CIVIL RESISTANCE


CIVIC EDUCATION   . . .

Where I go for AGGREGATED news on Cambodia, plus...   . . .  
Photo: International Justice Mission   Beauty is Freedom.  Freedom is Beauty. On her base, in all different languages reads,"What would the world be li [ ... ]


CIVIC EDUCATION


        Ken Robinson:
How to escape education's death valley

Click to watch the brilliant talk, with a special, urgent resonance for Cambodians.     . . .

Malcolm Gladwell at Socrates in the City
The Tipping Point (full audi [ ... ]



FAMILY / FRIEND

Theary Seng's Family Tree


Theary Seng with family at Visal Hok and Abraham Chuang's wedding.  Southern California, 2005.

Marge and Wally Boelkins, Hidden Ridge, MI
The loveliest, godliest couple whom I called "godparents", how they lavished love and generosity upon me - Marge and Wally Boelkins, here at their Hidden Ridge estate (see, A Love Story).  A few days after Dream of Darfur with Mia Farrow event at Tuol Sleng and a brief visit to Siem Reap with the delegation (where we were shocked to read in the Bangkok Post (!) of the government accusing Mia and me of scaling the Tuol Sleng walls and attempting to break in! - a pathetic attempt to clean up the public relations mess in our favor), Marge passed away among all her children and grandchildren in Michigan and I immediately booked the next flight to attend the funeral; but the unfortunate sequencing of events had everyone thinking I left for security reasons.

Theary Seng, Nan, An, Jim and Milly Pringle, 21 Feb. 2011
Theary Seng with great-uncle/aunt An and Nan Seng (from Paris) and great friends Jim and Milly Pringle, 21 Feb. 2011.


  • Family

     

    Theary Seng, brothers and Wally at Donald and Heidi Hok's wedding (Southern California)
    Theary Seng with brothers Mardi, Sina, Lundi, nephews Samuel, Gabriel, Jared, Uncle Eng and godfather Wally Boelkins at cousin Donald Hok and Heidi Carlos' wedding in southern California, Aug. 2008.

    Emma Chuang
    Dancing with my beautiful niece Saphira Seng visiting from California (Phnom Penh, Dec. 2009).  "Fifa, this fruit is for you - it's from Hawaii" - cousin Emma Chuang to Saphira whose dad is doing medical (psychiatry) residency in Hawaii (Irvine, CA, summer 2010)


    Entrepreneurial brother Sina (of Conceptual Site Furnishings, Inc.) and his family visited by California family, the Hoks and the Chuangs (Michigan, March 2010).

    Lily Seng, Helen and Wally Boelkins (Grand Rapids, 7 Jan. 2011)
    Wally and Helen Boelkins looking at their present made by Lily Seng (Michigan, 7 Jan. 2011)


    Silly crazies!  My brother, my nephews and nieces (Michigan, Sept. 2013)


  • Friends

     

    Boelkins daughters and Theary Seng, 9 Jan. 2011
    Soul sisters: Boelkins daughters (Jan, Chris, Ann, Kathy, Marla, Christine, Theary Seng), 9 Jan. 2011

    Loung Ung and Theary Seng at Elephant Bar (Phnom Penh, December 2009)
    Author/activist Loung Ung and husband Mark, Daravuth Seng, Jenny Bombasaro-Brady, and Theary Seng at The Elephant Bar (Phnom Penh, Dec. 2009).

    Theary Seng, Marilee Pierce Dunker, Robyn Pierce Women of Vision, March 2010
    Theary Seng with soul sisters:  daughters of Bob and Lorraine Pierce (founders of World Vision and Samaritan's Purse) Marilee Pierce Dunker (author of Man of Vision), Robyn Pierce Ruesga; Kristina Sachs (Women of Vision, Wash. DC, March 2010)

    Theary Seng with Sybil, Kate and Indrajit Ponnambalam, Easter Service Central Park, April 2010
    Theary Seng with dear friends from Georgetown days (18 yrs ago!) - the Ponnambalams (Indrajit, Kate, Sybil) at their Central Presbyterian Church on Park Ave. for Easter service, 4 April 2010.

     



    Marie-Danielle Dal Molin, Lili Sisombat, husband, Rithy Panh over for dinner, 3 Sept. 2010
    Painter Danielle Dal-Molin (also a great friend of Cambodia at the EU), Lili Sisombat and husband Mssr. Panh, next to his brother cinematographer Rithy Panh (Phnom Penh, 3 Sept. 2010)

    Sam Rainsy, praCh, uncle Eng, Theary in Long Beach, 25 March 2012

    My favorite people: democratic opposition leader Sam Rainsy, rapper/filmmaker praCh, uncle Eng, Dr. Phalkun Tan and me in Long Beach, Sunday, 25 March 2012

    Theary Seng with Mu Sochua in her elegant home, all wrapped up in signature Khmer silk kramas (7 July 2010)
    A visit with a hero (Theary Seng with outspoken SRP Parliamentarian Madam MU Sochua at her elegant home, both in signature Khmer silk kramas, Phnom Penh, 7 July 2010)


    The beautiful family of Udo, Judith, darling Karl hosting my dedicated assistant at Judith's parents home in Berlin, Christmas Day 2011

     

     

Theary's BLOG

Cambodia's Leadership Crisis; Season of Lent; Noah at the Movies; Impromptu March; Please help to monitor the People's Congress this Sunday, March 30.

  Cambodia's Leadership Crisis     Re: Sam Rainsy: My position vis-à-vis America, China and Vietnam
[I've stated earlier that the problem with Cambodia has always been the extreme limitations of its leaders AND the people who are too easily please [ ... ]


PUNCTUATION is KEY to DEVELOPMENT; "Yuon"; Don't Think I've Forgotten premiers in Phnom Penh; AJE Inside Story, Jan. 7

  A LANGUAGE IN CRISIS
Punctuation is the Key to Development   Commentary by Theary C. Seng 20 Feb. 2014
https://app.box.com/s/8rrbhfqe8wgdnh0udd9g
Cambodia has thousands of NGOs. A significant number of these focus on education. And they no  [ ... ]


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