Finally managed to find a time to set my thoughts (and butt) down to post about my Cambodia trip.
It was really a good opportunity for me, being able to travel without paying the air ticket and accommodation (it’s a work trip). And what’s even better, it’s a charity trip! Being involved in giving out to the less fortunate can be so joyful.
The kids there were contented by the simplest thing you can ever imaging. What leaves me the most impression is when we were giving out the clothes and toys, they did not fight for the toys, nor they quarrel over getting a “nicer” shirt. They accepted and were grateful to whatever was presented to them. I remember when 1 of the boys who was barefooted, was presented with a pair of sandals, after trying if the sandals fits him, he didn’t start wearing it. He thanked us and then removed the sandals and held it on his hand. Wow. I was speechless. I’m so used to buying new clothes and wear it almost immediately. They weren’t greedy to put on something they longed for. At some point of time, I needed a deep reflection on myself. They can have nothing yet so happy, while I have everything yet not happy (enough).
Other than doing some charity work at the school, the trip was also meant for me to open up and be outspoken (part of the reason why I was chosen to go for this trip). Well, I should say I didn’t make full use of this occasion to step out of my comfort zone. It was only till the last day of the trip then I opened up a little more. I was somewhat disappointed with myself after looking back at what I did there. Maybe I just needed a longer time to warm up. But no matter, I am a better player now and I know I will be even better each time.
Alright, I’m ending this post with one of my favourite shot at the primary school. Go contribute to these less fortunate people if you have the chance to do so. It will be a lifetime experience I promised (:
P.S. More photos available on my photo blog here