In a country where Valentine’s Day bears broad similarities to Prom Night, romance is serious business. Hence there’s a bit of hubbub about the first Khmer-language ‘friend finder’ (wink wink) / dating app ‘Matchstix‘, going strong since its July launch. http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/swipe-right-bringing-hook-apps-cambodia http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/13885/matchstix-delivers-cambodia—s-first—-friend-finder—-app/ Tinder-style functionality in Khmer language? Many parents will be appalled at [...]
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Cambodia has slowed down a bit since last year. http://jinja.apsara.org/2012/02/cambodia-wins-the-battle-for-valentines-day/ This year has been less over-the-top, due to directives from the top and police patrols. Valentine’s Day will never be banned, just turned into another opportunity to collect bribes/overtime by officials. “At least one commune officer will come to stand in my guesthouse and sit [...]
‘We just want to prevent anarchy‘ say the police. What could incite such excitement? Just like there is a ‘War Against Christmas‘, Cambodia has geared up to win the battle for your heart – on Valentine’s Day. Every year the streets are filled with amateur and pro efforts to cash in on this growing event. [...]
New music from Laura Mam, listen and look: From intro:This is my very first ORIGINAL KHMER SONG and this is only the beginning of an incredible journey. I have chosen to start writing original Khmer songs because of how many inspiring letters I have received from you lovely people about ending this tradition of copying, [...]
Crazy busy with life outside the internet. (Yes, it exists.) I will add more pictures later. OK, last night I stopped by the ‘Because We Loved Him‘ exhibition at Java Cafe. Svay Ken, even when I’m on deadline, deserves some respect. Some great paintings, it’s a wonderful effort on the part of Java Arts, who [...]