House at the base of Phnom Kraom in Cambodia.

Exudating for HPC and Photography

I didn’t know what the word exudating meant (a fluid emitted by an organism through pores or a wound) until I looked up why a wound actually emits / oozes / seeps fluid. I had to ditch (basically jump off of) my moto two days ago because the accelerator was stuck and I was near a car. I have wrecked the moto three times in the 13 months we have lived in Cambodia, and this time gave me a decent amount of road rash. Thankfully all three spots were in the same spots as the previous times.

House at the base of Phnom Kraom in Cambodia.

House at the base of Phnom Kraom in Cambodia.

I have been walking around too much, mostly yesterday evening when I got back on the moto and drove down to Phnom Kraom to shoot some photos. This house really stood out to me, after looking through the pics. The gap between high-end and low-end housing in Cambodia is very wide. It’s like that it lots of developing countries around the globe, I just didn’t know how real it was until leaving America for the first time a few years ago.

Marla and I went and purchased some copies of coloring pages today from our local copy store friend. More exudating, but it was worth it. The kids (at our Hard Places Community center in Siem Reap) are using the pages now, and there are new smiles on their faces. I’m looking forward to starting some photography classes for a few of them on Monday. Hopefully the exudating will be over by then!

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