Yo! Srok Khmer rap song KlapYaHandz production

Here is another KlapYaHandz production song that was popular in Cambodia in 2008:

How important of education?

We shall know that everyone in the world always needs education. They all know significance of education. So now we have a serious question “How Important of Education?”

When I start thinking about how important of education I remember that the education educated me to do everything when I was young. I got much education from my parents. They educated me to be a good child, good friend. Furthermore my mom educated me how to cook rice, how to ride bike, how to wash clothes and anything else. And I’m still remembering it also. It made to know how to cook rice, how to ride bike, how to wash clothes and I still can do it everyday. And now the education still is the important for me and everyone also. At school we get many educations from our teachers. The educations at school give us the knowledge of the world around us. It educates us about economy, people, language and anything else about our country and other countries around the world. Educations at school also give us more friendship with our friend and more communication with other people. When we are an adult education still help us if we can keep it forever. Education can equip us to make our dream comes true. Education opens doors of brilliant career opportunities. Every employer in our country today requires his prospective employees to be well educated. So, if we don’t be well educated we can’t find a good job for our life. And there is a proverb said that “the more we learn, the more we earn”. It means that if we have high education we will earn everything including money, honor that can make our life more wonderful. Now if we look on the development of the world, obviously we can say that the education makes a lot of marvelous thing in the world. Because of education many scholars in the world can make everything including Computer, camera, robot and many marvelous thing else. Absolutely they can search for everything in the world and out of the world also. And the resultants of their researching are functioning for developing the world and make the living standard of the people in the world easier.

Accordance to the descriptions above, we can know that education truly important for our life, our family, out countries, and our world. So we shall study hard to get more excellent education for our future.

Why Cambodian people didn’t like to read book?

“BOOK” has been considered as a major source for everyone in the planet. Book is the treasury of documentaries from everywhere and from the achievement. That’s why all people such as: teachers, students, officers, etc considered BOOK as the great way to fine out the literature and successful.
Not only in developed countries or developing countries, BOOK is the main and remarkable subject for its education department and scholars. In developed countries, they cared about BOOK so much. But in developing countries, sometimes they didn’t. Actually in Cambodia nowadays, the rate of people who like reading book is so depressed. Among 100 people there are more less 10 people who like reading book. Cambodian people always considered BOOK as a simple thing because they didn’t know how BOOK importance for them.
Truly, Cambodian people didn’t like reading book causes by many factors. In rural area, almost people are living with poverty. They have to do hard work for themselves and their families. It makes them think that reading BOOK make them wasting time and lose money. Furthermore, the illiteracy is the main factor also. People who living in countryside hadn’t finish studying at school completely and Cambodia has just recently recovered from Civil War, so the rate of illiteracy’s still high. For students there, they couldn’t be guided to reading BOOK deeply. Besides studying they have no free time because they have to help their parents to do agriculture or other jobs. Depend to description above we shall know that the important of BOOK almost has been cut down in the countryside.
As for in urban, although it has libraries; bookstores or bookshops, some people still don’t know what the important of BOOK is. Some people who living in urban and people who living in countryside are the same. They have to work harder and harder everyday, no time to rest, no time to read because of their living standard. They have no money to buy; they have no time to read, so they think that it will make them lose everything. For the Cambodian students in urban, absolutely they very and VERY tired to buy and read book. They think they won’t be surprise and got nothing if they do like that. Corruption in educational department; to be overjoyed with foreign styles or anything else make Cambodian students became like that. Almost people who can buy and like reading book are rich people who got excellent job that can make them have money to buy book and have enough time to read it.
For the summary, there are many Cambodian people who didn’t understand about the important of BOOK. The major factors are: Cambodia is a developing country and the rate of poverty and illiteracy is still very high in Cambodia. In the future, we hope that Cambodian people will know clearly what the important of BOOK is and reading BOOK will be a habit of them as a proverb said that: “want to READ like want to EAT”. And if it will be true, our country will full of literacy, scholars and then those people will develop our country as the great counties in the world.

Four houses were gutted near Russey Keo high school

On Wednesday 19 March 2009, during I'm studying in the class I just saw the terrible thing: smokes cause by fifteen houses were gutted. My teachers my friends were horrible and everyone runs to watch this event. Oh my God! It happened near my teacher's house. So lucky! It's not my teachers and my friends house.

Image: The Phnom Penh Post (not at Russey Keo but at Tuol Tompoung II)

Russey Keo high school

Russey Keo high school was in Russey Keo district and near CTN Russey Keo station. Russey Keo was knows as a famous high school among main high schools in Phnom Penh. But it’s not a big school as others.
Russey Keo has received more than 4000 students every year. It has 7 buildings (including 3 wooden buildings). Why Russey Keo is the name of this school? “Russey Keo” means “bamboo(s)” and “Keo” is the name of a kind of bamboos. There are many bamboos (names “Keo”) in this school and this district before. So people call them that “Russey Keo”. Here are some photos of Russey Keo high school:

The Tenfold Qualifications of The King

In Khmer history: Khmer Empire, Javaraman VII is the most famous king in Angkor period. He has expelled Java from Cambodia (Srok Khmer) and then he made Cambodia to be a Kingdom with large area: Southern border with China, Northern border with China Sea, Eastern border with Champa and Dai Viet (Vietnam) and Eastern border with Burma. He has built a lot of temples, hospitals. There’re including: 102 hospital, Bayon temple and etc. On that time, Cambodia became a top country in ASEAN.
However, Javaraman VII was known as a king who full of Tenfold Qualifications of the king. The tenfold qualifications of the king are:

  1. Charity
  2. Morality
  3. Sacrifice
  4. Honesty
  5. Dock softness
  6. Austerity
  7. Calmness
  8. Peacefulness
  9. Patience
  10. Respect for the law
The king who full of Tenfold Qualifications of the King and has helped nation, he will has been named as “varaman”. Like Sihanok, he has been named as “Sihanokvaraman” and sometimes people called him “JavaramanVIII” because he is full of Tenfold Qualifications of the king and helped nation from France.

Rapport Du Cambodge: Explorations d’Angkor from the Archives.

January 1908
I should like to outline of the most urgent work that needs to be undertaken at Angkor. During your visit, I had the honor to show you, the importance of the work that commander de January
Lajonquiére and I propose to carry out. As the commander has disappeared without a trace the bulk of this work falls to me.

Our proposals were summarized as follows:

  1. Undergrowth clearance of the courses interior of Angkor Wat.
  2. Clearance of various constructions of Angkor Thom and their immediate surroundings.
  3. Undergrowth clearance of the Bayon and the Terrace of Phimeanakas.
  4. Reconstitution of the old roadways through Angkor Thom.
  5. Reconstitution of the roadway preceding the Southern door by Angkor Thom and crossing the ditch.

The urgency of and undergrowth clearance is essential as the roots get into the spaces between the stones and have destabilized the monuments, especially the Bayon and the splendid gates to the city… it is also necessary to give air to ruins masked completely by the greenery.

Jean Commaille.

Deal or No Deal becomes a famous TV show in Cambodia

Deal or No Deal was a famous TV show in Europe and Asia that was produced by Endemol. Deal or No Deal was broadcasted in Cambodia by Cambodia Television Network on 2009 that have been named in Khmer “Prom Rer Min Prom”. In the show, there is a host (Mr. Ith Sitha), a banker, a player, a red button, and 24 ladies who hand 24 boxes of prizes. And the prizes are including: 50 Riels, 100 Riels, 200 Riels, 250 Riels, 500 Riels, 750 Riels, 1.000 Riels, 1.500 Riels, 2.000 Riels, 2.500 Riels, 5.000 Riels, 7.500 Riels, 10.000 Riels, 25.000 Riels, 50.000 Riels, 75.000 Riels, 100.000 Riels, 200.000 Riels, 250.000 Riels, 300.000 Riels, 500.000 Riels, 1.000.000 Riels, 5.000.000 Riels, and the largest prize 10.000.000 Riel (maybe 2500$). There were two players who win the largest prize 10.000.000 Riels on February 2009.
On the show, the player has to choice a box among 24 boxes. And then the player has to choice others to open it. At the same time, a bank will dial with a cash for player’s box. If the player agrees to take a cash for his/her own box, the player must say Prom (Deal) and click a red button on the table. If the player is not agree with a cash for his/her own box, the player just say Min Prom (No Deal) and continue to choice boxes. At last the player will know that what the prize in his /her own box is.
I still wonder why anyone can join and be a player in Deal or No Deal show. But as I think and ask my friends, the one who can join and be a player in Deal or No Deal must have an account in ANZ Royal bank. But I don’t know for sure.

Chey Thavy, the famous school in Phnom Penh

Most of students in Phnom Penh might have known and heard the name called Chey Thavy. Chey Thavy is the name of a school which nears Bak Touk high school. All students who study there come from all schools in Phnom Penh. And all teachers there come from schools and university.
When was Chey Thavy established? Who began Chey Thavy? Nobody knows clearly. Although Chey Thavy being a private school but it has been organized as a publish school and like a university.
Every student who wants to be outstanding usually thinks that Chey Thavy is a good school for them to study. Why they think so? Actually, all famous teachers, professors always go to teach there. That’s why Chey Thavy going more famous everyday. Chey Thavy is a good place for our students to improve their study but I’m so apologize that it wasn’t a publish school.