Today I break one of the biggest news of my life. It has been an amazing journey so far and never in my wildest dreams I would have thought this all possible. I have been fortunate enough to have met so many amazing people and if it wasn’t for them I would not be here today about to tell you what has lately transpired in my life. I am honored, humbled, and happy to tell you that I have been invited to go to the summer Olympics this june in London as part of the cultural festivities called Parnassus Poetry. The largest gatherings of poets from around the world to showcase our poetry….i am still in awe as I write this. 205 countries 205 poets and I am to represent Cambodia on an international stage. Will I do Cambodia justice. I hope so. For so long Cambodia has been struggling to get back on that stage. The last time we were put on an international stage it was to let the whole world know what was happening here as millions were being slaughtered but now in this present time Cambodia has manage to heal her wounds and I feel that she is strong enough with culture to be placed back on that stage. And let me tell you how joyous I am to know that I will be a part in cambodias growth as a developing country.
From the very gutters of earth to being an Olympian among a community I thought I would never have a chance to be a part of is now materializing right before my very eyes. This past year I had quit my secure job as a projectionist in legend cinema to focus more on my dreams of being a spoken word artist. At certain point I had doubted my decision. I was homeless for over a month..support came from family and friends that believed in me..but let me tell you..there were points when I just wanted to give up and throw the towel in. I even thought about asking for my job back. But im glad I didn’t..i couldn’t..too much was at stake. The unknown lied ahead but I was determined to see it through and now London is in sights. Thank you Masahiro Sugano for taking the time to listen to my story, and for believing that it was a story worth telling and for your friendship, love, and support. Anida Yoeu Ali, Bong thank you so much for pushing me and having the patience to teach me about this brand new world and welcoming me into your family. You guys are the best..Studio Revolt seems fit as we continue to revolutionize the industry of film and poetry and performing arts and how it can be access and viewed. I am extremely blessed by both of you and what you have given me. I will not disappoint you nor to you my dear readers..to my mom and family and closest friends..skies the limit from here!!! I love you guys!! Thank you for your unconditional love and for you faith and belief in me. And to all my fans and supporters, without you all I am nobody. Thank you for taking the time to listen and share..thank you so much because truly I do all that I do for you. Reach for you dreams if you have one..and don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not good enough or that it will never happen. Just take me as an example and you will know that anything in life is possible..ONELOVE, Kosal