Pisey’s Path

t was Thursday morning when I started folding my belongings into the suitcases, and getting ready for what I like to conceive of as my next journey through life. Journey? Journey… this word conveys a sense of departure and arrival, which also elicits two distinct emotions that I can perceive but cannot articulate. Consciously, I could feel my face twitching with a smile since I could not help but be excited about what was up ahead. Still, occasionally, when I thought of being away from my family, I felt that I appeared as some sort of emotionless robot. […]

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Sokvy’s first-year experiences in the U.S.

Amidst the Covid-19 outbreak, I was so glad that my mother, brothers, relatives, and friends were able to say goodbye to me at the airport as I departed for my higher education and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in the United States of America. Like many other young women, leaving family and loved ones behind is one of the most courageous decisions I’ve ever made. I knew I was making the right decision, not only for myself and my family but for my country, Cambodia. It did not hit me that I would be leaving all these priceless realities behind until the moment I packed my bags and got ready for my departure in the middle of the night on August 5th, 2021. […]

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