My parents and SSEAYP family are my source of inspiration. 🙂
No doubt is the most enjoyable experience ever in my life. 🙂
Not a day goes by I don’t think about two people and two journeys! The two people are my ex-lover and the girl of my dreams. And the journeys are SSEAYP and peace boat, the journey in my dreams. The ex-lover and SSEAYP are the past, but you know, in life, the first act, always exciting. The girl of my dreams and the journey in my dreams are just the dreams. But these dreams give me smile and hope! J
Youth is a once in a lifetime gift. Make it memorable and meaningful. I am talking about memorable fun, memorable achievement and at the same time make a meaningful contribution to the world. 🙂
SSEAYP has made it to the headlines in various media reports. Because of SSEAYP I got interview on local TV, Thai TV5 and now Youth Leader Magazine.
I had the honor to be interviewed for Youth Leader Magazine. Thank you so much YL Magazine, you did a big favor for me! It is with great honor and privilege that I am describing my♥beloved program.
Any special memories?
I remember 2005, that was the year I participated in SSEAYP and one of the best years of my life. Actually, I have some special memories out there, here they are:
I set foot in the ship at port Klang, Malaysia on November 8, 2005. You know, in life, the first act, always exciting. The minute I walked into the ship, I went, oh yeah, that’s amazing. That’s where it all started for SSEAYP 2005. 6 years seems like yesterday!
Delegation pay a courtesy call on Cambodia Prime Minister H.E. Samdech Hun Sen
On board the ship, I watched the sunset.
I drank beers with youth participants.
It was so cold when the ship nearly reached Tokyo, I am not sure that’s me or my friends who said “let’s take off our shirts.” I miss that time so much!
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SSEAYP has all these things.
SSEAYP stand for Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program
You have checked it out blog of a SSEAYP sick patient : Dy Dara. He’s a Cambodian Participating Youth (CPY) of The 32th SSEAYP 2005, part of Solidarity Group D (SG-D), (won the best cheer) He hopes that by writing this blog he can share a little bit about his love of SSEAYP, nippon maru, and also his passion… and as well to fulfill his post-program oath to himself.
It’s the story of the best program ever called as Ship for South East Asian Youth Program… a program that has been changing the youth’s life, vision and future, and I was lucky that I was there in 2005!
This program brought out the best in me as a Cambodia youth. It has opened my eyes to understand other cultures and traditions, brought new friends and foster families, made me feel proud as a citizen of the ASEAN and Japan ommunity of nations, and challenged me to develop a vision of progress for my country.
In Malaysia, where my first home stay was, I have learned hospitality.
- Do you think it is cool if you can join a program that gather more than 300 youth from 10 south east asia countries plus Japan, for 50+ days on a cruise ship that sails throughout southeast asian and japan?
- Do you agree that listening, getting to know, understanding, and exchanging ideas among 300+ youth will benefit your knowledge and your way of seeing things?
- Do you believe that mutual understanding, friendship, peace and respect must be acknowledge among south east asian countries and japan?
When I started my trip, my greatest expectations were for the numerous countries that we were going to visit. Soon I realized that they are just one small part of something much bigger. Every day on board was full of various activities, and there were countless opportunities to experience new things that I normally would not have chance to do. Those activities also widened my awareness of the world, of environmental and peace related topics, and many more. One of the greatest things was making lots of new friends around the world, and of course on the ship itself. It was truly an amazing experience!
The Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program started in year 1974 after a positive reorganization of the Japanese Youth Goodwill Cruise Program in order to achieve a wider exchange among youths from countries in South-East Asia and Japan. This Program offers the opportunity for young people in Japan and youth from South-East Asia, by sharing life together on the Ship for South-East Asian Youth named “Nippon Maru”, to study and discuss common problems from a global point of view and to be engaged in various activities on board the ship as well as in the visited countries.
By doing this, the Program aims at promoting mutual understanding and friendship, at expanding global perspectives, at fostering the spirit of international cooperation and the will to practice it, and at bringing up young people who will play the leading role in various fields of internationalizing society. Furthermore, their contribution to youth development activities after the program is also expected.
I was a participant in the Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program 2005 (SSEAYP) in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Philippines, and Japan; assisting cultural performances, club activity, discussion, and other affairs of Cambodia Contingent, joined in various assigned program both on board the ship and visited country to broaden international outlook and better cultural understanding, promote mutual friendship and build global communication.
Maybe more of a time commitment. But you’ll be a part of something exciting, SSEAYP. 🙂
I like this program so much. SSEAYP – A life-changing experience! A program that has been changing the youth’s life, vision and future. It develops talented people. I think many SSEAYP participants have a good career and helps some people do their business well because of this program. The big influence and positively affect for my life, For me, it improves myself and my philosophy of life. SSEAYP shaped my interest in patriotism, volunteer, culture, share and contribute to society. Without SSEAYP, I don’t know what my life would be. It was the opportunity of a lifetime. I am very grateful that I have been a part of this awesome program; it gives me a great sense of pride. It’s an honor and I will never forget it.
I have learned a lot from pre-departure training and during the program, how to share, love and appreciate people. learn how to be a sweet person and learn how to do for others more than you do for yourself. Thank you guys! 🙂
It is a program that travel by cruise ship, it was not only my first time on cruise ship, but it was also on flight and train.
I met a lot of incredible and talented people. I have learned a lot from them. I can tell a few example here” it is not a problem if you think it is a problem it makes you have a problem” and” learn to satisfy.” For instance, I took a picture and I don’t’ like the way I look or pose learn to make yourself satisfy with that. I am a happy man before I heard that words but that words make me even happier. I learned this from someone, I cannot remember who. So if it was you, please jump in and remind me so that I can give you credit. The idea is that you should think like a digger who dig a big amount of land just to find small diamonds. which means you should see his good deeds rather than their bad deeds.(may be My National Leader of youth contingent) which helps me to work well with other people.
It was an unforgettable moment of my life.
This was the Best program Ever !!!!
A life-changing experience!
Words really can’t quite describe the thrill of actually being here.
SSEAYP was awesome. I wouldn’t trade it for anything!
The second things I really miss the most for my life right now is SSEAYP Program.
SSEAYP 2005 ended, that memories is not end, it is still sailing in my mind forever.
A program that keeps me talk about it for a very very long time.
My blog inspired by SSEAYP.
May SSEAYP Long Live 🙂