APAD 089: The Royal Palace by night…

Posted by on Jun 8, 2011 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, buildings, Cambodia, Cambodia life, night shots, Phnom Penh, Signs, Wordful Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday | 4 comments

Night shots have frustrated me for some time now  especially that I’m only using a point-and-shoot digicam. My mistake always lie on my use and/or improper use of flash. The ISO setting doesn’t really do much to improve my shots either. They tend to be grainy and artificial looking. Bu then, one night last week, I got lucky. 
I was snapping like crazy while we drove long Sisowath Quay and out of the dozen photos, this one, taken just before we passed in front of the Royal Palace, isn’t really bad.I love how this picture turned out. What do you think?
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APAD 080: Yellow, round building

Posted by on May 30, 2011 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, buildings, Mellow Yellow Monday | 7 comments

I find this round, yellow building odd, don’t you think so, too? It’s like a birthday cake or something. This building is used as an office of a private company located across the Caltex Bokor gas station, just a stone’s throw away from the junction of Monivong and Mao Tse Tung Boulevards.

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>Mellow Yellow 005: French colonial buildings

Posted by on Nov 30, 2009 in A Photo a Day, All things Khmer, buildings, downtown, Mellow Yellow Monday, sights | 7 comments

>refurbished French style building

After weeks of being busy with the conference, I am slowly creeping back into the blogosphere through this week’s Mellow Yellow Monday entry.

One of the things I like about Phnom Penh is the mix of traditional Khmer and French colonial architecture, such as the one above, that are remnants of Phnom Penh’s heydays. This particular building, located along the busy riverside strip, is one of the lucky ones that survive the civil wars and are being refurbished and rented out. Others were simply torn down to make way for modern (but ugly) buildings. I hope people will realise that these colonial buildings ought to be preserved, and not obliterated, as these are reminders of the old-world charm of Phnom Penh’s colonial past.

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>Phnom Penh viewed from Chroy Changvar Bridge

Posted by on Feb 24, 2009 in A Photo a Day, All things Khmer, buildings, Cambodia life, downtown, Phnom Penh, Wordless Wednesday | 3 comments



This is Phnom Penh. I live here for more than 9 years now, and, everyday I feel that the landscape changes, no thanks to recent construction developments. Soon, western-styled apartment buildings will replace old colonial buildings and traditional Khmer houses, thus losing a big part of the Cambodian heritage and culture 🙁

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>Litratong Pinoy #2: Tatlo ang Sulok Ko

Posted by on Apr 9, 2008 in buildings, Cambodia, culture, Litratong Pinoy, rural, sights | 0 comments


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Ito ang Cambodian wat o temple.
Kung nais na makitang mabuti ang detalye, paki-click ang litrato. Kung titingnan ninyo ng maigi, kapansin-pansin ang tatsulok na hugis ng roof o bubong nito. Ito ay karaniwang disenyo ng mga Buddhist wats dito sa Indochina, na kinabibilangan ng mga bansang Thailand, Burma, Laos at Cambodia. Ang litratong ito ay kuha malapit sa Oudong, may humigit-kumulang na 50kilometro ang layo mula sa capital ng Phnom Penh. Ang Oudong ang sinaunang capital ng bansang Cambodia, at dito matatagpuan ang iba’t-ibang maka-lumang stupa kung saan nakalagak ang mga labi ng mga namatay ng miyembro ng Royal family ng Cambodia.

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>Photo Hunt #6 – Red

Posted by on Dec 1, 2007 in buildings, Cambodia, Kamchai Mear, Photo Hunt, rural, sights | 0 comments

>Teener 1: What’s your favorite color?
Teener 2: Fuschia, it’s so cool!
Teener 1: Oh yeah, can you spell it?
Teener 2: (Stammers) Fuschia? Uhm… fuschia… F-O-O-S…. oh no. Okay… F-U-S-H…uhmmm… F-U-C-S… hmmmp! Can I change to red instead? Red… R-I-D!
Teener 1: (Scratches her head)

I am so like teener #2, I can’t find something red so this color instead.

A commune hall in rural Cambodia

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