Posts Tagged "religion"

APAD 180: Monks walk

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, sights, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 2 comments

The sight of monks with shaved head (and eyebrows) clad in orange robes, and holding bright yellow umbrellas, never fail to catch my attention. These two I saw this morning are no exceptions. Every morning each day, Buddhist monks quietly go out of wats (pagodas, or temples), most of the times on bare feet, to their community to solicit or collect alms.

apad monks early morning walk

And how fast they walk, too!

These alms come in the form of food or other offerings. For the monks, this is the only food they will have for that day. They’re not allowed to have food till the next day again. For the devout Buddhists, it is one of the ways they can earn good merits, or karma, in other words.


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APAD 175: Budhhism

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Expat Life, sights, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 1 comment

Sooooorry for the lack of posts.

I now have a job and it’s been full on!
I know it’s just a matter of getting myself organised so, please bear with me for the moment.
This painting caught my attention while on Street 178 near the National Museum. Street 178 is known as the Art Street. There the road is lined with local art galleries and sculpture shops.

apad 175 buddha and monks painting

It shows an enlightened Buddha, sitting and surrounded by disciples, shortly after he reached Nirvana.

Monday Mellow Yellows

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I say…

Posted by on Dec 31, 2004 in A Photo a Day, Cambodia, Cambodia life, sights, That's My World, travel, What's On in Cambodia | 0 comments

I Say…

Cambodia’s water world – a floating village in Pursat province.

Som Samakom! Welcome to Inside Cambodia…

I am entering my fifth year in Cambodia… five years of working in a land which seemed so similar to my homeland, and yet so different… I thought of posting pictures that I accumulated from my travels around Cambodia. I am not a professional photographer, just someone who always totes a ¬†point-and-shoot digi-cam around and with eyes constantly peeled on the surroundings for that “”kodak” moment. I wish I have a more professional camera like this DSLR camera and telefoto lens one the right (hint-hinti, Santa dear!). But for now my old and trusty digi-cam will do.

A beautiful lotus pond. The lotus flower is very important to Buddhists in Cambodia.

Despite the wars and political conflicts that ravaged the country, I aim to showcase the beautiful, hopeful, and unyielding face of Cambodia. I am not a professional photographer. I just happen to carry a camera all the time and love to take pictures of things that catches my fancy — faces, places and other things ordinary, but are quite extraordinary, as viewed from the lens. I hope that with the pictures, you will see what’s truly inside Cambodia, the country that has been my home for the past years… You may leave comments if you like, criticize the pictures if you like, I don’t really care…

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