Next to the stove and pots and pans, there was his sleeping bed and mosquito net. Of course, his favorite English book also moved in with him. Vutha spends all the time outside of the housework on English. Relatives gave him a meager salary as compensation. Although Vutha was often hungry with this money, he saved as much money as he could, and went to the store to buy rice and a copy of The Phnom Penh Post (The Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia's first English-language newspaper). He carefully collected and reread the stacks of newspapers he bought.
A house without people is just right for reading Image Manipulation Service aloud and practicing pronunciation and tongue rolling. The echo was so loud that the neighbor next door was brainwashed by the boy's English every day, and he felt very bad, so he asked Vutha to be the child's English tutor ($2.5 per month), teaching from one or two students to four or five. These students are about the same age as Vutha, and they become friends when they get to know each other.
Each class brings some food, squeezes into Vutha's kitchen hut, and learns English while eating. This extra income is like a blessing from heaven for Vutha. On the one hand, it finally frees him from the days of starvation and gradually builds up his self-confidence in teaching English. Language is the road to the world and freedom In 2004, Vutha moved to Phnom Penh for university studies and lived in a dormitory provided by a rubber plantation. However, he still had to pay for his own living expenses, so Vutha rode his bicycle to visit schools from house to house in Phnom Penh, seeking an English teaching position.