I haven’t updated any articles regularly since I have moved to Siem Reap at the beginning of this month – the main problem is no access to internet hahaha😀 . I come here for an internship which lasts until the end of May, 4 months in total. I expect to visit many Prasat as I could.
It has been 20 days already, and each of the day is almost identical. I have to work 12h/day from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and sometime I have to work in night shift, from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am. Anyone wonders whether I sleep or not? The policy rules that night shift stuff can relax for 2 hours only and that is what I get.😕 In addition, I have no weekend, oh gosh, do you think I work 7 days/week? Noooo…. It is not gonna happen hahaha, I have my day off as well, it comes once after 3 or 4 working days. This month, I have 7 days off, 16 day shifts and 3 night shifts.
Stop talking about the hectic working time, let talk about my day off time, but let get back a little bit to the beginning of my time here, the reason I choose to intern in Siem Reap. Well, the main reason is my obsession to those Khmer Prasat, I always wanna visit them as long as I could. I expected that my working place would follow the common policy of other working place with day off on weekend and national/international holidays but … so that I could spend most of my time at the Prasat.😀
However, I still could visit the Prasat on my day off but again the problem is I am going alone since all my friends have to work, the schedule usually puts only one intern off a day. I have visited more than 10 Prasat already and some are in ruinous state, neglected, overgrown. With the help of my Kouprey #105, I can venture deeper into the jungle of Angkor with no fear (Are you serious Ta Mab that you are not afraid? Well, I am only afraid of the snake. What about the people? Hmmm, the people here are friendly, but well I can’t be overconfident). Ok, it should be enough for now, I will try to update as soon as possible about those Prasat I have visited.