Entries by Gabriel

November Update

November began with another holiday, បុណ្យអុំទូក (Bon Om Touk) or the Water Festival. The festival celebrates the end of the rainy season and the reversal of the Tonle Sap River. Boat races are held in Phnom Penh along the river. Many people living in the provinces come to Phnom Penh to join in on the […]

Pchum Ben, Retreat and Power Outages

Time really flies! It’s hard to believe that I’m over halfway through my time in Cambodia. Earlier in September, Cambodia celebrated Pchum Ben, a Buddhist festival honouring dead ancestors. It is the most important Cambodian holiday along with Khmer New Year. One of the Khmer OMF staff gave a talk explaining the holiday. Experiencing Pchum […]

Two Weeks in Phnom Penh

Thank you all for your support and prayer! Things have been hectic but I’m finally beginning to settle down here in Phnom Penh. The OMF team have been super welcoming and helpful in showing me around. For my four months in Phnom Penh, I’ll be living with Alfonz and Verlyn, a Filipino couple, and Nathaniel, […]