Not much updates from me today. Anyway, more than baby Jesus is born, my boss’s boy, Samai, is born. 🙂 Look at him he’s quiet and lovely. Well, everyone also ask me when I want to get married. ^_^ A common question for people my age, but… but I haven’t thought about that yet. haha.
I had the chance to talk about Khmer traditional ways for mothers and delivery process. There were tons of strange ways Khmer elders used to treat moms and babies like 10 years ago and even way worse 30 or 50 years ago. I got the chance to see some of these old remedies when I was young in my hometown. Moms were weak after giving birth. They were given liquid herbs, allowed to sleep on a warm bed with burned charcoal below it. These women were told not to comb her hair for a period of time, no shower and some kind of food or meat were forbidden. Strangely, elders sprinkled grinded black pepper on newly cut umbilical cords to prevent from Mae-rohk, etc. Nowadays, we can still see or hear these kinds of dangerous methods in some rural areas of Cambodia. Modern people are practicing or following safe doings like going the a public hospital or clinic for regular health check both moms and children.