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Love And Shattered Dreams In SE Asia

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This is the second part of an interview with Bangkok Noir painter Chris Coles whose new exhibition Night Vision is at Meta House, #37 Sothearos Blvd, Phnom Penh. Noir artist-witness Chris Coles has three pieces of advice for men looking…

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The Ashes

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The body of former king Norodom Sihanouk was cremated last Monday. It was quite a momentous occasion, and although a supposed one million people lined the streets when his body was repatriated from Beijing in October, the funeral procession attracted…

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Back to School, Past the River of Smell…

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After a pretty hectic December I now fall happily back into my happy, humdrum routine. It’s great to feel the warm but un-aggressive ‘cool season’ sun crawl up from behind during a 6am balcony coffee before embarking on a refreshingly…

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Korean #2 Stabs Korean #1′s Khmer Karaoke Girlfriend

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Phnom Penh – A karaoke hostess and her brother, a motodop driver, were both stabbed in a room (#626) of a hotel perched on the roof of the O Russei Market at around 10:30 on the morning of the 22nd…

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Memoirs of a Grizzled Expat 17: Missing All the Clues

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She seems to endure a very stressful time whenever she sees her family and always returns having not slept or eaten which in her present fragile condition leaves her looking sallow and haggard, yet despite me not cutting her any…

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Yesterday’s King Father Procession

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Photos from yesterday showing the King Father’s procession passing onto Sotheros Boulevard and later at the Royal Palace as Norodom Sihanouk arrived to lie in state.

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King Norodom Sihanouk

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Read all the obituaries from the UK quality press on one page.

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7 Reasons Why You Should “Friend” Cambodian Women on Facebook

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So you’ve met a nice Cambodian chick. Maybe you met her at a pagoda. Maybe you met her in the toilet at Martini’s. I don’t judge. You’ve spent a bit of time with her, you like her, and now you…

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Memoirs of a Grizzled Expat 15: Not a Straightforward Love Story

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This is by no means a straightforward love story however; do you still think I’m exaggerating when I perceive her and her family as the very personification of the troubles that beset this tragic nation? Fast forward to the next…

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Poll: How Much Should You Pay for an Engagement Ring for a Cambodian Woman?

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A number of months ago, I was reading some kind of “men’s interest” magazine. No, not porn. One of those magazines like GQ or Men’s Journal that teaches you how to tie a bow tie and bait a hook and…

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