A grateful letter

Posted Avatar Sreymom Oy , MSc in Community Nutrition

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Sreymom Oy
Member since January 16, 2016
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  • Age 27

I acknowledge that sometimes life can get really hard. Still I am very grateful with what I have encountered along the journey of my life and am excited and looking forward to experiencing more as I get older. On September 15, 2018 I left my country again to study at the University of California, Los Angeles; I feel so excited and overwhelmed with what the future will hold. I know I will always strive to be the better version of me. However, I am very thankful for those who I have crossed paths...


Start with the ''greater'' end in mind

Posted Avatar Sreymom Oy , MSc in Community Nutrition

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Sreymom Oy
Member since January 16, 2016
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  • Age 27

One evening I had a catch up with my friend. Somewhere within our conversation we reflected on what we've done to get us to where we are right now. My friend said "Being a teacher has always been on my agenda." That got me to thinking about 7 Habits of Highly Effective People written by Stephen R.Covey."Begin with the End in Mind"Professionally, my friend has endorsed the idea of being a teacher since she was young. I remember her saying that imagining herself standing and sharing knowledge in f...


Philomena Lee: Courage, faith and forgiveness

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A couple weeks ago, I finished reading a book about Philomena. It has been one of my all-time favorites. The story begins when Philomena was 18 years old. She got pregnant while she was an unmarried teenager. She was then confined in an Irish convent along with other unwed mothers. She gave birth to a beautiful and sweet baby boy named “Anthony”.The author wrote about Anthony’s life. At the age of three he was taken from Philomena by the church and adopted by an American couple. The author narra...


How to Stay Focused

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During my first year of grad school, we were given a book titled "FOCUS: The Hidden Driver of Excellence", by Daniel Goleman when we won a group work competition. The book came from one of our judges who had brought few books for the winners. She gave us this book, specifically because one of my teammates (to be clear, it was not me!) was really good at listening. She pointed out arguments in which our opponents accidentally made mistakes. She was truly focused while the rest of us might have ha...


Prioritization: First Things First

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Golf balls, pebbles, sand, and beer — a few things to explain how to live a happier life. (via Meir Kay)

Posted by Upworthy on Dienstag, 25. April 2017
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A couple days ago, I logged into my Facebook account at around 10:30 am. I just needed a short break from my work. As I scrolled down the newsfeed, I came across a video shared by one of my friends. The title was “A valuable lesson for a happy life”. The word “happy life” captured my attention and I decided to view the clip.At the beginning of the video, a teacher was explaining to the students about the life that each of us has. He mentioned that we are all capable of achieving anything if “we...


Self-Reflection: learning through thinking

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April 12 was my birthday. It was not just a birthday, but the beginning of my 26-year-old self. Life has given me so much and I have made excuses not to look back and reflect on what I have done. My 25th year of existence has been marked by an incredible journey. It is not only about completing my graduate school and being able to do what I have always wanted to; but it is also the time I started to feel more connected to myself, other people, and knowing why I do what I have been doing.April 12...


Responsibility: An Essential Ingredient for Success

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After I was done with my grad school and have had some experiences in field data collection, I have decided to be a researcher and a lecturer. Going to the fields, walking around in the villages, talking to the local authorities and of course to our beneficiaries, it has been so lovely for me. Those beautiful and meaningful experiences have been shared in class to my students. With all those memories, ideas, hopes and dreams, I have lived wholeheartedly. It has been fortunate t...


Education: Self-Transformation and Societal Development

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Sisters are a blessing and the greatest gift that I have been magically given. My elder sister has been my role model in many aspects of life and always pushes me to strive for a greater life than I deserve. Up on completion of my MSc, I moved back to Phnom Penh, Cambodia to earn my experience as a researcher and lecturer. It was a coincidence that the youngest sister of ours finished her high school and moved in with me for her undergrad. It has been fun and loving moment during...


A journey of our friendship

Posted Avatar Sreymom Oy , MSc in Community Nutrition

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Things do not happen the way we want them to. And that has been exactly what happened to our friendship. We have known each other since grade 9, but we studied in different schools. Accidentally, we happened to study in the same university and took some classes together in the freshman year regardless of major. After our first year, you left to country X and I chose to study in another distant country, Y for our undergraduate. Little did I know how to survive in foreign land! I...


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    The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. By Gustave Flaubert


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    National Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Cambodia