All things Khmer

Yeung Taw Dahling

Yeung Taw Dahling

Okay, okay… so I’ve not posted for a long time… same as usual, busy-busy juggling two part-time jobs … this post has been saved in my draft folder for a long time so here I’m posting this, more pix than texts. This was during pre-R […]

Hostage Crisis in Siem Reap!

Hostage Crisis in Siem Reap!

The whole country was in terrible shock yesterday. At around 8:30am, four men dressed in civilian clothing seized an international school in Siem Reap province and took dozens of kindergarten students and five teachers hostage, killing a two-year old Canadian boy. The gunmen demanded a […]

Back!

Back!

Woohoo! I’m back… with a new template free from Martijn ten Napel. Now how good is that? A few adjustments here and there and it’s going to be alright. Well, it rained this week and everything has been watered and refreshed after weeks of 40C+ […]

It’s not raining, mehn…!

It’s not raining, mehn…!

It’s hot.Blistering hot here.A/Cs are running furiously. Night and day. Frequent power cuts too.April is the hottest month in the country. Temperature averaging 39C.So blistering hot.I take shower twice a day. I gulp gallons of water daily, and sweat like a pig.Tempers flare up too. […]

The Road to Chambok, Community-based Ecotourism At Work

The Road to Chambok, Community-based Ecotourism At Work

Hi.It’s Sunday today and yet I was on duty.One prospective donor from USA is in town and so as the person in charge of grants and fundraising activities, I coordinated his visit to the project sites and “chaperoned” him together with A, the other expat […]

Back in town!

Back in town!

Good to be back in Phnom Penh again!After 4 days in Kompong Thom province, I’m back to my old routine. Indeed I was busy, working through our many end of year reports and proposals, on top of that, there are management and project meetings to […]

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Gracie, thanks for the e-card. Everyone, have a good time doing rounds of pangalag-kalag!! November 1. Todos los Santos, Araw ng mga Patay, undas. We Pinoys remember our dead loved ones, offer a prayer and light candles in the cemetery. In Cambodia, it’s called the […]

Long live King Norodom Sihamoni!

Long live King Norodom Sihamoni!

So there he was… wearing a crisp white uniform of sorts with gold embroidery and the traditional Khmer pants called phanoung (?), smiling tensely. Wearing not the royal slippers but black leather shoes… wearing not a crown but a golden phnov leaf tucked behind his […]

King Sihanouk Abdicates!

King Sihanouk Abdicates!

Totoo, official na nga ang pag-abdicate ng hari. After so many attempts ay natuloy na rin. Kaya eto ngayon, nagsusunog ng kilay ang mga lawmakers para i-draft ang pinakahihintay na law (Throne Council Law) na nag-a-outline ng selection procedure ng papalit sa hari. Ipinag-uutos din […]