Team A: Rev. Peter Chin, Ps Robert, Sabrina, Rachel, Aloysius, Amanda and Shiao Yong.
Team A goes to Koh Kong island, where they have to travel by boat there, while Team B (my team) goes to Baray Village in Kampung Thom. We arrived at the Phnom Penh( city of Cambodia) and both teams were separated from there to their respective places.
Phnom Penh Airport!! I thought they were welcoming us, but actually not!! haha
Rumah orang kaya in Phnom Penh
Sungai Mekong, as we r crossing the bridge
A garden in a roundabout!! Saw the pistol with the end twisted and diikat? It signifies end of war
Halfway we stopped by at a bread shop to buy some buns and bottled waters. That was the first time I have the chance to practice my Khmer language taught by Ps. Anba . I was asking how much is the bread and the waters in Khmer: "Ni te lai ponman." But then when they answered back. My whole brain bengang cox I don’t really understand what the lady was talking about. Anyway with Ps Anba's help, the confusion of language was settled..haha!! Anyway, the exchange in Cambodia is in USD and Riels.
We stopped by at a restaurant overlooking the MEKONG river ( Remember!! the sungai our Geography lessons taught us one!!) Unfortunately, the rain must come and spoilt everything....the restaurant was leaking....so we have to faster makan and cabut cox we still got a veyr long way to the village and it's so dark ady....
Dun ask me what's the name of the restaurant cox i TAK TAU BACA!! Plus my job is to MAKAN nia!!VEGETABLES in OYSTER SAUCE... HO CHAK
Cambodia's famous dessert "Fresh leave cake"
Cambodia COCA COLA....
Makan time...Sokha busy on the phone while Joann posing!!
We arrived in Baray Village kinda late, about 10.30pm thanks to the heavy rain...We were greeted by Aunty Esther DIng, who is a long term missionary in Cambodia. We stayed at her place called Khmer Village Homestay. And the place TAKDA ELECTRICITY punya...The entire Baray Village don't have electricity....*GULP*... There is a generator which only works for 2 hours from 6.30pm to 8.30 pm for people to have dinner and their baths. Since we arrived late aunty Esther was gracious to extend the generator until 11.15pm. We practically got less time to finish unpack our stuffs and also bath...SO we cepat cepat sat down under a hut and discussed bout the agenda for the next morning...After that we cepat cepat dash into the toilet...It's kinda horrifying to bath with the bugs, spiders and beetles ( i think the whole family is there)...But then wut to do...terpaksa ady...if not this aint call missions ady...After bathing we cepat cepat balik our huts...My roomate is JAsmine...We slept on the floor in a mosquito nets...Was a great challenge to sleep cox the bugs are so determined to masuk into our territory..must been a very long time since these bugs have guest!! But then since we were too tired, kenot layan them much ady..will wait for the next day to entertain the bugs....
Part 3 coming up soon...