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It was two years ago that I read Francois Bizot’s The Gate for the first time. Lying in bed on the fourth floor of a Khmer hotel, the window open next to me, the sun pounring through threadbare curtains, the book drew me into …

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Chapter One -Finding a Job

Unit One – Preparing your Job Search

Lesson One – Numbers, Streets, and Places to teach

Page One – Exercise One – Paragraph One – Sentence One – Word One
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One thing is certain about your new life in Cambodia – getting …

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I was living near the Capitol Guesthouse when I first came to Phnom Penh nearly five years ago. One day I went out about noon for a fruit shake and wandered around fruitlessly for about an hour. I”d remembered seeing many shake stands …

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Human society, until today, remains dominated by peasant mentality; that is, the preoccupation with economy.

Communism has an attraction for the poor as it offers the promise that all of its beneficiaries will be equal to each other. What really happens though is that …

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It was just after midday early last year that I received a phone call from my younger brother. A tremor in his voice betrayed woeful tidings as he proceeded to inform me that Dad or ?Papa Deke? had passed away suddenly in the Philippines …

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That day was her only one off that month, and she wanted to go to Kandal to see her family.

It wasn’t often that she got to see them. She was born in a village and grew up farming and fishing, but she …

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Ko Ko Ro Japanese Restaurant
Sushi, Sashimi, Teriyaki, Sake, all the usual eats and Japanese treats.

18 Sihanouk Boulevard, Phnom Penh.
(Southside of the road, East of Norodom Boulevard, West of Sothearos Boulevard)
11:00 to 14:00; 17:30 to 21:00

After rather too many beers at DV8, followed by a …

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Phnom Penh actually has a design. This is uncommon among cities. They either grew organically and haphazardly, streets added in every direction as needed, or, as is typical of much of America, they are grids strictly oriented to the points of the compass. There …

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During the three years at my former school, I found trends in employing people from different parts of the globe. It certainly led me to have preferences for different nationalities. I thought I would share with all who want to read this how nations …

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I still remember my mother’s response the first time I told her I was visiting Cambodia about four years ago. She paused for a few seconds and then asked, “Isn’t that where they go to have sex with little boys?”

I don’t know exactly …