• Cambodia,  Travel

    Siem Reap, Cambodia : Back to Heritage

    I am not a seasoned traveller and have not covered most part of the world but I am starting to feel that dreary frequent travellers get when they fly too often. It can be tiring on most parts and less exciting especially when it comes to countries you’ve frequented before. Travelling to merely see and explore the place is no longer that exhilarating coupling on the fact that we are the internet to bring us virtually to any part of the world. To me, travelling would be more purposeful and meaningful when you fulfilling a goal or a desire which you have always wanted to do, see, eat or simply…

  • Cambodia,  Travel

    Heritage Suites Hotel, Siem Reap : My Bungalow Villa Suite + Hotel Room Tour – A Luxurious Green Retreat

    ជំរាបសួរ ! (Johm riab sua) Never thought that I would be back in Cambodia anytime soon but here I am, enjoying the peace and tranquility which Siem Reap has to offer.  I was invited by Heritage Suites Hotel to stay in their bungalow suite for 2 nights and I must say that it’s one of the most memorable and pleasant stays I’ve ever experienced.  I was already thrown into the whirlwind of excitement when a vintage Mercedes Benz stopped right outside our hotel (we stayed in another hotel the night before) to pick us up. Free airport transfers are provided for guests. We were warmly greeted by our chauffeur who…

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    Cambodia- Phnom Penh Day 5 to 9

    The pistol. These kids play the toy pistol while we play virtual guns online. Tingkat. They brought packed food from home while we dine lavishly at McDonalds or have a teabreak at Starbucks. Angrybird. Angrybird merchandise is their “Mickey mouse” while it’s just another cartoon character to us.  Eager to learn, eager to strive forward. A homely feel in the classroom. We distributed gift packs to each student. True blue friends. Look at what I’ve found in their classroom Awww…. This boy deserves to win the grammy awards for his superb acting skills. Canteen/ Cafeteria Christmas Shopping We bought and decorated a christmas tree for the school. Annual Sports Day…

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    Cambodia- Phnom Penh Day 4 Ambience

    Today Amanda and I decide to have breakfast by the pool. Music in our ears and a book in our hands. I raised my head and saw this magnificient lush greenery around me. Sometimes you have to learn how to adopt another view in life. Don’t always look things through the same magnifying glass. Shift your view and you’ll see light. Lunch at F.r.i.e.n.d.s , a restaurant managed by students. I’ve heard pretty good reviews about this restaurant. We’ve ordered about 7 different tapas to fill our stomachs. Reminds me of mistletoe. Christmas is coming!  Mango Filo This dessert had everyone at the table salivating. It’s so good that everyone…

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    Cambodia – Phnom Penh Day 3 Blazing Trail

    Happy Birthday Kelvin! It’s a pop-up card made for Kelvin. It’s always nice to celebrate some one’s birthday overseas. It just make things really special. I wish I could celebrate my birthday overseas someday too but pity my birthday usually falls during the exams period. Today’s already the third day of our trip and things are just getting started. Bacon and fried eggs for breakfast. Excitement knocks on our door today! We’re going on a blazing trail where some of us will be travelling in jeeps or ATV to tour about the outskirts of the city. I wonder if it’s made of gold? The Cambodians love their tuk-tuks! So convertible!…

  • Cambodia,  Travel

    Cambodia- Phnom Penh Day 2 Snapshots

    We were well-rested after a day of adjustment to the slow pace of this city. The sun was out and the wind creates a gentle breeze and tickles our skin slightly. Today was shopping day. The shopping list has rolled out and we were ready to spend our cash in exchange items which were to be donated to the schoolchildren in the villages. Hotel Breakfast. Buttered toast, coffee/tea,eggs with fresh fruits It’s nice and cheery to be waking up in the morning with such a hearty breakfast. The caffeine in my cup of tea gave me a boost of adrenaline to kick start the day. Oopps. I’m sorry. We were…

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    Cambodia – Phnom Penh Day 1 Snapshots

    This is my first time embarking on a Christian mission trip. Destination: Phnom Penh, Cambodia Every mine destroyed is a life saved.Cambodia has been facing the landmines issue for a long time. There are still landmines littered on the ground in the rural areas. God, please bless them.   This is where we have been residing for the past 5 days.  Eureka Villas #24, Street 184 Phnom Penh  A small villa equipped with a pool and not forgetting large beach chairs for you to lie on a lazy afternoon.  Those armed with cameras just can’t stop taking snapshots of the food they’ve tried in a new foreign place. Chicken fried with…