At the Eastern Transit

Yes i am Cambodian, and do not negate my country as well as Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar as being nothing more than cheap drugs for you fucking high tourist. Our countries are so much more than that, get the fuck out of our country if that’s all you care about. You’re supporting the wrong people and contradicting yourself getting and crying about the poverty.

Fuck off.

Sep 6
Also
I’m standing at the execution place of Jose Rizal, one of the greatest national icons of Philippines. It was here he was executed by firing squad which led to the rebellion against the Spanish coloniser who had controlled the islands for centuries. You will find this landmark just on the edge of Intramuros. #philippines #filipino #pinoy #history #asian #asia  (à Luneta, Rizal Park)
Aug 26

I’m standing at the execution place of Jose Rizal, one of the greatest national icons of Philippines. It was here he was executed by firing squad which led to the rebellion against the Spanish coloniser who had controlled the islands for centuries. You will find this landmark just on the edge of Intramuros. #philippines #filipino #pinoy #history #asian #asia (à Luneta, Rizal Park)

One guy on my Instagram, he is a really nice guy who has his social charisma down pat. Moreso because he is also Cambodian I find it really annoying that his Instagram is merely on selfies (I really do not get how girls flock to him because he is just plain) but he must tag himself as Korean and Japanese all the time. Can we stop as Asian putting these two countries on a pedestal? It’s not healthy!

May 16
Japanophile? Koreanophiles?

I have travelled to many parts of Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. Altogether I have visited almost 30 towns or cities in each country, everytime there is something new to be discovered, often I am alone when I visit. I see little things that spellbound me, the cultural aspect which I am fascinated by. Sure the idea of cliff jumping, white water rafting and desert surfing excite me but for me traveling is about communicating in languages you may not understand fully.

It is very possible to have a heart-to-heart despite a language barrier. Body movements, pointing at objects and simple assumptions go a long to create long lasting conversation.

South East Asia is home for me. I feel my spiritual self is rested, at ease. I feel healthy. The drive to show others my love of these countries while learning more about these very nations is a daily emotion. I hope our countries can stop fighting and build up to shine brighter. I have a dream for all of us. I want to show people my world by traveling through there, for these is still far more to explore.

I wonder how I will affect these places? Or rather how will they affect me? Maybe I will be a travel host, a researcher, a social worker, an entertainer? For me, it does not matter too much as long as I am encouraging the plight of these countries. It is about being there. That is where I feel my life begins.

Mar 24
That’s Mine

My mate Andy came and basically the past three days have went like this….

• Spent eight hours on the back of the motorbike driving from rural Vietnam to Cambodia
• Too much rice wine
• Losing Andy at the airport
• Exploring the Royal Palace and the National Museum
• Gettjng depressed at the Killing Firlds and Tuol Sleng museum again!
• Speeding for almost eight hours in a car trying to get to the border crossing
• Arguing away, bargaining away.
• Getting into a car with monks
• Speaking more Thai than I thought I could speak
• Finding random wine shops
• Massages
•.A change of mind has led to Krabi!
• Now stuck at an airport for 12 hours. Fun!

Feb 28
So yesterday
Khmer cemetery. Contrary to Chinese and Vietnamese Buddhism, Cambodians cremate their dead. It is said if one is not cremated, one’s soul cannot properly achieve a rebirth and become an angered spirit roaming the earth. #vietnam #khmer #temples #wat #buddhism #asia #travels
Feb 25

Khmer cemetery. Contrary to Chinese and Vietnamese Buddhism, Cambodians cremate their dead. It is said if one is not cremated, one’s soul cannot properly achieve a rebirth and become an angered spirit roaming the earth. #vietnam #khmer #temples #wat #buddhism #asia #travels

Just off Duong Pham Ngu Lao. Instaspam of Vietnam! #vietnam #saigon #hochiminhcity #asia #travels #urban
Feb 22

Just off Duong Pham Ngu Lao. Instaspam of Vietnam! #vietnam #saigon #hochiminhcity #asia #travels #urban

Feb 19

(Source: cacaoiscool, via vingtiane)

Angkor Wat, kings united
Feb 8

Angkor Wat, kings united

(Source: alexblogguy)

Feb 7

elizabethklee:

Apsara Dancers

01.17.2014
Koulen, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Khmer classical dance, the indigenous ballet-like performance art of Cambodia, is called “Apsara Dance.” An Apsara is a female spirit of the clouds and waters in Hindu and Buddhist mythologyApsaras are thought to be beautiful, supernatural female beings - youthful, elegant, and superb in the art of dancing. 

(via fckyeahcambodia)