I have been planning to get a haircut at the DDP barber shop where we train young deaf men. The road–terrible before–is even worse now because of construction on the road, and I could barely get to our barber shop.
Yesterday, 20 November 2019, was the 30th anniversary of the adoption by the UN General Assembly of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. On that day the convention was submitted to the nations of the world to be signed and ratified. As of today, 196 countries have ratified it, including every member of the United Nations except the United States.
For the past week, Maryknoll Cambodia has hosted what we call an immersion trip, bringing a group from usually the United States and exposing them to the language and culture and people of Cambodia to help them get an idea of mission in this country.
Mr. Jan Frey in Germany, a long-time friend and reader of this website, sent me an e-mail noting that the link to Maryknoll Bangkok Meetings–3 (scroll down to 13 November) wasn’t working. I checked it out and found that I had prepared the page the link connects to, but had neglected to “Publish” the page after I completed it. It should be working now, Thanks, Jan!
Topics: Traffic Rules
In a country like Cambodia where there is little regulation or even a sense of discipline, anything goes. In terms of personal style like clothing, hair color, etc., it doesn’t much affect society, but the same easy-going style influences things like traffic where just about any kind of vehicle, with or without standard safety features, is fit for the road. Here are a few unusual vehicles that appear around Phnom Penh.
We had a short meeting session this morning and then everyone departed the Bangkok Christian Guest House–and Bangkok—for our mission sites all over South and Southeast Asia. Click here for scenes from the final day.
Today was half meeting to finish the agenda and half a Thanksgiving celebration to mark the US holiday two weeks early while we were together. Click here for scenes from today.
Today was a full day of meetings after our regional superior arrived in the morning from Hong Kong. The agenda was interesting and the day went quickly. Click here for some scenes from today.