On social media in the last few weeks, this story has been HUGE: Meet the Incredible Cambodia Boy Who Can Speak Over 10 Languages https://nextshark.com/cambodian-boy-multiple-languages/ “Temple kid speaks many languages! But he’s POOR.” I lived in Siem Reap from year 2000 to 2004. (And was in Tomb Raider before it labeled Ta Prohm the ‘Tomb [...]
[Above: memorial at Wat Teuk Thla, Phnom Penh. It is open to the public.] Steve Gourley (51) has passed. He had been convalescing from head trauma from a moto accident in Phnom Penh in 2017. He had the good fortune to have a good medical cover, and had initially begun recovery in Bangkok. Fluent in [...]
I’m seeing an increasing number of advertisements, as well as dubious products on the shelves in pharmacies and supermarkets. http://sea-globe.com/cambodia-business-beauty/ http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-plus/risky-quest-beauty-cambodia Could not make this stuff up. (Sigh.) Can’t people be comfortable with the skin they’re in?
I’m pleased to note that academic and friend Erik Davis is launching his new book at Meta-House Tuesday evening. “Book Launch About The Buddhism” https://www.facebook.com/events/888602147861478/ Note: *Free Finger Food*!! While funerals can be a bit socially taboo to discuss, Erik’s extensive religious studies background enables him to profile unique and fascinating glimpses into how ritual [...]
The Cambodian Center for Independent Media launched its ‘Legacy of Impunity’ exhibition at Meta-House this evening, in tandem with Cambodian Center for Human Rights’ “Never Forget” (at the Mansion, Foreign Correspondents Club). Both were launched in solidarity with today’s International Day To End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. [...]