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by timmydownawell
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Ask the Expats (Questions & Answers)
Topic: If you are a Fat Annoying Westerner, do you become a Mega Asshole by having or wearing a Krama?
Replies: 41
Views: 1359

Re: If you are a Fat Annoying Westerner, do you become a Mega Asshole by having or wearing a Krama?

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:47 pm
spotted on my facebook today...
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to be fair, he's wearing it as a scarf because, well, it's kinda chilly out lately.
by timmydownawell
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The sucky part about being an expat
Replies: 13
Views: 604

Re: The sucky part about being an expat

Sorry for your loss Roz. My dad in NZ is 91 and I know it's unlikely I will see him again (although he is a tough old bugger so you never know). Maybe my finances will improve and I will get to make a trip over before the inevitable. He is always delighted to hear from me when I call, and I've been ...
by timmydownawell
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Cambodian Culture and Language
Topic: Help translating an idiom
Replies: 27
Views: 813

Re: Help translating an idiom

My friend in Australia has posed this question, maybe you guys can help. She writes: "There's an expression in Khmer pronounced PlerPlern (I think). It literally translates as flickering lights but it described the excitement of people from the province when they see modern things they've never see...
by timmydownawell
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Cambodian Culture and Language
Topic: Help translating an idiom
Replies: 27
Views: 813

Re: Help translating an idiom

taabarang wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:27 am
Timmy is your friend in Australia a native Khmer speaker?
No she just lived here at some point.
by timmydownawell
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Cambodian Culture and Language
Topic: Help translating an idiom
Replies: 27
Views: 813

Re: Help translating an idiom

My friend in Australia has posed this question, maybe you guys can help. She writes: "There's an expression in Khmer pronounced PlerPlern (I think). It literally translates as flickering lights but it described the excitement of people from the province when they see modern things they've never see...
by timmydownawell
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Cambodian Culture and Language
Topic: Help translating an idiom
Replies: 27
Views: 813

Re: Help translating an idiom

Assuming the latter my wife suggested it might be " stoeu pleung" which in cooking means not enough flame or idiomatically " insufficient experience". The latter could apply handily to the situation you described. In which case I would render the idiom as "overwhelmed", or "dazzled by the big city ...
by timmydownawell
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Cambodian Culture and Language
Topic: Help translating an idiom
Replies: 27
Views: 813

Re: Help translating an idiom

My friend in Australia has posed this question, maybe you guys can help. She writes: "There's an expression in Khmer pronounced PlerPlern (I think). It literally translates as flickering lights but it described the excitement of people from the province when they see modern things they've never seen...
by timmydownawell
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: rain
Replies: 72
Views: 2425

Re: rain

At least it's another opportunity to reduce the ambient air temperature in my apartment from 30 to 28C. 27 if I'm lucky.
by timmydownawell
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Tech Zone
Topic: Laptop buying
Replies: 25
Views: 1021

Re: Laptop buying

Every time I fire up my Asus, I get "IN SEARCH OF INCREDIBLE" splashed across my screen. I hope they bloody well find it soon.

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