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Top best inversion tables

For those of you who don’t have the foggiest thought, inversion treatment is a champion among the most favorable kinds of activity based recovery you can encounter these days, much…

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Humans of Phnom Penh

Morning coffee with Coffeepreneurs Left: Bunleang Chang of Brown Coffee, me (middle), and Sakada Sam of K.E Cafe. A morning of talk about all things coffee and everything in between…

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On becoming a boulevardier

Very interesting, indeed! Ephrat Livni wrote this on Quartz: The boulevardier, or flâneur, was a French 19th-century literary type who wandered Paris with no particular purpose other than to be…

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Life Inspiration

As written by my close friend, Socheata Vong To those who lose inspiration in life: It is okay to lose inspiration in life sometimes. It will always come back to…

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Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870)

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រឿង Lorax

នៅក្នុងទីក្រុង Thneed-Ville ដែលមានកំពែងព័ទ្ធជុំវិញ ជាកន្លែងដែលអ្វីគ្រប់យ៉ាងសុទ្ធតែសិប្បនិម្មិត សូម្បីតែខ្យល់ក៏ជាទំនិញទិញដូរដែរ។ ក្មេងប្រុសម្នាក់ឈ្មោះ Ted សង្ឃឹមថានឹងឈ្នះបេះដូងនៃក្តីសុបិន្តនារី Audrey របស់គាត់។ នៅពេលដែលគាត់ដឹងអំពីបំណងរបស់នាង ដែលចង់មើលឃើញដើមឈើពិត មិនមែនសិប្បនិម្មិតប្រាកដ Ted ស្វែងរក Once-ler ដែលជាពាណិជ្ជករចំណាស់ដ៏បរាជ័យមួយរូប ដែលរស់នៅខាងក្រៅក្រុង នៅក្នុងវាលស្រឡះ។ ក្រោយពីដឹងអំពីរបៀបដែលពាណិជ្ជករលោភលន់ គិតតែអំពីប្រាក់ចំណេញ និងបានបំផ្លាញព្រៃឈើ បើទេាះជាមានការតវ៉ារបស់ Lorax នេះ កុមារ Ted បានបំផុសគំនិតដើម្បីស្រោចស្រង់គ្រោះមហន្តរាយនេះ។ ទោះជាយ៉ាងណា ភាពលោភលន់របស់អភិបាលក្រុង…

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Buddhist pagoda in Cambodia

#pagoda in #cambodia #kratie more: A photo posted by Tharum Bun (@tharum) on Jun 10, 2016 at 4:37am PDT #pagoda in #cambodia #kratie more: A photo posted by…

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ហើយ​បុរស​និង​ស្ត្រី​​​ទាំង​អស់​គ្រាន់​តែ​ជាអ្នកសម្តែង! ពួក​គេ​មាន​​ច្រកចេញ និងច្រកចូល​របស់​ពួក​គេ ហើយ​បុរស​ម្នាក់​ គាត់ដើរតួជាច្រើនឈុត នៅ​ក្នុង​ពេល​វេលា​របស់​គាត់​ ការសម្តែងរបស់​គាត់មានប្រាំពីរ​ដំណាក់កាល​។ នៅ​ដំបូងឡើយជា​ទារក​ យំផងក្អែរផងក្នុង​ដៃ​របស់​គិលានុបដ្ឋាយិកា​។ បន្ទាប់មក ជាកូនសិស្សបុិនយំ ជាមួយនឹងកាតាប ហើយជាមួយនឹងទឹក​មុខដ៏ស្រស់ថ្លាពេលព្រឹក ធ្វើដំណើរ​ដូច​ជា​ខ្យង មិនចង់ទៅ​សាលារៀន​។ ហើយ​បន្ទាប់​មក​ ក្លាយអ្នកចេះមានសេចក្តីស្នេហា ដកដង្ហើមធំ​ដូចជា​គុក​ភ្លើង​ ជាមួយ​នឹង​ការ​និទាន​សង្វេគ ​ធ្វើ​ឡើង​ដាក់លើ​ចិញ្ចើម​ស្រី​កំណាន់​​។ បន្ទាប់​មក​ជាទាហាន ពោរពេញទៅដោយ​ការ​ស្បថ​ស្បែរចម្លែកៗ និងទុក​ពុកចង្កា​ដូច​ជា​ខ្លារខិន ​ច្រណែន​ឈ្នានីសរឿង​កិត្តិយស​ ងាយក្នុង​ការ​ឈ្លោះ​ប្រកែក​គ្នា​ ​ស្វែង​រក​​កេរ្តិ៍​ឈ្មោះ​ឧត្តុងឧត្តម សូម្បី​តែ​គ្រោះថ្នាក់ ហើយនិងមិនបានស្ថិតស្ថេរ។ ហើយ​បន្ទាប់​មក​ គឺភាពយុត្តិធ៌ម…

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School story

In the late 1980s, schooling was not about affordability. There was just no choice. Just some years after the Khmer Rouge regime, being able to go to a public school,…

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I also love Sweden

Like all countries I’ve been to, I also love Sweden. Happy Swedish National Day! Stockholm, I miss you. What a great evening! #Swedish National Day Celebration #PhnomPenh #Cambodia Lot's of…

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‘On Writing Well’

William Zinsser, Author of ‘On Writing Well,’ Dies at 92 It became a book that editors and teachers encouraged writers to reread annually in the manner of another classic on…

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#Goodread this week

Elon Musk’s Space Dream Almost Killed Tesla By Ashlee Vance SpaceX started with a plan to send mice to Mars. It got crazier from there. Inside The Mind That Built…

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A school boy

In this photograph taken in the mid 1980s, I can be spotted with my classmates in Chey Chumneah primary school in Phnom Penh. From left to right, bottom row, the…

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Blogging in Cambodia: A Journey

First published on Banyan Blog: THARUM BUN, 32, BLOGGER Tharum Bun, 32, is an experienced voice in the Cambodian blogosphere and digital media space. Blogging since 2004, he’s been…

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Happy birthday, Marc-Jan!

With Dutch playwright Marc-Jan Trapman Taken by Coco Duivenvoorde in June 1, 2013 in Enschede, Netherlands Marc-Jan Trapman at his backyard in Enschede, Netherlands Three is Company [actually four] Taken…

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My hilarious haiku

Sunday morning rain Hand-making a cup of coffee The sound of its drop and drip Tweets haikus @tharum in Twittersphere of Cambodia Horribly hurt beaten dogs began to bark The…

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Stockholm Internet Forum 2013

Welcome to Stockholm Internet Forum 2013 Ebele Okobi-Harris, Director of Yahoo!’s Business & Human Rights Program, who leads Yahoo!’s efforts to promote privacy and free expression on the Internet. ‘Reconciling…

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Kounila Keo of Blue Lady Blog

At Suvarnabhumi Airport, Kounila Keo responded to questions about Cambodia’s Internet landscape before having lunch Lunch before leaving for Stockholm Internet Freedom Forum 2013 Kounila Keo in Stockholm for Internet…

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Where’s DAS the blogger?

One of Cambodia’s anonymous blogs, DetailsAreSketchy.WordPress.Com, has left the blogosphere. In September last year I interviewed DAS the blogger behind this prominent, most read blog among expatriates living in Cambodia….

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Meet Sophal Ear

Simply dressed in his favorite khakis and dark brown V-Neck T-shirt, Sophal Ear took to the stage in style at the Technology Entertainment and Design (TED) conference, and gave a…