Tag Archives: close of service

New Kid on the Block

Note: See my mailing address here. It’s changed again (the number at the end of it is new).  Welcome to my new place in Siem Reap.  Come inside! Before: After: I’m the kind of person who needs to be unpacked, … Continue reading

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Reality Check: It’s Over

Lately I’d become so caught up in a whirlwind of activity that I didn’t let myself experience the emotional weight of what was happening, until yesterday. I rode my bike back to my host home in Puok for a final … Continue reading

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No Longer a Peace Corps Volunteer

The document above that I was required to write details everything I did as a Peace Corps Volunteer the past two years. It’s basically the only important document from my entire experience, because it’s the one that’s sent to potential … Continue reading

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It Fit on One Tuk-Tuk

The sum of nearly everything I own fit on this tuk-tuk today.  My favorite Puok tuk-tuk driver, Bon, helped me carry all of it from my third floor room, then load it. I’m still living in Puok until August 25, … Continue reading

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Transitioning to My New Life

I expected my last few weeks as a Peace Corps Volunteer to be full of free time since school’s out and my projects are wrapped up.  Turns out, transitioning to a new city and job is time consuming. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Why I’m Staying in Cambodia After Peace Corps

Next month, I end my two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the countryside of Cambodia.  Although I’ll no longer be with Peace Corps, I’m staying in this corner of the world. I’ve accepted a position as Executive Director … Continue reading

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Back on My Bike, Back at Puok High

Since I was in America for my sister’s wedding, then Phnom Penh for Peace Corps stuff, I missed the end-of-the-year teacher party at Puok High.  So, a few teacher friends asked me to stop by school when I got back … Continue reading

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Some Very Sh*tty News

I’m in Phnom Penh to do my final Peace Corps physical and dental exams.  But, I made a huge mistake. I spent the last three days meticulously using a popsicle stick and test tubes to collect samples of my stools … Continue reading

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Closing This Chapter

That’s a pair of Angkor Wat nail clippers/bottle opener.  It’s one of a handful of gifts I got from my co-teachers on my last day at school today. Here are some of the others including an Abercrombie polo, an AIDS … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know How to Thank You, So Here’s My Face

The picture above was taken on my first day at Puok High in 2010.  That’s Sokhorn, a teacher I’ve taught with for two years.  I feel quite a bit different today, not to mention I’ve shed a few of those … Continue reading

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