On my old website I occasionally featured a series of photos about some theme. I called them Topic pages for want of a better term. I take a lot of photos in Cambodia on different themes and I am going to start the Topic pages again.
Here is a first effort this second time around with some photos on car door protectors.
This evening I had a chance to have supper with Fr. Bob Piche and four of the Cambodian seminarians. It was a good opportunity to learn more both about them and about their program. Good guys!
Phnom Penh is a big small town and the majority of the people have not yet left the rural areas although they are living in the city. Signs of rural life are everywhere, with lots of chickens, a few pigs, quite a few cattle, and even a few goats.
Some food places require the driver to come on to their property and approach the restaurant at the drive-thru window. These juice shops–only set up in the morning rush hour–take another approach and bring their products to the edge of the road, even into the road.
Today I received some photographs from the trip of the DDP staff to a floating village on Tonle Sap Lake. Click here to view the added photos from the last day of the staff retreat.
Earlier I showed a picture of the first drive-thru lane at a modern hamburger fast food place in Phnom Penh. Actually drive-thru lanes have been a part of Phnom Penh life for a long time as this photo shows.
On the day after Thanksgiving, the Maryknoll team was invited to the Sokha Hotel for their Christmas tree lighting ceremony, the beginning of the hotel’s holiday season. We were invited because one of our former students is now working at the hotel.
The program began with some Christmas carols sung by the children in blue shirts, from a children’s organization that had its roots in Maryknoll fifteen years ago. The Christmas tree was set up in the main lobby of the hotel which is quite impressive because of its size.
Other music was provided by a professional tenor and then the songs sung by the choir above, most of whom are Filipino choir members from the English Catholic community.
I had to miss most of Day 4 with the group because I had to return early in the morning to Phnom Penh to be home for a special occasion this evening. I was only able to get a few photos before I left in the morning and will depend on some other staff to supplement those with pictures they took during the day while I was in the van coming home. Here are my pictures from the morning before our departure and the others will come as soon as I get them. Click here and then click on Friday for the first batch.
Today was the last full day of the annual staff meeting and it was definitely a full day. In the morning we talked about what it means to be a deaf-centered organization and how to achieve that, and then in the afternoon we talked about personal goals and a goal for DDP. Click here to see the photos and text I could not add last night.
Today, the first full day of the annual staff meeting, we focused on budgeting and management’s response to a survey of staff concerns. That was in the morning and then in the afternoon we focused more on team building. Click here.