Author Archives: Pedro Milladino


The CTN Roadshow

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Life out in the provinces can get pretty dull. Hot humdrum days follow long, hot nights, with only regular meals of rice and palm wine to break the dusty monotony. There’s also sleeping and bitching about the neighbours- two other…

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Golden Soriya, 4am Drunks and Addictive Arcade Games

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Pedro heads into the dark underbelly of the nocturnal expat scene and chances upon a weirdly addictive computer fish game Addiction is a right can of worms. Late last year, in a BBC Newsnight debate, the less cool, God bothering…

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Fried Short Noodles and Friendly Sisters: a Recipe for a Good Market Lunch

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Jenny Conrad continues her search for budget vegetarian street food in Phnom Penh. Having conquered my initial wariness of Cambodian street food in the Russian market – largely through an appreciation of the tasty nom kachay available – I slowly…

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10 things I Will Miss About Cambodia

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After a twelve-month stint in-country, Nathan Thompson is leaving Cambodia and returning to the UK. In his final K440 article, he reflects on the uniqueness of the expat experience he’s leaving behind and lists ten things he’ll miss the most….

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Khmers in a Huff over Oblivious Thai Putdown

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14th March, 2014, 7:00 am ដោយ: សូផុន -Poipet Town A 10 x 10 m trilingual placard set up on the grounds of the Star Vegas Resort and Casino, advertising the merits of the new Star Paradise Hotel, has raised the…

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Khmers, Gore, Porn, Suicide and Facebook

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Cambodian’s use of Facebook is, like many Cambodian things, interesting. Naomi-Collett Ritz examines the phenomenon of Khmers and FB. The other day on the internet a well-known photojournalist posted a photo of a family standing around an open coffin. The…

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The Diseased Temple Dog and Me

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Vice and Slate writer Nathan Thompson encounters a disconcerting side of Khmer rural life: the treatment of stray animals The dog was a right old mess. Its patchy fur exposed grey skin gathered into folds and each eye was blood…

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Sunday Roast at the Cavern in Phnom Penh

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Sundays are brilliant, aren’t they? Whether you are nursing a hangover from Saturday night’s excess, or praising the Lord for the seventh day, that God-given day of rest applies to everyone (except Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists supermarket workers and the…

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Documentary Night & WNU Sex Workers Talk at Gasolina, 1st March, 6pm

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The Twelve Tables would like to invite you to our first big event of 2014 as we seek to educate others about the topic of sex trafficking and the rescue industry in Cambodia. Our continuous search for new perspectives on…

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The Legend of the Aap

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Pedro takes a look at the body-less monster of Khmer villages, the Aap. “Do you believe in ghosts?” is a question sometimes asked after conversations about rice and money have been exhausted. “Believe!” is the emphatic answer. When prodded on…

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