This is the second and the last part.
If there’s one thing I genuinely enjoyed during my trip, it's taking photos of these kids. They breathe life into the surroundings. They gave meaning to what I have seen. Talking to them and knowing a piece of their stories has mostly been enriching, being with them has been rewarding.
I put them together because these two, although related (they are sisters if I am not mistaken) came from two opposite sides of the pole. The girl at the right speaks good English, knows good marketing style (without being too vulgar about it) and is remarkably interesting and witty to talk to. The other girl on the other hand, tells another story. She probably hated me for not buying postcards from her and making her pose for a photograph. I told her I have those postcards already but she insisted I buy another one. When I said no, she gave me a sullen glance and a smirk, which is okay. hehe. They are both cute nonetheless.
We've met the girl on the left carrying a baby (of a friend, not hers) during one of our stop overs on the way to Pre Rup temple. She strikes me as a very jolly person, not minding carrying the baby for her friend. The boy on the right sells postcards while we wait with our tuk-tuk driver. The moment I aimed the camera, he gave us the smile.
Kids we met inside the temple. I love the way they smile to strangers. The half-naked kid on the right looks like he's unaware I am taking his photo. He's on top of the tower, near one of the lion guards. The weather seems to get to him.
The girl on the left, I met her during our visit to Preah Ko (Rolous Group). I love the sad, hefty look in her eyes. She was sad because I didn't buy her postcards. But she still managed to give me a smile. The boy on the right, we found him making some drawings from a torn pages of a notebook, we met him in Bantaey Srei.
Two beautiful girls. They are part of the group of kids we met in a nearby village on our way to Bantaey Srei.
Young vendors on our way to visit the surrounding temples in Angkor.
I joined the 10-mile marathon yesterday. My time is not that impressive (2:05) but since this is my first official attempt in joining a long run, I guess it will do for now. My two colleagues Alex and Eric have been training hard for it and I am also proud for these guys. Alex's time is impressive considering he just started joining in July. Eric is just a second away from me. But he has an injury on his knee. But I am happy to finish it. I never even thought I would finish it. I hope my next record would improve. I need to do better next time. Our next aim is to run the 21 km. Jesus, I hope I am not killing myself for this. Hehe! Pushing one's limit has always been our goal.
I went to see the Golden Compass yesterday (yea, right after I joined the marathon in the morning). I just feel like watching a movie to relax my muscle. Yea right. Besides, the movie house was damn cold. I wanted to snooze in there because it was hot outside. I don't know anything about the movie. I know that Daniel Craig (one of the most handsome guy to grace the Hollywood screen) is in it. I know Nicole Kidman is in it too. Other than that, I know nothing. Not until I read this review in the newspaper which tagged it as controversial because apparently some people are calling the movie an anti-Christ. What the heck? I watched it last night and calling it an anti-Christ was the least thing on my mind. Anwyay, I am glad the MTRCB didn't think it's an anti-Christ film (just like Harry Potter). And I quote Laguardia: "There’s nothing anti-Christ in Golden Compass". Some people will use the hype to earn a few more bucks, tsk, tsk.