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  • 00:42

    Timothy Chhim and Chakra Oeur, discussing Science of Success in Khmer

    in Self Help

    Tim Chhim Interviews Chakra Oeur, An Award Winning Cambodian American Artist.


    Chakra or Chanthou Oeur was born on a small sandy island about 20 miles from Phnom Penh. Orphaned at an early age, he was raised by various foster families but it was monks who were responsible for much of his nurturing. He spent much of his childhood living in Buddhist temples.


    The social and political turmoil in Cambodia led him to leave in the 1980s and he settled in the United States.


    His interest in the arts continued from his time at admiring artwork in his native temples. His art began very early in his life, at the age of 2 or 3, when my hands started to coordinate with my eyes." He had difficulty knowing "whether art is part of his life or his life part of his art."[1]


    Self-taught with a natural ability, Chanthou Oeur works in a variety of mediums of art, including stone, metal and wood.


    Since the 1980s Chanthou Oeur has participated in a number of exhibitions receiving much acclaim at the global Cambodian Art Festival held in Long Beach California where he won his first award for his work. He participated in the Smithsonian's Natural History exhibit Across the Seas and Over the Mountains, and took part in a Khmer Arts exhibition at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History.


    More recently he has begun to write poetry and together with his artwork made a presentation at the Weisman Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

  • 00:11

    Bats, Beauty, Arts And Culture-Battambang, Cambodia

    in Travel

    It’s often overlooked or just a mere stopover to or from Siem Reap, home of the famous ruins of Angkor Wat but Battambang Cambodia should be on your radar of places to visit in this country. Full of Khmer culture, early 20th century French architecture and a unique charm unlike anywhere else in Cambodia. Join me John Saboe for an exploration in and around Battambang, Cambodia in this episode of Far East Adventure Travel Podcast.


     


    Probably the number one site to visit in Battambang, Cambodia is the world-famous bamboo train. Made from left-over tank wheels, small-powered engines and a bamboo platform it’s a metaphor for the people of this country who’ve adapted and overcome incredible devastation and hardship to their culture and way of life. But this town, the second-largest in the country has so much more to offer. On my last trip through Cambodia I stayed in Battambang for several days exploring the town and discovering it’s charm.


     


    To find out a little bit more about Battambang from a native’s perspective and why it’s so appealing I spoke with artist Kchao Touch, who also owns the wonderfully eclectic Jewel In The Lotus Antique and Arts Shop in the arts quarter.


     


    The sounds of a memorial can quickly fade out to a wedding celebration, sometimes lasting for three days. Most Cambodian weddings are now only celebrated on a single day. This memorial in Battambang lasted for several days.


     


    Another uniquely Southeast Asian tradition respected every day in Battambang is the morning alms. For good luck lay people bring a food offering to the local Buddhist monks that wander the town in return for a blessing. Excerpts from "Bats, Beauty, Arts And Culture-Battambang, Cambodia


     


     

  • 00:53

    Tim Chhim Interviews Ronnie Yimsut (in Khmer), Chairman Bakong Technical College

    in Self Help

    Timothy Chhim interviews Ronnie Yimsuth, in Khmer


    RONNIE YIMSUT is an author and activist and has been the subject of independent documentary films and reports by CBS News, NBC News, and PBS, among others. His many written works include Journey to Freedom and In the Shadow of Angkor. A senior landscape architect for the USDA Forest Service, he is also involved in national and international NGOs.


    http://www.bakongtechcollege.org/


    BAKONG TECHNICAL COLLEGE


    The heart and soul of Bakong Technical College (BTC) is education and economic empowerment of local communities, specifically targeting local women through a self help and self sustainability concept. Bakong Technical College’s primary mission is to change the ‘status quo’ and alter the course of the lives and livelihood of the poorest of the poor through quality education with an innovative ‘trickle up’ process.

  • 00:08

    Early Morning At The"Tomb Raider Temple"Ta Prohm-Angkor Ruins, Cambodia

    in Travel

    Excerpts from "Early Morning At The "Tomb Raider" Temple.


    The crowds that visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and the Angkor Ruins region can be overwhelming. Over 2.3 million people visited the site in 2014 making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Southeast Asia. On my last visit I spent many early mornings wandering the ruins including visits to Ta Prohm, the temple complex made famous by the 2001 film Lara Croft Tomb Raider.


    Ta Prohm was built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries in the Bayon Style which include face towers and naga carrying giant figures. Originally called Rajavihara it is located one kilometer east of Angkor Thom, the last great city of the Khmer Empire. King Jayavayerman Vll who ruled the empire oversaw construction of Ta Prohm from Angkor Thom,  where he ruled.


    Ta Prohm had been left almost in the same condition as it was found, with huge trees growing out of the structure which have literally taken over the temple, one of it’s striking features.


    Don’t forget to look on the ground as there are many relics from the temple half buried under your path. 


    Is it worth it to wake up early with all of the craziness of the crowds? Of course, it’s Angkor Wat. It’s an amazing experience. Just be prepared for a little nonsense and sometimes rudeness with that many people gathered in one spot. Don’t get me wrong I’m not trying to be a downer. Just preparing you for what’s going to happen so you can adjust your expectations accordingly. If I didn’t have proof you’d probably never believe me if I told you someone even brought a horse. Mind you this was sunset, a different crowd indeed


    Don’t forget to like the Far East Adventure Travel Facebook page. Visit fareastadventuretravel.com for more travel adventures and inspiration.


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  • 01:17

    Top indie author Russell Blake & EMERALD BUDDHA on Authors on the Air LIVE

    in Books

    Featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Times, and The Chicago Tribune, Russell Blake is The NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of dozens of action/adventure and mystery novels. About EMERALD BUDDHA:  Drake, Allie, and Spencer reunite in Emerald Buddha, the second Drake Ramsey adventure - a quest to locate the lost treasure of the Khmer Empire, secreted away in a hidden temple somewhere in Myanmar. But nothing is as it seems, and their archaeological expedition soon turns deadly when desperate factions target them in order to safeguard a secret that could topple the U.S. government.


    It's always a killer broadcast when Russell Blake shows up because who knows what he is really going to talk about. So join us for this LIVE conversation and call in to speak your piece at 347-633-9609.  


    This is a trademarked, copyrighted podcast solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC. See us on social media everywhere and send a Tweet @authorsontheair OR @PamStackHost.  


     


     


     

  • 00:57

    Tim Chhim Interviews Chakra Oeur, An Award Winning Cambodian-American Artist

    in Self Help

    Tim Chhim Interviews Chakra Oeur, An Award Winning Cambodian American Artist.


    Chakra or Chanthou Oeur was born on a small sandy island about 20 miles from Phnom Penh. Orphaned at an early age, he was raised by various foster families but it was monks who were responsible for much of his nurturing. He spent much of his childhood living in Buddhist temples.


    The social and political turmoil in Cambodia led him to leave in the 1980s and he settled in the United States.


    His interest in the arts continued from his time at admiring artwork in his native temples. His art began very early in his life, at the age of 2 or 3, when my hands started to coordinate with my eyes." He had difficulty knowing "whether art is part of his life or his life part of his art."[1]


    Self-taught with a natural ability, Chanthou Oeur works in a variety of mediums of art, including stone, metal and wood.


    Since the 1980s Chanthou Oeur has participated in a number of exhibitions receiving much acclaim at the global Cambodian Art Festival held in Long Beach California where he won his first award for his work. He participated in the Smithsonian's Natural History exhibit Across the Seas and Over the Mountains, and took part in a Khmer Arts exhibition at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History.


    More recently he has begun to write poetry and together with his artwork made a presentation at the Weisman Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

  • 01:58

    Inner Vision: You Are What You See

    in Spirituality

    Life Coach Ade is joined by Spiritual Teacher and Author  David Ault for "You Are What You See" on the Ask Life Coach Ade Radio Show on LifeConversationsRadio.com


    We are wrapping up the theme of month "Inner Vision" with David Ault. Join the conversation and discover that the answers to your questions are right where you are. #TuneInAndBeServed 


    Call in 347 426 3346 or post your questions on "Ask Life Coach Ade Radio Show" fan (LIKE) page on Facebook.


    David Ault is an internationally known author and celebrated metaphysical teacher and speaker. He is an ordained minister through Centers for Spiritual Living and currently serves as the Senior Minister of Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia.


    His weekly messages are heard and viewed by thousands across the world. Since his spiritual reawakening in the mid 1980s, Ault has traveled the globe offering his gifts as a singer/songwriter, speaker, and facilitator.


    He has established a thriving non-government regulated school in Siem Reap, Cambodia, which provides free education, medical/hygiene assistance, and agricultural and life skills training to hundreds of Cambodian children annually. He also offers humanitarian service trips there regularly. His stateside non-profit, Khmer Child Foundation, serves this initiative. David lives with his husband Ty Andrews in Atlanta, Georgia. His website www.DavidAult.com


    For more information about Life Conversations Radio visit www.LifeConversationsMedia.com

  • 00:43

    Ronnie Yimsut Founder of Bakong Technical College

    in Self Help

    Napoleon Hill Foundation Instructor Tom Cunningham (too tall) and AllState Agency Owner, Timothy Chhim interview Khmer Rouge survivor Ronnie Yimsut.


    RONNIE YIMSUT is an author and activist and has been the subject of independent documentary films and reports by CBS News, NBC News, and PBS, among others. His many written works include Journey to Freedom and In the Shadow of Angkor. A senior landscape architect for the USDA Forest Service, he is also involved in national and international NGOs.


    http://www.bakongtechcollege.org/


    BAKONG TECHNICAL COLLEGE


    The heart and soul of Bakong Technical College (BTC) is education and economic empowerment of local communities, specifically targeting local women through a self help and self sustainability concept. Bakong Technical College’s primary mission is to change the ‘status quo’ and alter the course of the lives and livelihood of the poorest of the poor through quality education with an innovative ‘trickle up’ process.

  • 00:53

    What to do when experiencing Anger, Hatred, Fear or Pain

    in Self Help

    When you are experiencing Anger, Hatred, Fear, or Pain, what do you do to to focus your thoughts, words, and actions on more positive things?


    Journey To Success Radio hosts Peter Goral, Tim Chhim, Taylor Tagg, and Tom Cunningham discuss this topic in this interview.


    Tim Chhim survived the cruel Pol Pot regime and the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia before fleeing from death row and undertaking a 120 day journey through the jungle and climing mountains to reach reach Thailand where he became a refugee.


    Taylor Tagg and Peter Goral endured cruel and uncaring treatment through their childhood from step-fathers and mothers boyfriends.


    Tom Cunningham has endured 24/7 pain from Rheumatoid Arthritis since the age of 5, 47 years now, and has had 4 hips, 4 knees and 2 shoulders replaced and been hospitalized about 40 times.

  • 01:33

    Phymean Noun Founder of People Improvement Organization (PIO)

    in Self Help

    Phymean is a Buddhist, born in Cambodia in Kampong Cham province. As a young girl growing up during the Khmer Rouge era, she survived one of the worst genocides in the world's history only to lose her mother to cancer at the age of 15. Phymean tried her hardest to survive, even though a lot of people had lost their hope, she still had a dream, a bleak hope. At the age of 15, as an orphan living alone, she not only had to care for herself but also her 2 year old niece as the rest of her family had died during Khmer Rouge and her sister had fled to refugee camps in Thailand.


    Phymean’s mother had always taught her the importance of education and this lesson has resonated with her. For 12 years she worked for the United Nations and its agencies like ILO UNDP.


    In 2002 she decided to resign from her last job to start the People Improvement Organization (PIO). She is now living her dream to help the poorest children in Cambodia.


    Now, she has 3 schools and serves over 1300 children a day. She provides free education, food/ nutrition, clean water, hygiene, health care, shelter and vocational training to the underprivileged children and women.


    Her work has been recognized to the world. In 2008 she was awarded a Top Ten Hero by CNN for my work.


    On February 25th, 2015 World’s Children’s Prize announced Phymean as a nominee for Children Nobel Prize in Sweden. The three nominees will be attend the Award ceremony in October, 2015 present by Queen Silvia of Sweden.


    On May 3rd, Phymean received 2015 Special Outstanding Asia Award from the Canadian multicultural Council- Asians in Ontario.


    http://peopleimprovement.org/

  • 00:52

    Timothy Chhim Interviews Quantum Imagination Studios' Officers

    in Self Help

    QUANTUM IMAGINATION STUDIOS 


    They dare to dream big!


    A Khmer-French, Darith, borned in France; his fiancee, Elise, a native French and Anthony Achariya, a Khmer-American borned in the U.S. are taking their biggest dream to create what they call a "successful" vidio game company called Quantum Imagination Studios--the company that they have been dreaming to create since they were teenagers. 


    They are daring to take the challenge head on and believe that they can make a real difference not just within the vidio game industry but also to make the world a better place for humanity.


    You can listen to their dream here and be inspired by their motive and their Journey to Success where not too many younger generations dare to enter .