March 16, 2011: #1: Last night’s Kruesa time was good again. We had a conversation about the university students from Cambodia. Everyone had the same sentiments that I had. It was really cool to see how another countries’ students operate and think. We also talked about how some of the other school’s thoughts and actions were bothering us. We talked about an issue, but then...
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow...– Herman Melville
March 15, 2011: #2: We have done so much today! We went to three different types of schools. The first one was the royal university of the fine arts. It was really cool to see how the school showcased music, art, and so much more. I felt like if I was in school here this is where I would belong. The school’s people seemed so happy just to be in school, and we complain so much about...
We can do no great things, only small things with great love.– Mother Teresa
March 15, 2011: #1: Last night we had our first Kruesa time and it was intense. We talked about our feelings about the other group we were traveling with. We decided that we would put differences aside and move forward as a group. When we discussed our homestay experience, Garlic and Chili* opened up a lot. They had a different look on theirs. Some men were drinking the first night and it...
And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the...– Abraham Lincoln
March 14, 2011: #3: We just got done eating at a place called Neymo. It helps girls and shows them ways to make money and prevent trafficking, etc. The food there was awesome! I had rice, tofu, chicken, and so much more. I bought bedding and a few things there. The bedding is black/red silk, and I thought it was $60 but turns out is was $160…eek! But it was for a good cause, and I...
Live simply that others might simply live.– Elizabeth Seton
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a narrow...– Niels Bohr
March 14, 2011: #1: Our last day in the homestays. So far this has been an awesome journey. Everything is so loud here! The roasters crow at 3 am, wedding music plays across the village for three days, and a gecko near my bed makes the loudest and strangest noise. It’s weird to think our trip isn’t even halfway over. There is still so much more to do. I’m not too sure what...
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the...– Margaret Mead
Homestays pt 2
Now to return to the Cambodia blog: March 13, 2011: #2: This morning we did a bunch of get to know yours as well as some Kymai phrases. I’ve been thinking about how much I have and how much the people in the homestays don’t have. It almost makes me feel disgusting. I feel blessed, but want to give back so much. We just got back from swimming in a river. Oh my gosh! The...
Be the change you wish to see in the world.– Mahatma Gandhi
Today's impact, Tomorrow's shoes
To break the Cambodia blog once again, here is my reaction and thoughts on last Thursday’s event: Words cannot describe the past 6 hours I’ve had. Those 360 minutes of my life are something that I will never forget. I have been a fan of TOMS for awhile now. I had purchased a pair about a year and a half ago and thought “Man, what a great concept. I just helped a child in need.” I loved the...
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And...– Edward Everett Hale