You have a re-occurring nightmare in which your hands are dry with chalk, you’re dressed in traditional Khmer clothing, and when you spin around you face a hall of writhing school kids shouting at you in a foreign language. Except this nightmare is your job. Continue reading Surprise School
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
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