I met an old man this morning at around 7:30 AM at Calmet. He asked me if he could get my waiting number. He gave me a reason that he hurried because he wanted to finish quickly so he could get another appointment. I ask him what it was, he he proudly said that every morning at 9:00 AM at the hospital, he had breakfast with his wife. I asked what happened to his wife and he replied that for these few years, his wife had lost her memories and hadn’t known who he was. I said why he continued if she had no idea who he is and he replied « because I still know who she is ».
Talking with dad today about his career and so on. Then he told me this: when our family first moved to live in phnom penh. It was a though moment of our family. My brothers and sisters were all in the hospital. Dad had no money. He had no actual job. So he became a taxi driver for little money to support family and hospital fee. He was driving home one night and picked up a man for a free ride. The man barely spoke during the ride. As he got out, he thanked and told dad that he would answer any question to repay my dad’s kindness. So dad asked « my kids are all sick. When would they be relief? » The man replied « They are going to be relief after the death of your youngest daughter. ». Dad drove off angrily. 2 days later, it was a very sad moment for us, my younger sister died (so i became the youngest). What surprised my dad was, after that, everyonz in the family got better and left the hospital. My dad was regret that he didn’t ask why we were all sick ».
Took the train to Sihanoukville. Since it was all booked, I got on the night shift. I sat down opposite a woman who was sat between two men. I was not bothered by them but I felt a little strange that the girl seemed to be staring at me. I could not see very well since the girl wore a black shirt with the collar covered her head. Arrived Kampong Speu station, another man got it. First, he sat next to the gate. But then he came to sit next to me. He wispered to me » get off the next station. It’s too dangerous. » I started shaking but I followed the man. Once i got off, he said » that woman is dead. She jumped into the train just before i got into this train. Those 2 men were holding her ».