Dear noisy neighbour

Thank you for your ear-splitting performance last night. I know it’s Pchum Ben holiday, and karaoke parties are a common thing here, but you have chosen a brilliant stage for your act – the entire stretch of our deserted street which is surrounded by many apartment units with windows facing it.

Dear noisy neighbour, While it’s also true that most of the residents in our street left town, those of us who stayed to enjoy the peace and quiet were, instead, tortured by agonizing musical renditions in the middle of the night. What’s more, all the dogs in the neighbourhood decided to join the karaoke party, too.

In particular, your hair-raising solo rendition of the “Happy Birthday” song, brought tears to my eyes.

My verdict? Horrible. Your singing is so dreadful it sounded like a dying cat. It kept me awake all night. Can we, your neighbours, sue you for damaged eardrums at the sangkat, please?


Skywatch Friday: Oh my, a pink sky!

A dazzling display of colours over Phnom Penh’s skyline. I have the perfect spot to enjoy the magnificent sunset while savouring spring rolls and soda.

Hello, folks. I’m thrilled to be back in the blogging world after a long hiatus, and what better way to return than with one of my favourite photo memes – Skywatch Friday, of course. Some of you may remember me, or rather my blog, of course 😉 I hope old blogger-friends find me here and, hopefully, meet new ones.

I’m still here.

Hello from the kingdom of wonder! I’m back to blogging after a long hiatus of three years. A lot has changed in my life since then, some good, some bad, some ugly. But I’m not here to wallow in the past, I’m here to celebrate the present and anticipate the future.

I’m still living and working in Phnom Penh, the dynamic capital of Cambodia. I adore this country and its people, and I want to share my stories and perspectives with you. I hope you’ll accompany me on this adventure of exploration and transformation, as I write about the things that interest me, and maybe you too.

I’ve decided to start anew, so I’ve archived all my old posts. They are still there, waiting for me to revisit them someday, when I need a reminder of who I was and who I’ve become. But for now, I want to focus on the new, the thrilling, the unknown.

I hope you’ll enjoy reading my blog, and I hope you’ll leave me some comments too. I’d love to hear from you, whether you’re an old friend or a new one. Let’s connect and chat, and maybe we’ll discover something from each other.