Cambodian Siblings Finally Reunited at 101, 96 and 92 Years of Age

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Re: Cambodian Siblings Finally Reunited at 101, 96 and 92 Years of Age

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Sweet Lemon wrote:
timmydownawell wrote: Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:20 am That's so wonderful and also heart breaking that they didn't reunite so much sooner.
It's a testament to the laziness of Khmers that she never went back to village to see if they were there.
What a shitty, racist thing to say!
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Re: Cambodian Siblings Finally Reunited at 101, 96 and 92 Years of Age

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Sweet Lemon wrote:
Freightdog wrote: Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:27 am
Sweet Lemon wrote: Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:56 am
timmydownawell wrote: Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:20 am That's so wonderful and also heart breaking that they didn't reunite so much sooner.
It's a testament to the laziness of Khmers that she never went back to village to see if they were there.
Please tell me that you are just trolling the forum, and not physically in the country trolling the locals, or us expats who have a genuine interest in being here
It's shitty journalism to report this story and not ask her why she didn't go back to her village in the last 47 years to see if they were there.
Read the story- that question is answered.

She was living on a garbage dump - I’m sure people were throwing away unused bus tickets every day and she was just too lazy to look for them.
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Sweet Lemon wrote: Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:37 am
Freightdog wrote: Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:27 am
Sweet Lemon wrote: Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:56 am
timmydownawell wrote: Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:20 am That's so wonderful and also heart breaking that they didn't reunite so much sooner.
It's a testament to the laziness of Khmers that she never went back to village to see if they were there.
Please tell me that you are just trolling the forum, and not physically in the country trolling the locals, or us expats who have a genuine interest in being here
It's shitty journalism to report this story and not ask her why she didn't go back to her village in the last 47 years to see if they were there.
Shitty journalism or not, it does not excuse your response.


Which is worse?

A) poor journalism
B) outright bigotry
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C) White privilege
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Sweet Lemon wrote: Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:37 am
Freightdog wrote: Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:27 am
Sweet Lemon wrote: Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:56 am
timmydownawell wrote: Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:20 am That's so wonderful and also heart breaking that they didn't reunite so much sooner.
It's a testament to the laziness of Khmers that she never went back to village to see if they were there.
Please tell me that you are just trolling the forum, and not physically in the country trolling the locals, or us expats who have a genuine interest in being here
It's shitty journalism to report this story and not ask her why she didn't go back to her village in the last 47 years to see if they were there.
Has to be one of the most soulless and downright nasty things I have seen on here in quite a while. Shame on you.

[Edited to remove my comment about bigotry, as it turns out, another member has highlighted that one already.]
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Sweet Lemon wrote: Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:37 am
Freightdog wrote: Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:27 am
Sweet Lemon wrote: Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:56 am
timmydownawell wrote: Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:20 am That's so wonderful and also heart breaking that they didn't reunite so much sooner.
It's a testament to the laziness of Khmers that she never went back to village to see if they were there.
Please tell me that you are just trolling the forum, and not physically in the country trolling the locals, or us expats who have a genuine interest in being here
It's shitty journalism to report this story and not ask her why she didn't go back to her village in the last 47 years to see if they were there.
many people do not care to return to the scens of traumatic events in their lives
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Re: Cambodian Siblings Finally Reunited at 101, 96 and 92 Years of Age

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pczz wrote: Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:04 am
Sweet Lemon wrote: Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:37 am
Freightdog wrote: Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:27 am
Sweet Lemon wrote: Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:56 am
timmydownawell wrote: Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:20 am That's so wonderful and also heart breaking that they didn't reunite so much sooner.
It's a testament to the laziness of Khmers that she never went back to village to see if they were there.
Please tell me that you are just trolling the forum, and not physically in the country trolling the locals, or us expats who have a genuine interest in being here
It's shitty journalism to report this story and not ask her why she didn't go back to her village in the last 47 years to see if they were there.
many people do not care to return to the scens of traumatic events in their lives
And as previously pointed out by Rozzie, she lived on a garbage dump. Hardly conducive to earning the corn to pay for a visit back to her village. Still shaking my head at the crassness of SweetLemon's posts. Let's not just revel in the fact that the siblings were finally reunited and the joy that must have brought...
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It is a touching story but I also wonder about the details of why they thought the others didn't survive.
I'm sure the reporter didn't want to ruin the moment by asking. Maybe there is one hell of a book waiting to be written by asking though.
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Ravensnest wrote: Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:41 am It is a touching story but I also wonder about the details of why they thought the others didn't survive.
I'm sure the reporter didn't want to ruin the moment by asking. Maybe there is one hell of a book waiting to be written by asking though.
In any mass killings there is a lot of confusion about who died and who did not. Records of the deceased, if they exist at all, can have the wrng names on, or one survivor tells another that they saw someone shot and it was mistaken identity. I don't think its that uncommon in gencides from the holocaust to rwanda to extrajudicial killings in other countries
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