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Advantages and disadvantages of living in the city and country side

People always have their own choices of living, lifestyle. City lifestyle and country lifestyle are two different types of livings. These have many differences in the environment, job opportunity, and cost of living. Therefore, the differences of these make people consider about the advantages and disadvantages of living in the city and country side.

There are several advantages of living in the country side. First, the environment in the countryside and the city is very different. It is less pollution and dangerous because there are fewer cars, motorbikes, and factories. Also, there are many trees which offer fresh air to us like living in green home. In the country side you are free to admire the breathtaking landscapes such as huge meadows, peaceful hills or forests. They have more time to relax, and stay healthier. The village people always try to protect their traditional habits and culture. The village has clean air and the environment is very beautiful. Moreover, traffic is not busy and it does not cause accidents as much as in the city. Furthermore, people usually keep eyes on neighbors’ estates; they are helpful to each other. They always react when something strange is happening. Another advantage is the cost of food, it is cheaper and you can afford everything as well.

Even if living in the county side provides you many good things, but there are still a few disadvantages. Education in the country side is so poor. There are not many schools; students do not understand much about the world. Most people there prefer their children to go farming rather than going school because they do not know the important of attending in schools. Although you finish your high school, there is no even one university for you to continue. they may need to come to city if you plan to be graduated. They are naïve and easily believe other bad people. For example: if there is a strange person come and give a little money than they just follow him/ her without having any thinking. Than In addition, people there depend on their farm to support their family or plants crop. They are very slow and lack of ideas to develop their own farming or living style. Moreover, there are not such interesting things to do during free time. The unemployment rate is also much higher than in the city. The same problem concerns the access to the hospitals, schools, police stations and shops, which are usually located far from the village. Getting information is not as fast as in city; they are less of media such as TV or radio, so sometimes they can face in troublesome. For example: If the flood comes, they do not even know when and how to prevent from it. Last of all, there is no internet connection which makes us hard to communicate or contact people.

Some people think living in city is more comfortable. First of all, there are a lot of facilities for people in the city and they have more opportunities for making money. For example: own their businesses can easily support their lives. We have more the job opportunities because there are lots of companies and organizations. Plus, education in the city is always much better than in countryside. There are many government schools and universities. As economy have grown up well, more and more private universities and schools increase and provide better education to students which focus on language such as English. Also, we can learn more than one language. In the city, there are large shop complexions, banks, offices, cinemas, hostels, clubs, hospitals etc. in and around the city. In addition, numbers of modern technologies nowadays help us a lot to have a better life in the city. We can enjoy our lives with those things such as using internet, entertainment, social network etc… Internet speed in the city is quite good; it helps us to do research for our study too. Finally, they can have their own luxurious car, house, or business according to their hard working.

Although living in the city provides benefits, there are many of advantages. The goods are more expensive. The traffic in the city is surely busy and cause many accidents too. Many people cannot go school or work because of traffic jam. Actually, traffic in Cambodia is terrible. People in the city need to work time and get part time job in order to have a better lives. Life in the city is very complicated. They are too busy with their work, so they do not have time to spend with their neighbors. People in the city are very selfish, they are very helpless. For example: when there is an emergency such as fire, there are no neighbors to help because they only care of their property and go away. Moreover, there is no fresh air and pure water. The environment is polluted with dust, smoke, garbage and dioxide gases from factories, cars, and vehicles. Most of the people who live in the city are corrupted. So there are lots of crimes in the city. Many thefts and murders often take place in the city. Thus, living in the city is not safe because there are a lot of crimes going on. The city is always busy and noisy. There are a lot of vehicles and people in the road. The streets are dusty and unclean. So it is hard to lead a healthy life in the city.

In conclusion, there are porn and con livings in the city and country side. Some people prefer to live in city because of modern things and standard. On the other hand, some more people prefer to live in the country side because they love nature and peace. However, I think it should be good both weather you choose city or country side. They will feel enjoyable and free if they choose one that suit to them. To me, even I know living in the city sometimes not really good enough and cause me in troublesome, but thing I like is education. Thus, I choose living in the city rather than the country side.

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Food

As human being, we all need food for survival. Food is an essential part of our body. We cannot live without food. It is the basic need of us to get the energy to think, work, and grow up. Food is not always the same. Every country has its own food and taste. Hence, there are three kinds of Cambodia food that I like such as Som Lor Ma Chu Kreoung Lhong, Bok Lhong, and Khmer Noodle.

The food I like the most is Som Lor Ma Chu Kreoung Lhong. It is mixed of meat, fruit, and vegetable. It needs to have beef, papaya, Am pel Tom, Trob( kind of eggplant) and other ingredients. Oh.. one special ingredient that Cambodian mostly use in cooking this food is “Prahok”. Actually, Prahok will be strange to foreigners. When they see “Prahok”, the first expression they show must be, “hah?? It is smelly, the taste may not good”. So they are not willing to taste it as well. But if they try to taste it for once, they will probably want to try it one more time. “Prahok” helps Som Lor Ma Chu yummier. And I love this food when the taste is a little sweet and a little sour.

One more food I also enjoy eating is “Bok Lhong”. I usually eat this when I am hanging out with my friends. We all like eating this food because it provides us a unique taste. This food is made from Papaya, crab, tomato, peanut, chilly, and Prahok again. Otherwise, we can use Kapi instead of Prahok. Some people prefer “Kapi” and some people prefer “Prahok”. However, the flavors of both are made “Bok Lhong” having a good taste. Whether you choose “Prahok” or “Kapi”, it is fine.

Beside those two kinds of food, there is another food that I would like to share; it is Khmer Noodle. I like it so much too. Well, not only Cambodian like it but also foreigners. When they visit Cambodia, they do want to try this food. They want to know how it tastes. Even my Singapore friends, when they came here last year; they asked me to buy Khmer Noodle for them. And they said “it is a kind of delicious food which they cannot find in their own country”. Moreover, they also said “the taste is unique”. In fact, it is the most popular food among our Khmer Food. There are many kind of ingredients combine together.

In conclusion, Khmer Foods are very delicious even sometimes they are smelly or mixed of many ingredients together. They exactly have their own beautiful flavor. If you are willing eat the different taste of food, reminding that Cambodia is one of your choices always. Well, to me I love to have Khmer Food so much.