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Au Canada, nous avons les érablières.
Au Cambodge, ils ont les plantations d'arbres à caoutchouc.
C’est presque le même principe : on entaille les arbres, y visse un chalumeau et en récolte la sève dans un pot.
Mais là s’arrêtent les ressemblances ! À peine séchée, la sève de l’hévéa est déjà é …
... the three of us who knew how basic tools worked and because I was
ravaged with virus, I was nominated to stay home while Steve and
Saiem took care of our customers.
They headed off on our
Foresight, a 250 automatic scooter which we bought some time ago. The
previous year I had been renting out bikes on my own. Frequently
teachers would ask me if I had a larger bike for weekend trips,
something around 250cc with enough power to carry 2 people and ...
... to Vietnam, an overnight hotel and a bus up to
Ho Chi Minh City. In the afternoon, we hooked up with Tony Pineda who took us to the meta Club for dinner and drinks. The exchange rate here is one US dollar to 3978 Cambodian Riels. The merchants simply round it off to an even 4000 Riels. American currency is accepted here as well as, of course, their own Cambodian Riels. However, the US money will ...
... suffer from dyslexia.
Their parents had been warned about their poor progress but they
don't care and the children go on failing. Thoughts of actually
identifying the problem fall on deaf ears. To have a child with a
learning difficulty would cause an unacceptable loss of face and so
they go undiagnosed and untreated and the only service we can offer
them is teaching them to fail and lower their expectations of life.
These children are set to leave ...
... being felt today. Mr. Long shared with us what is was like to be a child in Cambodia as we drove to S-21. The story was very sad. He spoke of living in the country as his family was sent out of the city. There was no food, and he remembers having to eat rats and insects, and even though Cambodians don't like Americans, he was thankful when American planes dropped food to them. Going to school was not an option as Pol Pot had ordered all the schools closed. Mr. ...