On the way back to Phnom Penh, I was still feeling nauseous and unwell, despite it, I was fortunate to have the company of my other half in the same bus with me. Through these days, it had been hard for both of us. Trying to meet or interact everyday was already a trouble by itself. World scout laws and Singapore laws prohibited myself and my other half to hang out together while on an overseas trip. It was hard, yet we went through it and survived.
After about 2 hours, we reached our guesthouse in Phnom Penh, somewhere near the Royal Palace. For the next 3 days we'll be spending nights there with our room mates, which had been assigned to us before the trip. Okay Guest House was the name of the guest house. Check out the full review soon!
After settling down at our rooms, we headed out for breakfast at a nearby restaurant. We both ate fish porridge while she drank a cup of hot chocolate. I was recovering and still had diarrhea going on. Next, we went to the University, where we were introduced to the universities facilities and its story. The school was modern, clean and spacious.
However, its toilets were a tad bit short on the height. We were brought on a university tour and were given a 'short' introduction on the university's history, curriculum and student reviews (plenty of it). As it was the university's school holiday, all but the Cambodian Red Cross was available to host us by the time we come.
Next, we went on to Aeon Mall for lunch and shopping. Free time was given and I went around thinking of what to buy for my other half, as our monthsery was the next day 28 March 2017. Aeon Mall is a huge 3 storey complex that hosts multiple local and international brands. It features a hypermarket, multiple cafeterias and many other retail, health and F&B outlets. Well, I wished I hadnt been sick all while. I could had just bought my favourite foods - Bubble Tea (DaKaiXing), Frozen yogurt (Llao Llao) and some cakes.
During this time, my other half (Let's call her Bae) was being admitted to the hospital was she complained about having continuous diarrhea. She was finally admitted into a ward and I was then keeping her updated on the things that unfolded around.
Next, we visited the Cambodian Scout HQ - located within the Prime Minister's Office compound, we felt like kings when we enter. As i=it was a governmental building, the experience was exhilarating as we walked through the doors at the compound. The Cambodian Scouts HQ was simply a room that serves as an office and meeting area for the leaders to use. Certificate presentation was carried out and we were each presented with our certificates, a cambodian scarf and their woggle. All of which was a controlled item in cambodia as there were no scout shops in Cambodia.
Well, right after that as we were about the enter the vehicle to head back for dinner, I was stopped by our contingent leader for a reminder to not contact Bae so she could rest. I was even scolded by some other leader :( #idc #kennotanyhowcutcontact
The night went on and my mood was shifted in thinking all about Bae as I followed through the night. I didn't had any appetite to eat, nor any feel to smile. That was when I was very worried about her condition. As if my situation couldn't get worse, the night carried on being like that. I finally head off to sleep after much thinking.
The day ended on the last day, 4am.
Project Sunshine is a Goodwill Cultural Exchange & Community Service Learning Project organised by the Scouts (17-26 years old) of Singapore Scouts Association and Cambodia Scouts
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22-29 March 2017
Enfant D'Asie Orphanage at Takeo Province, Cambodia