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Survivor Comes To Cambodia

    Having lived in Cambodia for over 15 years, I know plenty of real ‘survivors‘. I’m not 100% comfortable with Cambodia repackaged as a slick media show, toasted by the powers that be. Ah well. If you want to see more about the real Cambodia, try the films by actual Cambodians:  Rithy Panh, Kalyanee Mam, so many more. Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten is making ...

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BarCamp 2008 Photos

Due to a recent talk to drum up interest in Barcamp Phnom Penh 2015, I've dredged up some old photos: Looking back to Cambodia's very first BarCamp (Sept 2008), following on the heels of our 2007 Blogger summit.   As with the prior meeting, we were amazed regarding the enthusiasm, as many people ...

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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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