Bangladeshi-born Rezwan, now in Germany, puts me on his plate by pretending it’s a game of playing or not. Ignore it, I would be someone arrogant. However, Rezwan, whom I met in Delhi, India, in December last year was demanded to do the same by David Sasaki, a gentleman I met in London in December 2005. All Global Voices Online fellows. Enthan, tagged by Rebecca, could do it well; and so Maurina in Brunei.
I had some interesting discussions with Rezwan, especially about famous economist Muhammad Yunus, who was recently awarded Nobel prize for his anti-poverty efforts. The talk over Indian food breakfast solved me the question I had been looking for an answer.
Why on the plate? It is meme. In public, he demands to know 5 things about me. Probably it’s what the early evolution of the Web two point nil that changes the way we interact with one another. That said about the Internet: “The internet recently passed a milestone: its billionth user ventured online. Yet the idea that we all work and play on a common global internet is merely an illusion. In reality, the web is becoming ever more fragmented, and international borders are increasingly visible online.”
Here we go:
1) Back in year 2000 an English book I read, for the first time, was ‘Around the World in Eighty Days,’ a novel written by the French writer Jules Verne. And Londoner Phileas Fogg, the fictional character in the story, is the only iconic hero of mine, even until today. About my favorite author, I admire the fictional works of Charles Dickens. I first didn’t complete reading his second novel Oliver Twist, but watched the movie when I was on the plane from France to England on a trip from my home country Cambodia.
2) I hope some day I can speak English, my second language, as fluent and clear as English people. The native speaker who speaks my favorite accent is Mr. Tony Blair. Also, I prefer to watch and read BBC than CNN. It’s just the way that I find native English speakers more interesting to me, although CNN news correspondents look a lot better than those at the BBC.
3) With other kids, when I was young, I played someone selling duck eggs. All I know is that there is a reason. But I still ask myself: why I like it that way? Don’t ask me for an answer, at least for the time being.
4) Starting this year, I set it out to do more with photography. I want to master my ancient film camera, Nikon F75. To tell you the truth, even my younger brother is more skillful than me when it comes to taking great pictures.
5) Here, I have been continuously invited to public workshops, organized for university students, to talk about blogging, but decided not to join. If I could do something with inspiration, I would love to do it. I choose not to do evangelism. I have never intended to develop myself to major in this new and revolutionary thing. I spent about half a decade to learn French. Today I don’t speak this language, but English. Back in May 2004, I began to jot down on the very first page of my digital journal, which I prefer not to call it webblog or blog. So I apologize for not accepting the invitations to be your guest-speaker. But, if you invite me to meet other folks doing blogging, then I would be interested in talking to them and asking a few questions I have.
Now I am tagging Virak, Vireak, Phatry, Beth, and Mong.