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People deceased as history ends its way to influence today’s world. 

On Monday the 15th of October 2012, one of 20th century’s historical icon had passed away: Preah Karuna Preah Bat Sâmdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk Preahmâhaviraksat. His majesty led Cambodia to Independence in 1953. During his reign, he desired to get into politics. Consequently, he had great passion for film and music making - plus, he too was, a great amateur cook - a passion for both Eastern and Western culinary cuisine. 

October 17th: I awaited for the royals’ arrival nearby the Independent Monument. With all due respect and in no offensive manner, I heard people around me say ‘Tōt rūb ouy chraeun’, which translates,Take plenty of photos’.First of all, let alone the media. However, in times of mourn, in times of sorrow - seriously? You gotta be kidding me! (NO OFFENSE). That night I watched national television(TVK) for the cover up from Beijing to Phnom Penh. I saw the agony in Her Majesty, Queen Monique, and His Majesty, King Sihamoni’s countenance. Full of sorrow, grief and angst. Time and time again it is said, “No words can explain”. Feebly enough - No words can really explain the pain that they endure. 

As I watched the video, I shed tears as I shared my agony with them. It’s a life process: Birth and Death. But this is too early. Therefore, with all due respect, I share my condolences to Samdech Preah Reach Akka Mohèsey Norodom Monineath, Preah Karuna Preah Bat Sâmdach Preah Bâromneath Norodom Sihamoni, and the Royal Family of Cambodia for the loss of our great historical icon. Rest In Peace, The Great King-Father.

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