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Memory

Memory works in strange ways. It’s fuzzy, sharp in random places that stood out, gone. Forgotten memories are one of the most frustrating things for me. It never made sense, why we forgot things. I always wanted to be one of the kids who had a photographic memory, the ones I read about in books. […]

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A Dark Past Shading a Bright Future

Today was one of those days that stays with you, we went to the a Khmer Rouge prison that housed over 20,000 Cambodian prisoners, it was operational for over 2+ years with mass graves housing thousands each who had been tortured by the Khmer Rouge, not for legit ament crimes but for allegations of being […]

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“Reeducation”

To us, the term “reeducation” may simply be a way of saying: “to learn again,” but unfortunately for the Cambodians suffering under the leadership of the Khmer Rouge, the term describes a complete removal of freedom, even resulting in death. Today, we visited a Cambodian prison for “traitors” to the Khmer Rouge. These traitors could […]

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First Day, First Experience

After countless hours of flying, traveling, and waiting we finally reached our destination, Cambodia. The first second we walked out the doors it was a complete culture shock. From the humidity, to the hazy atmosphere, everything was different. The cities are filled with life, filled with people everywhere. There are surprising less cars, as most […]

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