Monday, November 5, 2012


Welcome to this Blog:
"The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.” ~ Carl Rogers
As a very fast development in technology nowadays, it is undeniable that the Internet is currently the most preferred medium for communication among students and between students and their teachers if we put it in academic context. Moreover, the Internet is, though not always, more approachable source for self-learning and self-entertaining activities. Therefore, this blog was intentionally created because of seven important purposes as follow:

1. Students are able to access to useful handouts and other additional reading materials that will be used during the class in advance. Therefore, it does help them much to do 'pre-class' reading and thus be very well prepared for their coming class.

2. Students can download credible articles, documentaries, slides, news and other 'should-read' documents that can effectively enhance students' general understanding and serve as reliable references for their homework, assignments, and other research papers.

3. Students can enjoy my personal collection of interesting pictures I personally took in the past ten years, and I will continue posting more recent photos if I am available. Therefore, hopefully, those pictures of mine can contribute, though not much, to students' entertainment.

4. Students are able to leave their comments, questions, or any kind of constructive criticisms in the provided 'comment' space I created on every page. I will definitely try my best to provide my responses as soon as possible.

5. Students can read some papers/articles I wrote when I was a DIS student. And  I plan to write more research papers and opinion articles about current IR- and Cambodia-related issues so that students and I are able to exchange ideas and share constructive criticisms with each other for the sake of academic development. 

6. Students can enjoy reading inspirational and motivational quotes of mine and of other scholars in order 'to learn, to grow, and to be motivated'.

7. Students are also able to download Cambodian constitution(s), laws, royal decrees, regulations, and other international laws that have already been ratified by Cambodian National Assembly. Since the law is part of lots of different aspects of society, students need to know about it, not just lawyers. Knowing about the law is essential in lots of different jobs and careers. Moreover, knowing the law means you can be careful about not breaking it.

Graduation Ceremony on 08 September 2012, CJCC, IFL

Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC), IFL, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Winston Churchill once said, "Now this is not the end. It is not even the 
beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."

National Institute of Education (NIE), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
 "What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters 
compared to what lies within us." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson