오늘은 수료식이고 드디어 여름학기가 끝났다!

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오늘은 무슨 날이야? 오늘은 좀 특별한 수료식이야… 10주간쯤 공부한 후에 오늘은 마지막 날이야!
반친주들중에 몇명이 고향으로 돌아가고 다른친구가 다음 학기도 공부할거야. 다음 학기에는 다시 반친구가 되지 않아도 밖에서 같이 놀아가자!!! ㅋㅋㅋ
방학 잘 보내라, 친구들!

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LinkedIN new iPhone app

I just updated my LinkedIN app for iPhone last night. Love the clean interface… Likely to use this app more often.
Below are the screenshots…
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5월, 어서오세요! 우리 #KHU 한국어 중급1-17반 친구들을 소개한다!

안녕하세요, 여러분!
សួស្ដី… ចាប់ពីខែឧសភានេះតទៅ ខ្ញុំនឹងសរសេរនៅលើប្លកនេះឲ្យបានទៀងទាត់។ ដោយសារ ឥឡូវនេះ ខ្ញុំកំពុងសិក្សាភាសាកូរ៉េ ដូច្នេះខ្ញុំនឹងខំសរសេរជាភាសាកូរ៉េច្រើន។
Hi, I’m back! Finally, it’s May and time flies fast… I will keep this blog active, PROMISE! I will blog tri-lingual though most likely not gonna be 3-in-1 post like this one.
I will write in Korean more often to practice what I have learned in class and to improve my writing. From time to time, I will also blog in English and of course in Khmer.
5월, 어서 오세요! 진짜 시간이 발리 지나네요! 한국어 중급1 공부한 지 4주일이 지났어요.
다음주 화요일과 수요일이 중간고사 시험일 거예요! 잘 준비헀어요? 저, 아직도 😦
오닐부터 우리 주업이 6-7주일쯤 시간이 있어요! 그럼, 같이 재미있게 공부합시다! 🙂
화이팅! ^^

Group Photo - 회긱 & 사요의 Farewell. 행복하세요! ^^

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My Guestbook

Welcome to My Guestbook Page!

First of all and again, thanks for your visit! And as you are here, feel free to leave me a comment…

Thank you!

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My Guestbook

Welcome to My Guestbook Page!

First of all and again, thanks for your visit! And as you are here, feel free to leave me a comment…

Thank you!

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Cambodians on the Net: How far we are going Online?

It’s shocking to learn about this update – seems like Cambodia is crawling while its nearby countries (in the same ‘least developing’ category) in the region are moving upward with double-speed.

What I am saying is about INTERNET USERS IN CAMBODIA, comparing to those in Laos and Myanmar? Check out this below graph – then you will know what I mean, and how I feel!

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Korean firm defies norms in Cambodia airport building


NSRIA CEO Lee Tae-hwan speaks of his new approach to building a large international airport in Cambodia during an interview at his office in southern Seoul, Thursday. / Korea Times Photo by Shim Hyun-chul

Korean firm defies norms in Cambodia airport building

By Oh Young-jin


Building an international airport in a third-world country is a challenging task.

It requires dealing with a mercurial government, acquiring enough land and raising financial support.

There is too much uncertainty for any firm to take on without hesitation.

In this sense, the NSRIA or New Siem Reap International Airport Co, led by two Korean firms ― Lees A&A and its financial partner Cambodia Airport Co. ― is engaged in what others might call a mission impossible.

But when one listens to its CEO Lee Tae-hwan talk about the project, one can appreciate how the difficult feat could be translated into reality. As with any business, however, there is no 100 percent guarantee.

The project is constructing a new international airport 40 kilometers east of Angkor Wat, the UNESCO-designated world cultural heritage site, at the cost of $500 million. It is composed of one runway and a terminal on the site as large as 5 square kilometers, with the capability to handle 3 million passengers a year.

According to Lee, the new airport is expected to go into operation in late 2015 with the old adjacent airport to be closed, so there will be no competition from it.

The airport currently serving the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh is not big enough. The runway of the new airport will be the only one in Cambodia to accommodate Boeing 747 Jumbo jets, making the airport the country’s first and only gateway to the world.

“We have just been notified that the Cambodian government is launching a government-wide steering committee,” Lee told The Korea Times during an interview at his office in southern Seoul Thursday, explaining that it will serve as an additional commitment from the government to the new Angkor International Airport. Lee heads to Cambodia next week.

An interesting element is Lee’s approach to the project ― charting a reverse course.

Usually for projects of this scale one finds investors and uses their money to gain the government’s permission and buy the land.

Instead Lee, a former executive of big Korean construction firms, first tackled the network he established through his years of experience in Indochina to first get government approval and obtain the site. About one fifth of the projected costs, or $20 million, has been self-financed in the process.

“If we had raised investment first without permission and land, it could have caused delays and related cost overruns,” Lee said. “Now, we have cleared much of the uncertainty and are set to go.”

He said that at this stage his firm is attracting investors, both domestically and overseas, for construction to begin late this year.

“We are talking with multiple potential investors including investment banks,” Lee said, adding that ongoing negotiations prevent him from mentioning who they are.

When asked about the business viability of the airport, he was reassuring.

“Already, as soon as we open, we will absorb about 2 million passengers from the existing airport that will be closed,” Lee said. “About 18 international airlines including European ones, that can’t gain direct access to Cambodia due to the lack of a big airport, have already applied for use of the new airport.”

He was also positive about the build-operate-transfer (BOT) of the project that is usually a length process to retrieve initial investments and gain profits.

“The period we can be in control is set at 65 years but can be extended,” he said, believing that, when considering that the new airport will serve as Cambodia’s only major international airport for a significant period of time, profitable years will follow shortly thereafter.

He also pointed out three additional things that are working in their favor.

First, he mentioned the efficiency and professionalism of the Cambodian public servants. “We deal with Ph.D. holders who studied in the U.S., Russia and European countries,” Lee said.

Secondly, Cambodia proves to be neither a banana republic nor led by a tinpot dictator. “It is a country that has a strong tradition of adhering to a contract perhaps resulting from the influence of the French,” the CEO said.

Thirdly, the location of the airport is close enough to easily access Angkor Wat but is at a sufficient distance away from it so as to protect its historical integrity. “UNESCO has cleared the site,” he said with a smile that should be expected on a man who has an unbeatable hand.

foolsdie5@koreatimes.co.kr

Source: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/biz/2011/03/123_82514.html

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