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Goodbye and Thanks…


After posting this picture, I will be off this site for awhile.

I am about to leave Houston in the next few days for Yuanyang, China to rework on the set of pictures taken of this location 2 years ago. The beautiful landscape with “non-stop” terraced fields has been degraded by my lack of understanding on digital camera.

Next, I would spend time with my old father who is in agony in Danang, Vietnam. From here, I wish I will have chance to visit Hoi An, Lang Co and Hue.

Finally, I will use about 40% of time to go to Cambodia. There are too many things to do.

Some TrekEarth friends — after viewing and reading my serial named Floating Misery and learning that I am returning — have asked me to directly place their donations to the hands of the poorest families. So far, I have a combined fund of US$580.00 contributed by Christine Le in Westminster, Quan Vu in Seattle, NgocSon in Houston, Nicol in Romania, Mai-Quyen in Montreal and several co-workers of mine at Alcon whom I frequently consulted on how can we help.

$580.00 may not be enough to buy a plasma TV in western country's market but the Rev. Trinh Tuan Hoang of the Franciscan Charity confirmed that a donation of $10.00 would buy 50kg of rice. This translates the $580.00 into 2.9 ton of rice (transportation cost from Siem Reap town to Chong Kneas will be on me). At their current need, the amount of rice from our friends will make a humble but practical response to the hunger.

Besides cash donations above, another TE friend who is a Cambodian native in Lubbock, Texas has helped translating two pages of “survival Khmer sentences” to facilitate my trip into his country. For those who want to share a copy, here is page ONE and page TWO.



I hereby express my thanks to all of you who got involved into this task. I was so lucky to be able to come, to witness, and to report to you. And I am happy to see that the seeds I sowed 2 years ago into your conscience now start to sprout up.

Please give me your blessings for my trip! Thanks.



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