Cultural Leadership, Experience, Expression, Thoughts, wisdom

ការរំលឹកអំពីការនាំសារវិជ្ជមាននៃរូបភាពនិងវប្បធម៌កម្ពុជា ព.ស.២៥៦៣ ឆ្នាំកុរ ឯកស័ក ត្រូវ​នឹង គ.ស ឆ្នាំ ២០១៩ Phare international tours, a year in review of 2019

យើងកំពុងឈរដោយមោទនភាពនិងស្មើភាពគ្នានៅលើឆាកអន្តរជាតិដោយសារសិល្បៈនិងវប្បធម៌របស់យើង។

គោរព ស្រលាញ់​​ ថែទាំ ករសាង សាមគ្គី ​ Respect, Love, Protect, Build, Solidarity

So Phare so good! 

On a very fine day of May 2019, I was standing starstruk in front of The Paramount Theater in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America. This is Phare’s Third USA Tours after “Khmer Metal” in 2015 and “Khmer Village in 2016”. The Paramount Theater stands tall and proud in the middle of the city center. Images of the now long-lost iconic arts venues in my native Cambodia in the golden years of the 50s and 60s came flashing in my vision. My wishful thinking was that we would bring them back to their glory. I stared at the entrance of this magnificent theater for a good 5 minutes. 

A big poster in front of the theater reads: 

ArtsEmerson

Come see 

The World on stage

Artists from: 

IRELAND          FRANCE CAMBODIA 

UK                     POLAND USA       RUSSIA 

I smiled from ear to ear to see my beloved, once one of the oldest civilizations, now-a small, war-torn, traumatized yet culturally rich nation, was standing equally on the same stage with some of the world’s most advanced nations. This is all thanks to our ancestors for leaving us with heritages, Identity and traditions of Cambodian arts and culture.

យើងកំពុងឈរដោយមោទនភាពនិងស្មើភាពគ្នានៅលើឆាកអន្តរជាតិ ដោយសារសិល្បៈនិងវប្បធម៌របស់យើង។


Thanks to our artists, cultural ambassadors and countless local and international partners, we are helping shape the image of our country to the outside world in a positive light. 

យើងកំពុងឈរដោយមោទនភាពនិងស្មើភាពគ្នានៅលើឆាក អន្តរជាតិ ដោយសារសិល្បៈនិងវប្បធម៌របស់យើង។

This thought brought me to an encounter I had with a Canadian researcher that I recently met thanks to the introduction by our good friend and partner, Cambodian Living Arts. When being posed with a question: “What Cirque du Soleil means to you and other Canadians?” His eyes sparkled, he answered with a smile that: “Cirque du Soleil is our Celine Dion. They are both our Canadian pride.” Hist enthusiastic response transferred the energy to me and made me returned to him with a big smile. In the back of my head I was saying to myself: “I know that Cambodian culture and Phare artists are also my Cambodian pride, the same way he felt about Cirque du Soleil. I know that this is our competitive advantage to help us be relevant and present in global conversations.” 

I then set myself on a mission to document a year in review of 2019 of Phare’s international tours to look at what Phare artists did that touched lives and hearts of hundreds of people in Cambodia and around the world. I wanted to look at where and how our cultural ambassadors are making people see us as an energetic, dynamic, youthful, peaceful and hopeful people of a nation that are reviving and revitalizing our rich cultural heritages. 

In addition to more than 400 performances per year in Siem Reap’s Phare Circus iconic red bigtop and students’ performances in the school campus of Phare Ponleu Selpak in Battambang city, our artists also performed for Cambodians and audiences from around the world in private events in temples, in 5 stars hotels and at some of the most beautiful settings including, Song Saa Private Island, Sofitel Angkor  Phokeethra, Phum Baitang Resort, Amansara Resort and Park Hyatt, just to name a few. 

Where did Phare artists bring smiles to people’s faces this year?  

We started the year with a Bang! Our newest production “White Gold” had her European Premiere with Biennale des Arts de Cirque in Marseillesin February, before continuing to FOR SUR MER – THEATRE DE FOS. We finished off the tours with TRITH SAINT LEGER. https://pharecircus.org/phare-circus-goes-to-france/

May was a busy touring month, “Sokha” went to Ansan Street Arts Festival and continued on to  ASEAN Culture House in Busan and Suwon Theater Festival in The Republic of Korea. 

Meanwhile “See You Yesterday” had her USA Premiere Tours in ArtsEmersons in Boston thanks to Global Arts Corps. 

We are in May still, a shorter version of “Eclipse” & “Same Same But Different” performed at the Flipside festival at the Esplanade Theaters by the bay in Singapore. 

It was a treat for our Aussie friends, “Eclipse” was presented in Darwin Arts Festival in Australia in August. 

Our friends in Korea loved “Sokha” so much that they have invited again the performance to Gwangju Fringe Festival in October of this year. 

With the success in Marseilles, “White Gold” is set to tours French National Theaters for nearly 2 months in many cities in winter next year. Watch out this space for announcements of cities and tour dates. 

It has been a year full of memories and contributions by artists and partners who help make Siem Reap a destination visitors must stay longer to explore food, arts, culture, authentic experiences with our “Come for Angkor Wat but #StayLongerFor……” campaign. 

Are you planning for a perfect holiday? 

Come for UNESCO World Heritage for Humanity, Angkor Wat, Stay longer for Food, arts, culture and authentic Cambodian experiences. 

Thanks for helping Phare inspire with amazing vibe and energy and transforming the lives of Cambodian Youth. 

Cultural Leadership, Personal and Career Development, Places of Interest, Thoughts, Travel, wisdom

អ្វីដែលយើងបានរៀនពីមជ្ឈមណ្ឌលដំណើរផ្សងព្រេងនិងសិក្សា ចំបក់ហោះ។What we have learned from Jambok Hoas Adventure and Learning Center

People First, Keep Learning, Keeping Developing:

ការពារ ការស្តារឡើងវិញ និង ផ្តល់ការស្រលាញ់ ជំនួយ និងការគាំទ្រ Protect. Restore. Fund.

In April 2019, Phare arstists and team members went to a learning expedition to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Prasat Sambo Preikuk and spend quality time together for our biggest staff event of the year for team building and learning. We stayed for 2 nights in Preah Vihear Province in Jambok Hoas Adventure Learning Center.

It was a great experience and we really did learn about from both the temple and the activities at the teambuilding learning center. We learn about our roles as Cambodian artists in the society today looking to the past heritage and pride as well as the 5 values at the adventure learning center:

1-) ផ្តោតការយកចិត្តទុកដាក់ សូមសង្កេត ស្តាប់ និងចូលរួមសកម្មភាពរបស់ក្រុមការងារ

Be present, look, listen and participate

2-)ខ្ញុំអាចធ្វើអ្វីៗបានទាំងអស់!

I can do it!

3-) ទំនាក់ទំនង ផ្តល់ពត៏មាន ចែករំលែកគ្រប់កាកាលៈទេសៈ

Communicate

4-) ដំណោះស្រាយដោយភាពច្នៃប្រឌិត! បញ្ហាកាន់តែធំគឺជាឱកាសកាន់តែច្រើនសម្រាប់ការស្វែងរកដំណោះស្រាយប្រកបដោយភាពច្នៃប្រឌិត។ ឧទាហរណ៍យើងចាប់ផ្តើមទស្សនីយភាពហ្វារនៅសៀមរាបដោយគ្មានថវិការ។ យើងរស់រានមានជីវិតហើយជោគជ័យ។ វាជាដំណោះស្រាយច្នៃប្រឌិត។

Creative solutions! The bigger the problem, the bigger the opportunity for finding creative solutions. ​For example we started Phare in Siem Reap without money. We survive and succeed. It was a creative solution.

5-) យើងគាំទ្រគ្នាទៅវិញទៅមក !

Support each other!

Siem Reap, April 5th, 2019

Experience, Expression, Personal and Career Development, Thoughts, wisdom

ការកត់ត្រាសម្រាប់ខ្លួនឯង Notes to self

ខ្ញុំសរសេរកំណត់ត្រាទាំងនេះដើម្បីបន្តរំឭកខ្លួនខ្ញុំនៅគ្រាលំបាកនៅពេលជីវិតសាកល្បងខ្ញុំលើកម្លាំងនិងសេចក្តីសុចរិតរបស់ខ្ញុំ

I write these to continue to remind myself in difficult times, when life tests me on my strength and my integrity

តារាជាទីស្រឡាញ់របស់ខ្ញុំ,

មិនថាអ្នកធ្វើអ្វីក៏ដោយអ្នកត្រូវតែអាចមើលកញ្ចក់ហើយប្រាប់ខ្លួនឯងថាអ្នកសប្បាយចិត្តនឹងអ្វីដែលអ្នកបានធ្វើ។ អ្នកបានធ្វើបានល្អបំផុតដែលអ្នកអាចធ្វើបាន។ អ្នករស់នៅតាមគោលការណ៍និងគុណតម្លៃដែលអ្នកបានកំណត់។ អ្នកត្រូវតែញញឹមទៅមនុស្សដែលអ្នកឃើញនៅក្នុងកញ្ចក់រៀងរាល់យប់ហើយនិយាយថា: អ្នកធ្វើបានល្អ! អ្នកសប្បាយចិត្តនឹងខ្លួនឯង។

My Dear Dara,

No matter what you do, you must be able to look into the mirror and tell yourself that you are happy with what you did. You have done the best that you could. You live by the principles and the standard you have set yourself upon. You must smile at the person you see in the mirror everynight and say: You did well! You are happy with yourself.

ទាំងនេះគឺជាគុណតម្លៃនិងទស្សនៈដែលខ្ញុំរស់នៅជាមួយជារៀងរាល់ថ្ងៃ។​​ These are the values and philosophy I live by everyday.

I will keep this post updated when my notes to myself come in from time to time.

រឿងល្អ រឿងដែលអាក្រក់នឹងមកហើយទៅ និងទៅហើយមក។ គន្លឹះសំខាន់គឺខ្ញុំត្រូវរៀនពីបទពិសោធន៏ទាំងអស់ហើយរៀនរីករាយជាមួយគ្រប់នាទីនៃជីវិតរបស់ខ្ញុំ។

Good things bad things, come and go, go and come. The key is to learn from every experience and to learn to enjoy every single minute of life.

“ខ្ញុំមិនខ្លាចនរណាឡើយ។ ខ្ញុំមិនស្អប់នរណាទាំងអស់។ ខ្ញុំមិនប្រាថ្នាអោយនរណាម្នាក់ទទួលសំណាងទេមិនល្អទេ៕​” “Fear no man. Hate no man. Wish no man misfortune.” Half quote from Napoleon Hill. I choose this half quote because I live by these principles. I don’t care about the other half he said.

សូមអោយខ្ញុំបានសុខរួចផុតចាកទុក្ខ។

សូមអោយមនុស្សទាំងអស់បានសុខរួចផុតចាកទុក្ខ។​

ពេលវេលាជាថ្នាំព្យាបាលដ៏មានប្រសិទ្ធភាព។ ចូរអ្នកអនុញាត្តិអោយខ្លួនឯងនិងមនុស្សផ្សេងទៀតមានពេលវេលាគ្រប់គ្រាន់ដើម្បីដកដង្ហើម ដើម្បីគិត ដើម្បីយំ ដើម្បីនិយាយ អោយគ្រប់គ្រាន់។ អ្នកនឹងត្រូវបានធូស្រាលនិងព្យាបាល។

Time heals everything! Give yourself and others enough time to breath, to think, to cry to speak, to express. You’ll be healed.

Your thoughts, words and actions are one.

What you think, you say, and you do must be the truth.

Is it kind, is it necessary, is it true?

If say, think or do something that is not kind, not necessary and not true, then you are not in harmony and not living in the truth.

“រៀនអ្វីរៀនឱ្យពិត រៀនរកគំនិត​ រៀនគិតអោយចេះ រៀនយកចំណេះ រៀនត្រេះឱ្យឆ្លាត” វេជ្ជបណ្ឌិត គួចម៉េងលី

ខ្ញុំនៅតែឃ្លាន =  ខ្ញុំតែងតែមានការចង់ដឹងចង់ស្វែងយល់បន្ថែមទៀតនិងសម្រេចបាននូវអ្វីបន្ថែមទៀត

Stay hungry = Always be curious to learn more and achieve more

ខ្ញុំនៅតែក្លាហាន​ = ហ៊ានធ្វើការសម្រេចចិត្តដែលគួរអោយបារម្ភ ប៉ុន្តែដែលខ្ញុំេជឿជាក់ថាជាការសម្រេចចិត្តត្រឹមត្រូវមួយ។

Stay foolish = Dare to make unconventional decisions.

ខ្ញុំនៅតែរក្សាជំហររបស់ខ្ញុំ​=​ រក្សាភាពស្មោះត្រង់ចំពោះខ្លួនឯង

Stay grounded = Stay true to who you are

“ខ្ញុំបដិសេធ មិនទទួលការវិនិច្ឆ័យដោយអ្នកទាំងអស់គ្នាទៅលេីអ្វីដែលខ្ញុំបានធ្វេីល្អនោះទេ!”

“I will not be judged by you!”

“សូមអ្នកមិនចាំបាច់ប្រាប់គេថាអ្នកចេះអ្វី ពូកែអ្វីនុះឡើយ ចូរអ្នកបង្ហាញគេចុះដោយសកម្មភាពរបស់អ្នក គេនឹងមើលនិងស្វែងយល់ឃើញដោយខ្ហួនគេដោយមិនបាច់ប្រាប់  ” អ្នកនិពន្ធ ណាប៉ូឡេអុង ហៀល

“Do not tell the world what you can do, show them!” Napoleon Hill

យកផ្លូវខ្ពស់។ ខ្ញុំត្រូវ លេបអំនួតនិងមោទនភាពរបស់ខ្ញុំ។ មិនសំខាន់ថាខ្ញុំធ្វើឬគិតឃើញថាយ៉ាងដូចម្តេចនុះទេ អ្វីដែលសំខាន់នោះ គឺអ្វីដែលខ្ញុំធ្វើឱ្យអ្នកដ៍ទៃទទួលអារម្មណ៍និងគិតបែបណា។ ខ្ញុំធ្វើជាមនុស្សចាស់ទំុជាងគេនៅក្នុងបន្ទប់។​ ព្យាយាមរក្សាភាពអត់ធ្មត់៕

Take the high road. Swallow your pride. It is not about what I think. It is about what I make people feel and think.  Be the grown man in the room.

Don’t let things sleep, take actions NOW!

Leadership by example

Action speaks louder than words

Get the “buy-ins” = agreement/support from your lower subordinates

Making sure everyone is on the same page, on the same boat

Being in control of all the information like in the palm of your hands

Do not let things sleep. Do not let things hang.

Always manage expectations- avoid unpleasant surprises

Attention to details

Do not make e-mail wars. Verbal or in-person conversation gives opportunities to the counterparts to give reactions/feedbacks. Recap by writing what have been discussed, agreed or even agreed to disagree on. Request for addition/edits if something is misunderstood or not missing in the recaps

Even we agree to disagree. We must always have a conclusion.

Systematic records and feedbacks.

Use 21st Technology to make our lives easier. Do not do double job.

Team well-being. Avoid unnecessary stress, prevent burnout

“មានតែចម្បាំងប៉ុណ្ណោះ ទើបអាចអោយមនុស្សរស់បានដោយសន្តិភាព ក្នុងជីវិតដែលពរពេញទៅដោយសង្គ្រាមដ៏គ្រោះថ្នាក់នេះ ហើយចម្បាំងដ៏អស្ចារ្យបំផុត គឺចម្បាំងនឹងខ្លួនឯងរាល់ថ្ងៃ។” ដោយ យួងសូដា ដកស្រង់ចេញពីសៀវភៅ ​”ច្បាំងនឹងខ្លួនឯង” ការបោះពុម្ពផ្សាយជាលើកដំបូង ព.ស.២៥៦៣ ឆ្នាំកុរ ឯកស័ក

Experience, Expression, This and that here and there, Thoughts, wisdom

តើអ្នកជាអ្នកណា ជាអ្វី? Who are you?

តើវាន័យដូចម្តេចដែលគេនិយាយថាយើងត្រូវរស់ជារូបអ្នកផ្ទាល់ខ្លួន?
តើអ្នកស្គាល់ថាខ្លួនឯងជាអ្នកណាឬទេ?

តើអ្នកសប្បាយនិងរីករាយលើខ្លួនឯង និងមនុស្សជុំវិញខ្លួន ដែលអ្នករាប់អានទេ?

ជាជឿជាក់លើខ្លួនឯងគឺជាជំរើសដែលយើងអាចរើសយកវាបាន។

តើអ្នកជានរណា? អ្នកមានលក្ខណៈអ្វីខ្លះ? តើអ្នកកំពុងប្រើលក្ខណៈទាំងនោះជាប្រយោជន៍ប្រសើជូនខ្លួនអ្នកទេ?
តើអ្នកបានសាកល្បងធ្វើខ្លួនអ្នកជាសិល្បៈដ៏អស្ចារ្យមួយទេ? អ្នកគួរតែសាកល្បងមើល … វា សប្បាយណាស់ ពេលដែលយើងធ្វើវា។

Cultural Leadership, This and that here and there, wisdom

Walk the Dream with Dara

Dara HUOT for Phare Ponleu Selpak

What? 
“Jungle Trail / 32 km: like the Bayon Trail Angkor, this event will take place on the Angkor archaeological site in the province of northern Cambodia Siem Reap. This Trail of 32 km will be run on a wilderness routes, through rice fields and a natural environment of an incredible beauty without forgetting the crossings of small villages and in the background : the Angkor Temples.” 

Why?
You know, I am abit crazy. I love to just walk and get lost in the beauty of my beloved Siem Reap. And plus this sounds amazingly fun. 

Why 2,500 EUR fundraising goal?  
Well it’s Phare Ponleu Selpak (Brightness of the Arts)’s 25 years anniversary. This will fund study and living cost scholarship for students at Phare. How gratifying will it be if I reach this goal? And plus, I love to take numbers from the sky because my name is Dara.  

How? 

Okay. I finally decided to train and take better care of myself for a healthier ME so I can continue the journey to Cambodian artists career development and program sustainability with Phare longer and smarter. Thanks Phare Ponleu Selpak team for giving me a goal to work towards. My lazy self has to start preparing and conditioning my body from now on. Mind you, I’ll be doing Nordic/fast walking rather than running. Join me in this adventure if this is your cup of tea.  

I have been with Phare Social Enterprise for the past 7 years. I am a much happier person than I have ever been before. I have also learned to give without expecting anything in return. I have found meangings and peace. I learned to discover myself and my values. Thank you artists and Phare Dreatm Team. It is my privilege to be working with Cambodian young people and help them see and reach their own potentials.  Our social enterprise is doing well. We have been employing many artists and staff. We still have a long way to go to reach Phare NGO School’s full sustainability.  

I will raise fund to help students in need to study creative and life skills to become productive member of Cambodian society. 

I would greatly appreciate if you could help me in my fundraising efforts by making a donation to Phare Ponleu Selpak and bringing awareness around my fundraising efforts. There are no small donations. 

Donations are processed through Alvarum. European citizens will receive tax deductible receipt from Alvarum when making the donation.  

It is very easy and 100% secure. 

Thank you for helping me to reach my goal.  

From your crazy and fun friend, 
Dara HUOT 
Please help me to reach my goal at: https://www.alvarum.com/darahuot2

Expression, Feel, Resources, Things of interests, This and that here and there

សង្គមនិងសេដ្ឋកិច្ច Social and economic injustice

ខ្ញុំរក្សាបច្ចុប្បន្នភាពទំព័រនេះឱ្យស្តែងឡើងលើអ្វីដែលខ្ញុំបានឃើញនៅជំុវិញខ្លួនខ្ញុំ

I keep this page updated on what I found around me.

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Experience, Expression

អ្វីដែលខ្ញុំស្រឡាញ់អំពីប្រទេសស្វីស What I love about Switzerland

ខ្ញុំទទួលស្គាល់ថាខ្ញុំមិនបានដឹងព័ត៌មានលម្អិតអំពីប្រទេសនេះទេប៉ុន្តែខ្ញុំមានសំណាងបានទៅលេងបងស្រីខ្ញុំនិងគ្រួសាររបស់គាត់នៅទីនោះជិត ១០ ដង។ នេះជាអ្វីដែលធ្វើអោយខ្ញុំស្រលាញ់ប្រទេសនេះជាខ្លាំង:

I do not know Switzerland enough but I have been fortunute to have visited the country nearly 10 times to see my sister and her family and build some maazing friendship there. These are what make me love this country and the people:

១-) បឹងបួរដ៏ធំៗជាច្រើន The lakes. The big beautiful lakes.

២-) ផ្ទះម៉ូតបូរាណ The houses in traditional achetechtures

៣-) ភ្នំដ៏ធំៗនិងស្អាត the mountains

៤-) ប្រជាធិប្បតេយ្យដោយផ្ទាល់ Direct Democracy

៥-) ប្រព័ន្ធហ្វឹកហាត់ការងារដ៏មានប្រសិទ្ធិភាពសម្រាប់យុវជន យុវនារីនៅវិទ្យាល័យ The Swiss Vocational and Professional Educatiobn & Training sysm

៦-)ជីវិតមនុស្សមានតម្លៃ the sanctity of human lives

Personal and Career Development, Thoughts

សៀវភៅដែលខ្ញុំកំពុងអាននិងស្រឡាញ់ The book I am reading and loving


អរគុណលោកគ្រូដែលបានសរសេរនិងចែករំលែក ខ្ញុំចាំជានិច្ចពេលដែលខ្ញុំបានរៀនក្នុងវគ្គសិក្សារបស់លោកសាស្ត្រាចានៅសាកសវិទ្រាល័យកម្ពុជា​។​ Thank you for writing and sharing. I remember my time as your student in the University of Cambodia. You have been an inspiration to me.
Expression, Feel, Personal and Career Development, This and that here and there, Thoughts

ភាពខ្លាំងផ្ទាល់ខ្លួនក្នុងនាមជាសហគ្រិនPersonal Strength as an entrepreneur

អត្ថបទនេះវែងបន្តិចប៉ុន្តែចាំបាច់ត្រូវអាន។

ឈ្មោះរបស់គាត់គឺសិទ្ធត្ថ (ដូចឈ្មោះព្រះពុទ្ធ​)។ គាត់គឺជាសហគ្រិនដ៏ជោគជ័យនៅ​ប្រទេស​ឥណ្ឌា។ គាត់ជាមនុស្សល្អដែលមនុស្សទូទៅនិងបុគ្គលិកចូលចិត្តរាប់អាន។

គាត់បានសំលាប់ខ្លួនឯងពីរបីថ្ងៃមុនដោយលោតចូលទន្លេដោយសារតែសម្ពាធពីម្ចាស់បំណុលនិងអាជ្ញាធរពន្ធដារ។

គាត់បានសរសេរសារមុនសម្លាប់ខ្លួនថា : “ខ្ញុំបានបរាជ័យ។​ ខ្ញុំ សូមអភ័យទោសដែលធ្វើឱ្យអ្នកទាំងអស់គ្នាខកបំណង៕”


សូមមេត្តាយកចិត្តទុកដាក់លើសុខភាពផ្លូវចិត្ត។​ មនុស្សខ្លះមើលទៅដូចជារឹងមាំ គាត់ជាអ្នកជួយគេដោះស្រាយបញ្ហាទាំងឡាយ ប៉ុន្តែ គាត់បែរជាគ្មានមនុស្សដែលគាត់អាចចែករំលែលការលំបាក និងប្រឺក្សារកដំណោះស្រាយបញ្ហារបស់គាត់ទៅវិញ។ សូមយកចិត្តទុកដាក់លើខ្លួនឯងនិងមនុស្សដែលយើងស្រឡាញ់៕

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/company/corporate-trends/vg-siddhartha-the-death-of-an-entrepreneur/articleshow/70515691.cms?fbclid=IwAR1-aNtrjGAlhGWdFAwW7HTzTKpj86H7rYg6nUebpogtaifv5CJHKmkz9a4