Cambodia life

Signs, signs: Self-love

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, Cambodia life, Cycle 5, Expat Life, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 3 comments

Hi, I’m back!

I made this quote myself and now hangs in my little corner. Now in a nice frame I found at a Japanese shop, this reminds me every now and then when I feel like I’m losing myself amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life in the Kingdom.

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Wordless Wednesday: Nama-stay

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, Cambodia life, Cycle 5, Expat Life, My Dogspot, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 2 comments

Nama-stay in bed.

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Our World Tuesday: Greens

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, Cambodia life, Cycle 5, Expat Life, sights, That's My World, travel, What's On in Cambodia | 1 comment

Dreaming of another roadtrip!

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Monday Mellow Yellows: Painting with watercolour

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, Cambodia life, Cycle 5, Expat Life, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 0 comments

Hi, blog! I’m back 🙂
Hello, friends! I hope you’ll find me blogging again, hihihi.

Anyways, I may be absent from blogging but I have been active over Instagram. Life has been so hectic and busy adulting… and will continue to be for a time. If this is the case, I’ll have to learn how to find time to do some blogging if I want to stay in the blogosphere. I’m a little rusty after all those months of absence, so please bear with me. Starting off with Monday Mellow Yellows this week.

Monday Mellow Yellows

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Wordless Wednesday: Hot chilis

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, Cambodia life, Cycle 5, Expat Life, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 0 comments

I recently bought a kilo of Thai dragon chili peppers from the local market near me. I am going to make my favourite sweet chili sauce using a recipe I found on the Internet. My local vegetable suki gave me a good price for it — 5,000riels a kilo, which is about US$1.25. If all goes well with the sauce, then I’ll be making some more!

I spread the chili peppers on the table and was amazed at the variation of colours!

Thai dragon chili peppers colour palette.

Thai dragon chili peppers colour palette.

The peppers could grow up to four inches long. They start out as green and mature to a beautiful bright red. In between, you can see the colours on the picture 🙂 I’m saving some seeds for planting!

In other news, I met an old friend at the music center near me. The center also sells used musical instruments from Japan and I bumped into her, with her cute son in tow, amongst the rows of digital pianos. They, too, were just looking around to while their time away. I was happy to learn that they live in the same district as I so we’d be seeing more often. Since they were already on their way out, we exchanged numbers and promised to meet up for coffee next week. Can’t wait.

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Monday Mellow Yellows: I eez invisible!

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 5, Expat Life, Furry Friday, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 0 comments

My dogs don’t easily get frightened by noises, but when they do, it’s funny how they cope with the situation.
For example, my youngest dog, Red. Recently there were wedding ceremonies in our neighbourhood. Cambodians still praactice the traditional style of wedding, that includes loud blaring music that wakes up the whole town at the crack of dawn. The older dogs barked incessantly but the youngest… well, he’s nowhere to be found. More like, he doesn’t want to be found, hah.

You see, music plays a very important role in Khmer ceremonies, especially during weddings. The wedding ‘soundtrack’ (for lack of word to use) is mostly q mix of canned/recorded and ‘live’ performances these days. They are played loudly, and I oftentimes wish there is a sound mixer present to manage this so it won’t be as annoying and as grating to the nerves.

Anyhow, back to my story…

This is my Red dog, the youngest one. He was found under the BBQ grill one morning when the traditional procession approached nearby and he got scared of the accompanying sounds…

Some years ago, Red dog’s dad, Joe, did the same thing. Click the link to see 🙂

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