I love singing Karaoke. I like to go to family karaoke.
The staffs at Karaoke recognized me because I was their regular customer. I went with my friend, sometimes with my colleague.
Few times, I went to sing alone. The staff was surprised and asked me:
‘You come alone?’
‘You can sing alone?’ said the staff.
‘Why not?’ I laughed.
Generally, people that go to Karaoke, they go in pair or group; therefore, they are surprised to my alone visit.
I don’t care what they might think. I want to do what I want to.
Most women don’t like to do anything or go anywhere alone, but I like and I can. I can work in group and I can work alone. Of course, it is me.
So, if you see someone goes to sing Karaoke alone, don’t think much. They are person who can live alone.
I just heard about bomb in Thailand. I was so worried for my friends writer went to Thailand to join IBBY Congress.
The bomb was in Pattani and Khmer writers were in Bangkok but I was still worried.
Even though, I hope everything fine.
Khmer New Year 2017 began from April, 14-16.
During 3 days, according to local news website DAP news, there were accidents in total 74 cases and caused 29 people dead.
Accidents is a big worry for Cambodia. It makes people die more than disease. I hope all drivers take care seriously when they drive and please respect to traffic lights and traffic rule.
IBBY Cambodia is local organization working on promoting and developing reading in Cambodia.
This Saturday, 25 March, the organization will launch reading day or call 5th IBBY Book Fair. The event will be in Chaktomok Theater, Phnom Penh, Cambodia from morning till evening.
Actually, I don’t wish to attend the event but my friend asked me to help her. So I will present in the event selling books for my friend, Domrei Sor organization.
Welcome Cambodian and others to the event.
People thought it was good to have event about reading/book. It was reason of the National Reading Day, but there were a lot of complaint from book sellers.
Most of book sellers said they paid for booth, 50$ (for one day). It was not expensive but they were unhappy because there were few visitors. They brought a log of books and sold less than 3 percents of the whole numbers. So, 50$ became big amount for them.
Moreover, the booth was bad. It was used by dirty cloth and not comfortable. It was careless.
It was hot season. The organizer should know so they should prepare fans for the sellers but they did not. The sellers had to stay under the heat.
In conclusion, they did not care about the sellers. They just collected money and left the sellers alone. Even thought, they were afraid to hear true comment; who said good about them, they would note down.
The sellers were so disappointed and angry. They said that the organizer should promote the event to attract the visitors and also they should take care of the sellers because they gave money to them not got the booth for free.
The sellers said they wasted much but they got nothing.
I also visited the event and I thought what the book sellers complain was right. The sellers told me that they felt that the event was made to get money and fame but not to encourage, promote and help reading and book publisher like they spoke.
The sellers expressed last words that if the organizer did not show care to sellers, they would not join in event next year.
Tomorrow will be National Reading Day of Cambodia. It is second year.
The event is supported by ministry of Cambodian government, other institutes and relevant stakeholders.
2nd National Reading Day will be held in National Institute of Education, located at North-West of Independent Monument, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The event will start from 8am till 5pm, free enter.
Last time, I missed but this year, I will attend the event for sure. Why? Because my friends selling book there and they asked me to help them. 🙂