Walking the Riverside

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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by Joker Poker » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:10 pm

Well, sometimes you see something you really didn't want to see, tonight was one of those times.

A bit earlier just near FCC I saw a small crowd of people tightly grouped together and wondered what they were looking at. As I was taller than pretty well everyone else I had a quick look over their shoulders and could see one old lady and a few kids. Big deal I thought and did my usual walk thing.

If you were looking for a girlfriend or an updated model now would really be the time - wow! Way better that watching crap on TV... Even your red-headed, befreckled cousin could hook up.

Got back near FCC and there was still a crowd in the same spot so I thought I'd better have a closer look this time. On the first look I missed seeing a small, rakey looking kid much smaller in stature than my 3.5 yr son. Only thing was that he had a tiny head. Proportionally, it was like looking at one of the monkeys that come around my balcony from time to time stealing the fruit that people leave out for some dead dude who never eats anything. I was a bit shocked to be honest, the poor kid's head was roughly half the size of a regular kid. To top it off, he was loping around within the confines of the audience and you could see the begging bowl next to the woman.

So my take was that family have bought the kid here as a kind of freak show money generating thing.

As I said before, I wish I hadn't looked.

Just wondering if the bearded lady and the elephant man will show up next, or if there will be a hermaphrodite peep show in a tent? Anyone?
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by Username Taken » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:05 pm

Joker Poker wrote: So my take was that family have bought the kid here as a kind of freak show money generating thing.
Yes. But surely you must have seen this kind of thing before in Phnom Penh. It was common fare at the entrance of Central Market, and various places along the riverside.
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by Sir_Quality_U_Feel » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:45 am

Oudong Mountain. Wheelchair girl.
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by Joker Poker » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:37 pm

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Joker Poker wrote: So my take was that family have bought the kid here as a kind of freak show money generating thing.
Yes. But surely you must have seen this kind of thing before in Phnom Penh. It was common fare at the entrance of Central Market, and various places along the riverside.
I've seen a few deformed adults around the place and lots of stunted kids but never seen anything quite like this kid before. I rarely go to Central Market so that may explain it a little but I regularly move around the riverside area.
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by Mrs Stroppy » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:16 pm

Sir_Quality_U_Feel wrote:Oudong Mountain. Wheelchair girl.
Pear TTP - wheelchair kid
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by General Mackevili » Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:01 pm

That elephant lady is wild looking.

Half her face is like an elephant trunk.

I want a picture with her.
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by phuketrichard » Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:17 pm

General Mackevili wrote:That elephant lady is wild looking.

Half her face is like an elephant trunk.

I want a picture with her.
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by General Mackevili » Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:45 pm

It is something to remember.
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by StroppyChops » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:00 pm

Mrs Stroppy wrote:
Sir_Quality_U_Feel wrote:Oudong Mountain. Wheelchair girl.
Pear TTP - wheelchair kid
I felt like an utter bastard the other day - gave this kid some small money as an excuse to say hi, I was eating some sugar cane and gave him/her (anybody know?) a piece, all smiles. When I walked back past later the kid was holding it and looking confused, had taken a bite but clearly didn't know what to do with it.

I know, first-world guilt, but it upset me more than it should.
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by Joker Poker » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:28 pm

General Mackevili wrote:That elephant lady is wild looking.

Half her face is like an elephant trunk.

I want a picture with her.
Don't go there, you'll be like that creepy guy on kkk that posts about dead people all the time and posted a pic of tumour boy - it got deleted but fuck, don't go there.
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