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Monday Mellow Yellows: Gold-dusted ornamental plants

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 3, Expat Life, sights | 2 comments

My husband and I were looking for bat-manure for our plants along Phlav Chea Sophara when we passed by rows and rows of this ornamental plants with yellow variegated leaves. From afar, they really look like they’ve been dusted in gold! I don’t know what the name is in English — even the Khmer name is very hard pronounce let alone remember, hahaha. But anyways, I think they are great house plants and gives you a bright and cheery mood.

This beautiful cheery plants can brighten up a room.

This beautiful cheery plants can brighten up a house, or a yard!

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Our World Tuesday: Rainy

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 3, Expat Life, sights, That's My World, travel, What's On in Cambodia | 2 comments

The wet season is upon us once again!

Kep, Cambodia

Photo taken at Psah Kdam (Crab Market)
Kep, Cambodia

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Our World Tuesday: Parking area

Posted by on Jul 14, 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 | 3 comments

Central Market parking area

Just another day at the Central Market (Psah Thmey) in Phnom Penh. The parking area is full, as always.

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Monday Mellow Yellows: Beehive

Posted by on Jun 28, 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

Found something odd – my guess is that this is a beehive-shaped room fronting a coffee shop. Through the glass door that you see on the right side, I could see that it is air-conditioned and a plush half moon-shaped sofa. Must be a special room for Bee-IPs, hah.

I’m not Bee-IP enough to be in this room, methinks.

But take note, there is an electric fan to the left, partially hidden from view.

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Our World Tuesday: Ruins of Bokor Palace Hotel

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 3, Expat Life, sights, That's My World, travel, What's On in Cambodia | 4 comments

We celebrated the Khmer New Year in the coastal town of Kep, located down south of the country. The highlight of our holiday was a side-trip to neighbouring town, Kampot.

Kampot is a sleepy fishing town. It is small but the streets are wide and a bit dusty. It is the jump off base to the popular Bokor Hill Station up in Bokor Mountain where the popular ruins of an old French hotel and casino, Bokor Palace Hotel and Casino, is located. I was excited to go see the ruins for the first time but I was disappointed when I found this:

Bokor Palace Hotel

Do you feel what I feel, too? It used to be like this:

Photo by Mark Roy via Flickr.

The before-renovation photo was eerily beautiful; brooding and menacing at the same time that it was a fav destination for exploration by foreign visitors as well as ghost hunters. Some genius had the idea of renovating/refurbishing the hotel — and the result is the ugly, grey thingie that you see on the top-most photo.  I’m sure it was called a ruin for a reason 🙁

For more details about the ruins, you can read about it in my other blog, Sreisaat Adventures.

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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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