Seorang imam yang tengah menjalani tahun sabatikal di Paris mendadak dipanggil pulang ke negerinya. Ia berkata kepada kawannya, "Aku pulang untuk mati." Ia adalah Pastor Joseph Chmar Salas yang ditahbiskan menjadi uskup koajutor atas Vikariat Apostolik Phnom Penh pada 14 April 1975, tiga hari sebelum Khmer Rouge menguasai dan mengosongkan Phnom Penh. Uskup sebelumnya, Mgr… Continue reading Mencari Jejakmu : Kisah Gereja Katolik Kamboja
This is one of my unforgettable trip in Cambodia : Beng Mealea. I reached this temple around 5 pm, when the sun was going to go home. I was accompanied by Srey, a little girl who lives across the west gate of the temple. Thank you so much Srey, because the darkness started to cover… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge : Between The Ruins
Last month, when I visited Angkot Wat, I was wondered because there's a new modern Bridge located at the south of the old stone bridge. I got an information that this new bridge is a temporary bridge made from polyethylene air bags. This new bridge will be used during the second phase reparation of Spean Harl, the… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge : The Old and The New
Spean Thma is a classic Khmer word means "Stone Bridge". Yes.. it's really made of stone. Sarun, the tuk-tuk driver suddenly stopped his tuk-tuk just a few metres after we visited Thomanon Temple. Then he said "bridge", at first I didn't understand what he was talking about. He had to said it three times before… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge : Spean Thma
Wat Ek Phnom is a temple from 11th century, located 13 kms north of Battambang. I can say that it is in Danger! Most part is collapsed and unstable. Some of the trees also getting removed to prevent the worse damage of the temple. I wish the government will do something to preserve this Angkorian temple.
The relief and carved stone in Angkor are in Danger! due to natural weathering and also of being loved so much. Too many people touch the relief and press the stone. But thanks to the Department of Monuments and Archeology for Apsara who has taken the emergency measures. Now most of the relief and carved stone are protected… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge : Love Me But Don’t Touch Me
Ket adalah seorang tuk-tuk driver yang dipertemukan dengan saya di lobby Chhaya Hotel. Dia memang bermarkas disitu dan selalu stand by mengantar tamunya Chhaya keliling Battambang. Tadinya sih.. saya sempat ogah dengan driver tuk-tuk yang nongkrong di hostel, karena dalam benak saya mereka pasti pasang tarif lebih tinggi. Tapi apa daya.. ketika saya melangkah keluar… Continue reading A Day With Ket