hold off on … Continue reading K10 PST: Week 3
Once a week, we come up for air and reconnect with ourselves and each other. Continue reading Sunday: A Day for The Rest
Coining and deceased young husbands. Morning glory soup and pumpkin porridge.
We find full Khmer sentences spilling from our lips and know where all our neighborhood aunties live along the road. Most children understand us… This might just work. Continue reading K10 PST: Week 2
This is bootcamp, y’all. Peace Corps Bootcamp. If we can make it though Pre-Service Training, we’ll be the real deal. Good thing Cambodia is beautiful and the people have been kind. Continue reading K10 PST: Week 1