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A tidbit courtesy Silong Chhun. In the 1980s and 1990s, there were weren't so many books and films about contemporary Southeast Asia in the West. To be considered a scholar of Cambodian history, the first step was to simply read everything on the topic. And there wasn't that much explicitly about the ...

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A lazy Sunday afternoon. I'd just finished a yogurt shake at the Blue Pumpkin and was strolling off my topor on the riverside. In jeans and a t-shirt, I look like any other foreigner, possibly a tourist. "Hello!" hailed the fake monk. He didn't realize I'd met his type before. ...

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Hey look, it's the new city bus! Hooray for mass transit traffic solutions! Can we get a skytrain next? There is however, a disturbing aspect to the bus stops: they use a tactic of what's called 'disciplinary architecture' where seats cannot be slept on due to hand rails. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disciplinary_architecture http://hyperallergic.com/131525/disciplinary-architecture-or-deterrence-by-design/ The bus stops have ...

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Vice’s Brothel Raid

After Nick Kristof's infamous 'live tweet' brothel raid and Mira Sorvino / CNN Freedom's follow up, it appears now that Vice Magazine wants to get in on the dramatic action. Let's take a look at how successful they are. Live coverage of police activity is a staple in the USA. ...

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In the (ancient) days before Facebook dominated Cambodia, our small but tiny community of bloggers (AKA 'Cloggers') was full of enthusiasm. Many of them became 'trainers of trainers' via the 'Personal Information Technology Workshop', holding weekend workshops for university students and getting them started on email & basic blogging. These included Hou ...

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