Black is Black and I am not. sigh…

April 24, 2010

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People always want what they can’t have.  In a country where “black” people are rarer than $150,000 SUVs, why do marketers have to be so insensitive?  I understand (and certainly can not argue) the first point; black is indeed black (although, curiously, few people I have encountered, if any, who have been labeled “black” have ever been […]

Leave the cigarette smoking cat in the car-its Paragon Shopping Center!

April 24, 2010

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It doesn’t take long to figure out I broke the rules on this one, but the real question is; how many did I break?  The camera, well, tough luck; shame on me.  But the cat, grenade and the sword?!  Am I supposed to leave those in the car?? Not fluffy, and certainly not my scimitar; its hot out […]

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Cars, Security Guards and Impossible Economics

April 24, 2010

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So, in case you haven’t been made aware, Cambodia has no middle class.  The average wage is something like $95USD/month leaving many making much less and few making much more.  Most people are extremely lucky to own a motor bike and yet Phnom Penh’s streets are clogged with massive SUVs.  Brands such as Lexis, Land […]

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K-Four (Electronics Store)

April 17, 2010

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Location: Soriya shopping center, although there is at least one more location somewhere on Monivong. This glitzy electronic shop sells phones, TVs, appliances and every other high-end electronic item you can think of.  If you need an new-in-box iPhone or some other ostentatious display of wealth and privilege, this is the place to get it!  […]

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PTC Computer Shop

April 17, 2010

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Location: See their webpage for store locations.  We went to the one on Monivong Blvd. Friendly staff and very good selection of peripherals and accessories to include every manner of computer cable (should you have forgotten/lost a few in the move as did we).  Also a large selection of laptops, desktops and servers, all in […]

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Pencil? But I already have a pen…

April 17, 2010

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The Pencil! Pencil pencil pencil pencil!  I can’t get enough!  Not just for solving crosswords and doing math, Pencil now offers a wide verity of groceries, cosmetics and household items for purchase.  Ok, enough penciling around, I will get down to the lead and pulp. Location:  Norodom somewhere between Russie Blvd and Sihanouk Blvd on […]

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Double Standards and Shopping at Lucky Market!

April 16, 2010

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So, as much as we hate to admit it, we just can’t eat Khmer food for every meal, every day.  To be completely honest, we really, really, would prefer only to eat Khmer food on special occasions.  This leaves us with the obvious two options; cook at home or eat out.  To read about our […]

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