The weak points of Cambodians

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Re: The weak points of Cambodian

Post by ExPenhMan » Thu May 28, 2015 12:09 pm

Education is hard work in Cambodia, harder than anything we could possibly imagine, after seeing your pictures of a village school out in the open field. Any Cambodian child that comes away with a little schooling was hard won. It seems like many parents feel their child has to get some schooling. That's a good sign for the future of Cambodia.

Wonderful thread. It's a refreshing change to read about life in Cambodia from the point of view of a native. Samouth and Prahkeitouj (Little Salary, I love that name) you are to be congratulated for venturing onto an expat forum in a non-native language. Thank you. I appreciate the lessons.

This is the kind of exchange that I have not experienced in Thailand on expat forums or FB. Thais are not really forthcoming and . . . well, I'll leave this issue under the table.
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Re: The weak points of Cambodian

Post by Anchor Moy » Thu May 28, 2015 1:14 pm

frank lee bent wrote:there should be a reading list here on another thread of entertaining and easy free books online.

as Samouth suggests, maybe short stories would be appropriate?
Yeah, I can't find the other thread, and this is surely not the place for something so sensible ? Anyone seen it ?

Ok, starting a thread on Good reads for Cambodians on Ask the expats. Please bring suggestions.
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Re: The weak points of Cambodian

Post by Username Taken » Thu May 28, 2015 7:22 pm

frank lee bent wrote:there should be a reading list here on another thread of entertaining and easy free books online.

as Samouth suggests, maybe short stories would be appropriate?
Here you go, here's some short stories. And, they're on-line.
Just perfect for a quick online read.

@Samouth, there are a lot of short stories here which would be known by most barang posters.
http://fairytalesoftheworld.com/quick-r ... ried-wolf/

:good:
... give 'em a quick, short, sharp shock ...

https://BooksAboutCambodia.com
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Re: The weak points of Cambodian

Post by Samouth » Thu May 28, 2015 10:45 pm

prahkeitouj wrote:
Samouth wrote:
vladimir wrote:Samouth, I always recommend Cambodians read English comics/picture-books/magazines first, and then move onto novels/graded readers from Penguin/Oxford/Macmillan gradually.
When i was at the university, i forced myself to finish a few books like Romeo and Juliet, Good Earth, Village by the sea, Cry freedom, Lady or Tiger. They were part of my literature course.
I didnt read them except Cry Freedom. Hehehe... :p
What? and you still passed literature subject. This is amazing. I forgot to mention. i also finished reading Love Story. I really like it.
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Re: The weak points of Cambodian

Post by Samouth » Thu May 28, 2015 11:05 pm

ExPenhMan wrote:Education is hard work in Cambodia, harder than anything we could possibly imagine, after seeing your pictures of a village school out in the open field. Any Cambodian child that comes away with a little schooling was hard won. It seems like many parents feel their child has to get some schooling. That's a good sign for the future of Cambodia.

Wonderful thread. It's a refreshing change to read about life in Cambodia from the point of view of a native. Samouth and Prahkeitouj (Little Salary, I love that name) you are to be congratulated for venturing onto an expat forum in a non-native language. Thank you. I appreciate the lessons.

This is the kind of exchange that I have not experienced in Thailand on expat forums or FB. Thais are not really forthcoming and . . . well, I'll leave this issue under the table.
Right. In Cambodia, education is not available for everyone. There are many young Cambodians who have never been to school, can't read and write. I have never realised that there are so many Cambodians who had no chance to go to school until i worked with that organisation and went to see and talked with them. I really hate it when our government bragging about education in the country.

Thanks for your compliment about our contributions to this website. We received a lot of compliments and appreciation from CEO members. We love this website and sharing with everyone. I think that some people wouldn't think that we received compliment and appreciation because we are local posters. This is one of the platform where we can learn and share from one another. It is really good for me and little salary to understand what expats think about our country, people and culture. I am surprised for little salary that she can stay and stick around on CEO as it seems to be male dominance, i guess because people here are more relaxed, friendly, helpful and less aggressive.
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Re: The weak points of Cambodian

Post by prahkeitouj » Fri May 29, 2015 12:10 am

Samouth wrote:
prahkeitouj wrote:
Samouth wrote:
vladimir wrote:Samouth, I always recommend Cambodians read English comics/picture-books/magazines first, and then move onto novels/graded readers from Penguin/Oxford/Macmillan gradually.
When i was at the university, i forced myself to finish a few books like Romeo and Juliet, Good Earth, Village by the sea, Cry freedom, Lady or Tiger. They were part of my literature course.
I didnt read them except Cry Freedom. Hehehe... :p
What? and you still passed literature subject. This is amazing. I forgot to mention. i also finished reading Love Story. I really like it.
Have you ever heard that lazy people can find the way make the things easier? My friends knows I'm lazy and absent often, but I could get the lesson easily by self-study with my group and asked them until I get the points. :-) hehehe... I'm not interested in love story, but detective story is my favourite. :-)
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Re: The weak points of Cambodian

Post by prahkeitouj » Fri May 29, 2015 12:30 am

ExPenhMan wrote:Education is hard work in Cambodia, harder than anything we could possibly imagine, after seeing your pictures of a village school out in the open field. Any Cambodian child that comes away with a little schooling was hard won. It seems like many parents feel their child has to get some schooling. That's a good sign for the future of Cambodia.

Wonderful thread. It's a refreshing change to read about life in Cambodia from the point of view of a native. Samouth and Prahkeitouj (Little Salary, I love that name) you are to be congratulated for venturing onto an expat forum in a non-native language. Thank you. I appreciate the lessons.

This is the kind of exchange that I have not experienced in Thailand on expat forums or FB. Thais are not really forthcoming and . . . well, I'll leave this issue under the table.
Yes, education is a big issue in Cambodia, especially in the remote area. While the city students and parents preffer the private schools but the remote students don't have enough teachers, scholls and libraries.
Btw I really thank to expats in this forum that always open-minded and share many things to local people as me and Samouth. I know I'm awkward with my English language and behave in CEO,but you, guys always don't mind me and still guide us. I can say I spend a lot time to write and read in CEO more than I spend on Facebook. Even I'm a local girl who post ofen,but I feel warm enough to stay here. No one offends me. I feel you, guys like my friends, brother and grandfather :-) :bow:
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Re: The weak points of Cambodian

Post by prahkeitouj » Fri May 29, 2015 12:37 am

Samouth wrote:
Thanks for your compliment about our contributions to this website. We received a lot of compliments and appreciation from CEO members. We love this website and sharing with everyone. I think that some people wouldn't think that we received compliment and appreciation because we are local posters. This is one of the platform where we can learn and share from one another. It is really good for me and little salary to understand what expats think about our country, people and culture. I am surprised for little salary that she can stay and stick around on CEO as it seems to be male dominance, i guess because people here are more relaxed, friendly, helpful and less aggressive.
You are right, Samouth!
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Re: The weak points of Cambodian

Post by Anchor Moy » Fri May 29, 2015 1:48 am

I'm not interested in love story, but detective story is my favourite.
Ok, lets find you some detective stories then - look on the reading thread tomorrow.
What sort do you like ? Do you know Ruth Rendall (UK) and Patricia Highsmith ? (USA).What about Agatha Christie ? (That's old-fashioned, but classic British. Maybe you can find free downloads on the net. Easy to read too.)
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Re: The weak points of Cambodian

Post by Samouth » Fri May 29, 2015 8:37 am

prahkeitouj wrote:
Samouth wrote:
prahkeitouj wrote:
Samouth wrote:
vladimir wrote:Samouth, I always recommend Cambodians read English comics/picture-books/magazines first, and then move onto novels/graded readers from Penguin/Oxford/Macmillan gradually.
When i was at the university, i forced myself to finish a few books like Romeo and Juliet, Good Earth, Village by the sea, Cry freedom, Lady or Tiger. They were part of my literature course.
I didnt read them except Cry Freedom. Hehehe... :p
What? and you still passed literature subject. This is amazing. I forgot to mention. i also finished reading Love Story. I really like it.
Have you ever heard that lazy people can find the way make the things easier? My friends knows I'm lazy and absent often, but I could get the lesson easily by self-study with my group and asked them until I get the points. :-) hehehe... I'm not interested in love story, but detective story is my favourite. :-)
Hey little salary i wasn't really talking about type of story, but i talked this particular story called Love Story. i hope you still remember this story.

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