LEE

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Lee. Prekrocila hranice schovana v kufru s 1,5 rocnim ditetem. 10 minut bez kysliku v kufru na, kterym sedel clovek, aby to vypadalo vice verohodne. Dite muselo mit roubik, aby nevydalo hlasku. Stacilo by par sekund navic a udusili by se, jako mnoho dalsich, co se takto snazili utect z Kambodzi do Thajska. Kdyz jejiho manzela zabila elektrika v praci, musela jit pryc z domu, protoze hrozilo, ze k nim prijde policie ohledne jeho smrti. Byla tehotna a mela syna a nekolik noci spavali pro jistotu na plazi, aby se vyhli policii. Konecne mi nekdo delal tlumocnika a vim cely jeji pribeh a myslim, ze je dulezite, aby se o těchto věcech vědělo.

A proč utekla do Thajska? Aby nemusela delat otroka v kambodžské továrně na oblečení za  3 dolary na den.  V Thajsku dostavaji kambodzane o neco vice a nemusi otrocit. Jako maserka si prijde na slusne penize. Asi nejvic, co kambodzan muze v Thajsku dostat. Ma v prumeru 10 dolaru na den. Ale za cenu toho, ze je neustale ve strehu pred policii.

Silny a krasny clovek.

 

 

Differences between our lifes

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I feel depressed. I work with 6 girls, each with a different life story. Some of them are from Thailand, some from Cambodia, some of them with no school education, some of them with a university degree, some of them with a children and husband, some of them just alone without anybody. They work whole day. And they sleep in the massaging salon. They dont have any day off. And day earn almost nothing.The massage is so cheap. And the tourists want it even cheaper. They earn basically just for the food and the transport. I really can´t see the point of this kind of life. I feel really depressed.

Many of them think they are ugly and Europeans are beautiful like dolls. They like their big noses, big eyes, fair hair, white skin, their lifestyle. Yeah why not, European girls go to school and have enough time for themselves, for the fashion and beauty and if not at least they don´t work every single whole day. These girls try to earn money for their families, to support their children or siblings during studies. And I am here for 10 hours 6 days a week and feel very depressed because I want to have more free time but by the same time I feel guilty to complain because I know these hardworking people without any money.

I  feel really so depressed.

Cooking school in Koh Chang

One very nice morning with two girls from Slovakia and Hungary and with the Thai teacher.

We ve been preparing 7 meals and we could choose each meal from the menu. So much fun! But so hot food …

Buying ingredients

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Cooking time!

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Coconut soup and chicken with cashew

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Papaya salad ( crazy chilly hot)

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Ready for curry

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Spring rolls and banana rolls

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Mango sticky rice

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Desert – Bannana in coconut milk

 

The sad story from my Cambodian friend

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This is my friend Lee. She is one of the youngest and the best thai massage therapist. But she is also from Cambodia. She cant read and write. She has never attended a school. We can understand to each other only via sound in translator and only when I ask her. I feel really sad. Life in Cambodia is not easy.

She was born in 1987. When she was twenty years old she met her boyfriend. He was 13 years older also from Cambodia. He worked probably as an electrician.They have two sons. The third baby she lost in the fifth month of pregnancy. Because of the bad medical care in her country. Then they got fake identification cards and visa to Thailand. She started to learn massages from the other therapists. But she is not allowed to work as a therapist. In Thailand is a law. Only Thai people can do a Thai massage. His man was working here because they can earn better money in Thailand. But one day he got killed by an electric current.

So Lee is alone with her two little sons in Thailand. Working occasionally as a Thai massage therapist to get at least some money. The older son is at school, the younger stays with mother in law who is very old lady.

This is the first time when I´ve met someone like Lee. Can´t describe how I feel after I somehow got this story from her.

Tohle je moje kamarádka, jsme stejně staré. Vždycky obdivuju její krásné husté dlouhé vlasy, bílé rovné zuby, sportovní hubenou postavu. Sice působí dojmem drobné křehké dívky, ale myslí i tělem je bojovník. Je tady nejmladsi a asi i nejlepsi, nejsilnější maserka. Ma dva malé syny, skutr, mobil a praci. Tím pohádka končí. Jejího manžela nedávno zabila při práci elektrika. Lee je z Kambodži. *Proto ma falesnou identitu, na kterou ziskala viza na nekolik let a stejne tu nesmi pracovat jako maserka( ale pracuje). *Proto nikdy neměla možnost chodit do školy. *Proto neumí cist ani psat. *Proto se bojí policie a schovává se. *Proto potratila třetí dítě ( v Kambodži je velice špatné zdravotnictví, ostatně jako většina základních služeb).* Proto viděla a zažila bídu a utrpení. * A proto je silná osobnost. * A proto ji tak obdivuji a citim se jako bych zatim jeste ani poradne nezila – nic nezazila oproti ní.
Je to poprvé, co jsem poznala člověka, který si opravdu není schopen nic přečíst a který pochází z takto chudobné země.
Smutné, děsivé a pro mě skoro až nereálné.

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První prosinec. U mě v koupelně 10 centimetrová stonožka křížená pravděpodobně se škorpiónem. Chvíli jsem doufala, že je mrtvá, ale po tom, co jsem ji začala mlátit pěnovým nazouvákem, rozhýbaly se jí nohy a začaly upadávat a rozeběhly se po koupelce. Nebylo lehké je všechny sesbírat.A posléze jsem se radši uklidila na pláž.

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