Introduce Yourself

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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:58 am

Yes ive done Pradal Serey, Muay Thai, Western Kickboxing and Western Boxing, i have a Western Boxing fight on Saturday (11th) in England, i think im also fighting Kickboxing in France beginning of October
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Samouth » Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:17 pm

Khla wrote:Hi everyone,

I just found CEO and am so happy. I sometimes feel a bit disconnected from my culture and over the last couple of years I feel like I want to learn more about myself and my roots, not only from my parents but also in interacting with people who might also have been raised in another country, with a different culture and different habits. I just want to talk to people and share my experience. I was born and live in Germany and besides my Family I don't know any Khmer people in Germany, especially not my age. I am half German half Khmer and luckily, have been raised bilingual, but I never learned how to read and write properly Khmer. Now I'm learning to write and read and extend my vocabulary step by step since about 1 year. I have been to Cambodia many, many times when I was I kid. Now, seeing you guys here and reading about your experiences and opinions somehow makes me really happy. Anyways, : hello.
i am not sure, i think i might know you in real life. I know a Khmer-German guy.
បើសិនធ្វើចេះ ចេះឲ្យគេកោត បើសិនធ្វើឆោត ឆោតឲ្យគេអាណិត។

If you know a lot, know enough to make them respect you, if you are stupid, be stupid enough so they can pity you.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Khla » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:04 pm

Samouth wrote:
Khla wrote:Hi everyone,

I just found CEO and am so happy. I sometimes feel a bit disconnected from my culture and over the last couple of years I feel like I want to learn more about myself and my roots, not only from my parents but also in interacting with people who might also have been raised in another country, with a different culture and different habits. I just want to talk to people and share my experience. I was born and live in Germany and besides my Family I don't know any Khmer people in Germany, especially not my age. I am half German half Khmer and luckily, have been raised bilingual, but I never learned how to read and write properly Khmer. Now I'm learning to write and read and extend my vocabulary step by step since about 1 year. I have been to Cambodia many, many times when I was I kid. Now, seeing you guys here and reading about your experiences and opinions somehow makes me really happy. Anyways, : hello.
i am not sure, i think i might know you in real life. I know a Khmer-German guy.
Hi!
Haha, I really sometimes feel as if I'm the only "Kon Kath Khmer Aleman" in Germany, but good to have the final proof that there are others... But it can't be me who you're knowing, actually. :)
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Samouth » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:17 pm

Khla wrote:
Samouth wrote:
Khla wrote:Hi everyone,

I just found CEO and am so happy. I sometimes feel a bit disconnected from my culture and over the last couple of years I feel like I want to learn more about myself and my roots, not only from my parents but also in interacting with people who might also have been raised in another country, with a different culture and different habits. I just want to talk to people and share my experience. I was born and live in Germany and besides my Family I don't know any Khmer people in Germany, especially not my age. I am half German half Khmer and luckily, have been raised bilingual, but I never learned how to read and write properly Khmer. Now I'm learning to write and read and extend my vocabulary step by step since about 1 year. I have been to Cambodia many, many times when I was I kid. Now, seeing you guys here and reading about your experiences and opinions somehow makes me really happy. Anyways, : hello.
i am not sure, i think i might know you in real life. I know a Khmer-German guy.
Hi!
Haha, I really sometimes feel as if I'm the only "Kon Kath Khmer Aleman" in Germany, but good to have the final proof that there are others... But it can't be me who you're knowing, actually. :)
Ok. I always hang out with a bunch of German. Most of them are volunteering with Germany Government-Funded organisation like GIZ and Germany embassy and i always saw him most of the time, but haven't talked with him that much. It would be nice to hear the story how your parents ended up living in Germany while most of Khmer refugees were settled downed in United States, Australia, French, Belgium.
បើសិនធ្វើចេះ ចេះឲ្យគេកោត បើសិនធ្វើឆោត ឆោតឲ្យគេអាណិត។

If you know a lot, know enough to make them respect you, if you are stupid, be stupid enough so they can pity you.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Khla » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:50 pm

Samouth wrote: Ok. I always hang out with a bunch of German. Most of them are volunteering with Germany Government-Funded organisation like GIZ and Germany embassy and i always saw him most of the time, but haven't talked with him that much. It would be nice to hear the story how your parents ended up living in Germany while most of Khmer refugees were settled downed in United States, Australia, French, Belgium.
I see.
As far as I understood, my father came to Germany some years after the Pol Pot Regime for studying. And Germany just seemed to be interesting for him in terms of science and history. So he did not exactly came as a "refugee". If so, he would have probably gone to the US and France in the first place, yes.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Samouth » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:53 pm

Khla wrote:
Samouth wrote: Ok. I always hang out with a bunch of German. Most of them are volunteering with Germany Government-Funded organisation like GIZ and Germany embassy and i always saw him most of the time, but haven't talked with him that much. It would be nice to hear the story how your parents ended up living in Germany while most of Khmer refugees were settled downed in United States, Australia, French, Belgium.
I see.
As far as I understood, my father came to Germany some years after the Pol Pot Regime for studying. And Germany just seemed to be interesting for him in terms of science and history. So he did not exactly came as a "refugee". If so, he would have probably gone to the US and France in the first place, yes.
Right this make more sense. After Khmer Rough many Cambodians were sent to study abroad such as Russian, but i didn't realise that there were some people sent to Germany too.
បើសិនធ្វើចេះ ចេះឲ្យគេកោត បើសិនធ្វើឆោត ឆោតឲ្យគេអាណិត។

If you know a lot, know enough to make them respect you, if you are stupid, be stupid enough so they can pity you.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Khla » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:13 pm

Samouth wrote:
Khla wrote:
Samouth wrote: Ok. I always hang out with a bunch of German. Most of them are volunteering with Germany Government-Funded organisation like GIZ and Germany embassy and i always saw him most of the time, but haven't talked with him that much. It would be nice to hear the story how your parents ended up living in Germany while most of Khmer refugees were settled downed in United States, Australia, French, Belgium.
I see.
As far as I understood, my father came to Germany some years after the Pol Pot Regime for studying. And Germany just seemed to be interesting for him in terms of science and history. So he did not exactly came as a "refugee". If so, he would have probably gone to the US and France in the first place, yes.
Right this make more sense. After Khmer Rough many Cambodians were sent to study abroad such as Russian, but i didn't realise that there were some people sent to Germany too.
Yes. Back then it was East Germany while East and West were still separated from each other.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Samouth » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:13 pm

Khla wrote:
Samouth wrote:
Khla wrote:
Samouth wrote: Ok. I always hang out with a bunch of German. Most of them are volunteering with Germany Government-Funded organisation like GIZ and Germany embassy and i always saw him most of the time, but haven't talked with him that much. It would be nice to hear the story how your parents ended up living in Germany while most of Khmer refugees were settled downed in United States, Australia, French, Belgium.
I see.
As far as I understood, my father came to Germany some years after the Pol Pot Regime for studying. And Germany just seemed to be interesting for him in terms of science and history. So he did not exactly came as a "refugee". If so, he would have probably gone to the US and France in the first place, yes.
Right this make more sense. After Khmer Rough many Cambodians were sent to study abroad such as Russian, but i didn't realise that there were some people sent to Germany too.
Yes. Back then it was East Germany while East and West were still separated from each other.
That make even more sense as at the time Cambodia was a communist country.
បើសិនធ្វើចេះ ចេះឲ្យគេកោត បើសិនធ្វើឆោត ឆោតឲ្យគេអាណិត។

If you know a lot, know enough to make them respect you, if you are stupid, be stupid enough so they can pity you.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Khla » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:06 pm

Samouth wrote:
Khla wrote:
Samouth wrote:
Khla wrote:
Samouth wrote: Ok. I always hang out with a bunch of German. Most of them are volunteering with Germany Government-Funded organisation like GIZ and Germany embassy and i always saw him most of the time, but haven't talked with him that much. It would be nice to hear the story how your parents ended up living in Germany while most of Khmer refugees were settled downed in United States, Australia, French, Belgium.
I see.
As far as I understood, my father came to Germany some years after the Pol Pot Regime for studying. And Germany just seemed to be interesting for him in terms of science and history. So he did not exactly came as a "refugee". If so, he would have probably gone to the US and France in the first place, yes.
Right this make more sense. After Khmer Rough many Cambodians were sent to study abroad such as Russian, but i didn't realise that there were some people sent to Germany too.
Yes. Back then it was East Germany while East and West were still separated from each other.
That make even more sense as at the time Cambodia was a communist country.
Yes, exactly.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby qinjingyou » Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:43 pm

Hi all, I moved to Cambodia last month and I've been just sorta hanging out. I was an english teacher in China for the last ten years. I'd be there yet but the ministry of labor decided I should retire. Didn't feel like retiring just yet so I came here because I can speak Khmer so getting adjusted didn't seem like a lot of trouble. So far it hasn't been. Traffic is better, food is more varied, Khmer are more friendly.
I've been reading this forum for information, so it seemed reasonable to join, even if I don't know much to say yet.


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