written & illustrated by Chakriya PHOU
It was hot that George could not endure.
'I have to go to take shower.'
Then he left his house.
He walked in his blue rubber slippers.
That slippers were popular in Cambodia, especially at country side and George really liked it. He felt good and freedom in such slippers.
He liked Cambodia. He liked Cambodian.
He liked Cambodian traditional house. He liked eat Cambodian traditional food.
He liked practice daily life like Cambodian in rural Cambodia.
He was glad to raise chicken, chase it with his rubber slippers when he wanted to make it his food, and that was what Cambodian in rural do.
He was relax at night with quiet sound of human, but only sound of cricket and cicada, and sometimes, dog howling.
He was happy to smell of jasmine or Keo flower that grew in yard. It was fresh and beautiful and it was healthier than smelling of vehicles and electronic devices whether in Phnom Penh or US.
Cambodian was kind and good. He loved Cambodian. They gave a house to him when he arrived in their village. They brought food to him when he arrived first time. They took him to do farm, to fish, and they taught him growing vegetable and fruit. He lived happily in the village even he did not earn money, but his living was enough.
Only thing he could not use to was hot weather.