Loung Ung's Blog
March 16, 2015
Very amazing to be involved with LEAD 2015 Celebrate World Leadership Day March 31-April 1! The Keynote address will be given by Prez Bill Clinton, and other speakers includeErin Gruwell, Founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation, 10 year-old Vivienne Harr, Founder of Make A Stand, who launched one lemonade stand into a global movement to combat child slavery, and Keith Mitchell, NFL player turned yoga instructor, suffered a debilitating injury, turned to yoga and meditation to help him physically and emotionally recover. Oh, and me. Very cool.
March 6, 2015
Woohoo! I’m going to Bangkok in October to speak at EARCOS (East Asia Regional Council of Schools conference), and plan to be working/writing in Asia for November/December (it was way to cold in Cleveland this winter–and winter hasn’t ended). If anyone out there in FB-Asia-sphere are in need of a visiting speaker on Cambodia, writing, activism–feel free to contact me. Peace & thank you!
BY Joshua Z. Weinstein | Mar. 3, 2015 | 4:54
This short documentary profiles two elderly Holocaust survivors in Florida who recently formed their own klezmer band.
February 25, 2015
By Bo Hill
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It would be difficult to walk around the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, without coming across an example of the magic of Vann Molyvann.
February 5, 2015
Conde Nast Traveler: 2/2/2015
In this week’s Maphead column, Ken Jennings explains how one river in Cambodia ends up changing direction a few times every year–the only river in the world that flows both way!
February 3, 2015
NPR, FEB 2, 2015
People in Cambodia experience what we Americans call depression. But there’s no direct translation for the word “depression” in the Cambodian Khmer language. Instead, people may say thelea tdeuk ceut, which literally means “the water in my heart has fallen.”
February 2, 2015
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.…
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
Hey All! For those of you who’ve written to ask about this, fyi, Girl Rising can now be streamed on Netflix! http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Girl-Rising/70271594
Land mines once crippled a war-ravaged Cambodia. Today the nation is a model for how to recover from this scourge.
By Mark Jenkins
Phototograph by Lynn Johnson
Delicately brushing away the soil with his fingers, Aki Ra uncovers a dark green land mine buried two inches beneath the overgrown dirt road. The size of a large soup can, the mine was planted by the Khmer Rouge about 15 years ago on this ox track in northwestern Cambodia—the most densely mined region of one of the most heavily mined countries in the world.