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Monday, February 23th, 2015

Francis Parker Exploring South East Asia

Wednesday, Feb. 18th: A Glimpse of the Past and a Glimpse of the Future Standing at the center of every country, there seems to lie a defining moment in the state's history that, more often than not, stands as a point of pride. In the United States, people are proud of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Francis Parker Exploring South East Asia

Tuesday, Feb. 17: Reflections on Cambodian Fortitude: Reconciling a Painful Past and a Moment of Bliss She is dressed like an ordinary young woman, albeit a glamorous one, wearing a professional-looking red dress and blazer. Suddenly, her face twists into an expression of intense grief as she opens her mouth to smote, or sing a funeral song. The high notes… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Francis Parker Exploring South East Asia

Monday, Feb. 16: Seeing Phnom Penh We began our second day in Phnom Penh with a guided tour of the Royal Palace, the home and residence of the current King of Cambodia. As we split into two groups, our respective tour guides walked us through the palace grounds, sharing with us the history of the monarchy in Cambodia. Although the… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Francis Parker Exploring South East Asia

Sunday, Feb. 15: One Foot in the Past, One in the Future "If you put one foot in the past and one in the future, you pee on today," Yut, our tour guide in Siem Reap, reminded us with his spread-out stance. Although seemingly far from profound and even silly, we've seen this Buddhist sentiment reiterated throughout our several days… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Francis Parker Exploring Southeast Asia

Saturday, Feb.14: Witnessing the Realities of Cambodia Our group awoke at around 6:30 to have our first breakfast at the Metta Karuna Center. We shared a buffet-style meal, with baguettes, assorted jams, bannanas and packaged ramen soup. After we all stuffed ourselves with food, we hopped on a bus headed for Banteay Srei, an old temple of almost a thousand… [Read Full Article]
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