A couple of weeks ago on our weekly meeting, we discussed child safety policy at our school, and what possible situation could happen that we potentially didn't consider earlier. Child abuse, trafficking, and abduction are quite common in Cambodia. Therefore this topic becomes a priority. I personally think that this problem exists because of lack … Continue reading Child Safety. One of the biggest issue in Cambodia.
We are back in Phnom Penh, and I am back in business. I got a new job - Brand and Marketing Manager at International School. Oh, I so missed working in education management, you have no idea. I am totally in love with this school, and their policy, and curriculum, and management, and people, and … Continue reading New Heights of Achievement
Not so long time ago I have started graphic design project here in Siem Reap. As part of this project, I drew a few pictures inspired by floating village. It was quite challenging for me because I, personally, don't find Asian floating villages interesting, but for many people, this is one of main tourist attractions … Continue reading Floating village pic.#1
Not so long time ago I got a graphic design project. One of the popular Thai hotels open branch in Siem Reap, and I am doing signage and wallpaper design for them. I love hotel architecture and idea in general. I think this place will be an absolute killer after they finish. But this post … Continue reading Asian work athic
Last week we decided to visit some temples near our house. Google said it should be free of charge, it was old information, but we didn't know it at the moment. Anyway, I checked the road, reviews, distance, asked a few friends about this temple and we decide that I will be able to do … Continue reading A story how we ride 26 km for warm beer.
Today, to be more specific in last 24 hours, I just got another proof that I don't want to be part of developing countries. I need to live and be connected to only already developed, the first world country. Being from nearly third world country, even Kazakhstan is far more developed than any countries from … Continue reading Third world and nearly third world countries’ banking system
Last week a lot of things happened. A lot of frustrating things happened. As for me personally, only one thing is significantly important. I got an amazing commission drawing, that definitely will be added to my artist CV, I got an order to create wildlife drawing for the silent auction, which is part of fundraising … Continue reading Drawing that makes difference
Hospitality is something that missing in my nature. I am just an utterly wrong person to work in the hospitality business. My main problem that I don't think that client is always right. I find small talks useless, I don't understand a point of extreme politeness, I have a weird sense of humor. So working in hospitality very hard task … Continue reading When everything goes wrong – customer service is your best solution!
When I was a child (I am still a child in my mind) I brought home every single street cat or dog, I just couldn't leave them behind, but my mom always gave them away and didn't let me have all these animals in our house. With my moving-around-the-world lifestyle, I just couldn't afford to … Continue reading Pussy the cat. Drawing by Maria Boklach
Temples of Angkor the main reason why people visiting Cambodia. To my big shame, I didn't know much about Angkor wat and territory around. I knew it exists, but I didn't know the full story. I am in the process to catch up, but an incredible amount of unpronounceable names of Cambodian kings, gods, and … Continue reading Drawing Cambodia. Prasat Kravan Temple