Cambodian Belief About Suicide by Hanging

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Re: Cambodian Belief About Suicide by Hanging

Post by Samouth » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:18 am

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Samouth wrote:
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Samouth wrote:Thanks everyone for reading it and all the given compliment. I now feel like it is a good idea to share more about Cambodia, not just people and places. I think i will try to write as much as i can about what i have been told and what i read in Khmer. I think next article will be about Chol M'lop.

@little salary, I always hesitated to tell people when they asked me where i am originally from, because everyone always expected that i am from the city of Sihanoukville. I originally from Sihanoukville province, but i grew up in a small village calls Smach Deng, Barang Doa Slae probably know it clearly since he used to live in Ream Beach, the Beach where i went to swim since i was young until now, i popped in sometime. Growing in the small village, i pretty much have seen and done a lot of things that children in the city probably don't know or have a clue about.
Chol M'lop, is that the "into the darkness" thing where upon a girls first period she has to stay in the house for like 6-12months and learn how to become a good housewife being taught by the mother/aunts, and is only allowed to leave the home during the night time and has to do discreetly or something, cant remember everything but i did research it a little a couple of months ago, is it so she becomes more appealing as a wife to a future husband or something? its a bit of a crazy tradition
You are right Jamie. It seems like there are a lot of articles in English about this subject already. I think i will write about something else. Recently you don't see many people do it (Chol M'lop).

Here is the actual translation of that term http://dict.antkh.com/dictionaries/%E1% ... 9F%8B.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
you should still do it, it will be interesting to hear your perspective on the subject coming from an actual cambodian also, i learnt about it not long after i was learning about the Chbab Srey
TBH, i myself have never seen this practice before, it is a very old practice that you might only could see in the past. I guess my mom had never practiced it too and it might had to do with the fact that my mom is Chinese-Cambodian.

What i will write will be solely based on what i have learned and read. :)
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Re: Cambodian Belief About Suicide by Hanging

Post by juansweetpotato » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:50 pm

John Bingham wrote:Fascinating stuff.
Yep
I wouldn't imagine being kidnapped and dragged to a shallow grave is a great cure for depression though.
Got me wondering. Any stats on recovery rate I wonder? Certainly a short, sharp, shock. A near death experience. A replay of the DK days? Any other cultures use this approach?
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Re: Cambodian Belief About Suicide by Hanging

Post by juansweetpotato » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:55 pm

Samouth wrote:Thanks everyone for reading it and all the given compliment. I now feel like it is a good idea to share more about Cambodia, not just people and places. I think i will try to write as much as i can about what i have been told and what i read in Khmer. I think next article will be about Chol M'lop.

@little salary, I always hesitated to tell people when they asked me where i am originally from, because everyone always expected that i am from the city of Sihanoukville. I originally from Sihanoukville province, but i grew up in a small village calls Smach Deng, Barang Doa Slae probably know it clearly since he used to live in Ream Beach, the Beach where i went to swim since i was young until now, i popped in sometime. Growing in the small village, i pretty much have seen and done a lot of things that children in the city probably don't know or have a clue about.
Sounds idyllic. Ream has the best beaches now. Is that the village one passes through before the toll booth?
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Re: Cambodian Belief About Suicide by Hanging

Post by Samouth » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:36 pm

juansweetpotato wrote:
Samouth wrote:Thanks everyone for reading it and all the given compliment. I now feel like it is a good idea to share more about Cambodia, not just people and places. I think i will try to write as much as i can about what i have been told and what i read in Khmer. I think next article will be about Chol M'lop.

@little salary, I always hesitated to tell people when they asked me where i am originally from, because everyone always expected that i am from the city of Sihanoukville. I originally from Sihanoukville province, but i grew up in a small village calls Smach Deng, Barang Doa Slae probably know it clearly since he used to live in Ream Beach, the Beach where i went to swim since i was young until now, i popped in sometime. Growing in the small village, i pretty much have seen and done a lot of things that children in the city probably don't know or have a clue about.
Sounds idyllic. Ream has the best beaches now. Is that the village one passes through before the toll booth?
Smach Deng is a small village near Sihanoukville Airport, in the direction from Sihanoukivlle city, you will pass Airport first then the village. It will take me only 1 or 2 minute to drive (motorbike) from my house to the airport.

There are a lot of beaches in Ream that are really clean and unspoiled such as Channe Sen Sok, Virak Brambei and Preak Chak.
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Re: Cambodian Belief About Suicide by Hanging

Post by prahkeitouj » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:42 pm

Samouth wrote:Thanks everyone for reading it and all the given compliment. I now feel like it is a good idea to share more about Cambodia, not just people and places. I think i will try to write as much as i can about what i have been told and what i read in Khmer. I think next article will be about Chol M'lop.

@little salary, I always hesitated to tell people when they asked me where i am originally from, because everyone always expected that i am from the city of Sihanoukville. I originally from Sihanoukville province, but i grew up in a small village calls Smach Deng, Barang Doa Slae probably know it clearly since he used to live in Ream Beach, the Beach where i went to swim since i was young until now, i popped in sometime. Growing in the small village, i pretty much have seen and done a lot of things that children in the city probably don't know or have a clue about.
Sihanuk ville was a city in the previous time. But now your hometown became a province. I grew up in the city and poor family. I've never Chol M'lop.
I ever read it and once I watched it on KTV. It's good if you can share everyone about it.
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Re: Cambodian Belief About Suicide by Hanging

Post by Samouth » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:54 pm

prahkeitouj wrote:
Samouth wrote:Thanks everyone for reading it and all the given compliment. I now feel like it is a good idea to share more about Cambodia, not just people and places. I think i will try to write as much as i can about what i have been told and what i read in Khmer. I think next article will be about Chol M'lop.

@little salary, I always hesitated to tell people when they asked me where i am originally from, because everyone always expected that i am from the city of Sihanoukville. I originally from Sihanoukville province, but i grew up in a small village calls Smach Deng, Barang Doa Slae probably know it clearly since he used to live in Ream Beach, the Beach where i went to swim since i was young until now, i popped in sometime. Growing in the small village, i pretty much have seen and done a lot of things that children in the city probably don't know or have a clue about.
Sihanuk ville was a city in the previous time. But now your hometown became a province. I grew up in the city and poor family. I've never Chol M'lop.
I ever read it and once I watched it on KTV. It's good if you can share everyone about it.
haha you spotted it. Yes it is true, it was called Sihanoukville city before and when i was born it was called Kompong Som. All my documents are all Kompong Som. Next time i will just say. I am from Kompong Som.
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Re: Cambodian Belief About Suicide by Hanging

Post by prahkeitouj » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:13 am

I always call it Kompong Som except in writing.
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Re: Cambodian Belief About Suicide by Hanging

Post by Samouth » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:17 am

prahkeitouj wrote:I always call it Kompong Som except in writing.
Yes it is not a bit deal. Many people call it Kompong Som and i also call it Kompong Som.
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Re: Cambodian Belief About Suicide by Hanging

Post by John Bingham » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:33 am

Sihanoukville is the city, "ville"means city or town. The province is Preah Sihanouk. Kampong Som is the old name that many still use, I usually do.
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Re: Cambodian Belief About Suicide by Hanging

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:51 am

yeah i often call it Kampong Som, I find the locals understand Kampong Som straight away, closely followed by Sihanouk, when i call it sihanoukville, espeshially in PP the locals not always understand straight away what im saying
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