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November 20, 2011

Love Knows No Boundaries

I publish it especially for my dream girl’s birthday! 🙂 I was really excited by just the thought of the pictures and the words I wanted to include here! 😀

About 20 years ago today, one of the most beautiful women gave birth to the most wonderful woman I have ever known.

To her I say: Thanks. Thanks for raising such a wonderful, caring, sensitive, and strong woman. Thanks for teaching her what’s right and what’s wrong. Thanks for showing her that love and affection are wonderful things to have and to give in life. 

To my special friend I say: Happy Birthday to you, my dream girl! I’m so glad you were born, because you brighten my life and fill it with joy. You are the perfect girl I have ever met. I love you more than yesterday, but not as much as tomorrow! You are always in my mind and in my heart. You are very charismatic, beautiful, smart, talented, and seems almost the most ideal female.  I’ve always liked you! Do you have any idea how much I like you?

This novel is also dedicated to Suon Sopheaktra and Thul Thavry! Thank you so much for correcting my grammatical errors. It’s very kind of you to help me in this matter. I couldn’t have done it without you! You saved my day. I appreciate that 😀

 I only have my heart as a gift for you, do you want it? If you don’t want my heart and then throw it away. But I want to tell you something, the one who get hurt is not me, but you! You know why? Because you are in my♥heart! 😀

 នាងមានចំណេះដឹងខ្ពង់ខ្ពស់មានរូបសម្បត្តិស្អាតហើយថែមទាំងមានចរិកល្អទៀតចំជានារីមានគ្រប់លក្ខណសម្បត្ដិមែន She is the most amazing woman I have ever met. យើស! គីង្គក់ចង់ស៊ីសាច់ក្ងានសួគ៌ផងយើង អស់សំណើចខ្លួនឯង

My dream almost come true this year: I had enough budget to visit South Korea but because of one thing I cancelled my trip. And I bought this MacBook Pro. She does not know how much one date with her mean to me. I think that is not too much to ask for! Just for one and for all.
That would mean the world to me. 03-Sep-2012

The author’s point of view: It’s a valuable piece of work for me, the time and the thought I spent writing this story. I hope she will understand my sincere appreciation to her. She is the perfect girl I’ve ever met. After the many hours that I’ve put into it, it will surely remind me that I’ll forever keep her in my memory. Something that means a lot to me means nothing to others.

Remember, those whose lives you have touched and who have touched yours are always a part of you! Real example: This happen to me all the time, when I am half way drunk the beautiful smile picture of my dream girl come to my mind but when I wake up in the middle of the night and I am sick I miss my ex lover who used to come to take care me! 😀

I just want you to know how I am feeling about you. I didn’t expect anything from you. “Expect Nothing And You Won’t Be Disappointed.” This is what I always keep in my mind. I just learned this saying “You can win life by all means..Yes..If you simply avoid two things…
1. Comparing – with others 2. Expecting – from other  Life will be more beautiful!!” Oh, but I still have one favor to ask you, “one date” If you ignore this again, it’s ok, I used to that. 😀 I am good at seeing the humor on my hurtful situations.

 It’s more than a novel to me! 😀

I know this is not a novel! I am a man who likes to play by my own rules. If there is no rules then Dara’s rules. I want to have the strength of a lion and the soul of a poet. I hope I am on my way to have these things. hehehe just kidding! Judge me all you want, but keep the verdict to yourself. :P “Wise men may not be learned; learned men may not be wise” I think this saying is also apply to poets and novelists! 

This is my first fiction romance novel. A story based on true events and true feelings! 😀 

Writer, know the story. You can write to discover the story, or you can discover the story and then write it. I’ve done it both ways!

This story is about the man who has one-sided love and he is so obsessed with his dream girl. A Cambodian man falls in love with his foreign friend. He believes a friend can turn into a lover. It sounds impossible to the one who never try. Don’t wait until it’s too late to tell someone how much you love, how much you care. Because when they’re gone, no matter how loud you shout and cry, they won’t hear you anymore. There is no going back. Try it! If you don’t try, you’ll never know.

I’m not sure whether to tell her or not. I’m hesitating even as I write this novel.

Written By: Dy Dara

To read require patience! I hope you enjoy reading this novel! 😀

 From my experience I can tell you this “Every time I was with my ex-lover, in that moment it was as if we became one person.  I had the most incredible time with her, I really had.  The day that I was with her it’s like the greatest day of my life! Best feeling in the world! 🙂 I am sure that is my ultimate pleasure. I’m proud of that.” 

Do you know what love is?
It’s a kind of feeling. Lovers would share the same thought, and miss each other. Share sorrow and happiness, and keep the others in mind. That’s love.

 A great relationship is when you feel completely at home with another person. You can talk to them about anything and you don’t need to always be kissing them to feel happy and where you can be more yourself. You can see your future through him or her. It’s comfortable to be around your lover. They bring out the best in you, and make you a better person.

“Love is like heaven but hurts like hell.”

“Real tears are not those that fall from the eyes and cover the face but are those that fall from the heart and cover the soul.”

★In term of friendship nothing beats drinking with the best buddies and talking about our old days. It’s so great.

♥In relationship nothing beat this: It’s amazingly sweet and mesmerizing!

I love you very much, probably more than anybody could love another person. You are the fire that burns the passion within my soul.

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Love Knows No Boundaries: Part 1

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

There is a story behind this picture! Who can tell me after reading this story in one sentence which is best describe author’s idea.

To me: That person is in South Korea! 🙂 I met her once and I really want to meet her again! 🙂

If you’ve ever read this saying “A man can love a million girls, but only real man who can love one girl in a million ways” then you’ll know how the man feels. He loves one girl, he loves her with all his heart and love everything about her, the way she smiles, the way she walks, the way she talks and even when she ignores him, he still likes her.

Have you ever heard about love moves in mysterious ways? or love happens when you least expect it? It happened to the man in this story.

“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 which can’t come back, 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!” the obsessed man said happily.

 Lee is a small-town boy who knows what he wants and knows how to get it. He always get what he wants. However, throughout the remarkable journey of his life, Lee never forgets June, his dream girl. He cannot make her love him back! But she always lives in his heart. 

The story begins on the day when two fellow of youth camp, Lee and June, two good friends, were grouped together on a bus going somewhere. They don’t have anything much in common. The man is very extrovert and the girl is more of discreet and very decent girl. Love is funny, isn’t it? They participated in Youth Camp for Asia’s Future 2008 in South Korea. It was where the man first met June and it was immediately clear to him that she was a great woman. He never knows that Pinay girl were up to this beautiful. Lee was a participant who represents Cambodian youth and June was from Philippines. They didn’t meet each other often during the program but she still impressed him the most out of Youth Camp girls by her beauty and personality. “Our meeting was coincidence or fate, I was not sure about that but I meet hundreds of people, and none of them really touch me. And then I meet you, I have a very strong feeling for you. Our meeting is just one small thing in a big world but just the fact that we met is a miracle!” Lee had this feeling

The man thought of her “To me, June is very charismatic, majestic (beautiful, powerful or causing great admiration and respect), beautiful, smart, talented, seems almost the most ideal female and whatever that is perfect can describe her. You know why I used the word almost here because it’s one-sided love and she does not return my love! What a loser! 😀

I also tried to forget her with these ideas “There are more than one girl in the world! Women fill up half of this world. She’s not the only one! There are so many of them” and  “Life is too short to spend it pining for someone who doesn’t see you as the great person you are. There are those out there who will. I am a resilient man – I won’t be unhappy for long. Just give me a couple of days and I can get over almost anything.” No matter what I think of, I just cannot forget you. I know that I could never find that feeling with anyone other than you. This lyric reflects the man’s love,

“Love you, only if you knew: I don’t understand why it must be you to be the one in my heart? I have met many people but it must be you eventually who are in my heart. Love is not a coincidence, love can connect you with me. There’s only heart that knows who is the one in my dream. You’re the one I’ve been waiting, because the heart is begging. Cause the heart is calling for, born to be your forever. It’s because my heart never confused. It’s certain that you are the only one. There are not many reasons. It just my heart chooses you.” 

Whenever I listen to any song I think about you, every song reminds me of your beautiful smile… your picture come to my mind from the bottom of my heart to the depths of my soul! You are also under my skin, and crawling deeper every day! 🙂

“Time decides whom you meet in life. Your heart decides whom you want in life. but your behavior decides who will stay in your life.”

Click on the picture to see the topic called “How to be a sweet person”

She is truly a sweet person. Other qualities she has that make her an outstanding woman. She not only has the outer beauty but also has the inner beauty. I like the way she treats people nicely. “One thing I love the most about youth camp is know her. It is my honor to know you, June. With lots of♥love and hopes to a long lasting friendship. You are always in my mind and in my heart. I’m glad to have you! Just wanted to remind you how special you are!” From your public admirer! Former Secret Admirer,” he concluded about the program.

Lee’s life is very interesting when he is on youth exchange program. Youth is a once in a lifetime gift, make it memorable and meaningful which means we should make memorable fun, memorable achievement and at the same time make a meaningful contribution to the world. Youth Camp for Asia’s future is the second best program after SSEAYP but he likes his fellas AYC more because he met one perfect girl.  He said “I am very grateful that I have been a part of these two awesome programs; it gives me a great sense of pride.  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.” Because of these programs he spent six months to work in poor communities. Every coin has two sides. In other words, there are two sides of every story. Lee is not that great, he is both of greedy taker of life and generous volunteer of life. Lee’s motto is, “Being a hedonist is a philosophical way of my life which means I like to live and behave in ways that I can get as much pleasure out of life as possible according to the belief that the most important thing in life is to enjoy yourself. Also, I like to learn, to experience and to explore life. I just wanna live my life to the fullest. nothing more, nothing less. Lee’s Endless Party! 😀 Never stop the party. I am a party person looking for a good time. Life is filled with pretty things, enjoy them!”

After returning to their respective countries, they keep in touch on the Internet but not often. When the man chatted with her, he really loved the way she expressed her ideas. By doing so the man started to like her more and more. Usually, he didn’t chat or comment with her because he thought that would annoy her. But he did check her Facebook photos all the time.

Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.

Lee tagged June in this picture and she wrote, “I remember when we were on a bus going somewhere… I was sitting beside Jayson and you were sitting right next to the other Lee (How is he?? The guy who studied law…) and you told us you had been to the Philippines… to Parañaque to be exact, and some parts of Metro Manila I believe… And then you played back a duet by Kristine Hermosa and Jericho Rosales from your phone which Jayson and I had never heard before… Remember??? Hehe!”

The man replied, “Yeah absolutely I remember that. It’s actually our first conversation that ever took place.Oh yeah other Lee I dun no abt him. Yeah u got a good memory, June :) and that time you gave me one piece of small cake and we talked about your face, and I said, “You dun look like truly Pinay.hahahah !:)” It is nice to revise our memory and can be fun as well !Ha hahaha:)”

She responded, “Oh I don’t remember the cake part! Hahaha! =D”

The man tagged the girl in this picture and she wrote, “I think you have a great passion for life and you just can’t hold it in.. You can’t contain it so you share what you know about life to as many people as possible through your blogs… You are a people person… always trying to connect with those who happen to cross your path. :D

The man replied, “Wow, you really know me. I’m impressed with your words here. Yeah I like to share! :D “Happiness always looks small when we hold it in our hands but when we learn to share it, we realize how big and precious it is!” I don’t think I am really a people person. Miss you, take care, June :) From Your Secret Admirer! PS: Don’t Feel Embarrassed by my words here, ok?”, he added this comment, “You are really an understanding person! :D You have many talented. That’s amazing. Any other hidden talents I should know about?:D”

On social network, the man tried to ask the girl many times about one date. “I was really excited by just the thought of us having dinner together.” He would like to have one dinner and go to cinema together. He asked his dream girl just for once and for all. The girl did not response to his wish. “Can you do this for a friend, ok? Is it too much to ask for? You’ll learn to love me if you give me one chance it’s like you give yourself one chance as well! ” He tried to convince her.

I’m absolutely head over heels for♥you! Finally, the girl was tagged in this picture! Words attach human’s mind strongly. You rarely say a word to me but when you do it does make me feel love, hurt, and warm! 😀

Lee! It just didn’t. We’re better off as friends, anyway. Besides, I didn’t really think l could…fall in love with someone like you. That’s why..

Boy: Why not? I mean, I’m kinda perfect. No seriously June, what’s wrong with me?

Girl: There’s nothing wrong with you… Lee, I don’t want to talk about this. You’ll feel bad..

Why would I feel bad? It’s not as if l’m in love with you! Come on, we can talk about this..

Ok!

I think.. you’re still a kid. A bit immature.. childish. You’re just not what l’m looking for.

Ok, this is going to be fun! What are you looking for, June?

I guess someone who is independent, for starters, someone with a career, a goal in life. Somebody I can relate to. In short, a MAN.. not a boy!

Basically, the exact opposite of me!

Basically.. You’re the wrong profile for me, Lee.

Actually, you’re right. I’m too young for you. You should go out with someone your own age.

An illness related to love… Various symptoms, including nausea, dizziness and insomnia.
Can get serious very quickly and has been known to be deadly! 😦 Almost throwing up blood on my keyboard in anticipation of getting comment from you. 😦

 Warning: People with weak heart do not watch this video!  May cause heart attack!

June commented after watching it: I hated you for a few minutes, Lee! I knew it. I watched it alone in my dorm! 😀

Lee always remember all of June’s comments!

Lee: Hehehehe I got you!:P Sorry! Did you love me for a few minutes when I tagged you in a very good video? Hehehe 😛 

The best touching video: A letter from Mom and Dad

The man came across this quote, and it inspired him. No offense to anybody out there! “Women are like apples on trees, the best ones are on the top of the tree. The men don’t want to reach for the good ones, because they are afraid of falling and don’t want to get hurt. Instead, they just get the rotten apples from the ground that is not so good but easy. So, the apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality they are amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who’s brave enough to climb all the way to the top because they value quality.”

He has been secretly in love with her for 3 years and one day he realized that he had very strong feelings for her that he won’t be able to hide and he didn’t want to hold it in. He would like to talk about it and smile at what was on his mind. He wrote an article on his blog describing his affection for her “You are and will always live in my heart.” He hasn’t had a girlfriend for the last few years. He didn’t have any girlfriend nor does time for any romance but he had one girl that lived in his♥heart.

The obsessed man had her photo stick into his room wall and sometimes he looked at the picture and asked “Where can I find a Cambodian girl who has that kind of personality?” As his love grows days from days, his dream girl became his dream wife. Lee had a rebellious attitude, so he thought “Only that kind of woman could bring out the best in me, and makes me a better person. And I could live with her for the rest of my life” “We would make an adorable couple.” He smiled 
He thought “To marry someone you love and have a happy married life is like hitting the jackpot!”

“I’ve always been obsessed with my dream girl” This sentence is always on his mind. One day the man came up with this idea: Lee tried to find South Korea short courses scholarship; he wanted that scholarship was just to get closer to her. But he could not find it on the Internet. So he came up with another idea. The man’s greatest enthusiasm is travelling. He saves up his money every day for his monthly trip. He has not had travelled for six months and he saved enough money to buy an air ticket to visit her. He is from Cambodia which is a developing country, so it is so hard to get South Korea visa. He tried all his best to get it. When he arrived in South Korea, the first place he went to was Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. He was waiting for her outside of the university with his excited face, and without letting her knows his presence. He will also prepare himself for the disappointing moment, if the girl ignored him when she sees him. He is still happy to see her from a distance.

To Be Continued

Do you want to read part 2? If yes, then buy me an air ticket and get me South Korea visa. I will tell you about part 2 of this story. Hehehehehh just kidding! 😀

(The fact behind this story: The author posted a link of this story on the girl’s Facebook’s wall but she deleted it immediately after the man shared. He is deeply disappointed, but he is not mad at her. He knows that she is a very decent girl, so what he has done is embarrassing and annoys her. I am truly sorry, and please don’t hate me. If it was a mistake, it was just a mistake of enthusiasm. I cannot believe myself, I am a real easy-going person but I could get hurt easily by that thing. Maybe I attached too much important to her. I keep coming back to Facebook because of one person and now she finds me annoying. So Facebook is no longer important to me. I will leave it for good. The longest time I could deactivate from FB was about 2 and half months. I used to say that I will activate my FB on special occasion like X-mas and New Year, but now I changed my mind. I’ve had enough of it! 😦 )

I wish this novel makes into a Thai movie. It’s kind of romance comedy movie. I want to bring this back into life. I could add some comedy scenes to make this project more interesting. There are three videos here as an example of fun moments. Check it out!

To see the picture of the man and the woman, click here: 

https://dydara.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/the-girl-of-my-dreams/

If you’ve met or seen her personally, you would know she’s a larger-than-life personality.

♥Amazingly Sweet!

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March 14, 2011

Peace Boat, The Journey In My Dream

Circumnavigation, that’s my life ambition!

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Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.

 A small-town boy with a very big dream ​ពេលជិះកប៉ាល់ជុំវិញពិភពលោកហើយគឺបាន My lifetime achievement: The first man from Cambodia to sail around the world and he is one of the greatest Khmer travelers.

Voyage Itinerary

ក្នុងមួយឆ្នាំPeace Boatធ្វើដំណើរជុំវិញពិភពលោក3ដងហើយមានVoyage Itineraryខុសគ្នាទាំង3 Voyage Itineraryមួយនេះត្រូវចិត្តខ្ញុំខ្លាំងណាស់អាចអោយខ្ញុំបានឃើញAuroraនៅIcelandហែលទឹកសមុទ្រលេងនៅHawaiiហើយចង់ឃើញទឹកសមុទ្រនៅCuracaoដ៏ស្រស់ស្អាតបានទៅលេងBarcelona Cityនិងបានឃើញព្រែកជីកSuez CanalនិងPanama Canalទាំងអស់នេះគឺជាអ្វីដែលខ្ញុំចង់ឃើញជាងគេ។

aurora in iceland

Aurora in Iceland

curacao

Curacao

peace boat colla

Peace Boatជិះជិតទៅដល់កន្លែងទាំងនេះចង់ទៅដល់កន្លែងទាំងនេះត្រូវជិះឡានរឺយន្តហោះបន្តទៀតទើបទៅដល់ដើរលេងមួយJourneyហើយគឺឆ្អែតមិនដឹងជាមានអ្វីត្រូវចង់ឃើញទៀត។

enough for travelling

ពេលនេះខ្ញុំដើរលេងបរទេសបាន10ប្រទេសពេលជិះកប៉ាល់Peace Boatបូកថែមជិត30ប្រទេសទៀតបានជិត40ប្រទេសដល់ពេលហ្នឹងខ្ញុំឆ្អែតនឹងរឿងដើរទេសចរណ៍និងរឿងដើរផ្សងព្រេងគឺអាចអោយខ្ញុំមានគ្រួសារធ្វើជាប្តីល្អនិងឪពុកល្អអត់មានចង់ដើរលេងរឺសីុផឹកអីទៀតទេ។

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មកដល់ទីនេះខ្ញុំអាចស្រមៃចេញនូវទិដ្ធភាពកាលពីឆ្នាំ2013ដែលNippon MaruនិងPeace Boatចតនៅថ្ងៃតែមួយនៅទីនេះ។ Both ships are my fav ships in the whole world.

Peace Boat, baby! You have no idea how much I love this journey and you cannot imagine that! Today is the day that I have been waiting for! It is worth coming all the way. I am glad I have came here. I would not get married unless I sail around the world with this ship! រង់ចាំជិះកប៉ាលមួយនេះមួយជុំវិញផែនដីហើយបានយកប្រពន្ធ 12.10.2014 Cambodia

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Mr. Hardcore Traveler is in the house! You cannot imagine how much I love this ship! I step on board of Peace Boat’s 84th Global Voyage (Jul-Oct 2014). This is her last country before she go back to Japan! I feel really hyper excited to be on board.


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Waiting to see PB! She will be at this port tomorrow! ជិះឡានពីបាត់ដំបងតាំងពីព្រឹកមកដល់កំពង់សោមយប់ 11.10.2014

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That night I woke up at 3 AM and I heard ship horn sound, I thought that would be Peace Boat, I felt excited and I opened the window to see her but I saw nothing. I opened that window a few times when I heard that sound and then I went back to sleep. Later, I found out that port authority allows cruise ship to embark at this port only after 6 AM.

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ព្រឹកមួយហ្នឹងក្រោកពីគេងបើកបង្អួចមកឃើញPeace Boat មានអារម្មណ៍ថាសប្បាយរីករាយហើយរំភើបខ្លាំង បានឃើញដូចចិត្តស្នាក់នៅទីនេះដើម្បីចង់ឃើញអញ្ចឹង! That morning, when I woke up and opened the window and I saw Peace Boat, I felt super happy and hyper excited. I stayed at this hotel and wished to see PB when I woke up and I got it.

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I was so excited to see Cambodia flag on Peace Boat. I hope next time I see Japan flag on her which means I would be in Japan and start my trip of a lifetime with Peace Boat.

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ក្នុងរូបនេះចេញដំណើរពីJapanពីស្តាំដៃចូលJapanវិញខាងឆ្វេងដៃបានន័យថាធ្វើដំណើរមួួយជុំវិញផែនដី

waiting for pb 2020​

I am waiting in excitement for the trip of a lifetime. I need to take a good care of my life for this journey.

peace boatThis photo makes me want to save the money for an around-the-world trip.

Ocean Dream The Ocean Dream (formerly TropicaleCosta Tropicale and Pacific Star) is a cruise ship, built in 1981. 2012-present: Peace Boat General characteristics (as built) Type: Cruise ship Tonnage: 36,674 GT 6,654 DWT Length: 204.76 m (671 ft 9 in) Beam: 26.45 m (86 ft 9 in) Draught: 7.00 m (23 ft 0 in) Installed power: 2 × Sulzer 7RND68M 19,570 kW (combined) Propulsion: Two propellers Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph) Capacity: 1,422 passengers General characteristics (as Pacific Star) Type: Cruise ship Tonnage: 35,190 GT[6] Decks: 10 (passenger accessible) Capacity: 1,412 passengers (maximum) Crew: 550

My Philosophical Way Of Life

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Not a day goes by I don’t think about her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“Dy Dara, the first man from Cambodia, to sail around the world” How cool is that? In 2020, I will sell one piece of my lands to join PB. Those who risk nothing, do nothing; have nothing & become nothing. It’s the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but me.

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Nothing quite excites the emotions when it comes to sailing around the globe.

“Fighting for your dreams isn’t always easy but it’s so worth it.” ~Unknown~

Today, 14th March 2011, is the 1th anniversary of my blog.

Happy 1th Birthday to this! 😀

This is year #2! It’s been 1 year since I once sat down and thought “sharing interesting and useful topics and my life story.” 🙂 Blog Stats = 9,686 hits For the first year! 😀 I am so happy with this number. Super Excited! 😀 With my blog originally intended for me to just share my thoughts of what I’ve recently read, A place where I talk about my life and share interesting and useful topics, it’s grown into something much more. Because of my blog I’ve learned a lot things about human behavior and things happen for a reason. Because of my writing and sharing, I get many compliments. To some people, it’s just words on a piece of screen. But it’s more than just words. To me it means a lot. It’s awesome to feel appreciated!:) Have You Ever Wondered Why people act the way they do or you behave as you behave? Everyone behaves the way that they do because they are acting through a filter of the rocks (values, assumptions, beliefs, and expectations) that they carry around. Click here to see this interesting topic @ https://dydara.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/self-awareness-is-the-key-to-change-and-lasting-happiness/

Travelling is the only time I feel alive! :DI have a great passion for life! :)

There are a lot of problems with living a life designed to fit everyone else’s expectations of you, though. The top three, as I see it, are: .You can’t please everyone .Their expectations may be based on a narrow, inaccurate view of you .Your values could be wildly different from theirs. This is the first topic for the writing part of my second year of blogging as a hobby. Would love to hear your thoughts about it in the comments. :) Thanks! Not a day goes by I don’t think about you, Peace boat.

I wonder about how many Cambodian people have sailed around the world. If I can’t be the first person from Cambodia. At least I could be in that club one day. That’s my life ambition. It’s the magic of risking everything for a dream nobody sees but you. Sometimes hope is all you have got. I say this to myself “In 10 years, I’ll have enough money to take the trip of a lifetime.” 09.10.2011

This is a unique opportunity to fulfill my sense of adventure and at the same time make a meaningful contribution to the world. 🙂

I heard about Peace boat on 30.01.2011, I want to join this awesome program. This is just a dream. Maybe the dream is what it’s all about, one of the important words for me. I was a little boy with a little dream that came true, not so little, by the way. The desire to pursue my interests and dreams. I wish one day my dream will come true! 😀 What I am about to say sounds so crazy. I would choose Peace boat over my marriage life. Peace boat, sail around the world for 3 months! I am sick all the time and I thought if I had cancer or any diseases which need a lot of money to cure it I don’t need that I would use that money to achieve my dying wish “Peace Boat” I would not die with eyes open. My Dream: I would like to live in as many as different countries as possible. I should be practical, find a girl and be nice to her, take over my Parents’ business, get married and have lots of kids. heeheeh 😀

(Just undated) I have this crazy idea “When I get married my parents will give me something, if I could trade that something for participating in Peace boat, I would and I would not regret about it. I choose Peace boat over marriage. Peace boat, sail around the world for 3 months! 🙂 02.05.2011

I really want to promise myself this “I have to to join Peace boat before I tie the knot.” But naz I can’t promise that, what if this program is no longer available or I met the girl who can change my mind.

“He’d trained his entire life for one purpose, to be the greatest swordsman in the history of mankind. He’d just achieved his life ambition.” From The Warrior’s Way movie,  the words is so impressive. I can relate these words to this topic “I want to spend 10 years for saving money for this trip and to join it is my life ambition.” 

Charles Spezzano speaks to the value of time. He says that people don’t pay for things with money; they pay for them with time. If you say to yourself, “In five years, I’ll have enough money to take the trip of a lifetime, then what you are really saying is that the trip will cost you five years — one-twelfth of your adult life. “The phrase spending your time is not a metaphor, “said Spezzano. “It’s how life works.”

I would say this when I start the trip “It’s like I’ve been living my whole life for this moment.” I would take a video and say “This is where I start my trip! :)” and when I get back here I would make another video and say “This is where my journey end.”

For some travel’s a dream that comes true once a year for the annual vacation. Often people yearn of a greater travel adventure like a year in dream places or selling everything and bumming off to that places. Maybe I am one of those people. I am packing for the trip of my lifetime. I hope one day I can write this for real. I say to myself: “In 9 years (2020), if I cannot save enough money to take the trip of a lifetime I would sell one of my homes or lands to make it happen (On one condition of I am still single). It’s the magic of risking everything for a dream nobody sees but me. I think I’d rather have the amazing life with a tragic end. Because what’s life without risks? I wouldn’t want to hold back or not do amazing things just because of what might happen. 04.11.2011  Don’t be a person who wants so much without making any sacrifices! 

No matter what happenslife still goes on. You must take life as it comes. Sometimes hope is all you have got.

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 which can not come back, 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! 🙂 03.05.2011

See the world with your own eyes! 😀

I used to participate in Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program. Things happen that lead to other things. And I hope this is one of them. 😀

Peace Boat is a Japan-based international non-governmental and non-profit organization that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment. Peace Boat seeks to create awareness and action based on effecting positive social and political change in the world. We pursue this through the organization of global educational programmes, responsible travel, cooperative projects and advocacy activities. These activities are carried out on a partnership basis with other civil society organizations and communities in Japan, Northeast Asia, and around the world. Peace Boat carries out its main activities through a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. The ship creates a neutral, mobile space and enables people to engage across borders in dialogue and mutual cooperation at sea, and in the ports that we visit. Activities based in Japan and Northeast Asia are carried out from our seven Peace Centers in Japan.

Peace Boat carries out its main activities through a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages Peace Boat carries out its main activities through a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. Three Global Voyages and one short Asian regional voyage are usually organized each year. The three-month Global Voyages are each joined by around 800 participants and visit between 15-20 countries. Peace Boat’s 72nd Global Peace Voyage departed from Yokohama on January 23 , 2011 and will visit 19 ports in 17 countries around the world, through the Pacific, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The voyage will return to Japan 86 days after its departure, on April 18, 2011.

Tsunami hits Japan (11 March 2011) made me want to know where Peace boat was, according to voyage itenerary, she was at Casablanca, Morocco.

Look at the map, it shows the Earth is round, travelling eastward around the globe. Start from Japan travel eastward to Peru and continue the trip until it will return to Japan. ! 😀

  • It is best to sail from east to west to have the wind at your back.

Long A trip from one Pole to the other, and back again on the other side, would technically be a circumnavigation. Circumnavigation to be a passage of at least 21,600 nautical miles (40,000 km) in length which crosses the equator, crosses every meridian and finishes in the same port as it starts. A meridian (or line of longitude) is the half of an imaginary great circle on the Earth’s surface, terminated by the North Pole and the South Pole, connecting points of equal longitude. The position of a point along the meridian is given by its latitude. Each meridian is perpendicular to all circles of latitude. Each is also the same size, being half of a great circle on the Earth’s surface and therefore measuring 20,003.93 km (12,429.9 miles). I just realized about this 1 Nautical mile = 1.852 kilometer 1 Mile = 1.60934 kilometer

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From this scene I can understand about “high-pressure water hoses”

This news does not make me give up my biggest dream. Sometime during the week between 3 and 9 May 2010, Peace Boat came under attack by Somali pirates while off the coast of Yemen. The ship was attacked by grenades, but managed to avoid being boarded by adopting zig-zag manoeuvres and blasting the pirates with high-pressure water hoses. Reportedly the pirates were subsequently apprehended by NATO forces. Can you believe that in the past 4 years, the Peace Boat has been attacked twice by pirates in this area near Somalia. Apparently once the PB was fired at by the pirates, but the captain veered at full speed in the other direction and got away. Another time the PB was surrounded by about 20 small pirate boats, and they had to get a warship from another country to rescue the boat!! horn of Africa PB must pass horn of Africa (Somali pirates are always here) in order to complete a trip of sailing around the world. This is the most dangerous part of the trip.

budget for pb

other costs

theseI need these for this trip!  DSLR camera GoPro tripod remote shutter release

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With this I would get Visa Waiver for some countries.

i may not be there     I must bear this in my mind because I need to remind myself keep going for this journey.

I need to do lot preparations for this.

Nippon Maru cabin A participating fee is depending on the cabin types. The cheapest one is 1,290,000 Japanese Yen equals 12,629 US Dollar (as of exchange rate today 06.12.2013) The cabin looks like this and it is for 4 people. exchangeIn 2011, ¥1,290,000 equals 17,000 USD, as of exchange rate today it is about 12,629 USD, I hope in 2020, it stays like this. ¥1,290,000 for paying participation fee. save up for pb cannoot give up

good-things-come-to-those-who-wait    Keep on waiting and believing – and never give up – and the best things will come to you!

In two years (2012 and 2013), I saw two opportunities that allowed me to join PB but I did not take it. I want to spend 9 years for waiting for this journey. I’ve known PB since 2011 so in 2020 I will join this trip. If you get something easily, you would not know its value.

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“If you have a dream, don’t wait. Act. One of life’s little rules. Got it memorized?” – Axel (Kingdom Hearts II)

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Top 3 Most Anticipated Events of 2014 for me! :D I mark these dates on my calendar. Cannot Wait! :D

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មូលហេតុខ្ញុំប្រហែលជាខុសគេបើមិនបានជិះនាវាមួយជុំវិញផែនដីគឺមិនយកប្រពន្ធ The more I say this in public, the more I have to do it.

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When I meet people, they always ask me this question “You don’t care about anything at all?” I always reply with this answer “I do care about one thing and one thing only that is Peace Boat journey.”

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ខ្ញុំរង់ចាំអស់ពេលជិត៤ឆ្នាំហើយខ្ញុំអាចរង់ចាំ៦ឆ្នាំទៀតក៏បានដែរអោយគ្រប់១០ឆ្នាំអោយតែបានជិះកប៉ាលជុំវិញពិភពលោក។ I have been waiting almost 4 years and I can wait another 6 years to sail around the world. Not a day goes by I don’t think about you, PB! If one day in my life I will cry with overjoyed it will be the day I start this trip​​ 16.10.2014

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