Loyalty and Security

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Loyalty and Security

Post by Forktongue2 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:11 am

So you are here in PP years and years, in and out. Many expats doing the same thing. Kids overseas? work ? numerous things why we come and go, back and forth to Cambodia .We love the life in Cambodia and return time and again.

For me I thought it may last forever. Bliss!

Also the delight of my home country, everything works, people let you in to a busy intersection on the highway and wave. Say sorry if they touch you accidentally.
All your favourite foods, your mum , dad ,brother's, sisters. Perfect.

No Khmers will ever behave as we do in the West and we should be on our guard at all times! Really?

Then one day my life is turned upside down.

A fellow countryman sucker punches me at a well known bar. He feels vindicated. I feel violated.

My Cambodian family ,who include police, want revenge.

I am done.

So do you feel more secure hanging out with westerners's you hardly know?
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Re: Loyalty and Security

Post by Soi Dog » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:53 am

I'm not a proponent of violence, but some people DO deserve to get punched in the face on occasion. Did you have it coming?
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Re: Loyalty and Security

Post by Jacobincambodia » Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:17 am

Revenge is dumb.
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Re: Loyalty and Security

Post by FreeSocrates! » Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:17 pm

Did he sucker punch you, or did you have fair warning?
The cedar roasted asparagus has good chew. I don't know how to enjoy it, so I'll Instagram it instead.
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Re: Loyalty and Security

Post by ryoon » Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:58 pm

Forktongue2 wrote: So do you feel more secure hanging out with westerners's you hardly know?
Seriously ? I did not know if you notice but among the expat population in Cambodia you have quite a high concentration of :

- drug addict (alcohol included) or at least often under influence.
- people constantly short for money
- people who are here because for one reason or another they cannot be elsewhere.

So no I would not feel particularly secure hanging out with unknown characters. After of course depend where you meet them.
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Re: Loyalty and Security

Post by sanjuro » Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:51 pm

It seems everyone is on the take here. Everyone.
The concept of loyalty is so fncking skewed. It's gossipy as hell.
I don't go out of my way to meet other barang. Often they've got a chip on their shoulder, or they're adopting some pose they themselves might not even be aware of.

It's great to hear your Khmer family went up to bat with you.

Why did he surprise attack? Tell us some background, some possibilities.
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Re: Loyalty and Security

Post by Barang_doa_slae » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:18 pm

Forktongue2 wrote:
For me I thought it may last forever. Bliss!

Then one day my life is turned upside down.

I am done.
Why would you be done ?
These things can happen anywhere
Once you are part of Cambodia of course the system will assist/protect you
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Re: Loyalty and Security

Post by HotRecruiter » Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:18 pm

BLOOD FEUD!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Loyalty and Security

Post by Forktongue2 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:00 am

ryoon wrote:
Forktongue2 wrote: So do you feel more secure hanging out with westerners's you hardly know?
Seriously ? I did not know if you notice but among the expat population in Cambodia you have quite a high concentration of :

- drug addict (alcohol included) or at least often under influence.
- people constantly short for money
- people who are here because for one reason or another they cannot be elsewhere.

So no I would not feel particularly secure hanging out with unknown characters. After of course depend where you meet them.
Of course you never know how things pan out, but you have a tight circle of friends built over many years and one of your friends introduces a new person to the group and hence a wider circle of targets. I /we as a group have NOT vetted him as an individual or as part of a group or have no recollection who passed our low entry test,but we number less than 6. We allowed a F***ing violent thug in our mists. Bar owners are not the problem its the people who sit with them. And since our group is now no more.
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Re: Loyalty and Security

Post by Forktongue2 » Thu Dec 25, 2014 8:21 am

You can't rely on your so called expat friends in Cambodia. Wait until it happens to you.!

Looking forward to getting back to PP and going solo again as in 2007 , not the same, but great to get back and on on a mission again.

Happy XMAS and Happy New Year
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