APAD 102: Technicolour

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia, Cambodia life, faces, people, Phnom Penh, sights, That's My World, Women | 5 comments

Is she familiar to you?

In Phnom Penh, I see this woman every time I go to Psah Thmey or the New Market, commonly (albeit incorrectly) called as the Central Market by most expats. She is one of the colourful figures there. Everyday she stands at the entrance of Psah Thmey offering hammocks of different colours to tourists and locals alike. Oh, she could be very persistent and annoying sometimes.Every time I see her, her colourful wares draped around her body like a sash, and her wide cheeky smile, I am constantly reminded of one of my favourite biblical characters, Joseph the Dreamer.
Can you see the similarities? 🙂
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>Flying high…

Posted by on Feb 3, 2009 in A Photo a Day, faces, festivals, people, Phnom Penh, sights, Women, Wordless Wednesday | 5 comments

>IC APAD 003

Cheyor, Kampuchea!
2008 Bon Ekareich (Independence Day Celebration)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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>Wordless Wednesday #6 – Apsaras, the celestial dancers

Posted by on Sep 19, 2007 in night shots, people, Women, Wordless Wednesday | 0 comments

>apsaras the celestial dancers

Here are some of my WW entries.
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>Wordless Wednesday #5 – Rural ICT Project : Establishing e-communities in Cambodia

Posted by on Sep 12, 2007 in Cambodia, Kep, sunsets, Women, Wordless Wednesday | 0 comments


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Posted by on Aug 23, 2007 in Cambodia, faces, Women | 0 comments


Three weeks ago I went with Boss Pogi and the special advisor to inspect village hubs in our pilot area in Prey Veng. On our way back to Phnom Penh, we were waiting to cross the ferry at Neak Loung when this tiny girl tapped our car’s window. She was selling boiled eggs. As the group had just taken quite a full lunch, we declined her offer. She didn’t leave at once, she just stood there and stared back at us hoping to make a sale.

Moments later, my attention was caught by a pile of fried black birds and bugs, a delicacy here. Naturally I wanted to take a photo but the girl was still standing by the window blocking my view. Thinking she would shy away from the camera, I aimed my camera at her.

She didn’t.
She asked for one thousand riels (25cents) instead.
Aba, marunong!

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