Tharum Bun

Musings from Cambodia

Arranged marriage in preserved culture of Cambodia

on August 16, 2005, 3 comments

I read this article ‘arranged marriage & the role of parents’ published on the Global Voice Online with interest. In my home country, this is still very traditional and common. A history of this can be found in our Cambodian story of Tum Teav, for Western Romeo and Juliet is a version of this. A […]

Home of Cambodia Bloggers

on August 15, 2005, 5 comments

Webbed feet reported about second meeting of Cambodia blogger meeting. Another Cambodian guy joined us this time, so I was not the only Cambodian as in the previous gathering. Our enthusiastic team are looking for a home on the net to promote blogging in the country. We hope to launch a site to offer available […]

Port and Clay Pot

on August 13, 2005, 6 comments

As many other names of thing and place, Kampong Chhnang also has its own meaning. Kampong means port and Chhnang is clay pot. And the name represents a specialization of this provincial people. Villagers make and sell pots throughout the country. It took about an hour to travel 91 Km away from Phnom Penh by […]

Khmer Rouge Trial Goes Live

on August 12, 2005, 2 comments

Some weeks ago I posted an entry about a launch of Khmer Trial online news. A former colleague whom I worked with in the Community Information Web Portal project has just informed about a testing. Now another sister site of CambodaiCIC goes online. At this time, this is a beta launch. Another major update will […]

The Living Blogs of Cambodia

on August 12, 2005, 2 comments

Blog explosions continue after the Cambodian Blog Big Bang. Some substances combines together to make this happened. Media coverages, a feature article in the Cambodia Daily and Wired magazine, a brief in the Phnom Penh Post, and inspiration bloggers are parts of this. At that time there were less than 20 Cambodian bloggers (some call […]

Khmer Google

on August 12, 2005, 2 comments

Cambodian Googlers are Googling in Khmer Just a short note about Google, which is now available in Khmer language. Let’s have a look and find out how amazing it is! Hope to see With the introduction of Khmer Unicode fonts, more localization efforts have been advanced to open a new window for Cambodian people […]


on August 11, 2005, no comments

Barangs Learn Khmer Home of Cambodia Bloggers The Living Blogs of Cambodia Blogging in Khmer Language The Blog Big Bang Nation’s ‘Bloggers’ Hope To Facilitate Dialogue Photo of Cambodia and Her People Blogging Experience of a Cambodian Blogger What My Weblog Has Been Said Cambodia’s Ex-King Delights in Blogging Year after My Weblog Went Live […]

Visiting Kampong Chhnang

on August 9, 2005, 2 comments

I will leave Phnom Penh for Kampong Chhnang this afternoon, and be back on Friday this week. I hope to have some news from the province, កំពង់ឆ្នាំង in Khmer, which is about 100 Km south-northern from the capital city. I will join workshop on Information and Communication Technologies for government officals on Wednesday. And then […]

Blogging in Khmer Language

on August 7, 2005, 2 comments

Now you can download Khmer Unicode Installer, Moyura 0.8 for Windows, a Khmer Email program, and Khmer Web Browser, Mekhala 0.8 for Windows. Beyond this, Word processor, Sleuk Rith in Khmer, is available in beta version. I am thinking of Khmer language blogging. And I am sure it is going to come soon. As you […]

People and Phone

on August 4, 2005, 4 comments

Updated news: Mobile phone porn craze sparks call for action in Cambodia PHNOM PENH (AFP) Cambodian People vs Camera Phones I happened to write my opinion about people and phone to the Cambodia Daily week ago. There have been something new to Cambodian mobile phone users in recent months, especially among young people. High feature […]