Tharum Bun blogging from Cambodia: life, technology, and humanity

Year / 2007

It took British writer and author J. K. Rowling 17 years to complete the Harry Potter fantasy series. One would say this is such a long journey. Her work, of course, grabs worldwide attention; she becomes of one the greatest writers living. Here in Phnom Penh, Em Satya, a Cambodian novelist illustrator, has to wait […]

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In football world, to appoint a new manager or a coach a number of aspects have to be considered. It’s always a tough job to any appointing committee to get the right person for the job, particularly in England, where media are too influential. Not only that the manager has skills, but his history that […]

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“Who is John Galt?” Is it a cheap American slang? Atlas Shrugged is the last Ayn Rand’s novel that I’m currently reading, shortly after The Fountainhead. My friend Geoffrey Cain asked me whether I had read Atlas Shrugged when I posted some notes about The Fountainhead. Bigger in scope than the previous book, Ayn the […]

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One December evening, not too cold, a gathering on Sisowath Quay attracted my eyes when I was biking from home to the west bank of the Tonle Sap River for leisure and perspiring. This season, in Phnom Penh, is more or less good for people who love the sweater, not sweating. A gentleman with a […]

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A growing number of cafe in town is surprising. And no wonder, one can get free wi-fi at some of those places, where you can find many young computer enthusiasts surfing the Web [to read the world] with their MacBook. These local Internet users can be categorized as high class users, those who are both […]

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So hunger for knowledge, and of course, for new challenges. I’m readily determined to battle all struggle in my road ahead. A couple of remarkable things have been happened in the past months in my age of 25 that I think it’s what I have to take with me to move on. Several months ago […]

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The Foutainhead, a 1943 novel by Ayn Rand, a Russian-born American. This fiction tells the story of the life of an individualistic young architect, Howard Roark. Ayn, who studied history and philosophy at St. Petersburg University, is very much known for her best-selling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system […]

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