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by sigmoid
Wed May 22, 2024 2:59 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Barang injecting drugs near Home Foods
Replies: 20
Views: 2654
Cambodia

Re: Barang injecting drugs near Home Foods

You should get some pics of some of those poor souls watching some video content on their phone in public without the benefit of earphones.

Smartphone addiction is what's destroying civil society.
by sigmoid
Tue May 14, 2024 8:56 pm
Forum: Ask the Expats (Questions & Answers)
Topic: Gibberish / junk language on clothing
Replies: 15
Views: 1125
Cambodia

Re: Gibberish / junk language on clothing

I was recently re-reading a book entitled Dave Barry Does Japan , which is about a humour writer named Dave Barry who travels to Japan with his wife and son in 1991, 33 years ago. As a professional humour writer Dave was looking for funny things in Japan to write about, and as he was pondering the f...
by sigmoid
Sat May 11, 2024 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: What year did you first visit Cambodia? Poll.
Replies: 18
Views: 1790
Cambodia

Re: What year did you first visit Cambodia? Poll.

1999 - Flew in and out of PP on a visa run from Thailand, was there about 4 days. After a number of years of living in Bangkok, I wasn't terribly impressed but could feel that there was some kind of unique vibe happening there. Didn't even think about the place again till 10 years later though, when...
by sigmoid
Sun Apr 28, 2024 8:49 pm
Forum: Cambodian Culture and Language
Topic: Best Online Resources for learning Khmer
Replies: 23
Views: 2949
Cambodia

Re: Best Online Resources for learning Khmer

There's this school that offers various types of classes in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap as well as online classes https://www.speaklikekhmer.com/ They also have some videos on their youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/@belikekhmerspeaklikekhmer715 I have been in touch with them but haven't taken an...
by sigmoid
Wed Apr 24, 2024 5:22 pm
Forum: Thailand News and Discussion
Topic: Thailand in talks with investors from Middle East and China to build world’s tallest building
Replies: 7
Views: 1418
Cambodia

Thailand in talks with investors from Middle East and China to build world’s tallest building

Thailand in Talks With Group of Investors From Middle East, China to Build World’s Tallest Tower Middle Eastern, Chinese investors discuss plan with PM Srettha “Man-made” tourist destination to draw more tourists, PM says https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus/aseanplus-news/2024/04/19/thailand-in-ta...
by sigmoid
Sun Apr 14, 2024 8:50 pm
Forum: The Barnyard
Topic: Chili peppers from seed
Replies: 13
Views: 3002
Cambodia

Re: Chili peppers from seed

I have a little veranda garden going and sprouted some chili pepper seed from some chilis bought at the market. They have been in flower for more than a month and still no fruit. Are chilis here GMO/sterile ... or are there just not enough bugs to pollinate due to all the mosquito straying? Thought...
by sigmoid
Sat Apr 13, 2024 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: What is the benefit of living in Cambodia, instead of Thailand or Vietnam?
Replies: 33
Views: 4820
Cambodia

Re: What is the benefit of living in Cambodia, instead of Thailand or Vietnam?

Additionally, it seems that the traditional New Year celebrations are somewhat more civilized in Cambodia than those in Thailand and Laos (?) as well as shorter in duration.
:good:
by sigmoid
Fri Apr 12, 2024 11:23 am
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Police shootout at my market.
Replies: 8
Views: 1296
Cambodia

Re: Police shootout at my market.

Art wrote: Fri Apr 12, 2024 8:36 am
Police struggled with a man and finally shot him.
So, you assumed this person's gender?

That sounds like a micro-aggression.
by sigmoid
Tue Apr 09, 2024 12:07 am
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: What is the benefit of living in Cambodia, instead of Thailand or Vietnam?
Replies: 33
Views: 4820
Cambodia

Re: What is the benefit of living in Cambodia, instead of Thailand or Vietnam?

It's a good question, one that I sometimes ask myself. I've lived in all three of these countries plus Laos. Thailand started off well, living in Bangkok was heaven every night and hell every day of the week. I felt really alive there. Then, the 1997 Tom Yang Kung crisis occurred and the long downwa...
by sigmoid
Thu Apr 04, 2024 11:42 pm
Forum: Cambodian Culture and Language
Topic: Cambodian food
Replies: 32
Views: 8859
Cambodia

Re: Cambodian food

I have found this Khmer dish, Samlor Korko, to be quite impressive. According to wikipedia, "Samlor kako (Khmer: សម្លកកូរ, lit. 'stirring soup', pronounced [sɑmlɑː kɑːkou]) or Cambodian ratatouille is a traditional Cambodian soup considered one of Cambodia's national dishes. Samlar kako consist...