i want to study

March 7, 2009 at 6:30 pm 3 comments

Tomorrow morning i’m off to Sihanoukville (and maybe Kep and Kampot) but i’m leaving some of my stuff in Phnom Penh at a friend’s house which makes moving on less drastic. I’ll probably be back in PP in a week to gather my things before i go to Ratanakiri or back to Thailand. I’d really like to visit Ratanakiri but it’s far and i don’t know if i have enough energy and enthusiasm to overcome the challenges of visiting a place so rural. I’ve traveled with minimal contact with foreigners before but i’ve been “sheltered” for the past 4 months living in PP… so i am not ready for such hardcore backpacking yet.

The other day i attended a lecture on Apsara dancing (traditional Khmer dancing) at Monument bookstore (the only bookstore i’ve been to in PP that sells real – not photocopy – books). It was a very limited lecture but it made me miss the lectures of my college days. I would like to be a student again..

One of the regrets i have is starting university when i was 17. I should have gone traveling. I wasn’t ready for uni and hardly paid any attention during my first 3 years. If i was just starting uni now, i’d be more critical and enthusiastic, i’d have read more, and would have formed better professional relationships with my professors, instead of wondering like a zombie for 3 years. (Year 4 was much better because thats when i overcame my mental asphyxia)


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ming  |  March 8, 2009 at 10:44 am

    go ratanakiri! go banlung! i miss that place. if you do go there, visit this place called IYDP, the in charge should still be sokchanda. they are involved alot with the local minorities and are nothing like the other money-sucking organizations.

    though it can get really dusty (really dusty)..

  • 2. dina  |  March 9, 2009 at 8:41 am

    I looked what ‘mental asphyxia’ is.
    No, you did not have it :)

  • 3. GS  |  March 11, 2009 at 2:30 am

    You can continue your education and take master degree in what you like.
    You have to register before summer due date.


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