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the contrast

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 18 September 2008 | Views [450] | Comments [1]

between day and night cannot be more stark.

In the day, there’s a whole lot of activity going on; children are having English, Japanese or computer lessons and I can hear them repeating phrases after their teacher even from the other classroom, some are learning new IT skills like PowerPoint, some spend the afternoon reading and drawing in the library, or just have fun playing soccer outside their dorms and I can hear their shouts and laughter from my room 200m away. Lunch and dinner for the kids are always a sight - the kids gobble up their rice and 1 side dish in a matter of minutes! And you will never imagine the amount of rice they eat; it's equivalent to 6-7 rice bowls. If you think I'm exaggerating, I'll take a video soon. Better still, come take a look for yourself.

But once the sun sets at about 6pm,  

The silence slowly creeps in. I start to hear the sounds of the insects, toads and lizards culminating into a symphony. There must be a whole colony of them; the volume is unimaginably loud, even with the khmer tv and squeaking fan (yes it squeaks when it rotates) in the background. Currently I'm the only volunteer here so it gets a little lonely at night :( so i rely on my trusty laptop and books for company. I don't have internet in my room (only at the office) so I watch f.r.i.e.n.d.s. Always trust f.r.i.e.n.d.s to keep you happy! Tks kal!

I’ve to say that the heat, humidity and strange silence at night needs some getting used to for a city gal like me but i'm slowly adapting :)

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i love reading all your entries,
you are in my thoughts always

  zat Sep 21, 2008 7:39 PM

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