This angry email was sent to us this morning, stemming from the late coming of several students including me. I didn’t back off and smiled at him because I knew what wrong I’d done. I don’t back off but feel sure that I’m going to do my best and do it best finally. Nobody wants to dwell on mistakes, and either do I. So the answer is that “I’ll do”, better than “I’ll try”.
[….You all still need support to become well-rounded, rational and productive citizens — not just workers. Cambodians have historically been categorized by many as one of the laziest peoples in Asia, and if we don’t swim against this tide, who would? Foreigners have always looked down on Cambodians’ lack of professionalism, punctuality and planning. I know you all will argue, but action speaks louder than words.