Category Archives: Phyllis in Cambodia

Phyllis H is traveling to Cambodia as part of the BEST Center, teaching English to college students during Jan and Feb.

New students

I received two more students today!  That makes 11 students that I see daily.  It’s been a good day. Sheila and I walked down to the market today looking for mosquito zappers.  Many of the rice fields are full of water outside of town ad we figured that they are breeding fields for mosquitos also.  …Read the full blog…

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Thursday night singing

Thursday nights we have a time to eat and then sing with anyone who wants to come.  I especially enjoy this time even though many of the songs awe not written in English.  When there are both English and Khmer words we each sing the same tune but use our different languages.. It’s cool!!  Sometimes …Read the full blog…

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Sunday

It was a busy day here.  we had no classes but did other things.  At 8am the Phnom Penh church meets.  We met with them.. there were two men from Singapore, China that spoke in English so there was an interpreter for the Khmer people.  Their church helps support some of the work in Cambodia.  …Read the full blog…

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Good weekend

It was a good weekend here.  some friends of Helen and Tom came from Seoul  for a visit.  On Saturday, we went to a museum that was once a school but was converted to a prison during the Khmer Rouge era from 1975-1979.  It was an emotional experience, seeing the cruelty that was given to the …Read the full blog…

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Thursday night meal and singing

On Thursday nights there is a meal and singing where Awee, our cook, fixes food and Christians come to eat and sing.  last night one of the young men who is one of my students from the community came for the second time.. he had just taken his test yesterday over book one in the …Read the full blog…

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Group of four

Every week day at five o’clock I study with this group of four.  Two of them study at CBI, Christian Bible Institute.  The other two are from the community.  I am really enjoying this group.  one of the girls is really knowledgeable about the Bible and is really a help in helping to explain when I …Read the full blog…

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Wedding

Wedding

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Cambodian wedding

Phyllis phogue11@cox.netI found Cambodian weddings are different than American weddings. I guess they used to last for three days but now they are shorter. This one had some ceremonies on Saturday evening for close family and attendants.  On Sunday we left the center at 4:00AM to arrive at the village at six. There was a …Read the full blog…

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My live in student

My live-in student studies English with me several times a week. She is so sweet. She lives here so she can afford to go to the university here. Her family lives a few hours away. We are going to a Cambodian wedding this Sunday.  It is her brother getting married. He works at the BEST …Read the full blog…

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Live-in students

There are six students who live in the place we are working and staying.  We are starting to build a relationship with them.  They stay here so they can attend the university.  Their families live in the villages.  Each of us are working with at least one of them to help them improve their English. …Read the full blog…

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