Kampuchea will be always in my heart....

Monday, November 30, 2009

This beautiful dress

I wear this beautiful dress to
bed with my lover.

They asked me where I got the dress?
I told them my dear mother gave to me.
They asked where did your mother get the dress?
I said my dear mother got from her mother,
And her mother got from her mother,
And her mother mother mother got from her beautiful mother.

I am sorry I can't give this beautiful dress to you. A treasure from my ancestor has to be kept and valued.

The brand name is Cambodia.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Missing you...

Missing my love,

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

And I Love Her

Beautiful and cool music from John Lenon.
By Beattles: "And I Love Her from A Hard Day's Night movie."

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Churning of The Milk Sea (Kampuchea)

This is a traditional dance from my country. Cambodia has very beautiful culture and tradtion. One of the ancient country in southeast asia. This is why I cannot forget her, she so rich, so beautiful. Perhaps this explain why one cannot pass her beauty. She's amazing! So envious. Too much see and learn. I love Kampuchea. This is how I'd like to remember my motherland.
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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Before I die...

I hope to see Cambodia come back to life
I hope to see Cambodia smile
and before I die, I wish for two things;
a book and a movie for my Khmer sisters and brothers to remember Cambodia.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Tsugaru kaikyou fuyugeshiki

One of my favorite song from Ishikawa Sayuri
Tsugaru kaikyou fuyugeshiki- winter scenery at Tsugaru strait.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Is there morality in animal kingdom?

I've been down. So down... Wandering around clueless, puzzling.. What to do? Should I take my last will? Should I grab my backpack and say goodbye to the people I love and leave to the bloodhound world? No, I do not want to be outrageous. Can someone out there help my people? My country is in chaos. My people are dying more and more everyday. This is torturing me. My country is taken over by evil-minded men. They are everywhere, committing the grossest deeds. The Vietnamese government are killing my people.... Genocide #2 has just begun, the "land grabbing's revolution."

Khmer rouge trial is the last dream to bring justice for Cambodian but having learned that the trial have been handled by the Khmer rouge (the CPP), there's no hope, there will be no justice. It so sick...it's useless... helpless. What is the trial for if the killers are holding the case. They are controlling the mass media, they are holding the documents. They are ready to stand at the court to prove that they are right. War, greeds, power monger, corruption, the bloodhounds best friend. When will they stop? Is there morality in animal kingdom?

Can somebody understand Cambodian?

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
-Mohandas Gandhi

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Dear unfaithful neighbors

How many war do you want to wage?
How much more land do you want from us?
How many more Cambodian do you want to kill?
How much more Cambodian blood do you want to shed?
NO? It's not enough yet?

Your hands are so filthy that they smell miles away,
Your hearts are so wicked that everybody recognizes you.
Your minds are so cruel that you can't control yourself.
Your mouths look funny, when you tell lies, they are crooked up and down,left and right. Right to left and left to right. Down and up and up to down. Wobbly...weeblob!

Our suffering is your happiness
Your desirous of fame is at the cost of our victims.
You came, you got what you want, now your countries are rich you should go home! NO? You want more? Angkor wat, preah Vihear, land, oil, tree....are still in your mind? If you can move them inside your house, we'll let you have them. You sure are funny people. Do you realize that everybody is watching you? Fool...!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

"You can run but you can't hide"

After decades of war, very little is known about Cambodia. Our food, culture and history have been abandoned by the invaders. Our books were rewritten according to their desire. Our history were taught in such a way that is NOT Cambodian, nothing but genocide. As they glorify their history, Cambodia’s beauty became darkest of the darkest of all. They teach their children about their pride and we were told from their books to hate ourselves. It seems that our richness, our luxury, our golden land have been their sources of evil, endless invasion still continue. Genocide is still going on in Cambodia, not a loud bombing, but this time a silent and deadly one. Land grabbing from the local people is a trend in ‘new era Cambodia” and land encroachment still going on from east and west. Such tragic in our blood. They have gone very far annihilating Cambodia. Enjoy to your fullest, have her(Cambodia) as the way you want, draw all your mighty greeds, but don’t forget that you must pay great price in the end. If not now, children of Cambodia and good friends of Cambodia will stand and fight for her right, if not today, it will be tomorrow. “You can run but you can’t hide.”

Sunday, November 18, 2007

My wish

To all Cambodian children and friends of Cambodia. We must not let history repeat the tragic past. Please do not forget how we suffer. Help remember our Khmer Krom, Khmer surin and all Khmer sisters and brothers. Helpf us fight justice. And to the enemies, we hope that you will understand the meaning of peace. Allow us to quench the thirst that we've been longing for and that is FREEDOM. I ask nothing but freedom, and freedom is every Cambodian dream. Free from oppression and the end of annihilation for my people. I hope friends of Cambodia will help bring us out of the darkness. To the enemies, I hope you will be our truthful friends tomorrow.

"South Vietnam"


Kampuchea Krom land (southern Cambodia) now known as "South Vietnam." On June 04 1949, just before their complete withdrawal from Indochina which included Cambodia, Lao and Vietnam for more than a hundred years; the French government illegally gave the lower part of Cambodia’s land (Kampuchea Krom) to Vietnam.

Shortly thereafter the Vietnamese government took over all Kampuchea Krom land including our homes. They renamed our land to Vietnamese names. All the streets and anything that had a Khmer name were changed to Vietnamese.

They forced all Khmer in Kampuchea Krom to change or convert their Khmer name to Vietnamese. If we can’t convert our Khmer name to Vietnamese then we must choose one of these Vietnamese last names assigned for us, and it didn’t matter if we were blood relatives or not. For example, Khmer Krom from Khleang (Soc Trang),Trapeang ( Tra Vinh), Pov Lieu (Bac Lieu) and Tirk Khmao ( Ca Mau) provinces had their last names changed to either Son,Thach or Kim. Khmer Krom from Karmourn Sor (Kien Giang), Prek Reussey (Can Tho), Long Ho (Vinh Long) and Mott Chrouk (Chau Doc) last names were changed to Danh, Chau or Ly. The same was ordered for Khmer Krom from other provinces. Those Vietnamese last names were for them to easily identify Khmer Krom, and which province we came from.

Vietnam also shut down all Khmer public schools. Any Khmer Krom wanting an education must go to a Vietnamese school. It was difficult adjusting to sudden language changes for the majority of Khmer Krom students who spoke only Khmer. At first, there were large groups Khmer Krom students enrolled in Vietnamese schools, but only a handful hung on, the majority being bi-lingual. The reasons many Khmer Krom students dropped out was because their parents were too poor to buy school supplies and school uniforms, didn't speak Vietnamese, also because they were not able to cope with the unfair treatment, mental and physical abuse from Vietnamese teachers and Vietnamese students. Instead of helping our students over come language barriers, and treating all students equally, many Vietnamese teachers made the situation worse and unbearable for our students to continue their studies. It did not matter how well Khmer Krom students studied it was never good enough. They often insulted the students “ tu.i ba^y ngu ho*n bo`” (you people are dumber than a cow.)

Struggling to preserve our Khmer language on our land, most Khmer Krom parents would send the children, mostly boys, to local temples for study Khmer language from Buddhist monks. The boys usually stayed at the local temple for several months up to years.

June 1949, after the Vietnamese government shut down Khmer schools, they drove Khmer Krom out of homes and businesses from big cities (such as Prey Norko (now know as Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City), to undeveloped land in the countryside. Once our Khmer Krom people moved out the cities, Vietnamese people moved in. Vietnamese took over our homes; our businesses, while our people struggled to survive, starting all over, with only clothes on back and empty hands. During that time, a large group of Khmer Krom villagers fled to Cambodia, hoping for peaceful life on the upper part of our land.

Meanwhile South Vietnamese drafted young Khmer Krom men into military services to fight the North Vietnamese. American’s requested many Khmer Krom soldiers to transfer in their Special Force because not only were Khmer Krom men much taller and stronger than Vietnamese men, Khmer Krom men were also known for being brave warriors, trustworthy and honest. Many Khmer Krom men fought for the American and South Vietnamese during the Vietnam War. Many Khmer Krom lives were lost on our land. Many unsung heroes died silent in Kampuchea Krom. Till today, no sympathy, no monument, no special treatment, and no word ever mention from either American or South Vietnamese that many Khmer Krom soldiers has fought and died for our land in Vietnam War.

On April 1975, in Kampuchea Krom the North Vietnamese took over South Vietnam. Vietnamese communists did the same to Khmer Krom; they forced Khmer Krom to “relocated”, abandon homes and businesses, again. “Move or die!” They ordered. Again, our people packed up, again we left our homes, again we abandoned our businesses so the Vietnamese communists officials and their families could move in, took over our properties, our land that we work so hard over pass twenty years to rebuilt. Many Khmer Krom who used to work with South Vietnamese were captured and imprisoned. Some Khmer Krom were lucky to be alive, free to walk out prison after many years in re-education camp, but many Khmer Krom died in prison from torture, illness and hunger. Some Khmer Krom are still missing since captured by Vietnamese communists back in 1975.

Ironically, on April 1975, in Cambodia, our Khmer Krom people life turned from bad to worst when Khmer Rouge show up. Khmer Rouge also evicted everyone out of the cities, just like Vietnamese government did to Khmer Krom on our land. When Khmer Rouge murdered millions of innocents people, amongst the deaths were mostly Khmer and Khmer Krom.

When Vietnam shut down all Khmer public schools on June 1949 they destroyed all Khmer textbooks in Kampuchea Krom.
When Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia on April 1975, before murders millions Khmer/Khmer Krom, they also destroyed all Khmer textbooks. As result our real Khmer history has been deliberately erased. Not only that the Vietnamese don’t like to tell the world, especially the younger Khmer/Khmer Krom generations, that South Vietnam was Kampuchea Krom, but most newer Khmer history books also failed to mention how Cambodia lost our Kampuchea Krom land to Vietnam on 6-4-1949.

1978, when Vietnamese invaded Cambodia, still fear of Khmer Rouge, many Khmer Krom villagers tried to return to Kampuchea Krom, but were shot by Vietnamese communist soldiers. Thousands of innocent Khmer Krom children and women died on our land. Vietnamese communists denied murdering these innocent Khmer Krom villagers and they blamed it on the Khmer Rouge.

Seeing that return to Kampuchea Krom was too risky, some Khmer Krom have no other choice but trying to build another new life on our upper land, Cambodia. Until, recently some top Cambodian officials decided that Khmer Krom do not have the right to be in Cambodia but real Vietnamese do. They welcome millions Vietnamese come and live freely on our upper land but not Khmer Krom. They said Khmer Krom belong to Kampuchea Krom and all Khmer people in Kampuchea Krom should be considered as Vietnamese, and deported back to South Vietnam. Those sent back went straight to prison and some were never heard from, or seen again.

No word could describe the Khmer Krom pain when seeing people from other countries could get permission to build private schools, homes or businesses on our land, but the rightful landowners, Khmer Krom, we couldn’t even get permission to build a single Khmer public school on our land. More than fifty years went by, still, there is no Khmer public school on Kampuchea Krom since 1949 when Vietnam shut down all Khmer schools.

However, if you go to Cambodia, you will see many Vietnamese businesses, schools and even Vietnamese hospital in Cambodia for millions of Vietnamese who came and stay, since Vietnam invaded Cambodia in 1978. You will see many Khmer children couldn’t afford to go to school, many poor Khmer children begging on the streets or scavengers on dump sites struggling to survive. Along the rivers there are so many Khmer people living on boats, dreaming for a piece of our land to call home.

For millions Khmer people in Kampuchea Krom daily life is struggling for survive. Many Khmer Krom live under plastic tents with no windows, doors, running water or electric, many poor Khmer Krom families wonder when the Vietnamese government is going to order them to move again. Wondering when the oppression and hardship will end, a good life seems only to come in dreams; a dream that some day, the Khmer Krom people will be free to live peacefully on our land.

Today, the world is getting to know more about us. Buddha said, “Nothing could be hidden from the truth.” So it is up to you, my Khmer/ Khmer Krom brothers and sisters to learn more of our real history and tell the world the truth that these were our land.


Thursday, November 15, 2007

Kim Trang (Ieng Sary) arrested for KR Trial

Kim Trang aka Ieng Sary, one of the Vietnamese behind the killing field.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Ieng Sary, the former Khmer Rouge foreign minister taken into custody yesterday by Cambodia's genocide tribunal, was part of the communist group's inner circle, rising to power alongside its notorious leader Pol Pot.
But in the 1990s, when the Khmer Rouge was no longer in power, he defected with a large coterie of followers, effectively setting the stage for the group's collapse by the end of the decade.

His change of heart earned him a limited amnesty but left open the question of how much responsibility he bore for the atrocities the Khmer Rouge regime committed in the late 1970s, when 1.7 million Cambodians died of starvation, disease, overwork and execution.

As deputy prime minister and foreign minister, Ieng Sary was one of a few key decision makers in the central committee.

He has long been accused of personally persuading several diplomats and intellectuals based overseas to return to Cambodia to join the revolution after the Khmer Rouge overthrew a pro- American government in 1975. The returnees were arrested and put in reeducation camps, and most were later executed.

Ieng Sary, born as Kim Trang on January 1, 1930 - the date is sometimes disputed - in a former Cambodian province that is now part of southern Vietnam, received a government scholarship in the 1950s to study in France.

source: http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=9&art_id=56729&sid=16258749&con_type=1&d_str=20071113&fc=2

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Due to copyright

My apology to those who visited my website earlier, due to copyrigt, I had deleted all the international song such as X-Japan...etc. Since I couldn't share their songs with you, I would like to share the youtube video from someone who uploaded it. I am a fan of X-Japan,although they look very funky heavy metal, their music is a masterpiece. Very meaningful. Toshi the vocalist, broke up with the group, now I heard that he's reuniting after 10 years. X-Japan-"Forever Love." Enjoy!

Toshimitsu "Toshi" Deyama– vocals
Tomoaki "Pata" Ishizuka– rhythm guitar
Hiroshi "Heath" Morie– bass (since 1992)
Yoshiki Hayashi– drums and piano
Hideto "Hide" Matsumoto– lead guitar (until 1997)
Taiji Sawada– bass (until 1992)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Songs uploaded

I uploaded some songs in satreyKhmer.com
When you go there, click on 'Music' content at the top of menu bar and double click on the 'play' button to listen. Enjoy!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Windows Vista

Got my new laptop, Toshiba. It came with Windows Vista, this software support Khmer fonts. I've been struggling with the Khmer keyboard layout, it's not so easy.

Windows vista software has many function keys. If your press 'windows' key and 'tab' key at the same time, it allows you to list the windows that are open on your desktop on your screen as the picture shown below. Then release the 'tab' key on the page that you want to view.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Human Being

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."

-by Einstein

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Khmer Chicken Curry

Kari Monn, Cambodian chicken curry. Consist of chicken,eggplant, bamboo, potato, carrot, onion, coconut milk, basil, big dried red pepper(none spicy). I use chicken breast, it cooks faster than other parts of the chicken(energy saving).

Saturday, November 03, 2007


From generation to generation, our Khmer were taught that jess mok pi rean, mien mok pi rork, knowledge comes from learning, wealth is from working hard. Well, to some group it's not always true.

Quote below applies to this group: jess mok pi rean, mien mok pi pouk ro`luoy knowledge comes from learning, wealth is from corruption. Meaning that, weapon, bribery and thunder tone language is their way to get rich.


"They came, they took, they force, they torture, they kill, you beg for mercy, they invade and you say thank you....how naive!"
"Khmers are irreplaceble but Chinese & Viets are replaceble, get rid of a few, make another one and tell the new one what an idiot the last one was" - AK-47 Made in China

Quotes from "FF"

Friday, November 02, 2007

Khmer Rouge and The Vietnamese Link

The Khmer Rouge and the Vietnamese Communists:
A history of their relations as told in the Soviet archives
by Dmitry Mosyakov

To this day, the real history of relations between the Khmer communists and their Vietnamese colleagues is enclosed in a veil of secrecy. Despite extensive research on this theme in Russia and abroad, there are still no reliable answers to many key questions. The history of relations between Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge is construed in Vietnam in a way which sometimes has nothing to do with the story told in the West. Statements of some Khmer Rouge leaders like Khieu Samphan or Ieng Sari, who have recently defected to the governmental camp in Phnom Penh and say what people want to hear, are not to be trusted either. All this supports the assumption that analysis of relations between Hanoi and the Khmer Rouge is not only a historical problem. There is still a political component, which encumbers its objective study. To read more click here ...

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Domain for satrey Khmer

http://www.satreykhmer.com has now been created. It is currently under construction. The information will be launched shortly. Check for the update soon. Thank you!