Monday Mellow Yellows: Dried fish

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, Cambodia life, Cycle 3, Everything Pinoy, Expat Life, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 1 comment

My younger brother returned to Cambodia from a two-week holiday in the Philippines. He brought back several kilos of dried fish and divided it amongst ourselves.

Don’t get me wrong, there are dried fish available here but they’re mostly freshwater fish. I miss the saltwater fish from the Philippines and it’s always a welcome and a special treat whenever my parents would send us some. A taste of home, so to speak.

When kept for a long time, even in a moist-free container, dried fish tend to grow molds. So what I do is take them out every now and then and hang them under direct sunlight to dry and get as much air as possible.

Hanging fish and chili peppers to dry.

Hanging fish to dry. I think the fly is more attracted to the scent of red chili peppers more than the dried fish. Odd.

I didn’t have any hooks but my husband made me one – a DIY hook made from an old, plastic hanger :) And I reused the net bags (used previously to hold onions and potatoes) from the grocery.
Even though my husband thinks the dried fish smell like a dirty sock, and could envelope the house with its “nasty” odour, he doesn’t mind me having them occasionally at meal times.

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Our World Tuesday: Monks at the mall

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 3, Expat Life, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 3 comments

Not even these monks could resist the call of the mall.

Monks' day out.  Seen them at Aeon Mall last week.

Monks’ day out. Seen them at Aeon Mall last week.

 

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Monday Mellow Yellows: Wheels

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, Cambodia life, Cycle 3, Expat Life, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 1 comment

Weekend window-shopping over the weekend and this yellow motorbike (and the tiny yellow sign in the background) caught my attention.

A lot of motorcyle bikes for sale along Sihanouk Boulevard.

A lot of motorcyle bikes for sale along Sihanouk Boulevard.

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Skywatch Friday: Up in the sky

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, Cambodia life, Cycle 3, Expat Life, Signs of Times, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 3 comments

Lucky to be in the right place at the right time, with my trusty point-and-shoot digicam :)

No, it's not Superman. Just an airplane flying over residential buildings in Camko City in Phnom Penh.

No, it’s not Superman. Just an airplane flying over residential buildings in Camko City in Phnom Penh.

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Signs, signs: Chocolate Shop

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, Cambodia life, Cycle 3, Expat Life, Signs of Times, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 0 comments

Last week, I was planning to go to Daiso Japanese shop at Aeon Mall to buy bottles of calligraphy ink when my husband said he was going with me. I was surprised, of course, but pleasantly surprised. He seldom goes to the mall with me so this should be fun, I thought.

It was actually a quiet mall when we arrived. There were not many shoppers. After getting my ink and several more miscellaneous stuff, we bought sugar-free chocolates from this shop:

The Chocolate Shop at Aeon Mall. Photo taken from inside looking out.

The Chocolate Shop at Aeon Mall.

The Chocolate shop is owned by Belgian expats who have lived in Cambodia for more than a decade now. I actually enjoyed going to their shop at St. 240 where they also have sandwiches, pies and smoothies. Their chocolate selection are varied, and they recently introduced Cambodian flavours infused to their chocolates, one of which is, the most popular, their signature Kampot pepper chocolate.

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Wordless Wednesday: Balloon

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 3, Expat Life, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 6 comments

I was riding on a motorbike with my husband traversing France St. when I took this photo. It is for this kind of moments I am thankful for my compact point-and-shoot digi-cam. It’s always in my pocket, ready for action.

Balloon on a moto in Phnom Penh.

Giant balloon.

It is not often I see a giant balloon, strapped to a passenger on a back of a motorcycle, traversing the city but it is not uncommon. I bet most of you wouldn’t have or get this kind of scene in your part of the world.

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Our World Tuesday: Holiday rush

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 3, Expat Life, sights, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 2 comments

How have you all been?

I’ve been busy, busy, busy the past few weeks until the Valentine’s weekend, thank God for that. My husband and I agreed not to go out and just chillax at home and do whatever we want. So I downloaded stuff off the Internet, scoured online shops for my new hobby, and then found this really nice online jewelry shop that I like, it’s called www.joyjewelers.com/, and I’m amazed at how beautiful the pieces are.

Anyways, back to reality. It’s a few more days till it’s the Chinese New Year but, already, the people in Phnom Penh are in a holiday shopping frenzy. Today, on my way to meet a friend in Parkway (Mao Tse Tung Blvd.), traffic was really solid and I got stuck at Psah Damkor, near Chenla Theatre all the way up to the intersection of Hotel Intercon and Monireth Blvd. Since I was stranded there for a good hour, I took some photos of what was unfolding before me:

Holiday rush. The scene at Psah Damkor, near Chenla Theatre.

Holiday rush. The scene at Psah Damkor, near Chenla Theatre.

The traffic lights are working soundly but drivers just keep on pushing and pushing, never giving way. Almost at a standstill.

Stranded.

Stranded.

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