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Khmer language Karaoke

Strangling chickens

Khmer language Karaoke

Shouting at their children

Khmer language Karaoke

Picking up motos, and then dropping them

Khmer language Karaoke

Spitting from the back of the throat

Khmer language Karaoke

Holding a different wedding / funeral every weekend

Khmer …

empiremap

This very impressive picture is part of an animated time map showing the extent of the Khmer Empire between 100 CE – 1550 CE.

At its maximum extension at the end of the European 12th Century – according to the writer Norman Lewis in his …

barworld

In ‘To Admire or Despise?’ I talked at length of the lingering bitterness, resentment, and vindictiveness that some men feel after breaking up with bargirls. But the bargirls, of course, share some of those feelings. And this often leads to other questions central to …

hole-sidewalk

The first time I was out walking late at night in Phnom Penh, more than four years ago, I was with friends on Street 19 up around Street 108. Oooh, creepy, was the general response. There certainly has never been a dearth of anecdotal …

samlot173_31

Why go to Samlot? Aid workers, both foreign and Khmer go there as do missionaries, but rarely do tourists or visitors get to this isolated, edge-of-the-world north-western district of Cambodia.

Apart from the aid workers and missionaries, Samlot, as a last redoubt of the Khmer …

singpost

Lord Playboy’s Singaporean whirlwind of work and play.

Recently I had need to go to Singapore for a conference, the meetings were all on the Tuesday and Wednesday, thus the idea was born, I and two friends would fly out on the Friday before, have …

Phnom-Penh-girl

I like the conversations here. Maybe it’s because I hang around with deranged alcoholics. Or perhaps it’s all the old perverts I’ve met while doing research at hostess bars. Or it might just be the permissiveness of expatriate society. But I rarely go out …

waitress

Go into your chosen establishment and sit at your preferred table, sofa, bar, whatever. Within 3 seconds between 1 and 3 highly attractive barmaids or waitresses will appear at your side carrying drinks lists, menus, cocktail lists, whatever. The usual ration is one barmaid …

battystatue

Now Cambodia’s second city, Battambang was for centuries a rather ordinary Asian town which was transformed into a 19th century Thai outpost. At the time of the Thai occupation in 1795, the invaders deported the town’s population to Thailand and Laos and newcomers moved …

cambodia_2men

It’s amusing sometimes to hear the newbie sexpat go on about the virtues of Oriental girls, with their stereotypical traits of quietness, submissiveness, and tolerance of infidelity. They come here, they say, to find the perfect girl. But they end up with slappers whose …