Cambodia life

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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Monday Mellow Yellows: My favourite spot

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 5, Expat Life, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 0 comments

Hello, friends!
Back to blogging again after more than three months of absence. Life became busier after the new year — and wait, it’s just a coincidence that I am returning to blogging again just three days before the Khmer New Year begins! hah.

Anyhow..
I hope all of you, dear blogging friends, are well.

My post this week is of my favourite spot at home, our veranda. We have moved things around a bit and cleared some of the drabby bougainvillea vines and jasmine flower shrubs. We also put this re-purposed cable reel that we purchased for a whopping price of $5! Initially it was placed in the classroom and used as workshop table by the students. However, the table was too high for the kids so my husband decided to move it outside, to where it is now (back veranda) and serves as our dining table. It’s perfect there, I think.

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Our World Tuesday: Sunset in Kep

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 4, Expat Life, Signs, That's My World, travel, What's On in Cambodia | 0 comments

We celebrated my husband’s birthday in Kep last month. It was a simple celebration with family enjoying a sumptuous seafood dinner and champagne for the toast. All these merriment and with the stunning sunset as our witness made my husband’s birthday a very a memorable milestone for the family.

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Signs, signs: Road-trip

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 4, Expat Life, That's My World, travel, What's On in Cambodia | 3 comments

Exactly three weeks ago today, my husband and I were on a riding holiday with our trusty Hagrid (Honda CB400). Kep (with a side-trip to nearby Kampot) was the second leg of the trip, the first being Siem Reap. We were joined by my father-in-law and my stepson who were visiting Cambodia. Fun times we had!

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Wordless Wednesday: Going local

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 4, Expat Life, sights, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 0 comments

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