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  • Kinokuniya book store in Phnom Penh

      I came across this Japanese book about Honda Super Cub at Kinokuniya book store in AEON mega mall in Phnom Penh. It’s one of my favorite book stores in Cambodia. There is also this book I found interesting: NHUM – Recipes from a Cambodian Kitchen. The author is a Cambodian chef from the nation’s […]

  • Phnom Penhers woke up with a major news story of the month, published by The Phnom Penh Daily Prophet, that professor Albus Dumbledore is trying to get a license to run Hogwarts University of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Cambodia. While the news remains very vague for the time being, people are curious about the curriculum. […]

  • title: My visit to Voice of America in Washington, D.C. date: 2015-07-13 tags: Travelogue Some photographs of my visit to the U.S. in late March of 2014. From left: veteran journalist and author Puy Kea, Voice of America’s Khmer Service Men Kimseng, and me Inside VOA Khmer newsroom He who rules East Asia A group […]

  • Note from Beth Kanter

    title: A note from Beth Kanter, a friend since 2004 metaDescription: date: 2016-07-02 author: Tharum Bun summary: tags: tech Posted date: May 22, 2016 Yesterday I had a wonderful day with Tharum Bun and his family, meeting his wife, children, and in-laws and seeing his home and neighborhood. I first “met” Tharum in 2004 when […]

  • Cambodia’s Internet

    In Cambodia, Facebook is a new mainstream media. It’s for everyone. Cambodians spend much of their time playing on Facebook, the world’s popular social networking website. Despite Cambodia is a hotbed for Facebook experiment, I expect that it will not affect the number of growing users. Of course, a small number of people here (including […]

  • California Gold Rush

    Currently, I’m on a Telegram chatroom of nearly 40 Cambodian tech folks (less than 10 are active). The discussion is about the potential of blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, and among their personal pursuit in mining the next the big thing. This Sunday late afternoon, I came across this blog post (in my Gmail inbox sent from […]