With Khmer New Year upon us, I was reflecting on a trip to Angkor in 2014 with my workmates from Human and Hope Association.
Four of my workmates had met me near my house so we could ride our bicycles to Angkor Wat together, and celebrate Khmer New Year at
After unsuccessfully trying to fix the fire, my workmates started pulling the countless kilos of drinks out of the trailer, leaving it on the side of the road while one lady drove off to get the tire fixed. I was ready to go, however a workmate thoughtfully pointed out that the ladies would need help putting the drinks back in the trailer once the tire was fixed. So, we waited.
Eventually, the lady came back, her tire fixed, and the guys loaded the drinks back into the trailer. The ladies, very thankful, drove off, whilst we continued our journey to Angkor Wat. Even though we rode very fast, we didn’t get there in time, however, it was a fantastic way to start the New Year; knowing how incredibly compassionate my workmates were. I am very lucky to know them, and proud that two of those workmates, Salin and Thai, remain at Human and Hope Association to this day.
Happy New Year.