You may be confused as to why things have slowed down recently regarding Tuk Tuk for Children and our quiet social media accounts but don’t be alarmed. Not only has it been school break in Cambodia for the past 2 months we have also been a bit busy ourselves. July marked the beginning for Mayu to come on board full time with TTC and to celebrate we thought we better tie the knot.
As anyone who has married into a different culture would know, the logistics behind transporting friends and families is extremely time consuming and as Mayu and myself are both well traveled, we have had to organise for people from many countries to come.
Although this was exciting for us how does it effect our work in Cambodia?
Well Tuk Tuk theatre has been shut a couple of months now but as we did run continuously for about 16 months we felt that this was probably a good thing. We want our kids to be enthusiastic when we arrive and a break is good for everyone. Of course 1 week before we planned on stopping TTT for a break we had a little accident with our TV that forced us to stop one week early. This has given us the opportunity to get a bigger TV though lol.
It has now been 2 months of waiting for our official registration in Australia as a Charity and Government cogs are turning at a very slow pace but we hope that we will be official in the coming weeks so that we can get on with the job at hand.
Although our wedding was in Japan we took a fair part of Cambodia with us. Our wedding rings and engagement ring were made from a local Jeweler in Pursat. Our sewing girls modified our wedding dress and made a beautiful Cambodian Silk sash as well as a matching Tie for me. We had Cambodian table runners on every table and a multitude of Ethically handmade gifts for each of our guests from our own sewing team in Pursat and another organisation “Rachana Handicrafts” in Svay Rieng.
We took a few pre-wedding photos while we were in Cambodia which turned out amazing as the local kids came flocking out to get involved. So you see although we have been away a few months, Cambodia has still been a big part of our lives and will continue to be in the coming years. We look forward to our next challenge which is a happy Tuk Tuk Christmas that will be even bigger and better than last year.
Thanks to everyone for the continued support.
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