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 …

Kmao_boy

Going through some old magazines that were lying around my house last weekend, I came across an edition of the feminist quarterly Leisure Studies (No. 22, July 2003). I used to subscribe. It contained an article by Sheila Jeffries, a well-known theorist on sex …

hein3

The fortunes in store for an Adventurer from the western lands in Asia might could read just like a tarot card deck. Perhaps there is a set of fortune ?cards? unique to every place one may go to live, but certainly Cambodia has its …

dv8_bar_staff_galleryfull

There is certain a psychological symptom that manifests itself after many ugly breakups. Jilted lovers, weary husbands, parting on bitter terms come to think of their ex’s as ‘the bitch who wrecked my life.’

Some men undoubtedly feel their ex’s don’t want them to be …

bargirls

Who would ever think that buying a girl a drink in a bar could be controversial? Make it a ladydrink in a hostess bar, however, and you’re guaranteed to get a wide range of conflicting opinions.

Bar owners will say that ladydrinks exist for …

gate

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 …

terry4

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
– One

One thing is certain about your new life in Cambodia – getting …

market econ

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 …

nh1

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 …

dad1

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 …