Monthly Archives: March 2011

Salon City

You know, if you’d asked me, I would never have thought there were 14 beauty salons within a kilometer of my house. I was supposed to go with my host mom this afternoon, but I was out at the market … Continue reading

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Class Cancelled

It’s no secret that classes in Cambodia are, well, postponed a lot.  Our long spring break for Khmer New Year if officially for the holiday from April 14-16.  We’ve been hearing since training that it would be most of the … Continue reading

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What I Eat: Sramaoich Sauce

Ok, I’m actually using the wrong word here, but that’s because there are different words in Khmer for different types of ants.  Yes, ants.  This dish appeared at lunch a few days ago.  It was the first time I’ve been … Continue reading

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Art Show (continued)

Perhaps it was only coincidental that I posted about the art show now, but today, two months after the fact, it came up out of the blue. I was sitting with my host mom and a pooh (uncle) who occasionally … Continue reading

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Art Show

I was looking at pictures and realized I forgot to post about our art show. In January, we had a cross-province competition in Kampong Thom and Siem Reap on the theme of ‘Hope.’ I held two art afternoons, letting my … Continue reading

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Loot

Today (ok yesterday, using queuing magic again) a Peace Corps cruiser on its way through my town dropped off a little piece of heaven: not one but TWO packages from home.*  BEST MONDAY EVER.  It definitely warranted the celebratory dance … Continue reading

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Taxi to the Dark Side

In the summer of 2006, I was given a gig helping out on two films, one of which turned out to be the documentary Taxi to the Dark Side.  I am ashamed to admit I never watched it until yesterday. … Continue reading

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