Then the ones who pleased the Lord will ask, "When did we give you something to eat or drink? When did we welcome you as a stranger or give you clothes to wear or visit you while you were sick or in jail?"
The King will answer, "Whenever you did it for any of my people, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did it for me." .......Matthew 25

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

They eat dogs don't they, in Cambodia?

Sadly, Cambodians eat dogs. Although the practice is getting less common, it still occurs in rural Cambodia. In this village we visited, the children have a different relationship with dogs (...at least while they are still puppies!). The few puppies there were very much the centre of attention, and the children clearly loved them.

They were a surprisingly happy bunch of kids despite their poverty and looking at them play, I couldn't help wondering why our kids in Singapore don't play with as much abandon and freedom of spirit as these poor kids did. It was certainly food for thought. And perhaps we should be careful about trying to impose our more materialistic ideas about needs and happiness on them. Their zest and joy were quite infectious, and the puppies also became darlings of the NTU students (Project L.O.V.E.).

Clearly happiness and joy are able to cross language barriers, and do not need words to be shared.















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Eating dog is cheap, tasty and even good for health according chineese medicine.