Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Two Cows

written & illustrated by Chakriya PHOU

There were two cows. They lived with a farmer.
Everydays, they worked in the farm from early morning till evening.
One day, the cows had a conversation.
Cow 1 : I think our boss is not good to us.
Cow 2 : Why?
Cow 1 : He uses us a lots, but he gives us little food. When we are thirsty, we need to find water by ourselves. He is not poor. We help him to earn well enough for living but he does not care about us.
Cow 2 : Even though, he is our boss. We need to serve him well. We need to work hard for him.
Cow 1 was silent when he heard his friend's speech.
Days after, Cow 2 was sick but the farmer did not care. He used the cow to work in farm. Cow 2 became serious and died.
Seeing his friend, seeing his boss's action, cow 1 thought to himself :
'What is the use to work for such human? I should run to live in forest or I work for him till die. But if I run, my living will be hard because in the forest there are a lot of mean animals and I have nothing to fight with them.'
Thinking for a while, the cow made decision :
'I should not stay. Even though, the life outside is difficult but at least I am free, I don't need to work for someone who does not see my value.'
Then at night, the cow escaped into the forest.
As the farmer woke up in the morning, he found no cow. He felt nothing. He went to market to buy new cows to work for him.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Where Is My Treasure?

written by Chakriya PHOU

A farmer was plowing in the farm. There was a monk coming. The farmer was generous to offer food to the monk.
After receiving the food, the monk said to the farmer :
'You will get a diamond and big treasure.' Then the monk went away.
The farmer was so happy. He waited for his wealth. He waited and waited but no sight of it. He waited until old.
As the death approached him, he still thought about the treasure. He laid on bed. His mind said 'My treasure, my treasure.'
Suddenly, he had a dream seeing the monk he had met when he was farming. He asked the monk :
'My lord, where is my diamond and treasure?'
The monk said :
'What do you have?'
The farmer said :
'I have house and farm.'
The monk asked :
'What's else?'
The farmer responded :
'I have wife and 10 children.'
The monk said :
'What kinds of person are they?'
The farmer said :
'My wife is a good woman. She has good manner and personality. She is sincere to me; she helps me; she supports me. She takes care of children and family well. Talking about my kids, they are good. They help parents, they study hard, they don't do badly, they never make parents sad.'
The monk said :
'Your wife is diamond. And your kids are the treasure.'
Then the monk disappeared. The farmer thought, 'Poor me. I waited for treasure but I did not know that I got it already.'
The farmer was awaken. After that, he reached the death with smile.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

A Book

written by Chakriya PHOU

Moni and Sorya are friend.
Moni is reading lover. She has a lot of reading books in her house.
Sorya already got married and has a kid. She loves reading too.
One day, Moni invites her friend to her new house. Sorya looks around the house and finds there is a tiny library.
'Can I go in?' Sorya asks Moni.
'Of course.' Moni nods.
Sorya enters the library. There are a lot of books. In a glass board, Sorya sees a book. She is surprised.
'Oh, it is the book I have been looking for.' She says. 'Can I borrow it?'
'I'm sorry. I has only one.' Moni says.
'Please, lend me the book. I want to read it.' Soryna begs. 'I promise that I will take care of your book.'
'You have kid. How can you protect my book?'
'I love the book. I hate if someone brokes my book too.'
Moni is silent. Sorya says, 'Please lend me the book for two days. I will not let anyone touching your book. Only me.'
Moni agrees.
Two days later, Moni calls to Sorya to ask for book back. Sorya says come to her house to take the book. Moni goes to Sorya's house. When she arrives, Sorya comes to talk with her:
'I am sorry. My kid tore your book.'
Moni is upset. She says, 'You did promise that you would take care of my book.'
Sorya responds, 'I did not know that my kid took the book.'
Moni takes a deep breath and asks, 'Where is the broken book?'
Sorya replies, 'It's broken. So I threw it to the bin.'
Moni is speechless. She leaves Sorya's house. She swears she will never let anyone touch her book for people cannot keep their promise.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Rock and Egg

Written by Chakriya PHOU

The rock, the big rock. Yes it is big, hard and strong. It usually laughs at the egg that having weak cover.
'If you dare to hit me.'
The egg is angry. He wants to hit the rock. His friend stops him.
'Are you crazy? You cannot defeat it. You die for sure.'
'I don't care.' The egg determines. 'At least, I can make it dirty.'
Then the egg runs towards the rock. Crack, the egg breaks. His soul is flying high. He stands on the cloud. Seeing the rock is ugly because of his white and yellow liquid, he feels enough.
Suddenly, a rain comes. It cleans the rock. The egg on the sky opens big eyes. !!!

Friday, February 1, 2019

Job Interview

written by Chakriya PHOU

In a company's room...

Interviewer : Hello, welcome to my company. Please show why I should hire you.
Interviewee : Because I have 3 qualifications.
Interviewer : What are they?
Interviewee : First, I speak honestly. Second, I share all knowledge/information. Third, if I do 
                      something wrong, I will accept my mistake.
Interviewer : Because of these 3 qualifications, I hope you'll find another job.
Interviewee : Why?
Interviewer : You speak honest, it means you are not flexible. You share info, it means you cannot be 
                      my confidant because you would tell other about my story. You accept your mistake if 
                      you do wrong, it means you don't know the art of living. I'm sorry, man. Good luck to 
Interviewee : !!!

I Dreamt