I was always bad at math. I remember struggling as early as kindergarten. I found math confusing, frustrating, and wondered why my brain just couldn’t do math. Something wasn’t adding up.
Cambodia’s 23rd National Culture Day was supposed to take place on March 3rd, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events were cancelled. National Culture Day started in 1999 to “promote the country’s arts and culture. The yearly event is composed of displays, exhibits, live theatrical performances, and conferences held…
my body has carried me up holy mountains
through lush californian wilds
and crowded concrete jungles
i like the way it pushes on when my mind says, “i can’t”
the way it twists and folds and bends
but not the way it betrays me
when my nerves wreak havoc
waiting for imminent doom that doesn’t arrive
or in my dreams
when i can’t run away fast enough
and when i fall
sending shockwaves along my bones
my body carries the laughter and joy of a thousand ancestors
over oceans, time, and space
How can we begin to value Khmer textiles as a diasporic Khmer person?
And second, don’t be afraid to invest.
Learning is key to understanding the value that Khmer textiles hold. Through research, you will find that Khmer weaving culture has been around for centuries and has a…
When it comes to modern beauty standards, Cambodia is no different from their Southeast Asian neighbors. The preference for light skin, slender faces and slender bodies is real, damaging, and far off from the beauty ideals of its ancient days. …
In my efforts to find a simple blogging platform (that wasn’t Wordpress), I decided to choose Medium. So far, I like the basic interfaces and non-distraction blogging.
But I don’t plan to use this much for blogging-blogging — more so for things that brews in my head. Stuff I think about after doing quick researches or seeing a post (or two) online. I want to train myself to write better without getting too wordy and without ending up just writing a rant.
I was considering a newsletter, but I thought — nah, it’s nice to have one place that shows all my posts so people can see and read older posts too if they wanted to.
I already have an idea of what to write about for my official first post. Stay tuned!