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The Walkabout Joker Draw: Is It Worth Playing Yet?

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Excitement is building once again for Friday’s Walkabout Joker Draw. The promotion is now in its 39th consecutive week without a winner. The jackpot is up to a healthy $7,433. That’s a lot of money. It would cover the rent…

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January Poll: Should Western embassy personnel hang out in hostess bars?

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Last month, I wrote an open letter to William E. Todd, the new U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia. In that letter, I suggested that he ban U.S. embassy personnel from patronizing Cambodia’s hostess bars. Partly because it’s wrong for them to…

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An Open Letter to William E. Todd, the new U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia

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On December 1, 2011 President Barack Obama nominated William E. Todd to succeed the Honorable Carol A. Rodley as U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia. Gavinmac writes a letter. December 22, 2011 Dear Mr. Todd: I hear that you will soon be…

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December Poll: What is Your Favorite Cambodian Beer?

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This month’s poll asks a very simple yet crucially important question: What is your favorite brand of Cambodian beer? Please note that you must choose a Cambodian beer, even if you are a Tiger or Beer Lao snob. Now, I…

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7 Reasons Why I Probably Shouldn’t Marry a Cambodian Woman

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If you have read my previous article, 7 Reasons Why I Should Probably Marry a Cambodian Woman, you may think that I am well on my way to donning a pair of purple M.C. Hammer pants and walking down the…

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7 Reasons Why I Should Probably Marry a Cambodian Woman

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I’ve had a lot on my mind the last few months. What has been troubling me the most is the realization that later this year I’ll be turning 40. This impending entry into middle age naturally makes a man start…

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Should American first time travelers visit Cambodia?

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Last month, readers of the Khmer440.com discussion forums had the pleasure of being introduced to an enthusiastic new poster named Zasp. Zasp is a single American male of indeterminate age. He caused a bit of a stir in the forums…

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Why Does My Cambodian Chick Call So Often And At Strange Hours?

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After I returned to the U.S. from my last visit to Phnom Penh , I called my new Cambodian quasi-girlfriend for a friendly chat. I mentioned that if she ever wanted to talk to me, she was free to call…

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Does Your Cambodian Girlfriend Dream About Snakes?

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I spent a lot of time with a Cambodian woman last week. I came back to the U.S. yesterday, and today she called me to report that last night she had a dream about snakes. She thinks it means that…

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How Do You Know If A Cambodian Woman Really Loves You?

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I think I have posted before that I find Cambodian women to be unusually quick on the “I love you” draw. I recall meeting a very sweet, proper bargirl (an oxymoron, so I prefer to refer to her as a…

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