The story is about a young man who went through the darkest regime and walked away from the grave. After his parents died during the regime, he ventures out of the country into the refugee camp, experiencing the darkest of nights, armed robbery, and crossing the armed observation post. He endured the year of hardship in the camp and has settled in a third-world country as he wishes. As an orphan, he has to work full time and learn English to survive. He resettled in the United States with nothing in his pocket, but with his determination to succeed, he worked over 12 hours a day for 19 years before taking his first vacation. There are many tragic events throughout his life journey; the arm robbery, the LA riot, but with his resilience, he strives and succeeds. He started the one and only Khmer Television (khmertv.com) in southern California, broadcasting over the public airwaves free to a community that had never seen Khmer Language Television before. He is currently running multiple businesses and owns several properties in California and Arizona. He is happily married to his wife, with a son and a granddaughter.
In An Orphan of the Killing Fields, he retells his incredible life journey, the challenges he faced, and how he was able to find success on his own merit. His mantra is “Play Dumb you may Learn, Play Dead you may Live and the power of A.S.K. will make you successful.”