vespa

I’ve always taken the view that work (well, enjoyable work such as writing) is the polar opposite of being dead. Sometimes that thought pops up into my mind when anything really gloomy happens such as driving my Vespa into a black wheelie bin a …

united93

The story of flight 93 entered American patriotic mythology almost the moment the first reports of a crashed 4th airliner started to reach the press. The heroic image of ordinary people standing up to save the lives of others has a patriotic resonance that …

wildtuk

In early 1970, rumors spread around Phnom Penh of a white crocodile that had been sighted in the Tonle Bassac River, instilling fear into the cities inhabitants. White crocodiles are thought of as a bad omen in Khmer mythology, and subsequent events might have …

vet3

by Chhay Vet

Vietnamese soldiers had been slowly trickling back home for years but it wasn’t until the 9th of September in 1989 that the final three divisions left Battambang. To mark this auspicious occasion a leaving ceremony was performed around Battambang’s famous Dambang Statue …

crowd

Yes foreigners, they are every-bloody-where here in the sweaty rice bowl that is Cambodia, you can not turn around without banging into some strange alien looking freak. But worry no more; Lord Playboy has compiled a few hints and tips for Cambodians who come …

gods-wrath

Okay I admit it; most of the time I have a lukewarm relationship with God, occasionally turning to disrespectful. For example, I usually work on the Sabbath and last Tuesday I was totally coveting my neighbour’s wife’s ass, but I did not expect The …

tent

One of the more fascinating aspects of Khmer culture is the way they celebrate weddings and funerals and other special events. For a small fee they get a permit to take over public space in front of their property; however, since most properties are …

P

I didn’t want to write this review. In fact the very act of simply watching this harrowing documentary by Rithy Panh required a sharp intake of breath and I silently cursed the editor for giving it to me as the opening credits rolled.

I …

Gordy-small

My recent article entitled White Girls in Phnom Penh elicited a spirited response from a couple of fellows who either saw themselves in it or thought they did. I must admit, I’m not always so tactful; in the case of lardasses I can see …

cambodia_vote

I will share what I have learned over the past few years about debating and family politics in Cambodia. Have you ever wondered how votes on controversial subjects in Cambodia with large numbers of voters come out with unanimous decisions and ridiculous score lines …