We visited a junior high school, and the schoolyard was covered with grass for some reason. There doesn’t seem to be any kind of sports in the class.
A lovely schoolgirl. He is shy, but he never forgets politeness and a smile… School toilets, scooping and flushing water from the water barrel. The buttocks were splashed with water and cleaned…
Apparently, it’s a pre-wedding shoot. At weddings in Cambodia, many people are usually invited to drink and sing and make a lot of noise.
It takes about 5 hours by car from Tasaen area to arrive at Trensap Lake. A waterman’s grave built in the lake.
A water school for water people. I went to school by boat, of course, and I also went to high school by boat, but the atmosphere was completely different. The water is so stagnant that you can’t even see a meter below.
Angkor Thom to Angkor Wat
Workers weeding the site to prevent grass and trees from growing on the site.
The moat at Angkor Wat
We flew from Sem Reap (Cambodia) to Bangkok and visited Ayutthaya ruins on the next day.
All the heads of Buddha statues were beheaded in the war…
market on the water
Anyway, it’s hard to say…human beings can live anywhere if they want to…and happily. I felt this strongly during my eight-day visit to Cambodia.
As a result, they decided to donate a primary school building in the village of Oh Thom, Cambodia, which has three small classrooms for 50 students, which is the norm in Cambodia. It’s a two-part class in the morning and afternoon, so 300 students can brave the rain and dew to learn. In Japan, I think it would be less than 50 million yen even with a cheap estimate, but it can be done locally for 220,000 yen. Therefore, I felt like I had made 48 million yen without doing anything, and I was overjoyed.
Visit to Cambodia Part 2
The Japanese company’s factory was attracted to the Tasaeng district on the Thai-Cambodian border. In order to revive this area, where there was no place to work except in agriculture and construction, Takayama thought that the first thing to do was to provide a place to work. Three factories in Ehime Prefecture have now set up shop in the KANBOHIA-JYAPAN INDUSTRAL PARK (JIP), creating 230 jobs. Both are labor-intensive industries that employ mainly girls around the age of 20. His salary is a little over $100 per month, which is enough to cover the living expenses of five people in a modest, but well-balanced family. Incidentally, the salary of the principal of an elementary school is $120 or less, so you can understand how fortunate the wages of female laborers are in this area.
A sign at the entrance to the JIP
Working in the factory. Work to make a congratulatory gift bag.
Production of hanging scrolls and wrapping paper for Japanese costumes
Me and my wife and Takayama (at the entrance of the factory)
This is another location, but the site of a factory under construction. All the workers were barefoot and wearing sandals.
In addition, the family came to work together and set up a tent next to the site, where the family lived. The new wife is working hard at cooking, perhaps to prepare dinner. Children are, of course, barefoot. It was so cute that I tried to hold it, but she hated me…
A girl in Ehime Prefecture, Mieko donated a junior high school (three classrooms for 50 students and a staff room), and for some reason, the grass is covered in the schoolyard.
Staff room (just a table in the middle instead of a desk)
In that school, I tried to hold a toddler (a teacher’s child, etc.), but he hated me.
A friend of mine from Takayama runs a fruit tree farm in the back of the school. I lost both of my legs to land mines, but I’m doing pretty well with my prosthetic leg (actually, he’s the same age as me).
On the way back to the hostel, we stopped at the town hall of the group. The center is Guncho-san, barefoot for some reason. In Japan, he’s the mayor of the city…. Mr. Guncho, who was in a good mood, brought some whiskey for Takayama and me, and wanted to have a drink… However, since we were driving, we were able to decline the request successfully, but this is an area where one thing is true regardless of anything, and the law and nothing is equal to nothing.
When I returned to my lodgings, the villagers brought me five or six snakes for dinner. I’m going to have a drink of snake food right away… I have a live ammunition rifle in my hand. Where the Chief of Police is always guarding the high mountain at night, where they share a meal at the quarters, where I lend him my rifle and enjoy the feel of it…
The house of the master who offered me a snake. His wife runs a general store. It was the biggest shop in the village.
Koyama chats with border guards, border river.