“Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Here’s a video of the Tedx speech I gave back in 2011.
Phnom Penh International Airport interviewed me and has published this video on their website. It’s about my travelling experiences.
Kounila Keo is a 27-year-old blogger and media consultant based out of Singapore where she is also doing a master’s degree in Public Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Between 2008 and 2014, she worked as a freelance reporter for various foreign news publications: Agence France Presse, Los Angeles Times, IRIN UN News Agency, the Independent UK, CSMonitor, the Phnom Penh Post, Global Voices Online, and more. She’s trained social media and given speeches to university students, artists, professionals inside and outside Cambodia since 2008. In October 2011, she was one of the 10 UNESCO bloggers selected from a pool of nearly 600 applicants to cover the Paris UNESCO Youth Forum. She was invited to be a social media trainer for Seliger Youth Forum in Russia in 2012 and was promoted blogger in chief for the same conference in the following year. Her volunteer work includes helping co-found a film youth collective, Kon Khmer Koun Khmer or Khmer Films Khmer Generations, that has since 2009, worked on and produced short films as well as organized widely-reported film events and exhibitions. Kounila was one of the lead bloggers for BlogFestAsia 2012 with more than local participants and 80 bloggers from 10 countries. As one of the first speakers of TEDXPhnomPenh 2011, she later helped organize it. Kounila was selected as a Cambodia blogger to attend a Blog Festival in Bali/Indonesia in 2011, ON|OFF Blog Exchange in Jakarta in 2011, and BlogFest in Solo/Indonesia in 2013. Her passion is social media, youth empowerment, writing, travelling, and now policy analysis. Kounila has travelled to South America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia to cover events as a blogger and a journalist since 2009. She publishes her thoughts on blueladyblog.com.
- Another WordPress
- ASEAN reporters
- Flickr 1 & Flickr 2 (countries I’ve been to)
Or Google me. Thank you very much.