Postcard from Cambodia

I’ve had a load of video footage sitting around for ages taken in 2008 with the young adults at the Sangkheum Center – the group wrote and presented their own ‘Postcard from Cambodia’ where they wanted to tell people about Cambodia, Siem Reap, school, food and what they enjoyed. They wrote it themselves, presented it themselves and filmed a lot of it themselves. We watched all of it at the time but I’ve only just had the time and tools to finally edit the film together to the script they wrote – and had a great time doing it.

Put the crappy video quality down to a poor camcorder purchasing decision on my part. Put the crappy editing down to me.

HOPE for Cambodia is supporting youth development projects like this in Cambodia right now – please see more at GlobalGiving and consider donating to help them out.

Delete all

I’ve been recycling, binning or selling a lot of possessions recently. It’s been thoroughly satisfying. You have to take a few runs at it, like scraping old paint away from a wall, leaving a short time in between goes.

The first time, the really obvious rubbish goes, but some stuff stays because you never know when you might need it. The second time, with that stuff in front of you, you realise you can live without it. Rinse and repeat. Eventually you realise that there is little value in things you once thought indispensable and you almost feel like you weigh less.

I’ve recently deleted eight years worth of blogging, and it felt amazing.

Not so long ago I deleted my Facebook account. That felt good too. I got another one but it was shiny and new.

Last week I deleted my Google+ profile. Nobody noticed.

I’d like my own internet kill switch – one that just flushes everything every so often, whenever you feel like it. For the time being I’ll settle for being aware that none of this really matters that much and I could live without it if I wanted to.

Now if you don’t mind I’m going gardening.