All the #KhmerNewYear’s photos on my newsfeed is making me miss the culture and community. Can’t wait to go back this weekend and celebrate with the folks down in Providence. And of course, take more photos of the festivities! (Photo taken two summers ago at the RI Heritage Celebration).
This blog is purposely for everything and anything Khmer related. If you'd like to share any stories, pictures, cambodian jokes, facts, WHATEVER! feel free to submit them here! I'll try to do as much as I can. Hope you all enjoy! :)
“Mad was the last kid I saw and he was asleep. He was 3 months old and they put him in my arms and he stayed asleep and they put him in the bath and he stayed asleep and I thought he was narcoleptic or something. Then he opened his eyes and just stared at me for the longest time and I just stared at him and I started crying and he smiled. And it wasn’t that he smiled that he liked me, it was just that I hadn’t held children in my life and I was always considered so dark and I always had so many things that made me feel like maybe I shouldn’t be somebody’s mom because certainly the world has an opinion of me and I’m not so sure about myself and am I gonna be the best mom? So the fact that this little kid seemed at ease gave me the courage to feel like I could make him happy. And so we became a family right then.” — Angelina Jolie
Buddhist temple ceiling in Cambodia are painted with stories of Buddha and his ascension into enlightenment. Within these temple walls, children from an early age are taught the Khmer script from the monks, in return alms are given to the monks. #cambodia #khmer #temples #battambang #buddhism
Artistic reconstructions of Angkor by Maurice Fievet
Shiva worship; ladies of royality; king audience; scene of palace life; sculptor at work; brahmanas writing texts, construction of Angkor Wat; royal procession, entertainment during festivals; sacking of Angkor by the Thais in 1431.
Laid Back Kep
More than thousands of people come to Wat Dhammararam to celebrate Cambodian New Year every year. Definitely one of the most family-oriented events to celebrate. Nothing beats getting festive with friends and families. Turn the f*ck up!