Does your Cambodian girlfriend behave oddly when out of the country?

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Does your Cambodian girlfriend behave oddly when out of the country?

Post by Wanker Wat » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:59 pm

I’m in Myanmar with my girlfriend.

Ordinarily, she eats rice at every meal and will even try to order steamed rice at restaurants where it’s not served, much to my chagrin.

Anyway, she has decided for no apparent reason upon landing in Myanmar that the rice here is “ort chnung” and she now wants to order bread or potatoes as a substitute. She’s like an Irishman who won’t drink Guinness outside of Ireland.
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Re: Does your Cambodian girlfriend behave oddly when out of the country?

Post by shnoukieBRO » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:31 pm

Sounds like she has valid point.

Have you considered that?

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Re: Does your Cambodian girlfriend behave oddly when out of the country?

Post by phuketrichard » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:31 pm

My Khmer gf behaves the same wherever we travel to
I found the rice in Myanmar as good as Cambodia
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Re: Does your Cambodian girlfriend behave oddly when out of the country?

Post by Doc67 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:59 am

Wanker Wat wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:59 pm
I’m in Myanmar with my girlfriend.

Ordinarily, she eats rice at every meal and will even try to order steamed rice at restaurants where it’s not served, much to my chagrin.

Anyway, she has decided for no apparent reason upon landing in Myanmar that the rice here is “ort chnung” and she now wants to order bread or potatoes as a substitute. She’s like an Irishman who won’t drink Guinness outside of Ireland.
What does "ort chnung" mean?
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Re: Does your Cambodian girlfriend behave oddly when out of the country?

Post by logos » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:11 am

Your GF reminds me of some guy who hated a place because they served him pepsi instead of a Coke. Maybe she feels the same?
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Re: Does your Cambodian girlfriend behave oddly when out of the country?

Post by fax » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:16 am

Barang alway same same he country same Cambodia is very bad
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Re: Does your Cambodian girlfriend behave oddly when out of the country?

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:16 am

Means not good. They're very sensitive to different rice varieties, and if I recall some areas of Myanmar have more of a basmati (dry, long-grain) rice compared to Cambodian rice. Cambodians tend not to like that type of ride as they didn grow up with it so it's not comforting. My girl enjoyed a lot of Burmese food when we were there.

Once thing I do noticed about my lady is that she gets way more "open" to public displays of affection when out of the country. We hardly ever hold hands here, only a hundred meters or so now and then on our way home from the parking lot (we never walk anywhere). However, when we're traveling abroad we obviously walk a lot more and at times, she'll insist on holding hands (after an evening meal, for example) even if the context dictates we shouldn't (imo). I've been in Cambodia long enough that I know PDAs are weird, but I also realize that Myanmar (or Nepal, Sri Lanka, etc) is even more conservative and walking around holding hands in some small city is weird and people stare at you (even more than usual). Vietnam and Thailand aren't so bad I guess, but my point is her cultural sensitivity seems to go out the window when out do the country. "No Cambodians can see us, so it's fine" seems to be her rational, so she unleashes this sort of pent up desire for physical contact in public. I think I'm more Asian than she is in that respect as I get a bit embarrassed if I know the PDA isn't appropriate.
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Re: Does your Cambodian girlfriend behave oddly when out of the country?

Post by Brody » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:45 am

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:16 am
she unleashes this sort of pent up desire for physical contact in public.
Oh, man...I needed a hearty belly-laugh first thing in the morning, thanks Bitte_Kein_Lexus. :thumb:

You must be an irresistible beast. You're turning your demure Khmer flower into a cauldron of sexual yearning.

So, what you're saying is, is that being around you causes such an intense desire for public displays of affection to build up inside your 'lady' that she has to 'unleash' it whenever you travel outside Cambodia?

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Re: Does your Cambodian girlfriend behave oddly when out of the country?

Post by explorer » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:16 am

Doc67 wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:59 am
What does "ort chnung" mean?
chnung means what we in English call "pots and pans." It can be used for a saucepan or frypan, etc.

What he is trying to say is chngun(y). This means delicious.

ot means not. This should be easy for new learners, as you just drop the first letter in English.

So ot chngun(y) means not delicious.

In the early days of learning Khmer, Cambodians told me I was pronouncing chngun(y) wrong. No matter how much I asked, I did not know how I was supposed to pronounce it. That is one of the reasons I decided to learn the Khmer alphabet. Once you learn the Khmer alphabet, you can spell words, and know how you are supposed to pronounce them. The other reason is, there are sounds we dont have in English.

I encourage people to learn the Khmer alphabet for this reason.
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Re: Does your Cambodian girlfriend behave oddly when out of the country?

Post by Doc67 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:44 am

fank yoo
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