Tharum Bun

The intersection of technology and media

Conversation of Cambodian Webloggers

on August 20, 2006, no comments

According to a research report released recently by Pew Internet, most webloggers don’t consider themselves doing journalism. In most cases they are not up to what a journalist does. In Cambodian blogosphere, there exists a series of interviews done by digital citizens playing the role of citizen’s media. Chan Bopha, a Cambodian woman in Japan, […]

Back to School

on August 12, 2006, 9 comments

In the second week of this August I will go back to life as a student once again. I restart school after my university graduation in mid 2004. I have been quite fascinating in some amazing things, enjoying and experimenting so many curiosities, in this long period of time. Well, from now my free time […]

In Which Google Conquer the World of the Web

on August 11, 2006, one comment

by defeating arch-rival Amazon, an American electronic commerce company based in Seattle, and online auction and shopping eBay, at least in fiction in a magazine in the next couple of years. The very first paragraph of the overview of Google mission is simply: Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally […]

South Korea and Japan Tourists to Cambodia Made the Top List

on August 11, 2006, 3 comments

In the first six months of this year South Korea tourists to Cambodia are on the top of the list, followed by Japan and the United States. However the numbers of tourists from the United Kingdom and France declined. In other news, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia launched e-Visa that […]

Old Classmates

on August 7, 2006, 4 comments

Some of my old classmates at Beng Trabek (Lake of Guava) high school. Graduated in 1999 and rarely meet since then. Just last month that we had several gatherings.

London T-shirt

on August 7, 2006, no comments

According to the free encyclopedia Wikipedia: The idea of the T-shirt came to the USA during WWI when US soldiers noticed the light cotton undershirts European soldiers were using while the US soldiers sweated in their wool uniforms. Since they were so much more comfortable they quickly became popular among the Americans, and because of […]

Miss Beauty of Cambodia

on August 7, 2006, no comments

After its absence for a decade, in this new millennium Cambodia sets to organize its first Miss Beauty competition. The nominated contestant will participate in next year’s Miss Universe contest. However, in an effort to preserve Cambodian culture, as suggested by the Ministry of Culture, swimsuit is not allowed, at least in domestic pageant.It was […]

The Web Is Part of the World

on August 6, 2006, 2 comments

Rushing into the digital age, embracing technology trend… In other parts of the world people live with technology, in digital lifestlye. In most rural areas of Cambodia, for most countrymen, computer machine is yet widely unknown. When people in urban areas have more chances to breath the proliferation, the spark of the digital technology revolution […]