Archive for April, 2008

New Book on Cambodia

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Khmer Women on the Move – Exploring Work and Life in Urban Cambodia

Author: Annuska Derks
Publisher: University of Hawai’i Press, Honolulu, Hawai’i 96822-1888
ISBN: 978-0-8248-3270-4

[From CamNews Email Group]

Spectacles de contes

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

misc images


Ti Nah?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008
sorry but this time no english version: our correspondant can not
stop to celebrate the khmer new year… poor guy, imagine, forced to
celebrate 3 time the new year in few month… he was just recovered
from the chinese new one … and he had to face the splashing and
puffing khmer celebration… so anyway enjoy the pictures… and do
not worry the guilty one will be punish hardly,
we think to send him to cover the fertility festival in preh veng…
So,now is time to get read of your old pig and catch a brand new rat…
happy new year… and tchoul mouy…


He bien desolé mais noyés sous une avalanche de paperarasses
obscures, de tractations tortueuses, et d’invitations protocolaires
nos correspondants qui n’en finissent pas de fêter la nouvelle année
khmere, n’ont assurement pas pu faire correctement leurs devoirs…
mais je voudrais vous y voir, moi… Vivre dans un pays ou l’on doit
endurer les festivitées de nouvel an trois fois par an… nous nous
remettions à peine du nouvel an chinois(qui n’avait pas été triste)…
qu’on repart dans l’arrosage et les bombardements de talc de l’année
du rat cambodgien…
c’est normal qu’on veillisse si vite?? enfin ceci explique sans doute
la distorsion temporelle qui vous sépare de ces infos…mais, ne vous
inquiétez pas les coupables seront promptement chatiés et surtout les
cochons de l’année finissante… allez tchoul mouy… et bonne année
quand même…

Digital Citizens Meet-Up II

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008
Dear all,

Last month we had a small meet-up at a cafe and talked about mobile Internet, Microsoft expansion in Cambodia, and One Laptop Per Child, among other things. Take a look at this:

If you are in town this Sunday (May 4th, 2008), please show up for another informal get-together at T & Coffee (Wi-Fi avaiable). We also have two visitors (Erik Mobrand and Hyejin) from Singapore joining us.

We’ll take a look at some of the most popular Web services: Twitter, Fring, Skype, Facebook, Myspace, Flickr, and YouTube.  Why are these Web services taking off worldwide? How users can make the most of any of the service? [Any other topics you'd like to add?]

* When: Sunday (May 4th, 2008) at 2pm
* Location: T & Coffee on Monyvong Boulevard (facing Wat Koh school)

Give me a call or text me if you can’t find the venue or will be late (still welcome). You’re encouraged to bring your tech-savvy friends along.


Tharum Bun
Musings from Cambodia
Contributing Author

Art and Peace

Monday, April 28th, 2008
Art and Peace

Dear Friends,

I would like to present Java Café & Gallery’s latest event featuring the debut of emerging Cambodian artist, Sa Veasna, who is using his talent as a call for peace from leaders around the world:

“In the name of artists, I have created this work as an appeal to leaders as well as citizens to clearly see and understand the difficulties and miseries left behind by war, and I want all leaders in the world to consider this: ‘We leaders, should stop war!’ I want all the leaders to resort to other means to seek solutions through discussion, tolerance and understanding toward each other. Only then will the world be at peace.”

WhAt is it good foR?

Opening 6 – 9 pm, Thursday, May 1, 2008

At Java Café & Gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Featuring paintings and peace advocacy