Cambodia's teenagers 3rd laziest in the world.

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Re: Cambodia's teenagers 3rd laziest in the world.

Post by hiway5 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:20 pm

Brody wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:27 am
clutchcargo wrote:
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Minest???
Come on UT....opposite of 'mostest' :D
Settle down you shiftless, lazy bogans.......sweet jesus, 89%?!? Get your shit together. Go outside and scoop up some kangaroo turds off the roads or something.
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Re: Cambodia's teenagers 3rd laziest in the world.

Post by Brody » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:34 pm

hiway5 wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:20 pm
Shocking vision has emerged of a couple appearing to engage in an intimate act in Perth’s Langley Park in the middle of the day
Aw, Christ....that put me off my food.....I bet it smelled like a mixture of stale farts, liquid ass and Vegemite....

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Re: Cambodia's teenagers 3rd laziest in the world.

Post by Tarndog » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:25 am

newkidontheblock wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:48 am
Completely misleading headline. Should be something like least outdoor playtime.

South Korean kids work hard. No even close to lazy. Saw a program on Netflix about it. Wake up early morning to school that finishes in the afternoon then cram school until around 10 PM or so. After dinner and homework, sleep at around 1-2 am. Repeat daily to get ahead. In terms of productive study time, they are tops.

Compared to them. American kids are beyond lazy.

Average Khmer kid in public school doesn’t even have a chance.
When I first came to Cambodia, I taught secondary Math and English, ages 15-16, to my class of 95% Korean kids. I often say Khmer people are incredibly lazy, but my class of Koreans made my Khmer students look like ambitious Rhode Scholars.

As for American kids being lazy, yes, we have several, but most are pushed into competitive athletics of some kind at early ages. The percentage listed in the OP don't seem even remote accurate, based on my experience.
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Re: Cambodia's teenagers 3rd laziest in the world.

Post by Anthony's Weiner » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:41 am

Three out of four American families with school-aged children have at least one playing an organized sport — a total of about 45 million kids. By age 15, as many as 80 percent of these youngsters have quit, according to the Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine.May 4, 2014
https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/20 ... story.html

So 75% of children do as their fathers tell them until age 15 when it decreases to 20% and then they stop submitting to their fatherès dream that they will play in the NFL and smoke dope and hang out with girls.
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Re: Cambodia's teenagers 3rd laziest in the world.

Post by willyhilly » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:14 am

Laziest kid in the world is my Cambodian 12 year old on the computer in the bedroom next door. Doesn’t leave the bedroom all weekend. Luckily her little sister is the opposite and plays several sports.
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Re: Cambodia's teenagers 3rd laziest in the world.

Post by AzalKH » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:38 pm

Have taught Khmer kids for 3 years. Can certainly agree that the title is misleading, as I would always ask my students to state then clarify their study hours and extracurricular activities. Can confirm that of some 400 students over that time the vast majority were studying around 7-8 hours on average, some as high as 12 (plus time helping their parent set up shop and close shop on either side).

So I couldn't call my PP kids lazy. I can't imagine that kids / teenagers in the countryside get less than 1 hour of physical activity a day. Their families will rely on them working the farm or something of the sort.

This all sounds like that poll that was done that determined the living cost for food in Cambodia was sort of like $1000 a month. It's possible, but only available to an exclusive minority.
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Re: Cambodia's teenagers 3rd laziest in the world.

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:27 pm

I'll let you in on a little secret
89% of everybody is lazy.

When it comes to living their dreams.
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Re: Cambodia's teenagers 3rd laziest in the world.

Post by John Bingham » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:49 pm

AzalKH wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:38 pm
I can't imagine that kids / teenagers in the countryside get less than 1 hour of physical activity a day. Their families will rely on them working the farm or something of the sort.
That's why I can't give this study much credence. Kids in the countryside do a lot of hard work, and as far as I can see spend a whole lot of time cycling/walking to school, playing games and sports too. My kid is only half-Cambodian, and he spends a lot of time playing PS4 and on devices, but he's also very active and trains at football, swims and plays all sorts of games quite a few times a week. I'd like to find out who the study group where because it doesn't ring true. Sure there are slovenly kids here but most are very active,
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Re: Cambodia's teenagers 3rd laziest in the world.

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:57 am

AzalKH wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:38 pm
Have taught Khmer kids for 3 years. Can certainly agree that the title is misleading, as I would always ask my students to state then clarify their study hours and extracurricular activities. Can confirm that of some 400 students over that time the vast majority were studying around 7-8 hours on average, some as high as 12 (plus time helping their parent set up shop and close shop on either side).

So I couldn't call my PP kids lazy. I can't imagine that kids / teenagers in the countryside get less than 1 hour of physical activity a day. Their families will rely on them working the farm or something of the sort.

This all sounds like that poll that was done that determined the living cost for food in Cambodia was sort of like $1000 a month. It's possible, but only available to an exclusive minority.
so in school all day ( 8 hours) studying 7-8 hours, (how could a kid possibly studying 12 hours in a day)?) traveling to and from school 1 hour
i would surely say that is extremely unhealthy

As i recall as a child, ( 7-14) we would get off school around 3 pm, home by 3:30 and than would spend the remainder of the day playing outside till it got dark and we were called in for dinner
and those that were involved in sports spent 2-3 hours after school doing that.


i'd like to see what the rated as being "lazy"
I'd venture to guess since "smart" phones came into existence, 95% of the kids whose parents give them one, have become lazier
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Re: Cambodia's teenagers 3rd laziest in the world.

Post by AzalKH » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:58 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:57 am
AzalKH wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:38 pm
Have taught Khmer kids for 3 years. Can certainly agree that the title is misleading, as I would always ask my students to state then clarify their study hours and extracurricular activities. Can confirm that of some 400 students over that time the vast majority were studying around 7-8 hours on average, some as high as 12 (plus time helping their parent set up shop and close shop on either side).

So I couldn't call my PP kids lazy. I can't imagine that kids / teenagers in the countryside get less than 1 hour of physical activity a day. Their families will rely on them working the farm or something of the sort.

This all sounds like that poll that was done that determined the living cost for food in Cambodia was sort of like $1000 a month. It's possible, but only available to an exclusive minority.
so in school all day ( 8 hours) studying 7-8 hours, (how could a kid possibly studying 12 hours in a day)?) traveling to and from school 1 hour
i would surely say that is extremely unhealthy

As i recall as a child, ( 7-14) we would get off school around 3 pm, home by 3:30 and than would spend the remainder of the day playing outside till it got dark and we were called in for dinner
and those that were involved in sports spent 2-3 hours after school doing that.
I should point out that I was including time spent on homework and my students generally considered extracurricular activities like karate or sports with an instructor as classes too, actual school hours tended towards 5-7 hours. For the 12 hour students, there were a couple, from different families, whose parents had no time or nearby family to look after them, in addition to the notion popular in some of Asian society that more hours studying is better than less. So bouncing between a few schools / institutes within a close area was a 'safe' parenting alternative for them. Both had serious social and attention problems as a consequence, they complained of never fitting in anywhere. They were exceptions though for sure.

I definitely agree that many kids here in PP spend an unhealthy amount of time in schools and would benefit more from being allowed to be kids.

As a kid I always spent a few hours outside each day, though I always was living either in rural areas or suburbs near forests or coast, so I'm not sure how I'd have handled living in a city as a kid. However, once again deferring to my students, many play some kind of sports with friends or go swimming each week, others I often saw running around playing by the side of the street with their friends, so I guess that they make do.

I suppose some of the mid-late teens could be described as pretty physically inactive, but could hardly be weighted so heavily that they'd offset the hundreds of thousands of kids in the provinces.
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