5 Important Lessons I learnt From Community Work

Lesson #1: Just like an old [lame] love quote: “Love is just around the corner”, learning opportunities are to be found at every corner of life. Never ask to be given opportunity. Seek it. Just observe the world with eyes wide open and make the best out of everything. Lesson #2: Reflect back on your attitude. Don’t go off…

Your Expectation Vs Society’s Expectation of You

I can tell you that living up to your own expectation is much easier and fulfilling than living up to others’. You only have one expectation for yourself when others have hundreds. And at the end of the day, you want to be happy, but not to please everybody. Society should stop encouraging people to expect…

A Few Reasons Why Guys Like Girls

This is not my original work. I think I have taken it from Chicken Soup for the Soul long time ago (I’m not too sure if this is the right source. Pardon me for that!) Just find it interesting and want to share. The way they always smell good, even if it’s just shampoo The…

Siem Reap, A Peaceful Little Town

When you are asked to describe your beloved country, it is really hard to pinpoint just how awesome your country is. As I sat down on a tiny rocking boat that would swift me to the middle an open-wided tonle sap rive, I let my feelings sink so deep and lost with the wideness of…

Maybe I…..

Maybe I get too lost in expectation and imagination of my perfect little world, but the reality is not as pretty. Maybe I can’t give up my independence, my freedom and my will to explore yet. Maybe I’m destined to be a flying bird. Maybe I don’t know how to work through tough times in relationship….

Double-2 Year

Birthday is a celebration of not just your birth but life itself. And life involves the birth, the struggles and the achievement that make you who you are now. I really can’t be more thankful for all that has happened in my life, for the people, for the events, for everything that I’m blessed enough to…

Blames….

It’s easy to place the blames on others than taking it all on yourself.  However, the question is what would you get when you blame others and discard your part and responsiblity.You can blame others, but you can’t make others work to get the result you want. You have no control over others. You only have…

To Peak in From the Outside

Personal reflection from SEALnet’s Project Vietnam 2014 I have surely done a lot in term of self discovery from the project and my solo traveling experience afterward. I’m terrible with words. However, I do know that I have changed and learned tremendously from the project. The most important lesson I learnt is that nothing is more valuable…

Education as a Weapon

The strongest weapon is education. The way to tackle social issues is education. The way to find poverty is education. The power of education is so strong that many people try to shield it away from people. The more they can keep education away and people in the dark, the more they can control. Education…

The “Rah” Experience

Today, Two years ago *Note: Village of Rah is just a tiny part of Kompong Chnang province. It is located right at the border of 2 provinces, Kompong Speu and Kompong Chnang. It is about 2 and a half hours ride from the heart of Cambodia, capital city. But the life standards are like two…

10 Reasons Not to Date a Doctor

They’re smart in terms of everything except when it comes to a relationship. “You don’t poop where you eat.” You don’t want your significant other to be your doctor and know that many malfunctions in your body or to put it in a much simpler term, you don’t want them to “check” you or be…