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by taabarang
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Ask the Expats (Questions & Answers)
Topic: Can you start a business in Cambodia with $5k?
Replies: 67
Views: 2259

Re: Can you start a business in Cambodia with $5k?

". It isn't barang slang is what the locals call it."

"Chicken farm" is Cambodian? Highly interesting that my friend the tuk tuk driver didn't understand him.
by taabarang
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Cambodian Culture and Language
Topic: Phnom.Penh dialect
Replies: 31
Views: 876

Re: Phnom.Penh dialect

"So it was chrea chorm godah toong?" Well once again close, it is"kandal trung" (in the middle of the chest). Very few Khmer children enjoy such an open relationship with their parents as you do with your mother. So, why then do Khmer parents here use such strong language? It is clear not all do. As...
by taabarang
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Cambodian Culture and Language
Topic: Phnom.Penh dialect
Replies: 31
Views: 876

Re: Phnom.Penh dialect

"Actually, my mom would always tell me to chas chorm in the middle of my chest, whatever that means " We have something so similar in my village that I feel the difference can be attributed to either 1) moms spoke a dialect or 2) you have forgotten what exactly she said and only a vague memory from ...
by taabarang
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Cambodian Culture and Language
Topic: L 'Bokator - Angkorian martial art. Worth preserving ?
Replies: 16
Views: 344

Re: L 'Bokator - Angkorian martial art. Worth preserving ?

". I also don't get how an elbow to the top of the head can do any harm." Again, I rather suspect that this is part of a kata from ancient times that could have been useful if there was a piece of elbow armor with an attached spike. If not then an elbow blow to the temple would be more effective if ...
by taabarang
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Ask the Expats (Questions & Answers)
Topic: Can you start a business in Cambodia with $5k?
Replies: 67
Views: 2259

Re: Can you start a business in Cambodia with $5k?

"Just ask moto dopes to take you to the chicken ranch" Not sure that works throughout all of the K of W. I'm good friends with a tuk tuk driver in Kampong Cham who told me the following, one day he picked up a fare at the bus station, took him to the guesthouse and was told to wait. When the barangs...
by taabarang
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The sucky part about being an expat
Replies: 14
Views: 762

Re: The sucky part about being an expat

I thank Roz especially for this post while regretting the cause for it. Almost all of us come here to.lose some of that "back home pain" naivety unaware that a new batch awaits us here. "I think people tend to over- emphasise or over-equate physical proximity with emotional proximity." That well cou...
by taabarang
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Ask the Expats (Questions & Answers)
Topic: More Dumb Questions
Replies: 29
Views: 839

Re: More Dumb Questions

"What moral repugnance? I just don't want to read about shriveled up old cocks.-

Good ole John, always a kind word for everyone.
by taabarang
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The sucky part about being an expat
Replies: 14
Views: 762

Re: The sucky part about being an expat

I can certainly sympathize, I lost both of my parents while living in Cambodia. I don't regret missing the funeral, but not being there at the last moments feels like a failed duty.
by taabarang
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Ask the Expats (Questions & Answers)
Topic: More Dumb Questions
Replies: 29
Views: 839

Re: More Dumb Questions

"Jamie_Lambo wrote: ↑ Ill try and answer your pervy questions, we didnt really need so much detail though, the bits ive left below would have been sufficient lol " Well. WildA, you just can't please everyone. I would have enjoyed even more details. Nonetheless I find other posters moral repugnance l...
by taabarang
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Cambodian Culture and Language
Topic: Phnom.Penh dialect
Replies: 31
Views: 876

Re: Phnom.Penh dialect

tAgree with all the above Jamie, however a child who is being finicky about their food might be told by an angry parent, "Si!", then receive a lecture about how lucky they are not to have lived in the time of Pol Pot. The following is a bit off topic, but this discussion reminded me and I was a fini...

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