If this is really the pride of Cambodia then we really have a big problem in identifying who we are as a nation.
This is a tag line in adverts by beer companies in Cambodia. Essentially it’s telling us that to be Cambodian you must drink, heavily if not 1-) You don’t deserve to be a man 2-) Worst you don’t deserve to be a Cambodian.
I do not oppose drinking per se but I do oppose this kind of advertisement that fool the young Cambodians in their personal identity as being heavy dreaker, proud Cambodians must be heavy drinkers. There goes the problems of traffic accident caused by druk driving we witness on the streets in this country everyday.
We have to wake up and reject this idea that to be Cambodians, to be a man, we must drink, if we are drunk we must still drive otherwise we are deemed as week, or girly, or inferrior. That is not right!!!
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I am the sum of my experiences.
I am passionate about life with dignity.
My thinking and feelings are expressed in my own personal space at https://darahuot.com/
Currently I work, play and dream big together with 47 artists and 70 team members in Phare Performing Social Enterprise (PPSE) http://www.pharecircus.org in her
mission of supporting Phare Ponleu Selpak school, providing professional
opportunities for Cambodian youth and revitalizing arts in Cambodia.
I was a student at Phare Ponleu Selpak Association in 2001 in my High School Year in Battambang.
I was later an interpreter at Phare and joined the first group of performing artists on
awareness theater/circus performance tours to educate rural Cambodian
populations on landmines, malaria, dengue fever and other public health and
I spent 20 years of my professional careers in travel, tourism, hospitality and events management in Cambodia. From 2013 I embarked on the journey on artists career and social programs sustainability. I have a keen interest in business and personal development and entrepreneurship. My dream is to develop and enhance a strongly reputable and internationally recognized Cambodian brand with Phare.
Chief Executive, Phare Performing Social Enterprises, Phare Circus, Phare Creative Studio
Board Member, Phare Ponleu Selpak
Salzburg Global Seminar Young Cultural Innovator Fellow 2015
Cambodian Living Arts Fellow 2016
Mekong Cultural Hub Regional Representative 2019-2020
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