Thank You, Cambodia, for the Opportunities We Had – by Midori / カンボジア、感謝を込めて – 五嶋みどり

Thank You, Cambodia, for the Opportunities We Had Blog entry by Midori We left Cambodia after two weeks, on December 27. It was a wonderful series of experiences, and it was indeed so special for me to have been able to be there after 12 years. I was mesmerized by the growths of the urban … Continue reading Thank You, Cambodia, for the Opportunities We Had – by Midori / カンボジア、感謝を込めて – 五嶋みどり

A Lesson From Childhood; Khmer Dining Experiences – by Midori / 子供の頃からの教訓;クメールのダイニング体験 – 五嶋みどり

A Lesson From Childhood; Khmer Dining Experiences Blog entry by Midori My mother used to tell me as a child that I should not speak from just my mouth. This teaching resonates within me in every corner of my life, from music to conversation. In music, a simply-said, serious challenge: approaching it with sincerity and … Continue reading A Lesson From Childhood; Khmer Dining Experiences – by Midori / 子供の頃からの教訓;クメールのダイニング体験 – 五嶋みどり

The Christmas Miracle – by Elina / クリスマスの奇跡 – エリーナ

The Christmas Miracle Blog entry by Elina Travelling and touring are always full of adventures. Funny things and situations occur almost all the time and it definitely keeps up the spirits! But when things get lost, it's not funny. Having participated in ICEP India and Japan in 2017 and 2018, I still can recall the … Continue reading The Christmas Miracle – by Elina / クリスマスの奇跡 – エリーナ

Two Special Institutions – by Noemie / 二つの特別な施設 – ノエミ

Two Special Institutions Blog entry by Noémie Raymond-Friset We are currently on our way back to Phnom Penh from Battanbang. We have have been playing in schools, hospitals, hospices, etc. in Cambodia, and everyone gets to experience our music in their own way. Although every place we go is special, two especially moved me. We … Continue reading Two Special Institutions – by Noemie / 二つの特別な施設 – ノエミ

A Double-Edged Sword – by Midori / 両刃(もろは)の剣 – 五嶋みどり

A Double-Edged Sword Blog entry by Midori We met John Tucker to go to the New Hope Village. John, an American, and his wife Cathy run this community with humor, love, and care. They go back and forth between Khmer and English to speak to the children. John gave us a brief history of HIV-related … Continue reading A Double-Edged Sword – by Midori / 両刃(もろは)の剣 – 五嶋みどり

CHOICE Cambodia – by Erika / チョイス・カンボジア – エリカ

CHOICE Cambodia Blog entry by Erika Gray Living as a blind child in a community that has limited resources can be frustrating and challenging. Often times in these villages, parents work long hours and are unwilling to take on the burden of the extra work it takes to raise a child with a disability. Upon … Continue reading CHOICE Cambodia – by Erika / チョイス・カンボジア – エリカ

Recap of the Last Few Days – by Midori / ここ数日を振り返って – 五嶋みどり

Recap of the Last Few Days Blog entry by Midori We are on the 4th day of activities in Cambodia. These days have been ones of contrasting settings. Being near a fashionable Royal Palace neighborhood of Phnom Penh then on a road by the dump site; sitting on the idyllic river bank of Mekong to … Continue reading Recap of the Last Few Days – by Midori / ここ数日を振り返って – 五嶋みどり

A Very Full Day in a Single Morning – by Midori / 午前中だけでとても充実した一日に – 五嶋みどり

A Very Full Day in a Single Morning Blog entry by Midori We just had a very full morning at a hospital run by Japan Heart (japanheart.org) in Kandal Province (about a 90-minute ride from Central Phnom Penh). They are one of the few hospitals with a pediatric oncology department in Cambodia. We went to … Continue reading A Very Full Day in a Single Morning – by Midori / 午前中だけでとても充実した一日に – 五嶋みどり

ICEP Cambodia, We are Starting! – by Midori / さあ、ICEPカンボジアが始まります! – 五嶋みどり

ICEP Cambodia, We are Starting! Blog entry by Midori We have been in Phnom Penh for the last few days, getting over jetlag, fervently rehearsing, getting to know each other, exploring new tastes (for most of us) of Khmer cuisine. We have Erika and Noemie on viola and cello, with Elina returns for her second … Continue reading ICEP Cambodia, We are Starting! – by Midori / さあ、ICEPカンボジアが始まります! – 五嶋みどり