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Anorexia in Cambodia

Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 7:25 am
by ricecakes
SOme food for though on this gloomy day....

I was on the way to work this morning and saw a western female jogging through my neighborhood. I think she was anorexic as she displayed the classic thin limbs with no muscle mass, gaunt face etc PLUS she was exercising which thin, gaunt sick people do not do.

Anyhow...got me to thinking.

Has anyone EVER come across an anorexic Khmer ? ( no jokes please ). I just do not think the condition exists here....if in SE Asia at all ? I can imagine it does in HK and China and Singapore etc but Cambodia ?

I know for sure many Khmer women want breast enhancements however it really got me thinking about the female body image thing and the differences between west and east . I suppose it is a bit like the fact that Khmer woman just do not smoke cigarettes period.

ANhow....not really sure what my point is..just got me thinking.

Re: Anorexia in Cambodia

Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 11:11 am
by vladimir
I've been here for close to 13 years, so i guess I'm Khmer now.

Anorexic? A little.

Re: Anorexia in Cambodia

Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 11:17 am
by badboybubby

Re: Anorexia in Cambodia

Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 11:31 am
by horace
Cakes, what do you mean Khmer women never smoke? Have you never seen the older women puffing away in the countryside and also at some of the bigger fresh and wet markets around town?

Also, I believe one member of this forum has a wife who had an eating disorder some time back, shan't name names of course.

And it been quite some time since I heard the name Bronwyn Sloan, did she ever get her shit together anyone know or did she just totally lose it all ? I knew she went back to Oz but that's all.

Re: Anorexia in Cambodia

Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 1:53 pm
by Mèo Đen
horace wrote:Cakes, what do you mean Khmer women never smoke? Have you never seen the older women puffing away in the countryside and also at some of the bigger fresh and wet markets around town?

Also, I believe one member of this forum has a wife who had an eating disorder some time back, shan't name names of course.

And it been quite some time since I heard the name Bronwyn Sloan, did she ever get her shit together anyone know or did she just totally lose it all ? I knew she went back to Oz but that's all.
And what happened to her monkey :popcorn:

Re: Anorexia in Cambodia

Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 2:22 pm
by scoffer
Mèo Đen wrote:
horace wrote:Cakes, what do you mean Khmer women never smoke? Have you never seen the older women puffing away in the countryside and also at some of the bigger fresh and wet markets around town?

Also, I believe one member of this forum has a wife who had an eating disorder some time back, shan't name names of course.

And it been quite some time since I heard the name Bronwyn Sloan, did she ever get her shit together anyone know or did she just totally lose it all ? I knew she went back to Oz but that's all.
And what happened to her monkey :popcorn:

She ate it.

Re: Anorexia in Cambodia

Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 8:58 pm
by Busta_Rhodesian
I have a Khmer friend that takes laxatives all the time because she thinks it will keep her thin....she's not anorexic but I think she has an eating disorder at the very least.

Re: Anorexia in Cambodia

Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 10:00 pm
by visitor_q
Busta_Rhodesian wrote:I have a Khmer friend that takes laxatives all the time because she thinks it will keep her thin....she's not anorexic but I think she has an eating disorder at the very least.
Is she rich or is that just a prejudice from my side that only rich bitches have time for shit like this?

Re: Anorexia in Cambodia

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 8:45 pm
by ricecakes
visitor_q wrote:
Busta_Rhodesian wrote:I have a Khmer friend that takes laxatives all the time because she thinks it will keep her thin....she's not anorexic but I think she has an eating disorder at the very least.
Is she rich or is that just a prejudice from my side that only rich bitches have time for shit like this?
I'm going to suggest as she's binging on laxatives it's because she DOESN'T have time for a shit.

Re: Anorexia in Cambodia

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:03 am
by cantona15
Mèo Đen wrote:
Wed May 07, 2014 1:53 pm
horace wrote:Cakes, what do you mean Khmer women never smoke? Have you never seen the older women puffing away in the countryside and also at some of the bigger fresh and wet markets around town?

Also, I believe one member of this forum has a wife who had an eating disorder some time back, shan't name names of course.

And it been quite some time since I heard the name Bronwyn Sloan, did she ever get her shit together anyone know or did she just totally lose it all ? I knew she went back to Oz but that's all.
And what happened to her monkey :popcorn:
Replying as her daughter, and regardless that it's five years since this post was made, I'll tell you.

She was suffering from severe PTSD and Depression when she returned to Australia. She got an apartment, she got a psychologist, but she couldn't work after that. She fought tooth and nail to get better, but in 2019, she suffered an intracerebral haemorrhage and passed away.

As for the monkey, Bob, my mum made sure she got a good home. Because she was having a baby, and monkey's are overprotective/jealous of their owners, she was aware that she couldn't keep the monkey and have me at the same time. So she gave Bob to an orphanage where the children happily took care of her, fed her and loved her as much as mum did.

"Get her shit together" is no way to describe what she went through. It wasn't a decision, it was trauma.

Re: Anorexia in Cambodia

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:46 pm
by Lucky Lucan
She fell out with at least one bar owner over that monkey, he didn't want it near his kid and she couldn't see the problem. Those things are savagely dangerous.