Tag Archives: Pouk District

In the Weeds

The past two weeks have been non-stop as I continue to get settled in and acquainted with my new work.  I’m now riding motorcycles when I go to our schools outside town.  I couldn’t post a picture like the one … 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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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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Khmer Wedding #15: The Rainy Season Gamble

Khmer weddings are rare in the heart of rainy season, but today I found one, or rather, it found me.  At 10:00am my host sister told me to go alone as a stand-in for our busy family.  I didn’t know … 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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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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The Bizarre Accident that Killed My Neighbor

That’s my dirty laundry waiting to be washed.  Six months ago I decided I was tired of washing my clothes by hand every week.  Instead, I started taking my laundry to a woman who lived five houses down.  She made … Continue reading

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Development = We Got a Driveway

There was a flurry of activity outside our house last week as construction crews worked with my host father to put in a driveway for our house. I’m pretty excited because the area in front of the house usually became … Continue reading

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And Then, There Were Two Pregnant Women in the House

That’s my younger host sister, Deena, with my host father (her father) and her 7-year-old son, Nak (my host brother).  Today I learned that Deena is now pregnant too.  I’d already told you her older sister, Somaly, is due with … Continue reading

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