Sean

Sean

Phnom Penh
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The Portrait Of A Lady
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Colm Toibin (other); Regina Barreca (other); Henry James
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New Moon
Stephenie Meyer
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Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell
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Should only be used as a supplemental text

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Because there are so few textbooks available for learning Khmer. many students purchase this book thinking that it will be sufficient as an introduction to the language. However, because it teaches primarily colloquial terms and expressions, it is not the best choice for learning the language properly. In fact, many of the expressions used in the book could be considered rude if you were speaking with someone of higher social status in Cambodia. Saying that though, this book is ideal for the student with a solid foundation of academic Khmer, but limited exposure to colloquial expressions. The first couple of chapters might also be useful ...

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Outliers
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Malcolm Gladwell
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A Must Read

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I've never come across a book that had been so highly recommended to me by so many people. By the time I had finally gotten my hands on a copy, no fewer than 10 people had suggested that I read it.

Outliers is a book about some of the ingredients that lead to success. It also examines a number of notable success stories, including Bill Gates and The Beatles. This is NOT a recipe for achieving success. The book focuses primarily on two important factors - opportunity and legacy. Throughout the book, Gladwell refers to the 10,000 hour rule, where it takes 10,000 hours of practice to achieve greatness in any field - whether it is playing...

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