APAD 279: Yoga

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 0 comments

I’m excited about this!

Cambodia Home Yoga in Tuol Kork

Cambodia Yoga is just a few doors away from where I live.

No more terrifying motorbike ride to the city where I take my usual yoga class. No more migraine-inducing traffic.  Cambodia Home Yoga is located in my neighbourhood in Tuol Kork/Tuol Sangkeo and just two shakes of a lamb’s tail to get there from my apartment.

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APAD 278: Snacks

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, food, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 0 comments

Branston Pickle Relish, Kerrygold Butter, Dutch Aged Edam Cheese

Getting acquainted with my husband’s favourite snack. Bread, butter, cheese and dollop of Branston pickle relish.

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APAD 277: Images

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 3 comments

apad 277 khmer altar

This is another altar found inside between two huge boulders. See this post. There are two images of the Buddha, one of which is reclining. The third statue is of someone, looking emaciated. I could not understand the guide though regarding the relevance of the emaciated statue to the Buddhas. Perhaps another reason for a road trip there. This is why exploring the countryside is fun, investigate like Indiana Jones and learn folk stories!

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APAD 276: Card

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, That's My World | 2 comments

Every school day, my husband tasked me to take care of his students, 9-11 year olds, who wait for their parents to pick them up after their class. So what I did to prevent them from getting bored (and noisy) is to engage them in a variety of activities. My craftroom now doubles as a playroom for these kids. There, we have two desktop computers for those who like to play games or use the Internet. But for some who don’t, I introduced them to crafting…

Last week, was making simple cards.
I made a sample for them to see, lent them my paper punchers and coloured pens, and leave them to develop/make their own. And this is one of the finished cards.

A simple card made by my husband's student.

A simple card made by my husband’s student.

My favourite was this one – I love how simple and yet visually pleasing it is to the eyes.
I do wonder though if arts and crafts is part of the Khmer educational curriculum.

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My Red Dog

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Furry Friday, My Dogspot | 1 comment

Just had to post this amusing photo of my puppy, Red, before I go to bed.

Superdog is fast asleep - tired from saving the world.

Superdog is fast asleep – tired from saving the world.

Isn’t he cute? He does have a knack for weird sleeping positions. And this is the most common – lying with his belly upwards, fast asleep. One time, after a trip to the EntirelyPets Pharmacy for his prescribed meds and vitamins, we were greeted by this sight (above). This position must be very comfortable to him. Sometimes, he sleeps like this under my chair. On his favourite chair. On his “bed” with his favourite toys. And look how charming he is with one of this incisor teeth showing. It never fails to amuse me whenever I see him enjoying la-la-land like this.

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APAD 276: Change

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, people, sights, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 1 comment

Another Khmer villa bites the  dust.

Another old, Khmer villa with French-style architecture bites the dust.

See side story in the previous post.

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APAD 275: Phnom Penh skyline

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, sights, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 7 comments

This is the view from the fourth-floor of an apartment building I visited last weekend. It was pleasantly breezy and had a commanding view of the sprawling city.

All changed!

All changed!

Phnom Penh’s skyline has changed rapidly over the course of 10 years. New investments have come in and we are seeing new developments here and there. Prices of real estate have gone up where before the 2000s they were about the price of Cheaper Strats.

The government’s push for a modern Phnom Penh cost the city a huge loss of history and more importantly, loss of homes of thousands of people due to evictions. I do hope Cambodia learns lessons about rapid urbanisation from other Asean countries like Indonesia and the Philippines, to name a few.

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