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jeudi, juillet 12, 2007

 Back from the villages: forty degrees of heat

Cambodia was a complete blast: I don't regret going, neither do I regret anything that happened on the trip. As a exploratory mission trip, I'd rank it a 10/10 for success: we went to see things, meet people, bless people, and fulfil God's commission. All done. So I'm back with stories of bugs and 40 deg heat and mosquito nets and fevers of 39.4 deg plus flooding.

Preparing ministry props at my house ... which we NEVER used.

Food, food, food! Breakfast at MSC's conference room is always a fun affair.

Recipe for mixing cement: 5 parts sand to 2 parts cement powder, add water to texture... or was it taste? :-)

The best porridge I have ever had... the food MSC provided for us was fantastic!

I was in charge of blowing 100 balloons... after 30, I co-opted the rest of the team to help out.

Fried spider! Yum yum. We bought some to try, but forgot to eat it in time. By the time we got to the rest house, they were oil-soaked and too gunky to eat...

Simone and me! My twin sister, lost at birth. A precious discovery in the midst of a dry and dusty land...words cannot express how much I love this girl.

Our two eligible bachelors, Jeff and Weilong, whom we were hoping to sell. Lelong, lelong on a pony cart ride!

Cooling off in the January dam that Pol Pot built... again, I say that there's something magical about a large body of water that makes everyone happier.

Posing on Kristin's birthday in the middle of Esther's proposed waterfall. A little bit decadent for the town, but who am I to stand in the way of big dreams?

Khmer food: think Asian food, just less spicy. Lots of coconut!

What are the chances of going to a place as off-the-wall as Cambodia, going to Angkor Wat, and then meeting someone you know? This is Liean and me at Angkor Wat; we were mission trip mates the previous year (exactly one year ago!) to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam!

Beware of elephants! (You can smell them a mile away anyway...)

While waiting for the sunset atop the Angkor, Gracia and I played two rounds of checkers/"dumb" using a scratched-in board, and coloured stones.

Sunset atop the Angkor!

The S21 Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh, which was a very grim place to visit.

Travelling in the van which took us all around Cambodia... sharing very heartfelt discussions with both Joyce and Gracia, while still maintaining the madness that made the trip so insanely fun!

Ministry near COSi

The guys after a hard morning's worth of building. I'm in the background with a 3-day old 39.4 degree fever.

Weilong literally lifting a finger to help me as I frantically made more friendship bands for the kids...

Gracia sharing

Our team! I drew this.

Our fake soccer team...

... proud of our lovely jerseys

The girls' sleeping quarters... mosquito nets galore. Very hard to manoeuvre!

I'm blind without my glasses, so I'm not staring into blurness, Lawrence is probably looking at Shini, and Jeffrey just has the funniest expression on his face!

Me sharing the wordless book... or wordless friendship band to the schoolchildren.

The builders and the building!

At COSi, in a little town one hour out of Phnom Penh, meeting Mei En, my St Nicks schoolmate, and Melvin, a friend from Campus Crusade, who were also there on mission trip.

The flooding starts...


Thank goodness for wonderful hotel rooms!

Treating ourselves to a good breakfast...

Central market, which is something like Chatuchak Market

Sitting on their version of the tuk-tuk. I'm a pro at talking price! Haggle haggle haggle...

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[Back from the villages: forty degrees of heat]
Sngs Alumni @ 12.7.07 { 2 comments }


is that luanne in the flooding photo with you??

By Blogger 'stee, at 16 juillet 2007 à 20:13:00 UTC+8


and i just realised that your campus crusade friend is the very same melvin i was in a acapella group with 10 years ago! yikes! singapore is small.

By Blogger 'stee, at 16 juillet 2007 à 20:16:00 UTC+8


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