A Classified Ad on Cambodia Parent Network

Eagle-eyed K440 correspondent, Ned Kelly, spotted this strange-but-almost-true advertisement on the Cambodia Parent’s Network yahoo group and felt it deserved a wider audience. We concurred. Hi Everyone, My wife and I are moving to Haiti for reasons of economic hardship, as the cost of living here in Cambodia has just…

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Phnom Penh: It’s All About The River

Phnom Penh is no gigantic metropolis, no sprawling mega-city, no endless urban expanse. Yet still it manages to be an incomprehensible orderly riot of humanity: ugly surprises, elegant demises, fitting fates for all sizes. No easy answers, no succinct demography, just a weird collage – slowly creeping out from the…

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No Arrival or Waiting for Moto

“There’s man all over for you, blaming on his boots the faults of his feet.” Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot I was sprawled out, wrinkled, rumpled, unbuckled, slouched out all over the carriage of a tuk-tuk. Informal pose, semi-formal wear. If a person can still qualify for “semi” just by…

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April is the cruelest month…..

APRIL is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. — T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land They said it would be hot. April, that is. March was hot, they said. But April was hotter. That’s what they said….

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Comedy Club Cambodia Review

Tuesday saw the return of Comedy Club Cambodia to Pontoon, the popular night club located just off scenic St. 51 here in Phnom Penh. If you’ve read my preview of the show from earlier in the week, then you know by now that I’m an unabashed supporter of the project…

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