Today the first day of the Khmer New Year 2017, the year of Roster. I visited my mother at my homeland. It has always a great feeling , not only me but I am sure other people the whole country of Cambodia, for taking this opportunity to meet their family and friends for catching up and sharing the good things together over the past year. So do I. I am glad to see my mother and other relatives but I also meet a wheel chair, whose kept a side of my house, where my grandma always sit on it for a few years before she left us. It reminded me of her smile, forgiveness and efforts when she was about 60s’ that she grew many kind of vegetables at home and she could sold it at the market in exchange with food to bring back home everyday. During that time (1980s’-1990s’) my grandma plays a major role of getting foods to feed our family members whereas my mom was working as a staff nurse in the hospital taking care of a four kids and my cousin. It was a hard time but leave a good memory and legacy.
I missed you grandma and may you rest in peace and may your soul be with us and taking care of us every minutes.
Happy Khmer New Year 2017 !!!
By Ung Kim Heang
24 December 2016: Together with several other alumnus students at the University of Cambodia, I was very honoured to receive an Outstanding Graduate Alumnus Award from the President of the University of Cambodia as an outstanding alumnus student who has remarkable work achievements after graduated from the university. The event presided by Dr. Koa Kim Houn, The President of the University of Cambodia. Those of the outstanding alumnus candidates are Mr. Tong Soprach, the Social Researcher and the Phnom Penh Post Columnist and Mr. Pu Kea, the outstanding Journalist in Cambodia. It was the first time for the university to offer this award to its student since its opening in 2003.
I was asked on a number of questions pertaining to my work experiences and achievements as well as social activities contribution: Please find below my response to the following four questions:
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Photo credit : Dr. Philippe – Kampot Province.
I was standing in front of an in patient building in one of the health centers in Kampot in 1998. This was a Chum Kiri Health Center where my project , at that time GTZ, supports many health services including malaria activities in this health center. Later on this building was renovated with the fund from GTZ. Thank to the RDP project at that time under the supervision from Dr. Philippe as Health Advisor and I was his assistant. It was a great memory to look back to the 18 years ago. Thanks Dr. Philippe for sharing the photo. Best of luck !! Kim Heang
A very beautiful evening in Kep Beach, Cambodia !!!
A refreshment after joining a hard talk Programme.
Quote of the weekend:
” if everyone put the sake of saving lives on top of decision making, so compassion is one of the core fundamental factors, for white-hearted managers, to make their decision in addition the carefulness consideration of technical factors”
Other people might say that bring compassion to involve in decision is an art which might lead to fail the core technical consideration. But I do agree to some extend we need to consider of all factors which include c…ompassion and technical factor before making decision.
Do you agree or disagree ?
It is a late post but it is an interesting info to leave it in my page. I was amazed by the level of English speaking of these students and their participation in the discussion.
My friend, Mony and I, was invited by the Skills and Career Development Center (SCDC) of The University of Cambodia to joint an event named as “Successful Alumni Forum”. The event aim to share our experiences on career development of my fiend and I in the past years after gone through an academic study at the University of Cambodia. We both went through many challenges and, so far we called as, successes to exchange with young students and partway for them to shape that career when they graduated from the university. The event held on March 30, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM in Room 508 of the University of Cambodia.
Photos Credit: University of Cambodia
video credit by : Cambo Art Media
My 2017 Resolutions
- Continue to build more stronger and a happier family
- Get additional businesses within the family
- Work harder and quality with what I do now
- Looking for overseas works and/or continue higher degree overseas study
Special thanks and wishes to my wife and my both daughter for always keeping and motivated me for this entire year efforts though with some success and not but we all keep going foreword together… for the coming year of 2017.Without you all ,I will never have energy to keep moving !!
I would also like to convey my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to a number of people who contributed to my achievements in this past year, they are my both moms/parents, Dr. Philippe and my most respected person, Deb for always supporting, advices, and emotional discussion and sharing without time or conditions.
I wish you all the best and wish for the year 2017, may you all live with peace and happiness. I love you all !!
Best wishes, Kim Heang Ung