Sorry I was away…

… and this is what I’ve been doing while I was gone from blogging.

Operation Smile Cambodia. Giving new smiles. Changing lives of Cambodian children. My apologies to the owner of this photo - I just nicked this from the slide presentation shown during the closing dinner. If you know him, or, if it's YOU, let me know so I can give a proper attribution.
Operation Smile Cambodia. Giving new smiles. Changing lives of Cambodian children. My apologies to the owner of this photo – I just nicked this from the slide presentation shown during the closing dinner. If you know him, or, if it’s YOU, let me know so I can give a proper attribution.

Preparing for Operation Smile Cambodia’s international mission and the official opening of the Smile Center. It’s no easy work, I tell you that. However, seeing 109 kids receiving free reconstructive surgery and spending my birthday with them is just another reason to celebrate. I am very proud to be associated with OpSmile Cambodia’s work.  Thank you for the opportunity of a lifetime.

Suosdei choal chhnam thmey!

The Cambodian New Year is upon us again and, starting tomorrow, the year 2556 in the Buddhist calendar will begin.

Spectacular fireworks display over Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

So to all of us here in Cambodia, and to my friends in Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and all the way up to Nepal, may we all have  a blessed and prosperous new year.

May this New Year bring us renewed hope for a better future.