Posts Tagged "Cambodian clowns"

APAD 204: Send in the clown!

Posted by on Nov 21, 2011 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia, Cambodia life, Expat Life, people, What's On in Cambodia | 4 comments

For some reason, I don’t like clowns. I am afraid of them, I kid you not, especially in the “OMG, this crazy clown is going to kill me” kind of sense.I don’t even know how or when this started. Maybe this is due to the many popular horror movies I watched when I was younger – much more these days – where clowns are portrayed as scary, evil characters.

However, this one looked friendly enough and least scary, unlike those clowns I see in movies with ghastly make ups and exaggerated features that usually terrify me:

I met him during one of the Fun Fairs organised by a non-government NGO based in Phnom Penh. I don’t know his name but he was on stilts. Although he was smiling and trying to be pleasant, small kids were terrified of him…

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