Cambodians and Suicide

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Re: Cambodians and Suicide

Post by StroppyChops » Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:17 pm

ali baba wrote:I'm a native speaker of English so I can express myself more clearly in English than many Khmer...
I fixed that for you. I think/hope.
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Re: Cambodians and Suicide

Post by Francis » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:29 pm

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Hell, for many years now there are English schools in every corner of the country and almost everybody studies English for many, many years and then you get such results. Caramba.
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Und die laufen vom Gesicht
Doch der Haifisch lebt im Wasser
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Re: Cambodians and Suicide

Post by giblet » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:34 pm

Joker Poker wrote:That's a valid point giblet, but I suspect that more go into sex work because of their desire to have consumer items. They fall in love with the nice clothes, i-phones, gold jewellery, make-up, perfumes and general trappings - and of course, the overarching love of money. Sure they give money to family and dead beat boyfriends, but as I've found out, in face-saving cultures what people tell you is so often not representative of the life they lead.

A lot will tell you that they give nearly all their money to family. But when you get to know them a bit you start to realise how much they squander.
Of course. And I don't think that everyone goes into sex work because of medical bills, but medical bills are one of the main causes of bankruptcy in the US and in Cambodia, they are one of the main reasons people go into debt. Of course if people were more financially responsible this would be less likely to happen, but that doesn't negate the fact that it's often illness that precipitates the decision to go into debt or get into the sex industry.
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Re: Cambodians and Suicide

Post by ali baba » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:48 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
ali baba wrote:I'm a native speaker of English so I can express myself more clearly in English than many Khmer...
I fixed that for you. I think/hope.
Thankyou sir. My engleesh no so guud. I still learning.
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Re: Cambodians and Suicide

Post by StroppyChops » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:25 pm

ali baba wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:
ali baba wrote:I'm a native speaker of English so I can express myself more clearly in English than many Khmer...
I fixed that for you. I think/hope.
Thankyou sir. My engleesh no so guud. I still learning.
No problum.
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