Chenda Chhay is the new shop manager in Samatoa. This sparkling woman inspires me. I asked her some questions about her life :
1) Hi Chenda! Can you introduce yourself?
I was born in Kompong Thom province, in a village between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. I am now 30 years old. I used to go to school in my village, but I started to study English language at 15 years old, when I left the capital city. My sister supported me (house, food, study).
2) What kind of music do you like? What are your hobbies?
I am Khmer! Of course, I love romantic music! But as i work with foreigners, i can learn many new kind of music.. I love going to market, mostly in Phnom Penh to go shopping and what is new… I also often spend time in the countryside with my husband or with friends.
3) What are your skills?
Selling and Training!
4) Which languages did you learn?
Khmer! I started to study English when I was around 15 years old. I also knew some Thai language from school, but I really improved when I watched Thai movies and I have already been there.
5) What are your dreams? Professional projects?
As I came from a village, with not a huge educational background, I had to learn everything by myself. Thanks to my family support, I could gone to Phnom Penh to improve myself. I started to work as a waitress, and I have always been sure that I could learn more and more. Now, I have a good position in a good company… I wish to carry on to learn and to improve my life. I am looking forward to show this example to my son. So, he will be able to have even a better life, and he will have good chance to go to study and to have a good job…
6) What are you doing in Samatoa?
I am Retail Manager, I take care of the shop. My objectives are to improve it. I also take care hotel consignment and visit a lot of hotels as we have tailor-made service with them.
7) What do you think about Samatoa?
Samatoa gave me the chance to have the higher position i ever had. I already managed to learn a lot from the owner and the full friendly team. I feel comfortable with the products as they are high quality and good fashioned!
8) If you were a dress in Samatoa, which one would you choose?
I would be more than one, maybe one each day… But my favorite is…
This design really fits me!
9) Which famous designer do you like?
Of course, I love Valentino!
10) What are you doing to be fashion?
I often used to go shopping, I try to go to main cities to visit malls and shops to be aware of the new fashion! I also watch “YouTube” and movies to inspire me!