Typical roles of and activities at pagodas in Khmer communities. (Spoiler: sometimes there are raves.) Continue reading Wat’s Going On
The aspirations of a quiet younger brother are often the most touching. Continue reading Village Voice – Gkea Gkoheng
The loss of the young and/or educated from rural Cambodia is creeping in from all angles. Continue reading Braindrain
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
Dear Grampa, this will be home for awhile. There is a mountain and sometimes an elephant. Continue reading Homestay: The Early Days
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