a man of the month

REAKSMEY Yean Cover Page

WUPP Cover’s

Does being on the cover page make you famous or embarrassed? I don’t know!!!

“I swear I just saw you on the WUPP’s cover” a text message last two weeks from my Couchsurfing friend, Lauren.

Lauren and I never met in person and on the same day we decided to spend the night together at Love Bar. After few drinks, a man shown up and knocked Lauren’s shoulder and yelled: “do you know that this man (me) is very famous?” He is on the cover page. Lauren responded: “Yes, I know!!!”

“Very good meeting you bro!!!” said the same man, who is a professional photographer, Zeeshan Haider.

People keep texting, emailing and faceboking me of seeing me on a cover page and the most common words they use congratulations and you are very famous now my friend. It was quiet in the last few days, but it’s not true, it’s still continuing.

Last night at Meta House, when I talked with Johannes and Nico, a man I used to see before, but we’ve never been introduced came up with the words, “wow you are everywhere, facebook and the cover page. You are the new generation of the Cambodian arts communities.”

I don’t know what to response, but thank you… Continue reading


Message from the ROYAL PALACE

King Norodom Sihamoni

[Original Email From The Royal Palace]

From:    His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath NORODOM SIHAMONI KING of CAMBODIA

To:       Mr Reaksmey Yean

Dear Compatriot,

I was very pleased to receive the warm message of noble wishes you presented to me on the occasion of my Birthday Anniversary.

Please accept, dear Compatriot, with my heartfelt thanks and best wishes for your good health, longevity, success, happiness and prosperity, the assurances of my cordial consideration.


Phnom Penh, May 17, 2012

Congratulatory message marking 60th birthday of King Sihamoni

King Norodom Sihamoni and His Mother

Long life Your Majesty Preah Karuna Preah Bat Samdach Preah Baromneath, Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia.

It is my sincere inclination to convey warm wishes and congratulations on Your Birthday on May 14. I wish you great successes in your career of public service marked by mercy and grace. I am grateful and proud to under your coolest shadow. The year you’re born in 1953 is the year that Cambodia finally and completely achieved independence from France, which make Cambodia as a freedom country once again. Continue reading