Snowy's gone

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Re: Snowy's gone

Postby Jaap N. » Mon May 26, 2014 9:01 pm

I never met the guy, but he seems like a friendly person. I don't know when the pics were taken, but he appears to be reasonably young and fit. Anyway, may he rest in peace.
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Postby Username Taken » Mon May 26, 2014 9:34 pm

@dagenham, nice pics! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Snowy's gone

Postby dagenham » Mon May 26, 2014 10:00 pm

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:Damn shame. I never went to the Green Resort (or whatever it's called), his bar's reincarnation in Kampot, but I heard it was doing well.
Well, on the positive side - they did a good job with the restoration to be sure and the location close to the river is lovely. But...they don't have one, not one single, thing/object/artwork/bell from the original. A travesty that...so it goes...

On the bad side - it's not rough/arty/bizarre and leaning so beautifully toward the river like the original was. Basically I always thought that I was inside Ian's brain whenever I was there (which was very often) and that it was a strange and groovy place - his brain...
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Re: Snowy's gone

Postby dagenham » Mon May 26, 2014 10:14 pm

Some photos of Maxine, Ian's daughter, opening the present I gave her for her birthday. I wrapped a rubber lizard in a huge box (which had inside 4 other smaller boxes) with a $20. note in the mouth of the lizard. It was great fun seeing her eyes light up after she did all the unwrapping. Cash! Forget the presents Old People - give the kids cash!

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Re: Snowy's gone

Postby chkwoot » Tue May 27, 2014 7:42 am

RIP! He was a great guy and his bar was amazing! Wish I had spent more time there, but glad for the dozen or so nights getting buzzed on that dodgy balcony over the river. I'm going to dig out my copy of City of Ghosts today. His small part in that film is cool. His character was the exact opposite of him in real life. If you don't know: towards the beginning of the film, Matt Dillon is taken to a brothel where there is a very obnoxious Ozzy causing trouble. That's Snowy.
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Re: Snowy's gone

Postby FreeSocrates! » Wed May 28, 2014 9:34 pm

Didn't know him but there is an article about him on the Advisor:

http://theadvisorcambodia.com/2014/05/snow-man/

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Re: Snowy's gone

Postby Soi Dog » Thu May 29, 2014 6:49 am

Nice write up about your departed friend in the PP Post.

Maxine’s owner a local legend
Wed, 28 May 2014
David Boyle
Ian “Snowy” Woodford, a painter and raconteur whose expatriate years in Phnom Penh, marked by his stewardship of the now-defunct Maxine’s bar, still elicit nostalgic memories from those who knew him, died on Friday in Sydney. He was 57. The death occurred during an operation for one of his multiple ailments.

Woodford, who took his moniker from the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales where he grew up, moved to the capital from Australia in 1993 to work on a dangerous assignment retrieving vehicles from Khmer Rouge strongholds for the United Nations.

He fell in love with Cambodia and stayed for almost 20 years, racking up a library of tales. In the early days, Snow – as everyone addressed him – worked any kind of job. Once, he was paid to watch TV, and drink beer, by a foreign government concerned about the content of news coverage in the country – a job he excelled in.

But most people remember his tenure as the proprietor of Maxine’s, which he opened in 2005. The bar sat precariously on the eastern bank of the Tonle Sap river in Chroy Changvar, constantly threatening to topple into the water with its uniquely slanted veranda.

Wendy Lucas, co-owner of The Lost Room restaurant and one of Snow’s many longtime Phnom Penh friends, recalled his universal popularity.

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