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Worth reading

Post by phuketrichard » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:43 am

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a very sad 1st person account from the kr era.

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Re: Worth reading

Post by Samouth » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:57 am

If you go to ask all KR survivors, you will get similar story. However, it is really sad though.
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Re: Worth reading

Post by Anchor Moy » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:02 pm

I just got around to reading this - very moving. Also quite poetic.
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I also sent it on to friends who don't know much about Cambodia. It was a good read for them too, as well as being informative. You don't hear much about Cambodia in the "outside world" if you're not looking for info.
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Re: Worth reading

Post by LTO » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:23 pm

I knew Pheng 20 years ago when he told me that story. Used to hear a lot of KR stories back then. A lot. Used to leave me drained listening. Amongst them, I found this one, while stained with tragedy, to be less so than many, and the fact that he found his wife (and belief) to be a very hopeful and happy (if bittersweet) end to it. His heartfelt telling of meeting the ghosts used to raise the hair on my arms. He later taught me how to take care of the local spirit and speak enough Khmer at the pagoda to get the proper blessings. God works in mysterious ways, or so they say.
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