Sunday, September 9, 2012

Nico - Cambodian Singer

Prohors Vutha goes by his singing name NICO - here is his Facebook Lin:

Nico is a Cambodian Singer 
NICO - Cambodian Singer

Nico - Cambodian Singer

Nico - Cambodian Singer

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Career - Employment in Cambodia

In Cambodia, you always heard people saying that I could not find any job, level of unemployment is high but in reality many positions in private companies need to be filled but there is no right candidate for the job. Graduate with a degree but no experience and sometime non graduate but full of experience. What I am trying to say is education is education - it does not groom one person to become a career guy or do a good job. Only hard work and experience can get you somewhere.
Stay tune for my interview with various related personnel on their view about the Career and Employment in Cambodia.

The Reality of Cambodian in Work Environment.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Preap Sovath - Cambodian Famous Singer

Preap Sovath was born on May 25 1975 in Kandal Province, Cambodia. His father has passed away since he was young during Pol Pot regime while his mother serves the Royal Cambodian Army.Currently he is a lead Singer for Rasmey Hang Meas Production.

Preap Sovath, Cambodian Singer
He starts his singing career since 1994. Up until today he has recorded over 1200 songs.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Remarkable Cambodian American

Dith Pran: Survivor, Advocate, Photojournalist
Source by:
  • Born: September 27, 1942
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Died at the age of 65 on March 30 2008, at a New Jersey hospital Sunday morning of Pancreatic Cancer, according to Sydney Schanberg, his former colleague at The New York Times. Dith had been diagnosed almost three months ago.
  • Cambodian journalist, photographer, and activist
  • His story was portrayed in the 1984 movie "The Killing Fields".

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Luu Meng - Famous Chinese Cambodian

Luu Meng born in 1974, he was the eldest of three in his family and survived the Khmer Rouge period. His grandfather had been a seller of clocks and watches at the Central Market and his grandmother had operated a restaurant in Phnom Penh prior to 1974.

On their return to Phnom Penh, when Luu Meng was eight years old, his parents purchased their house, near Orussey Market, with gold. Young Luu Meng attended the Chinese Tong Hoa School.

He started at the Cambodiana in 1993 and became a sous-chef in 1995. That’s where he met his future business partner, Arnaud Darc, who was working in the Cambodiana’s finance department in purchasing.

He has been making a name for himself in Khmer cuisine over the past two decades.Luu Meng runs several renowned restaurants in the Cambodian capital and these are well worth seeking out during a visit to Phnom Penh. Perhaps the most famous is Malis (meaning Jasmine). The first designer restaurant to open in the capital. He is also a partner in one of the leading French restaurants in the city, Topaz. Also located on Norodom Blvd, south of the Independence Monument, this is another stylish spot for a dinner with a Gallic accent.

Other eateries of Luu Meng includes the new Yi-Sang, stunningly located on the banks of the Mekong next to the Chaktomuk Theatre, and Cafe Sentiment, a chain of popular cafes.

Today he provides job to around 200 Cambodians.

At the gate of Malis Restaurant
Cambodian chef Luu Meng poses in the kitchen of his restaurant Malis

Famouse Chinese Cambodian - Alice Pung

Unpolished Gem

Author Alice Pung tells her story with artless simplicity in Unpolished Gem.

Alice Pung, known to her Chinese-Cambodian family as Agheare, is a child of refugees who, having grown up in Australia, can offer a rare bicultural vantage point on Australian multiculturalism.
Pung shifts effortlessly from the world of her family (where her mother speaks little English, her father becomes entrepreneurial and takes up a Retrovision franchise and her Cambodian-Chinese culture remains intact) to the world of school and university where her values are those of a typically Australian kid.
It is a story told with artless simplicity and without a hint of recrimination or attempted analysis, which highlights the problems of migrants who try to find some kind of natural balance between the life they have left and the new life they are eager to embrace.
Throughout are many small cultural indicators leaving the reader to marvel at the resilience of Agheare who, with pain and humour, makes the transition, goes to university, falls in love, and becomes a lawyer and writer.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Is Sokun Nisa a Chinese Cambodian?

Sokun Nisa a famous Khmer Singer was born with an official name Phon Sokun, Sokun Nisa is one of the latest best Khmer female singers. Leaving her homeland Krati Province, Nisa struggles in the world of songs until she reaches the hall of fame through her stunningly beautiful appearance, passionate personality and deep-soft-sharp and sweet voice.

1983 was the year of her birth, and in 1996, her father passed away. The death of her father has impacted her early life in countless ways. Then, she decided to pursue her career in the music industry in order to support her mother. But that is not the only reason she becomes a singer. It is because of her talent and passion in music, either.

In 2000, she competed 300 contestants from her home-province to win the provincial best female singer of the new millennium. She is strong enough not to take this as "beginner's luck" but as a "momentum" and "lucrative qualification" for the further stage of her career.

  • In 2003, she was brought to the "Raksmey Steung Songke" music production.
  • The year of 2004, however, marked a set-back of her singing career. She had problems with her company and she was not given any new song to sing. That was an reaction to the rumour that she was being linked to the Cambodian most famous and leading music production "Hang Meas" due to the open relationship with HM music lyrics writer "Sok Chumno." Everyone though that would put a stop to her career.
  • In 2005, she was honored to be invited to perform in Australia, under the sponsor of Asian Live Music Production Group. 
  • In 2006, she went to Australia again for one month to perform in different occasions.
  • In 2006, Spark Music Production gave her a chance to revive her career. And she did well to overcome the problems. Her fame began to flourish again, and this time, even more powerful than ever. Despite this success, Spark Music Production encountered such crucial problem which leads to a temporary shut down of the company. Again, Nisa is on the verge to end her career.
  • In 2007, surprising everyone, on the annual "Best of the Best" concert by Hang Meas Production, Sokun Nisa appeared on the stage with other HM singers. She then was announced as official HM singer along with Chhorn Sovannareach.