PKK Part 2: The digging !!



Day four:

Thanks to the morning sun, we woke up at 5 am. Had bread and jam with milo for our first breakfast, followed by an island tour by Sarmut. saw a lot of old houses which needed restoring, as well as one restored by SMU roots in 2011. To add on to our trip , we passed by a lot of LAND MINES !! haha !! but it isnt the one literally one, but cow poop 😦

We started our digging work , where we had to dig 30cam deep, under the scorching sun. Some of our members used it as an option to vent their anger !! super funny how they did it .

After that we finally got to bath, coz some of us got sand on our backs, and the water we bathed in was the ground water which is cancerous, if we drank it fro 10-15 years continuously.

Our cooks made us Fried Rice, which look more like porridge with egg, mushroom and luncheon meat. But it was still good ((:

After dinner, a group of us went to visit the wedding, as we wanted to know how a Cambodia wedding is like. & guess what we found … 12 speakers !! no wonder it was so loud ! loud to the extent that the whole island can hear.

thought i could have a good sleep, which i used up a lot of energy during the day, but thanks to aloy , i kept waking up. seriously !! almost every hour , he walks to the chair and sit down !!


Day five:

Had bread for breakfast again!! partly coz the bread expires on that day itself, or was it the day before ?? hmm … bad memory.

The digging con’t, but we digged more than we planned to . we carried the pulps up the stairs from the ferry. The villagers sold can drinks to us , 2 for 1USD, and everyone rushed to get non-gassy drinks!! super funny , the whole scene!

We did our laundry for the first time. The girls did our laundry together, coz of *uhm*. we sunned our mattresses too, coz of the morning dew, which made some of the beds wet.

During our afternoon digging, we started to stir someone else’s shit: Kenny g !! It all happened when the drink aunty came and said, “Hot ! Hot”, which meant tired in Khmer. but being us, we stirred the drink aunty and kenny g ((:

When we went back , we rushed for the shower, but luckily i got the key to the storeroom, so i managed to bath first ((: That night we started using mosquito net , so when we entered the net, we had to shoo all the insects away and secured the nets >.< Then the next instant, Hilary shouted, “ Houston Jiu Wo” !! haha ((: Hilary’s and Aaron’s net(they slept in the same net) had two wasps !! Our “Daddy” Eugene had to help get it out of their tent and he did it super fast ((:


Day Six:

Oh !! we had something different time round ((: MACARONI for breakfast, but a bit bland. We had curry chicken for lunch and Eugene made syrup for everyone to drink. We used the time during afternoon break to pack our bag for tmr’s (Sat’s 1 day RnR) outing.

When we went back to digging in the afternoon, Aloy and Houston kept disturbing mi that i study sociology , but cut the root and throw back into the trench, when i could throw it away. then i throw sand at him !! almost hit his … haha ((: Oh and we finish digging at day , which made our RnR tmr more worth it !! but then mi shoe gave way, which meant that i needed to get a new shoe!! LOL ! i wanted to throw away mi shoe and go back with no shoe de , but too bad 😦

Had salty meat and sweet&sour pork for dinner ! After bath, we went to our nets. coz the rest were still preparing their stuff, Eileen and mi HTHT in our own net. got to know Eileen better ((:

Entertainment of the night: Aloy and Marcus massaging one another, but it sounded very wrong !! haha >.<

Project Koh Kor (PKK) Part 1 : The Beginning

Day one:

My last meal with my family. My last proper meal !!

Had slight problems in checking in because the airport staff told us that it was possible to check in separately so as to ease the crowd. Since i already had my lunch, i accompanied the rest to have their lunch. But it was a super rushed one for them since we had to board the plane soon.

Boarded the plane and slept almost immediately ! haha 😛 guess i was too tired. luckily my sleeping position was okie, but Hilary … haha … got un-glam shots of her taken by others. During the transit at Siem Reap, i went to buy Blue Pumpkin Bailey’s !! ohh i missed that taste ((: Got delayed at the airport, because too many planes being deferred to Phnom Penh from Ho Chi Minh.

After a king while, we managed to get to Phnom Penh eventually, but the trouble is not over 😦 we got stuck at the airport as we were carrying too many new clothes (which were clothes that we wanted to donate to the village) and there is tax to pay. But our dear Leader Aloysius managed to reduce our tax from 480 USD to 40 USD , thanks to all the skills he had learn from SMU so far ((:

After that, we boarded the bus and arrived at our hotel ~ !! like a finally !! put down our stuff and headed for dinner . but the restaurant was closed. so we had to go some nightclub-looking restaurant. n all we see was girls going up the stage and singing , plus all the songs they sang were oldies ((:


Day two:

woke up early for breakfast. after that we wanted walk to odyssey market to get some of the necessaries, but our dear leaders lead us in the wrong direction. inthe end we took a tuk tuk to the market. We went to buy gas refuel (which ended up being the wrong one) and farmer hats too. wanted to get some rice bags but couldnt find any till Eugene glance upon a stall. haha and the main objective of mi ocsp started : Stirring Aloy’s Shit !!!!


We walked back to the supermarket to buy all the staple food for our breakfast and dinner. we spent a long time trying to decide what we needed and what was more worth the price. Eugene’s famous words when marketing: “Big Quantity, Small price!!” because of that, he and mi swopped the biscuits for 3 times.

We went back to the hotel, had a quick bath and we gathered in one room to discuss our meal plans . we let Kenny g do the recording , but apparently he didnt know how to spell a lot of food. Haha !! and we kept giving him the wrong spelling !!  haha ((: After the meeting, we brought all the food to the lowest level (which is also our level) to repack for us to bring to the island. And since it is on our floor , all the food get dumped into our room !!


Day Three:

We took a bus ride to the ferry. the slope is very steep but not too bad. we took the ferry (though it is actually two sampan with planks on top) to the school , exactly at the school’s doorsteps. We loaded all our items into our stall room and resorted the clothes to count the quantity. Then we went to level 2 to wash our sleeping area, before tying the comms cord , which is clothes line for us.

At night, we cooked Dan Dan mian, which was very soggy coz they left it in the water too long. & the meat wasn’t tenderised before cooking , so tough !!

& since it was the first night, we had powder bath !! of coz being our first time, we were a bit nervous . haha ! seeing one another , almost naked. i bet the guys could still hear us from level 1. since there were no lights at night, by 6 plus it was super dark, so we started to sleep at 7.30pm. But the music from the wedding (which we later found out was played using 12 speakers !! wth !!) kept us awake, so we did what we did in camps … HTHT ((: all the way till 12 plus



to be continued …..