One thing about writing a blog – your carefully crafted copy gets discarded mighty quickly. Currency is King. Yet for various reasons some stories have longevity – they hit some button with our readers, or they come up quite often in Google Search. A few of these stories are simply personal favourites of mine because they reflect the texture and complexity of being involved daily with an NGO in Cambodia – Savong’s School.
So get ready to click. Here are a few favourites in no particular order.
- Click here. A case of village justice.
- Click here. The boy who was nearly sold.
- Click here. Hello K-Pop Princess – goodby old faithful Water Buffalo
- Click here. Education under the Khmer Rouge. Pol Pot’s new order in the classroom.
- Click here. The Electric Village – a reflection on the arrival of electricity to our village of Bakong.
- Click here. A guide for volunteer tourists – an ethical compass.
- Click here. The hanging-tree. A sudden memory.
- Click here. The happy/sad punchline to a pair of maimed feet.
- Click here. A journey through time to Kampong Kdei.
- Click here. Listen: a clue to social standing and subtle put-downs in Cambodia.
- Click here. The pressure of being Savong. Thoughts about the young Director of the NGO.
- Click here. Changes ahead for Cambodian Orphanages
- Click here. Here come the Thais. How World War 2 deeply affected Siem Reap.
- Click here. And here’s a Cambodian folk tale featuring the wily, wise Judge Rabbit.
- Click here. 2019 – Free at last. A friend of mine leaves prison.