3/22/08

let's it be or let me cry

The most difficult thing to do is fighting with yourself. Sometime you don't even want what to deal with these stupid things which always appear in your head esp. you're under a lot stress. It's me!!!!!but friends, family and Myself tell me that you have keep fighting, go on through the hell...then you would be out of it in the heaven[?]
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No i don't want it any more! here i am one again i'm turned into peace just can't deny it but i can pretend behind the truth; just thought that nothing can make me give up!
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A:"I'm not ready to make it nice"

B:"Time flies by so fast so u have to run fast to cath time"
"Being yourself is the best"

A:"I'm not ready for love"

B:"most people say so"
So just keep in mind that "It's too late is silent to U"
But "I'm lucky enough to know what is your dream" and "people have their own dream, true love, happiness family, good job, ... but they just class which is the first priority; and you have a good heart just want to help people and keep peace for the world"
But Being such a person like that is really hard, difficult, sometimes you're lost and confused, and plus you have to sacrify yourself a lot things that other people are happy not being care about others just make themselves get what they want...is it that bad that you choose this way?

A:"No, not at all but as human being not like computer to jsut click close this or those program instead i just cannot seperate the desire like other people or what i am doing is...it's never easy as just thought but it's even more harder when you involve it.."

B:"I do understand cuz i've read some books about hero"

A:"You're wrong, I'm not the want to be hero of anyone or anything, but i just try to show the world that please put peace in yourself then the world will be in peace too... that's why i study law and psycholgoy"

B:"good point" and " KEEP IT UP" i know it's not easy at all.

A:"you're right cuz sometimes i dont even know what i should do next but i just keep my dream alive and keep walking on and on" and " try not to regret what i have chosen as my destiny"
...Suddently C who is really negative thinking come up to put you down:
C:"you're so stupid, idoit, crazy and never get what you want,,,and you do careless what you have walked through till today cuz how many important things you lost and never get back???...why are you so stupid???? Why dont you just say yes to the thing you want...why??? or you just let it go like this???

A:"no!no!no!!!I did tried to not let it go like this but i just can't being more selfish...cuz i know i have chosen a different dream with him.

C:"see??? you're so stupid, i told you!not to choose this way. just end up have a simple family and forget about concern others too much"

A:"The most most thing, my book i gave to a guy i like but i never hope i would have it back, in the end of the book says that LARA died with honor and she died becasue she just wanted to help a old lady...and me! i just want to be just like her...even in the end i end up my life just being sacrified myself just help others.."

C:"you're crazy, just being a strange guy like this!!! Whatever?"

B:"Please DO NOT let "C" listen to him, what you can do just listen and take to determine them in your own langaue of your heart...And "Time will make people change and even everthing is nothing stay still and someday there might be one who can understand you and endurance enough to catch you."...and "You still can have with other things which most people want them so what you can do you have to make it in being not just patient but also make it in smart way how to handle it..."

A:"I totally agree that time will fly by, and the way you choose will come by + solution of your life"

I make it by myself and sorry if it make u headace!

***I love this song "BREAKAWAY"

Grew up in a small town
And when the rain would fall down
I'd just stare out my window
Dreaming of what could be
And if I'd end up happy
I would pray (I would pray)

Trying hard to reach out
But when I tried to speak out
Felt like no one could hear me
Wanted to belong here
But something felt so wrong here
So I prayed I could break away

[Chorus:]
I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly
I'll do what it takes til' I touch the sky
And I'll make a wish
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway
Out of the darkness and into the sun
But I won't forget all the ones that I love
I'll take a risk
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway

Wanna feel the warm breeze
Sleep under a palm tree
Feel the rush of the ocean
Get onboard a fast train
Travel on a jet plane, far away (I will)
And breakaway

[Chorus]

Buildings with a hundred floors
Swinging around revolving doors
Maybe I don't know where they'll take me but
Gotta keep moving on, moving on
Fly away, breakaway

I'll spread my wings
And I'll learn how to fly
Though it's not easy to tell you goodbye
I gotta take a risk
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway
Out of the darkness and into the sun
But I won't forget the place I come from
I gotta take a risk
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway, breakaway, breakaway

3/18/08

Sickness

1.illness
2.loneliness
3.stress
4.complicate
5.......

I know that if i want a victory of my life, I have to fight with these!!! That's why i know when people are too tired, or no meaning of life they decide to suicide. But what is different bwt died and live? I know too... but i'm doing or keep breathing is to make my dream come true!

3/13/08

Big decision!

Now i'm waiting to hear a job result of Canadian Banks in legal department. The reason i would love to work there is about salary(good) and new experience. I have to wait about two more weeks, which seems to be so long to me.

If i will be accepted, i'll work there for a big while before i jump to another step. I might try to get scholarship for US,UK or wherever. or I would like to intern in any other international tribunal like ECCC. Then i hope i can hunt a job for UN :)

But if i will not, i have to decide whether i will go to Sierra Leone for internship.
But if i will not, i have to decide whether i will go to Sierra Leone for internship.
Positive: 1. I have a friend, Erin who have worked at ECCC together, and after she finished the internship, she got a job for UN in Sierra Leone so it'd be wonderful if i decide to go. 2. Human Rights is damp bad so i would like to see in real. 3. it'd be really useful and valuable experiences for me to go university at anywhere.

Negative: Security is quiet bad though in the UN building is safe. 2. Family doesn't agree with me about that. 3. i have to finde a sponsor for my living their and air ticket. 4....i don't know!!!

History: Current Situation The deadline for disarmament was set for the 15th of December 1999. It passed with less than a quarter of the estimated 45 000 combatants turning up and surrendering their weapons at the Disarmament, Demobilisation and Rehabilitation (DDR) assembly points run by the United Nation's Peace Keepers.
• Towards the end of January 2000 the West African states sponsoring the regional intervention force, ECOMOG, decided to maintain a substantial part of the force in the country until the United Nations Observer Mission to Sierra Leone (UNOMSIL) is in position and suitably mandated to maintain the peace. The UN soldiers arrived in Freetown at the beginning of December 1999, but funding and transportation difficulties have delayed their complete deployment. Despite the cease-fire and amnesty, human rights organisations in Sierra Leone are still reporting atrocities and harassment in areas where rebel forces not participating in the DDR are still armed.

• With the slow progress of the DDR programme, the rebel factions have not released the large numbers of abducted children thought to be held in their rural strongholds. An estimated 10 to 15 000 children between the ages of six and eighteen were kidnapped during the 8-year long war. Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) working with the issue have managed to negotiate the release of small groups of these children - 400 being the latest group released by AFRC (Armed Forced Ruling Council) rebels in the Port Loko area at the end of January 2000.

• Tense with political jockeying, the situation in Sierra Leone remains centred around its diamonds. On the 24th January, rebel leader Foday Sankoh (Revolutionary United Front), now Minister for Energy and Mineral affairs revoked all mining and trading licences and declared that anyone caught dealing in diamonds would be prosecuted. With a weak police force and almost non-existent judiciary, the threat is unlikely to be effective in curtailing the trade than any previous measures.
HISTORY

• Sierra Leone was a British colony to which freed slaves returned in the late 1700's. They formed a social class which hardly integrated with the indigenous people.

• After Independence in 1961 successive governments were dominated by a small political elite who exclusively profited from the lucrative trade in diamonds. Little of this national income trickled down to benefit the rest of the population.


RECENT PAST

• Reacting to this system of exclusive patronage, a political outsider, Foday Sankoh, formed the RUF (Revolutionary United Front), and started an armed insurrection. Rebel leader and later president of neighbouring Liberia, Charles Taylor, backed Sankoh and the RUF.

• Dissatisfied with the government, the military took power in 1991. By 1996, foreign and domestic pressure forced the provisional governing council to hold general elections despite the bush war. A civilian, Ahmed Tejan Kabbah, became the first freely elected President for 34 years.

• Within a year a group of renegade officers forced his government to flee the country. President Kabbah regained power in March 1998 with the assistance of foreign mercenaries and ECOMOG, an armed intervention force sponsored by ECOWAS (Economic Organization of West African States).

• The military junta retreated to the bush and became a second rebel faction. In uneasy co-operation with the RUF, the rebel armies financed their participation in the war by mining and selling diamonds through Liberia.

• A surprise rebel attack in January 1999 temporarily wrestled half of Freetown from ECOMOG. The insurgents destroyed much of the town before being beaten back.

• In July 1999 all parties agreed to a regionally brokered cease-fire signed in Lome. It included an amnesty for all the crimes and human rights abuses committed during the war and a framework for the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of all participants in the conflict.

• The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution in October 1999 to provide an armed peace keeping force. It will replace the largely Nigerian based ECOMOG forces, seen by the rebels as being party to the conflict.

PRESENT

• Less than a quarter of the 45000 combatants have surrendered their weapons at the designated assembly points in compliance with the disarmament program.

• Human rights agencies in Sierra Leone report continued abuses and say that widespread banditry is increasing throughout the areas still controlled by the rebel factions.

• The rebel armies have surrendered very few of the estimated 10 000 children abducted during the war.

• All diamond mining and trading licenses have been revoked and all diamond trading activities outlawed. However, much of the diamond region is in the hands of recalcitrant RUF rebels who are unlikely to halt their mining operations.

Fun!!!!

hmmm kid yards:P and we're kid, aren't we?:Dme, sister,Den,cute girl(forget her name), Theaall of us...

3/12/08

Same place...


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having fried rice(my favorit) with favorit music is awesome or how to fullfil my energy:)

see??? m the shortest...poor me!


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I'm with embassedor


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hm...


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Family picture with my victory of CCCC


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3/10/08

Articles on the Newspaper about CCCC

Cambodia’s First Law Student Client Counseling Competition
Sunway Hotel, Phnom Penh
February 28 - 29, 2008

Ambassador Joseph Mussomeli and Cambodian Bar President Ky Tech pose with the winning team. Full Size

USAID’s first annual Cambodian Client Counseling Competition (CCCC) was successfully completed. Teams from five Cambodian law schools (Royal University of Law and Economics, Cambodian Mekong University, Pannasastra University, Build Bright University and University of Cambodia) competed for the honors of national champion. The competition was held at the Sunway Hotel in Phnom Penh. East West Management Institute and the American Bar Association were the implementing partners while the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia was the local partner. Over 100 law students, professors and members of the legal community attended the competition.

The U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, Joseph Mussomeli, and President of the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Ky Tech, presided over the award ceremony. The national champion won a trip to India to represent Cambodia in the International Client Counseling Competition, which will take place in Bangalore, India from April 2 – 6, 2008. Over twenty countries are expected to compete in the international competition, including the United States, England, Australia, India, Malaysia, Hong Kong and others.

The competition places teams of law students in a simulated law office environment where they are challenged to conduct a counseling session with a “client” that is played by an actor. Their performances were scored by local and international judges. The students learned to employ important practical legal skills such as active listening, interrogation, empathy, issue spotting, legal analysis, problem solving and teamwork. The students worked with local lawyers to prepare for the competition. USAID also helped prepare the students by conducting a client counseling workshop earlier in the month.

The CCCC is part of USAID’s Program on Rights and Justice. The program focuses on rule of law and human rights issues. The CCCC is an example of the creative and exciting new methods used to teach law students important practical skills that are not being effectively taught in Cambodian law schools. These skills will make for more effective advocates in the Cambodian justice system.


Phnom Penh Post on March 7 - 20, 2008:

Law students Khun Sonita (centre right) and Sreng Nearirath (right) talk with a pretend client during the Client Counseling Competition at Sunway Hotel, Phnom Penh, on February 29. Sonita will represent Cambodia at an international counseling competition in India from April 2-6.Young lawyers smooth talk their way to world champsA Cham factory worker's praying brings an assembly line to a standstill, and gets him fired. It wasn't as dramatic as the butler in the pantry with the candlestick,
but Cambodia's first client counseling competition had its share of theatrics as aspiring lawyers and judges had 45 minutes to display their mastery of Cambodian law and ability to establish rapport with clients. One team from each of Cambodia's five main law schools - Royal University of Law and Economics, University of Cambodia, Pannasastra University, Cambodian Mekong University and Build Bright University - competed for the honor of national champions February 28-29 at the Sunway Hotel
in Phnom Penh.

The fictional clients, played by actors, included a trafficked woman and a factory manager facing a lawsuit by a worker he fired.
From the minutia of honorifics to the logistics of cost to the heart of the matter - what happened and how can we fix it - the young students tried the impress the judges, mostly lawyers based in Phnom Penh, with their social skills and knowledge of the Cambodian Constitution.
The competitors threw in dramatic pauses and sighs, and delivered aseemingly scripted lines. "Feel good about yourself. It's not going to be a problem, have
a drink," one of the lawyers told the factory manager character.

After the competition, the judges cautioned teams not to be overly sanguine with their clients.

Cambodian Bar Association president Ky Tech and US Ambassador Joseph Mussomeli presented trophies to contest winners winners Sreng Nearirath and Khun Sonita, of the Royal University of Law and Economics. The two will travel to Bangalore, India,
April 2-6 to represent Cambodia at the International Client Counseling Competition, in which over 20 countries are expected to compete, including the US, England
and India.

The legal contest was funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID)
and jointly organized by the East-West Management Institute as well as the American and Cambodian bar associations.

"Like any other course of study, the law can be exceedingly boring if all the student does is learn from books and lectures," said Mussomeli, cautioning that
"While the law is a wonderful invention, it can also be very dangerous" since it can be used to oppress the "poor and weak."

SATURDAYAND SUNDAY,MARCH1-2,2008 The CAMBODIA DAILY

Ambassador:Gov’t Will Be Careful with Oil wealth
By PRAKCHANTHUL, THE CAMBODDAI DAILY:

US Ambassador Joseph Mussomeli said Friday that Cambodia officials are we aware of the pitfalls of managing any revenues the government may earn from oil and said he understood Prime Minister Hun Sen’s frustration over the issue.

Mussomelimade the remarks at the Sunway Hotel after helping crown the national champions of a law student competition with Bar Association President Ky Tech.

The ambassador’s remarks echoed statements by Hun Sen, who told an economic outlook conference Thursday that early trepidation over the possible corrupt misuse of future oil revenues was premature and “stupid”.

“The Prime Minister and the Cambodian government know that oil needs to be carefully managed and [there] needs to be a transparent process,” Mussomeli told reporters.

“I should not speak for the prime minister by I just think that you get tired of hearing the same thing over and over,” he added.

Officials at the Council of Ministers announced in October they were nearing completion of a draft law to regulate the oil and gas industry. US oil giant Chevron has completed test drilling off the coast of Cambodia and is expected to soon announce their results.

Mussomeli made his comments at the conclusion Friday at a two-day legal contest funded by the US Agency for International Development.

With Ky Tech, Mussomelu presented trophies to the contest’s winners Sreng Nearirath and Khun Sonita of the Royal University of Law and Economics, who were one of five teams each given 45 minutes to counsel a fictitious client and were judged on their legal advice.

The pair are to travel to India next month to compete with 19 other countries in the International Client Counseling Competition.

Team from Pannasastra University and the University of Cambodia were awarded second and third places respectively.

“Winning or losing is a simple matter” Ky Tech said at the ceremony. “Knowledge is the benefit to you brothers and sisters in gaining insight into the law in Cambodia.”

First day of the Competition:
First place is UC: 111 points
Second place is RULE: 110 points
Third place is PUC: 107 points

For the first place can be a first team choose the round.

Seconday of the competition:
First place is RULE: 137 points
Second place is PUC: 121 points
Third place is UC: 111 points

Shihanukvil

Shihanukvil, After the long competition has been over :)
What? Don't bother me it's just 7am?little girl, Srey Pov, Chamroun, mejust got up!It's on the truck to the hotel.

3/6/08

Why?

why???? why people always have questions? why people always want something which they dont have? why and why?

One day, I rode my motorcycle to have snack alone. While I was riding, I saw one weird guy. He looked scary and dirty, and I was afraid that you would scratch me or something. Instead when I came closer and closer, I saw his face with tear. This was really killing me so much. It was opposite from what I thought, but I feel so sorry to him. From this I’ve learnt that do not judge people by their appearance or what you see and hear, is not something like that you have to think, consider by your own world why and how.

Last week I went to Shihanukvill with a few friends after I won the competition. It was not bad, but I was so tired. In the night I was at beach, we had a lot sea food which I don’t really like. I walked along at the beach, and while I was looking at a pity bagger, a foreigner who already walked pass the bagger but he came back to give some money to him, it was so nice of him so it comes up to my mind that there are still some good people are living on the earth so why don’t we just keep our hope alive, and keep feeding your heart to go on to get your dream. Just remember that there is not only you who doing this but others as well, and soon there will be more and more.

3/2/08

Finally, I got what I have been working so hard!

Three days ago I so worried about the competition because I don't think it's enough time for me to re-prepare with a new team-mate who is just young girl like me. On Tuesday and morning Wednesday Nita, my partner and I had been in the Living Room Café for whole days, and we were so tired to make a draft of the competition.

On Wednesday evening, there was another practice of Client Counseling of both topics, it was about religion in labor law and prostitute comes to consult with you as lawyer. We did prepared quiet a lot to pay back on Monday that I did made all professor dissapointed with us.

I always keep in mind that "most people are nervous when they are in front of a hundred of people"so am I? If I want to show judges that I'm confident to make it so I have to act like I'm not nervous at all J

The champion for me is not important but what the most significant is have made myself more understanding how to make a good client counseling, how life is going on in the real world that you just cannot wait and see but you have to try your best to do it. It also makes me want to be a good lawyer! And I say to myself that two people who are the top team of the six candidates of representative of RULE have to try their best to get the champion to your university, and especialy to your country. So? I won the competition I have to carry my duty to work even more harder to compete with other about 30 countries in India on April, 2008.

To achieve my dream I have to do this kind of things even I hate it to make myself being more self-confident and having a good background to get scholarships to good universities. This is another step of my dream, so keep your dream alive and walking through hell to get it :)

Miss you!!! hope you're doing fine with everythings:) It was on school's competition to select two amount six! I was a first place:) Never forget self-picture! u can see through my face that i worried about the result!However, i always keep in mind that whatever result comes up, i already did my best so i'm satitied!I worried too much the competition so I went to riverside to take some pictures*-*Suzi, yummy!it's call something mountain,We have prepared the competition only a day and half at Living Room Cafe.hmm...kdeb meteavy=Young Lawyertwo kids lawyerIt's kinda...Sh**tOn the second day,I was so happy to see Mr.Yuk Ghuy, a vice president of my university RULE.During the competition..with bong Nha, Kunthy and the client!UC(University of Cambodia) Team and Rule TeamJudges, Mr.Ki Teach, Chief of Bar Association of Kindom of Cambodia, and Embassider of USA minute before closing the reslut, my heart almost came out of my body!!!oh God!Wow,,,so so so i won!!!it's unbelievable cuz i didn't have confident i did a good job but at least i did better than others:)it looks like i'm so famoushmm....give the champoin to school :)I love my sisters...and brothers, whole family and friendsss.....and people i know :)At 7AM at RUPP, soooooooo sleepy at kind of the early class:(