Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I Went To Reaksmey CheyMongKoul Pagaoda The Day 13 of 15 days Pchoum Ben on Oct 13, 2012, Santouk, Kampong Thom

The Day 13 of 15 days Pchoum Ben on Oct 13, 2012, I Went To Reaksmey CheyMongKoul Pagaoda , Santouk, Kampong Thom Province Where I Was Born in 1976, But My father Was Killed By Khmer Rouge in 1977. Sdok Sdam village, Chroup commune, Santouk District, Kampong Thom Provice located 145 Km from Phnom Penh. It is on the national road No. 6A to the North. During Pchoum Ben, every year I went to the Reaksmey Cheymongkoul pagoda where the place my father passed away when I was a year. I always praised for him. Chroup commune councils office. Information build board is flooding. Whereas bulletin board is broken. Chroup commune councils office is flooding and very dirty. Pump well and toilet are flooding as well. I always visited my nanny Yoeun who took care of me, one of more than 20 children during Khmer Rouge. She remembered me well. She see me who am I and called my name clearly. During the Khmer Rouge from April 1975 until 1979, she was responsible to take care of more than 20 children in cooperative place when their parents went to the rice field. I was one of those children. Ms Yoeun always told me: "Only you come to visit me!". She always described about me, since I started walking... Nanny Yeoun saw the photo of my son Kareney through my smart phone HTC, she told me that I was healthier than my son Karaney. While, everything is almost the same. She watched my family photos. Missing nanny Yeoun. Pou Soeun who was the old based villager also described about me and my father during Khmer Rouge. He is a good person. This house is a former cooperative and cooking house where Ms Yoeun took care of children. Here is the house that my family (new people, we came from Kampong Siem district, Kampong Cham province) were living with (the old people who are the base village) during Khmer Rouge regime. That was Khmer Rouge policy that almost new family had to live with the old family, this strategy was to allow the old and the new critized each other. This point I did comment to Mr Chhay Bora who is film maker of Lost Loves at the conference in Northern Illinois University, US last month. Mr Bora agreed with me but his case was a bit different. In the front of the house. I was living this house more than 3 years during Khmer Rouge. During Khmer Rouge, this house was separated into parts one for old family (Yeay Mich's family) and new family (my family). Everybody talked about me when I was a baby and small boy during Khmer Rouge. They also talked about my parents, especially my father who was killed by Khmer Rouge. They knew who killed my father at that time I was just a year old. Now, they use cleaning water and toilet. Well keeping bull-sheets. Going to the house I was born where just passes 5 houses next door. This is the house I was born in early 1976 by two traditional birth attendants, one names Meas, but another people don't know her name. Here is the land behind the house I was born, now the house's owner rented it for mobile phone antenna. This is the house of Chmorb Boran (TBA)'Yeay Meas (she passed away) where is nearby the free land. This is Yeay Morn who is the daughter of Yeay Meas. She talked to Yeay Mich about me and my family.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

My Other Two Vespas For Rent In Phnom Penh

Dear Friends,

As my consultancy business, one day heavy rain, but one day drought, and due to high costs of living standard in the town, I cannot lay down on my variant consultancy therefore I need to run other businesses to reach the standard of quality of life.

I have 2 Vespas for rent:

1. Vespa supper: White & Year 1967: US$ 150 per month;
2. Vespa PX: Red & Year 1982: US$ 120 per month;
• Both Vespas were registered and paid for road tax;
• Both Vespas were paid for the third party of INFINITY Insurance with beneficiary upto US$50,000 annually;
• To ensure that both Vespa scooters are solid, comfortable & cool;
• Please find the picture of both horses attached;
• Contact: 012 779 082 & soprach76@gmail.com;

I think that these prices are a bit expansive, that’s why I need to weigh whether which prices would be acceptable for my clients. Due to their high prices for maintenance, their raw materials and other relevant expenditures after renting; so, I decided to raise upto these tariffs to be fair.

If your friends or colleagues need the classic scooter, please forward this advertisement to them. Thank for your kindness.

Sincerely yours,
Tong Soprach
Phnom Penh

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Our Wedding Announcement, Save the Date! on Friday, 23rd April 2010 at Koh Pich"

Dear Families, Professors, Colleagues and Friends,

I am writing to you to share the most wonderful news. I have found a beautiful lady that has agreed to share my life. My fiancée Chanthy and I would like to announce our engagement, and pre-invite you to our wedding celebration. We will marry on Friday the 23rd, April 2010 (a week after Khmer New Year eves on 14-16 April 2010). The traditional ceremony will be held at the bride’s parent’s house starting on the afternoon of Thursday the 22nd, April 2010 and ending on the morning of Friday the 23rd, April 2010. The reception will be on the evening of Friday the 23rd at Koh Pich Island along Tonlebassac bank at “G” marquee (Please find its map attached) nearby Pontoon bar. The SAMBATH band will play at the wedding party.

Many of you at one point or another have asked me, who is your girlfriend and when you get married? Now, I have answered you. Below is I share with you the story of courtship.

Our love story is funny, it took only 3 weeks for the two families to decide we were a good match. When it was agreed upon, my mum followed the century old tradition of consulting a fortune teller for the auspicious date to ensure that my bride-to-be and I will have a good future together. I talked to a Khmer-Chinese fortuneteller, who proposed the best time according to Chanthy and my birth signs was to be in January 2010. Our courtship was quick, but not that fast. I proposed an alternative date like a week after the Khmer New Year on Saturday the 24th, April 2010 for an opportunity for our oversea guests to visit Cambodia during Khmer New Year and then join in our wedding as well. But the fortuneteller said that Saturday is not good day. Then I suggested Friday the 23rd, April. She searched her documents and recalculated, and then agreed as long as I let an old monk perform a water blessing at a pagoda a week before the wedding day. I said that it’s ok I can do it. Whereas my fiancée father checked his calendar with his Khmer fortune teller and agreed to that date.

The history of our love in brief:

Our love is very short story. Chanthy and I met for the first time at my Cambodian-American friend, Romdoul’s birthday party on 25 October 2009. At that time we just talked as normal new friends. A week later during the Water Festivals in 2009, my friend Romdoul played a role as match maker. She informed me her girlfriends were interested in meeting men who could be potential husbands. She invited me to join them for a dinner and all of us hung out together. That was the first time I felt interested in Chanthy. Afterward, Romdoul asked me, “Soprach of the group who do you like the most?” I told Romdoul, ‘YES I found one,’ and then she guessed that it was Chanthy. ‘Yes, it’s true.’ While, Chanthy seemed not to appear in love with me, I saw it as a culture of a Khmer girl being a bit shy to talk to man she feels love. During the dinner, Romdoul, Chanthy’s sister and her friends asked me many questions related to love and some future plans and at the time, and I answered all their questions. When I came back home I told my mom and showed her Chanthy photos. My mum had not yet said anything, but just kept smiling.

One week later, Romdoul invited me and a few friends to have lunch at Chanthy’s house and that was a chance for Chanthy’s family to ask me any question related to education, job, love, future plans...etc and I was happy to answer their questions.

Second week later more, Romdoul took brought Chanthy to visit my mum. While, my mum also asked Chanthy the same type of questions she asked me, she did not go into details because I had informed her ahead of time.

On the third week, I brought my mum to visit Chanthy’s family at her house and finally we received a consensus to wed.

At the moment, Soprach became 34 years old early this year and Chanthy is 28 years old.

Since then, Chanthy and I have spent some times learning about each other’s hearts. At the moment, we opened a small hairdresser shop for Chanthy, and her sister, Vy who has experience running a shop for several years help us.

Please (RSVP) response me back if you have time to join the celebration, I will hand you the formal printing invitation as soon as possible.

Please ask me any question and please find our photos attached.

Hope you have a chance to join and enjoy our wedding ceremony and party.

Best wishes,

Soprach & Chanthy

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Final quantitative and qualitative reports on Youth Love and Sexual Relastionships on Valentine's Day 2009 and 2010

Two Final quantitative and qualitative reports on Youth Love and Sexual Relastionships on Valentine's Day 2009 and 2010.

However, website: www.women.open.org.kh is also play a role important published the abstract and the reports posted on its website:

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Phnom Penh Vespa Club T.shirts Selling at Rubies bar

Phnom Penh Vespa Club T.shirts start Selling now at Rubies bar on the street 240 behind the Royal Palace.

The Phnom Penh Vespa club logo

Adult white T.shirt with the club logo in the front.

Adult white T.shirt with the club name on the back.

Child white T.shirt with the club logo in the front.

Child white T.shirt with the club name on the back.

Adult black T.shirt with the club logo in the front.

Adult black T.shirt with the club name on the back.