Cambodia portrayed as "hell" by international media

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Re: Cambodia portrayed as "hell" by international media

Post by ot mien kampf » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:55 am

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
TheGrinchSR wrote:
Samouth wrote:
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Jamie_Lambo wrote:maybe hell for a silver spoon tourist? or the modern day flashpacker,
im not overlooking the fact that there is a hell of a lot of poverty/people that earn peanuts and corruption, but one thing i love about the khmer people is that they are so well adapted and just get on with shit, get a standard western person to live a week/month as a poorer end khmer and they'd probably top them sen
A lot of people have no concept of what living in hell would be like. I would think being a Yazidi in an area under Isis control would be about there or thereabouts. Cambodia's not easy but then again nowhere is but with "Western advantages" at your command - Cambodia can only really be hell if you put yourself there. Try being a Khmer sleeping in a $20 space in a packed room with wafer thin walls and worrying that all your meager possessions will be nicked during the night and it might be hell but sipping 50 cent Angkors and worrying about the price of pineapples doesn't even come close.
I was living in a 50 usa dollar per month room when i was at the college. It was so hard as the room is so small and i have got so many stuff. Everything including kitchen and restroom are in one single room. However imagine those factory workers who have to share a tiny room together.
Yes, indeed. I have Khmer friends who live in what I would consider impossible circumstances and comparatively to many here - they're very lucky. I've seen the state of housing in many parts of the country here... it barely qualifies as housing at all and those people have nothing, absolutely nothing by any standard.
ive got friends who live here in $30 a night rooms, ive crashed round them on numerous drunken occasions basically just a mattress, a stove, bucket shower and a squat toilet... ive also got friends who live in the more shanty tin shacks where its about the size of a garden shed and the toilet is the tree outside, loads of areas like these just a stones throw away from the golden lions but most people wouldnt even know they existed
30 Zimbabwean dollars surely?

I, a clueless barang, found a $3 a night room with TV, hot/cold water and proper toilet when I first got off the plane about 10 years ago. The place still offers the same for $5 today.
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Re: Cambodia portrayed as "hell" by international media

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:12 pm

TheGrinchSR wrote:
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
TheGrinchSR wrote:
Samouth wrote:
TheGrinchSR wrote:
A lot of people have no concept of what living in hell would be like. I would think being a Yazidi in an area under Isis control would be about there or thereabouts. Cambodia's not easy but then again nowhere is but with "Western advantages" at your command - Cambodia can only really be hell if you put yourself there. Try being a Khmer sleeping in a $20 space in a packed room with wafer thin walls and worrying that all your meager possessions will be nicked during the night and it might be hell but sipping 50 cent Angkors and worrying about the price of pineapples doesn't even come close.
I was living in a 50 usa dollar per month room when i was at the college. It was so hard as the room is so small and i have got so many stuff. Everything including kitchen and restroom are in one single room. However imagine those factory workers who have to share a tiny room together.
Yes, indeed. I have Khmer friends who live in what I would consider impossible circumstances and comparatively to many here - they're very lucky. I've seen the state of housing in many parts of the country here... it barely qualifies as housing at all and those people have nothing, absolutely nothing by any standard.
ive got friends who live here in $30 a night rooms, ive crashed round them on numerous drunken occasions basically just a mattress, a stove, bucket shower and a squat toilet... ive also got friends who live in the more shanty tin shacks where its about the size of a garden shed and the toilet is the tree outside, loads of areas like these just a stones throw away from the golden lions but most people wouldnt even know they existed
Surely even in Snookie you can do better for $30 a night than a mattress, stove, bucket shower and squat toilet? ;-) $30 a month surely?
hahaha ay this is the posh end of cambodia!! but yeah youre right i meant per month haha i was distracted getting ready for a wedding lol :thumb:
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Re: Cambodia portrayed as "hell" by international media

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:12 pm

ot mien kampf wrote:
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
TheGrinchSR wrote:
Samouth wrote:
TheGrinchSR wrote:
A lot of people have no concept of what living in hell would be like. I would think being a Yazidi in an area under Isis control would be about there or thereabouts. Cambodia's not easy but then again nowhere is but with "Western advantages" at your command - Cambodia can only really be hell if you put yourself there. Try being a Khmer sleeping in a $20 space in a packed room with wafer thin walls and worrying that all your meager possessions will be nicked during the night and it might be hell but sipping 50 cent Angkors and worrying about the price of pineapples doesn't even come close.
I was living in a 50 usa dollar per month room when i was at the college. It was so hard as the room is so small and i have got so many stuff. Everything including kitchen and restroom are in one single room. However imagine those factory workers who have to share a tiny room together.
Yes, indeed. I have Khmer friends who live in what I would consider impossible circumstances and comparatively to many here - they're very lucky. I've seen the state of housing in many parts of the country here... it barely qualifies as housing at all and those people have nothing, absolutely nothing by any standard.
ive got friends who live here in $30 a night rooms, ive crashed round them on numerous drunken occasions basically just a mattress, a stove, bucket shower and a squat toilet... ive also got friends who live in the more shanty tin shacks where its about the size of a garden shed and the toilet is the tree outside, loads of areas like these just a stones throw away from the golden lions but most people wouldnt even know they existed
30 Zimbabwean dollars surely?

I, a clueless barang, found a $3 a night room with TV, hot/cold water and proper toilet when I first got off the plane about 10 years ago. The place still offers the same for $5 today.
haha it was a typo i meant per month :P
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Re: Cambodia portrayed as "hell" by international media

Post by Kuroneko » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:45 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote: driving past them factories on the outskirts of the pig penh around 4-6pm it always blows my mind, the vast scale, the sheer numbers of girls working in them factories, getting piled into them wagons to be taken back to the villages, its tough, theres nothing like that in the UK no british woman would go through that for $80-170 per month!
British women used to go through similar things for 1.40 pounds a month!

Britain in the 1800's - 14 hour days for 3 pounds ($4.34) a month. Women 1.40 pounds a month and children 60 pence a month. Discipline of children for misdemeanors included: "frequent ""strapping"" (hitting with a leather strap). Other punishments included hanging iron weights around children's necks, hanging them from the roof in baskets, nailing children's ears to the table, and dowsing them in water butts to keep them awake." http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesi ... rev1.shtml

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Re: Cambodia portrayed as "hell" by international media

Post by Kuroneko » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:49 pm

Kuroneko wrote:
Jamie_Lambo wrote: driving past them factories on the outskirts of the pig penh around 4-6pm it always blows my mind, the vast scale, the sheer numbers of girls working in them factories, getting piled into them wagons to be taken back to the villages, its tough, theres nothing like that in the UK no british woman would go through that for $80-170 per month!
British women used to go through similar things for 1.40 pounds a month!

Britain in the 1800's - 14 hour days for 3 pounds ($4.34) a month. Women 1.40 pounds a month and children 60 pence a month. Discipline of children for misdemeanors included: "frequent ""strapping"" (hitting with a leather strap). Other punishments included hanging iron weights around children's necks, hanging them from the roof in baskets, nailing children's ears to the table, and dowsing them in water butts to keep them awake." http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesi ... rev1.shtml

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Re: Cambodia portrayed as "hell" by international media

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:57 pm

Kuroneko wrote:
Kuroneko wrote:
Jamie_Lambo wrote: driving past them factories on the outskirts of the pig penh around 4-6pm it always blows my mind, the vast scale, the sheer numbers of girls working in them factories, getting piled into them wagons to be taken back to the villages, its tough, theres nothing like that in the UK no british woman would go through that for $80-170 per month!
British women used to go through similar things for 1.40 pounds a month!

Britain in the 1800's - 14 hour days for 3 pounds ($4.34) a month. Women 1.40 pounds a month and children 60 pence a month. Discipline of children for misdemeanors included: "frequent ""strapping"" (hitting with a leather strap). Other punishments included hanging iron weights around children's necks, hanging them from the roof in baskets, nailing children's ears to the table, and dowsing them in water butts to keep them awake." http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesi ... rev1.shtml

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The Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals was created in 1824. Which was 67 years before the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, which was created in 1891
yeah for sure the industrial age was tough
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Re: Cambodia portrayed as "hell" by international media

Post by bolueeleh » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:57 pm

Kuroneko wrote:The Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals was created in 1824. Which was 67 years before the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, which was created in 1891
to the aristocrats in 1800s your life is worth less than their prized pure breed, thats why
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Re: Cambodia portrayed as "hell" by international media

Post by TheGrinchSR » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:13 pm

bolueeleh wrote:
Kuroneko wrote:The Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals was created in 1824. Which was 67 years before the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, which was created in 1891
to the aristocrats in 1800s your life is worth less than their prized pure breed, thats why
Not sure what the 1800s have to do with the worth of life; the ultra-rich feel exactly the same way today as they did then.
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