Today at the Deaf Development Programme we had a little farewell gathering to say goodbye to three of our staff who are leaving us. We have been blessed with good staff over the years and now will miss Kanha (L), Soeun, and Sinh.
So often I have mentioned that discipline and order are not strong values in Cambodian society. It is perfectly acceptable to go both ways on either side of the street as evidenced by all these motorcycles going the wrong way in the lane. Perfectly acceptable.
Defenses against the sun: the umbrella for the stock and customers, a leopard-skin cloth for a motorcycle, and a piece of paper for the shop proprietor.
Cambodia’s close to the equator with a strong, direct sun that is very much part of daily life. Here in the early morning as businesses open up, they prepare for the day covering their stock, their cars, and their motorcycles to protect them from the sun.
A couple welders heading off for their work site early in the morning. Notice the safety equipment(?). Do you think OSHA would approve? At least they’re wearing helmets.
Today at a priests meeting, Bishop Olivier showed us a new gym or exercise room he has set up at the pastoral center. It will be useful for the seminarians living there and also for all the guests who come for retreats and meetings.