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  • Startup investment in Cambodia

    On Sunday, I moderated a session on startup investment in Cambodia. I enjoyed the perspectives from the five panelists. Three of them are entrepreneurs and startup founders. They’ve gone through their journey starting things from zero to one. Another speaker is from the government side, Khmer Enterprise, which works to build more entrepreneurs and leaders. […]

  • Chy Sila

    “You’ve got to find what you love,” says Chy Sila, the 35-year-old entrepenuer who runs Phnom Penh’s home-grown restaurant empire including BB World, Pizza World and T&C World. It has been nearly twenty years since Chy Sila began his upward climb in the business world. His first job was as a tour guide in the […]

  • Laura Mam

      My dream “is to write meaningful and original Khmer and English music that is relevant to the soulsearching of the next generation of Khmer people all over the world,” said 23-yer-old Laura Tevary Mam, a Khmer-American whose music has been reaching the Khmer diaspora through the internet. “I want to bring Khmer music back […]

  • My haiku

    My haiku

    Winter is coming A cool breeze not frozen snow in the heart of Penh … 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 trapped train began to roll waiting for […]

  • When Raspberry Pi meets MacBook Pro: my home office setup

    How about a home office that’s Windowsless? The Raspberry Pi 4 desktop (the latest version of the low-cost Raspberry Pi computer) is not a desktop replacement. Yet, it’s a great addition. Gadgets: Amazon Echo, a Bluetooth speaker to play my favorite music (Sin Sisamuth) Ikea desk, bookshelf (all these books I rarely read when home […]