From Cambodia to Japan

A Cambodian Student Looks at Life in Two Different Worlds

A Quote From 19th Century Khmer Poetry

My Blog Is Worth B$9,578.58!

Believe it or not, that's what I learned from today. Almost ten thousands dollars. That's quite a high price for a small blog like mine. On top of that, my blog is " available to trade," according to the site. Funnily enough, someone apparently owns my blog. He's currently holding 80% of the total shares. Thought someone was making fun of my blog. Curious, I went to the site's Home and found the following introduction:

BlogShares is a fantasy stock market for weblogs. Players get to invest a fictional $500, and blogs are valued by incoming links.

That answers my curiousity. is apparently quite popular, though I hadd never known its existence till today. Well, not only me who is listed for the valuation, but also everyone on my link's list. Some information about each blog are, however, out of date.

Angkor Photography Festival—New Work

Another Email from Stuart Isett:

At the 2005 Angkor Photography Festival in Siem Reapthe renowned photo agency VII organized a workshop for photographers, run by the award winning photojournalist Gary Knight. Today we introduce the first body of work produced in that workshop by Raffaela Scaglietta, a 39 year old Italian photojournalist, based in Tokyo from 2000 to 2005. Click the link below to see her work:

Angkor Photography Festival- New Work

Raffaela has also worked in the United States,covering the anti-globalization movement and the European Union integration from Brussels. She is currently in Rome writing a book and working on aphoto-project on homeless.


Stuart IsettThe Angkor Photography FestivalFlickr:



Carnets d’Asie333 Sivatha Street, Siem Reap

Quote of the Day

A few days ago I was shopping for an iPod at an eletronic shop when I came across a message placed next to a newly released Sony Walkman's MP3 Player. Thought it was beautiful and worth quoting. The advertising slogan goes like this:
Every moment has its music