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The Cambodian Sojourn, Part 2

October 9, 2008

Anger is both a useful tool and the undoing of many men. It enhances power, but causes single-mindedness. Use it at your own risk.

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And here we are at part two of the Cambodian Sojourn. We left off with leaving the river settlement to visit the kids in the Riverkids orphanage, which had one main building and two others functioning as a second classroom somewhere further into the alleys.

A shot of a part of said alley.

A shot of a part of said alley.

Signboard shot of one of the two auxilary buildings.

Signboard shot of one of the two auxiliary buildings.

We were going to paint the main building and the other extra classroom though.

So we spent the rest of the day socialising with the kids.

So we spent the rest of the day socializing with the kids.

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The man in charge of the orphanage, locally. 😀

Planning for the next two days.

Planning for the next two days.

They even had a computer lab in the main building!

They even had a computer lab in the main building!

XP, no less. XD

XP, no less. XD

We had to head off for lunch though.You can see plenty of things on the road.

Space maximization.

And seeing four on a bike is considered normal. Usually, there are five, and God forbid, six at a go. It’s a good thing they drive so slowly… Well, slower than Singaporeans at any rate.

To find this during lunch was a bonus though. Fanta, Orange.

They ran out of Orange at the last minute… and they gave me something much better in return.

Fanta, Fruit Punch. It sure packs a punch in taste.

While we were focused on other things though, Fruit Punch and Orange had a love-child.

Despite its looks, it really tastes good. I swear.

Despite its looks, it really tastes good. I swear.

We also had a stupid dare about eating pineapple slices with light soy sauce and chili bits. Nice to munch on (whoope!) but it left my mouth numb for the better part of five minutes.

We also had a stupid dare about eating pineapple slices with light soy sauce and chili bits. Nice to munch on (whoopee!) but it left my mouth numb for the better part of five minutes.

After, we went out shopping for items to prepare for the mini-concert we were going to give on Wednesday and also, looking for paint to color the orphanage walls with. It being a holiday, HELL NO, the majority of the shops were closed. I think they got the kiddy-goodies well enough though.

Quit looking down on me, you damned floppy!

Quit looking down on me, you damned floppy!

The restaurant where we had our dinner. I swear I wanna punch that fish in the eye. XD

The next day is Tuesday. Painting time!

The people assigned outside are hard at work.

The people assigned outside are hard at work.

All I had to do was paint a room in the interior… but it was hard work too! 😛

We ran behind schedule though; had to work nto the evening and in the rain.

We ran behind schedule though; had to work into the evening and in the rain.

It was well worth it, however, since we got the job done.

D

This is Temasek Polytechnic IT School, signing off. 😀

Dinner on Tuesday was a steamboat. BANZAI!

Dinner on Tuesday was a steamboat. BANZAI!

Of course, all this would not have been possible without a few of our friends and accompanying lecturers running about buying paint and other materials while we were working. Thanks and cheers for them.

Packaging the kiddy-goodies. It might look like a lot...

Packaging the kiddy-goodies. It might look like a lot...

Our group's Mr and Miss practising for Wednesdays' mini-concert. No, it's not an AV video.

No, it's not an AV video, it's our group's Mr and Miss practicing for Wednesdays' mini-concert.

Come dawn a few hours later, it would be our last day with the kids. Check in tomorrow for the conclusion to our hard work!

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