APAD 266: TK Avenue

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in A Photo a Day, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, Shopping, Signs of Times, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 1 comment

Good news to residents of Tuol Kork (TK) like me.
TK Avenue offers shopping, dining and entertainment – all in one place. And what’s great news is that we don’t have to go very far. It is less than five minutes from our place.

One of those places where people want to be seen.

One of those places where people want to be seen.

 

TK Avenue opened last year and it’s an open-air mall that houses high-end restaurants and luxury brand shops. It is clean and has a Western vibe to it; and it is popular to mostly well-to-do Cambodians, especially the young ones who are most fond of taking selfies in every corner!

I don’t go there often though and if I do, it’s mostly for coffee with friends at Brown Cafe. Perhaps it is time that I explore the various dining options there.

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APAD 265: Chill-dog

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, Pet Pride, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 3 comments

He is growing bigger and fast!

Red, at 4months.

Red, at 4months.

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The Jenny Evolution

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APAD 264: Buddhist shrine

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, sights, That's My World, travel, What's On in Cambodia | 2 comments

It was the last day of the Chinese New Year when, and a very early morning at that, when my husband and I decided to go on a road trip. We ended up in Phnom Prasith, some 30kms away from Phnom Penh.

Phnom Prasith

A lonely shrine sits on top of the hill.

I wrote about our trip there in this blog post.
To get there, from Phnom Penh, take National Road Number 5 until you reach Prek Phnov market. Then turn left and drive 13kms more on a dirt road. The scenery is beautiful along the way, except for the dust as there were road constructions at the time we went there. You will see the hills, and one of them has a very old temple with a giant reclining Buddha. Take time to talk with the caretakers as they may tell you interesting stories.

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APAD 263: Fancy

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, sights, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 1 comment

For the first time in my life, I stepped in a tattoo parlour last year and it was not I expected. It was not dark and dingy as I’ve imagined it to be :)

What a fancy wall they have!

At the reception area, this bad-a** artwork greeted us. Fantastic, isn’t it?

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APAD 262: Waterworld

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, sights, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 1 comment

This was yesterday’s rain. It started very early in the morning, just before the church bells rang. It was a heavy downpour and we woke up to a flooded surrounding!

It looks sad out there, except for the yellow mini-car that pops out from the drab surrounding.

It looks sad out there, except for the yellow mini-car that pops out from the drab surrounding.

As of this writing, the rain had stopped and the water had receded. However, we didn’t feel like going out as there are lots of flotsam and jetsam everywhere.

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APAD 261: Homemade curry powder mix

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, food, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 2 comments

Indian curry is one of the dishes that make frequent appearance on our meals. I know how an Indian curry is supposed to taste like based on what we usually order from the Indian restaurants. Although we have a wide-selection of authentic Indian restaurants in Phnom Penh, I also try to make it at home from time to time. So, armed with a list culled from a few Indian food bloggers, I went to an Indian provision store to get my spices and ended up hoarding and making what my husband calls a “curry kit”.

My homemade curry powder mix: ground turmeric, cumin, fennel, coriander and fenugreek seeds. And, of course, fresh garlic and coriander leaves are used when cooking Indian curry.

The yellow-orangey colour comes from the turmeric powder.

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APAD 260: Cheang Chea Sea Shop

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Signs of Times, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 3 comments

When you’re in Cambodia, or other countries with Buddhist as the official religion, shops such as Cheang Chea Sea are everywhere. Cheang Chea Sea is probably the shop owner’s name and they sell Buddhist religious stuff such as images of Buddha and other deities, ritual paraphernalia and other Buddhism-related items.

Buddhism shop

A one-stop shop for a wide-variety of Buddhism-related items.

Details included in the sign are the name of the shop, best-selling products, as well as the shop address and contact numbers. However, only the name of the shop and the shop location and contact numbers are in English. The rest are in Khmer script.

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