30,03,2017 Phnom Penh
My dear friend,
I think I am ready to answer your letters. My apology for this belated respond. You would know the reasons later. For the last 2338 days, things have been gradually progressing to various angles and directions. My dear friend, you will be tested through quite a journey. Trust me, from intellect, moral & ethics, profession, friendship, finance, to other aspects of life, you will not quite guess who you will become.
As a student, you will satisfy with the engagements you made during school holidays, those experience have been a great lesson to me. Thanks you for having done so. Yes, you will get your first 4-flat GPA during this coming internship. Your supervisor will be pleased to have you with him. You know what, I think that you will get the offer all because you are Cambodian. Just to be clear, make sure you keep your coolness on the interviewing day.
Life will be getting more interesting in KL. There will be lots of Buffets and weekend-gatherings in Pantai Hill Park (Ah, you will be staying there for almost a year, so don’t worry about any inconvenience). You won’t know what I mean, but with the friends surround you, you will be kinda been upgraded. Watch out, you will spend most of what you earn too. That’s okay. Just do it. Apart from being better, you will be getting heavier. I’m sorry, I couldn’t align myself with your ideal weight, it keeps getting worse! I just couldn’t balance it. Still sad! from 72.5 to 85.5 … what have I done.
It starts as an internship but it sets your future career to a new technological frontier, you will become a BI consultant. Don’t know what it means? Qha ! You will know its meaning in the next 3 years! And By then, you will already be holding a senior BI position. What a remarkable journey! Well, it comes through pains and the courage. Failures awaits you, and just be ready for it.
You will be working for one multinational local company as a BI consultant right after you finish your internship. My dear! From the bottom of my heart, I wish I could hug you at this moment. Several years with this company, you will selfishly believe that you have been through such a stride of pain and happiness. But I strongly assure you that, you really are a lucky man to be grooming in that company. You will owe a great deal of kindness from the people you soon to be met there.
Knowing strangers and making friends will be your new hobby. Some of them will be your helpful friends. One of them will intrigued you to set a new limit of sharing. You will get lots of help from them. They have been really helpful. I know you can’t wait to meet them. Within the remaining years in that vibrant city, your relationship with friends will be more mature. You genuine care really does get great return. You wouldn’t be asking for more.
By now, you would have been to many places within ASEAN countries. In the coming months, you would be travelling far northwest to the birthplace of the industrial revolution region. I am counting on this experience to set our new chapter. Well, I forgot to mention that I am in Cambodia now.
You finally got click with one special lady. It is one of a kind. It worths every seconds you spend together. I just couldn’t believe it seems so real yet almost-fantasy-like relationship. You know what! You turn out to be quite……. . ssss can’t write it here. You will be even more surprised of the kind of person you would be when facing with who you like. You won’t believe who that person be.
What can I say about your brother? He is studying at a private university in Phnom Penh. He did not do well during his national exam. What a pity for him. But we are working to send him to his dream university oversea. We are struggling to bring him to the current scholarship requirements. He is quite far from being a suitable candidate. But I’m still optimistic with our strategy.
Lots of your seniors are married. Bong seila is living in US, Bong Dana is in Cambodia. She even has a daughter. Den got married to a cute lady. Puty has recently settled with his wife. He seems to be in checked now. Davuth is still single. But hey, we are playing badminton on weekends together with Bong Dy, Therith, and Bong Socheat (married). Sokheang just got married. For you record, he will become your closed junior while working in KL. There will be lots of things you will be enjoying together. You don’t see that comming, do you? You junior Sopha and Diamond Leap are single. Their looks have been upgraded marvellously. Sopha will be studying in EU and continue her career over there. Diamond Leap will be in working in North America. What a achievement they have made. I missed the time when we were all at school and how they challenged Eang Nan during our gathering. It was so funny, I could still remember how grateful I was when being with them. Wait, Vanneth is the first to get married. He did it even before his convocation day. And his wife looks just like she was made for him. They really look good together. You will soon meet new Cambodian new comers. Therith Junior, Daro have quite a character on their own. These two will give you a contrast diversity of how youngsters act. They will sometimes amaze you with subtle way of new fresh ideas. I sometimes wonder If I could ever have fun like them. You will know about Hor Yin, Sophea, Thy, Hai, Ban Som, and Narin. They are new Master Candidates. Together with Bong Dana, we will be having memorable gathering and trips together. Love them all you can, they are just lovely.
Ly sok lay just god married, I attend his wedding too. I am happy for him. Many of our highschool friends are doing quite impressive. Everyone has their own business and family to take care of. I am proud of who they have become. Mr Marnch will be a great Math teacher, Chantrea will be a prosecutor, Buntha will be a doctor (he opens his clinic at his house), Kang lalin (doctor), Chompamony(married, Master in Nursery from Australia, 1 son), Mr Lonchh ( married, EE specialist), Mr DJ Tab (DJ, and Police)
Oh, Thuy and Sabrina got married. Pat is still available. Wait, you will be working with Diyana too in KL. She will always be helpful to you. We still occasionally chat through facebook. Thuy is doing fine. I am grateful for her journey. Sabrina has a baby. She will be getting married to the guy you soon meet when you go to KL soon. Wait, you will even attend their wedding too.
Ah, in the near future, you will be making a few investment mistakes that will cost you lots of your saving. I know I should have warned you earlier. Well, you started one failed business too. What a pity and dummy of you to venture in that.
Apart from this, a few prominent leaders in Cambodia will be passing away. One of them is so prominent that will shock the country to its grieve. Through it, Cambodian youths will find more reasons to participate in social initiatives. The new generation will amaze you to no end. I really proud to see so much change from how youth has changed.
By now, Facebook is so popular in Cambodia. It has been gaining its ground through information sharing and comment postings. You won’t believe what people do with it. And Cambodians have been learning to make use of it gradually. I can say, it is for the betterment of the society before we set some rules on. The public outcries of government actions have been swiftly criticized. The government listens and has responded in a more mature manner. There will be more powerful companies that you will enjoy having them. Watch out for Uber, Waze, MyTaxi, GrabCar, FB messenger, Pokemon Go ( rediculous game you ever seen), AirAsia, MicroStrategy, SAP , QlickView, Tableau, MicrosoftPowerBi,CityAct, HostelWorld, Agoda, Linkin. Among them, SAP would give you a stark expectation of what you would do with it. Let me give you a hint friend, with its BI tools, you will make a man out of this. Never before that have I felt so real about what I know, but this technology will put you on the front row of advanced analyst on par with analyst in the world. You will be very confident with this tool and by it, you somehow inseparable.
Good deeds really answer your childhood prays. You had been as well as will be having people surround you with kindness, wisdom, companionship. Malaysians changed you, Malaysians groomed you, Malaysians made you proud, Malaysians brought you hope, Malaysians taught your life. I just couldn’t believe you have been so blessed. With clear consciousness, and a sense of propriety, you found a life with less stress and burden. Buddhism will teach you more. You will be enlightened with the environment of serenity. Don’t pray for what you can achieve, go for it and share its wisdom. A rewarding life is a path full of smiles and simplicity.
Daddy is looking for your future partner in the meantime. I am quite skeptical to how it will play out, but I have been positive with his encouragement. A bit excited and a bit worried. Your friends, Var is with you too. And he is always teasing about your choice of person you wish to be with. Well, we are getting closed now than ever. He has been promoting many of his business ideas, I think, I have no choice but to work on it. I always knew that you are good, but I think you are not that good in your business.
Much can be written yet its true experience can’t be laid out just by reading. Only you can feel how I have felt. Life has been pleasing you. My friend, till now, I have sponsored 2 trips for our parents to see you there. I have also sent your brother along with 2 cousins too. I really am happy for what you will do. By now, I have been to many parts of ASEAN capital cities except Brunei and Manila. Through these trips, I have been a changed man. Thanks you for having the courage to do all this for me.
I have done quite a few life decision mistakes, I wish I could have sent it right after I wrote this letter. Who knows, you might just as irrational as I have been or far better than who I am now. (<>) Funny, isn’t it? Regardless of what mistakes I acknowledged now, I would probably stood on my decision as I thought it would be for the best. Whether you receive this letter in time, I believe we both can’t change your future. My love has always been for you. You should be smiling! I can guarantee you, you overall performance is satisfactory. Keep in mind, you are the only person whose decisions matter most.
Phnom Penh, Solution BI Cambodia