Life goes on and ahead to 2013

?As life goes on I?m starting to learn more and more about responsibility
I realize everything I do is affecting the people around me
So I want to take this time out and apologize for things I have done
And things that have not occurred yet
And the things they don?t want to take responsibility for,?
lyric from ?Sorry, Blame it on Me?
by Akon

While reviewing my past, especially the resolution note in 2010?my first ever resolution note?Akon?s lyric is still relevant and I still want to borrow this sentiment to express my feeling for now.

  • I have learned more and more about responsibility from my late grandfather who left a great lesson that I coined a quote for him??I have fulfilled my responsibility? ~Sean Chak (unknown-24 December 2011:8pm).

24 December 2012, my parents together with all relatives organized a one-year memorial ceremony for my late grandfather in a form of Sangkatean?a Buddhist ceremony routine. Once all arrangement were offered to my grandmother before then transferring to the monks while all her children pay respect to her at the same time, a moment of exciting she had which I could feel of her as she changed her tone [like crying] and I could understand clearly that she was happy to have family reunion with all her children and grandchildren while she was also missing my late grandfather who often stayed with her while their children offered them gift?a Khmer tradition to give parents gift ranging from money, fruits, food and so on during home visits. I then realized how reward parents would be proud when they could see their raising children grown up with pride and integrity. My grandfather?s quote ?I have fulfilled my responsibility? does reflect the value from both side of the parents and children and I believe this would apply in every aspect of life ranging from individual?s working responsibility to country leadership.

  • Life exposure in 2012 remarkably taught me to learn to forgive. Martin Luther King once said ?forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude.?

A recent article I had read giving me much insight about way to forgive which I would like to cite them here: ?Sometimes we need to forgive without reconciliation: forgiving for the mere purpose of forgiving. Certainly, what we strive for is to reconcile all conflicts, clear the air, and understand one another. But there are times this is impossible – with a parent who has passed away, with someone who has wronged you and is long gone, with someone who is unwilling to communicate. These are the times we must dip deep into our own souls and see if we are willing to forgive anyway.?

With these two major reflection of life?s lesson-learned, my ongoing resolution for upcoming New Year, 2013, would be:

  • To fulfill my responsibility with things I have to fulfill as a daughter, sister, wife, and associates whom I have received with great love and care from them. Last but not least my responsibility as a Cambodian citizen.

My favorite photo collection of the year 2012:

sopheapfocus.com on tuk tuk during BlogFest Asia 2012 in Siem Reap, Cambodia (November 2012)
sopheapfocus.com on tuk tuk during BlogFest Asia 2012 in Siem Reap, Cambodia (November 2012)
A Clogher with free the bee campaign! Free Mam Sonando.
A Clogher with free the bee campaign! Free Mam Sonando. (Oct 2012)
Sopheapfocus.com, a Cambodian Internet Freedom Fellow, together with Voice of America (VOA)'s Staff at its US headquarter in June 2012.
Sopheapfocus.com, a Cambodian Internet Freedom Fellow, together with Voice of America (VOA)’s Staff at its US headquarter in June 2012.

 

Internet Freedom Fellows Press Conference at UN
Internet Freedom Fellows Press Conference at UN (June 2012), Photo taken from US Mission to the UN.
I am Chut Wutty! during Community Gathering to Mourn Chut Wutty in Koh Kong May 10-13, 2012.
I am Chut Wutty! during Community Gathering to Mourn Chut Wutty in Koh Kong May 10-13, 2012.

My own favorite blogpost of the year 2012:

Why wait to be hired? Start your own business

Cambodia Mourns the Death of King Father Norodom Sihanouk

The dream of a greener and healthier capital for Cambodia

Women?s Rights in Cambodia: breaking up with old traditions

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