Monday, October 27, 2008

This is why I love the Police Blotter...

Amusing description of the act... Every time I read this I hear a bad American "Puff Daddy" style accent in my head.


Sok Srey Neang, a 27-year-old prostitute, was arrested by Tuol Kork police on the suspicion of being an accomplice to a robbery in Tuol Sangke village and commune, Russey Keo district, Phnom Penh at 1am Wednesday. The police said that Choy Min, 28, had his Suzuki Viva stolen by four men while he was getting it on with the young prostitute. Sok Srey Neang is currently awaiting trial in court.

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Cake Wrecks.

If you have never been to this blog have a look sometime... There are some hilarious cake decorating mishaps.

Cake Wrecks: A gallery of deformed, distasteful and bizarrely decorated wedding and birthday cakes

Today's balloon disaster on a 2 years old's birthday cake is one of my favourites - Dirty Minded Decorators.

Another good entry that is close to my heart at the moment... Cakes for When Brides Have No Budget (Or Taste).

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

PP Police Blotter - Wednesday 22 October

The first brings visions of 1980's movie classic "Nuns on the Run" and the second makes me happy to know that the accused will no longer be involved in "unwholesome activities" again. Good to see a "promise" is a legally binding tool in the judicial system.

Phon Sokum, 21, was seriously injured after two monks, Nuth Sok Phoun, 23, and Nuth Sovanny, 24, along with a number of other men, attacked him with axes and chains in Steng Meanchey commune, Meanchey district, Phnom Penh at 6:30pm on October 15. The police said that the attack was caused by an argument between the monks and the victim's grandmother, which greatly angered the monks. Phon Sokum is currently recovering in hospital. The two monks are on the run. (Kumpuchea Thmey)

Chao Meung, 20, and 10 of his house mates were arrested by Banteay Meanchey police when the body of Piseth Sok Heng, 24, was discovered in a pool in their backyard in Village 1, Ponlea commune, Serey Sophorn district, Banteay Meanchey province Friday. The police said that Piseth Sok Heng had been murdered. Chao Meung has been sent to court. Chao Meung's house mates have been sent home after the police made them promise that they would not get involved in any type of unwholesome activity again. (Rasmey Kampuchea)

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Save the ta tas month.

Every year Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings out some new ideas for the innovative and crafty amongst us. My favourite gimicky item of the month for this year - and keeping with my recent car theme.

The gift that every girl needs is the Save the Ta Tas car magnet.

Unfortunately it looks as thought they have sold out so this little image will have to do...

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Cambodian Carmaker...

I take it back...

This guy is my new hero...

The Cambodia Angkor car is awesome!

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Khmer vehicle news...

Thanks to The Phnom Pen for this article...

One Sweet Ride - like to show off much? Yikes!

Now as I was leaving Cambodge the flashest car I can recall would have been a Lexus... Maybe Cambodians should take a leaf out of their own book and look to this locally made vehicle.

Local carmaker updating Angkor for speed, with extras. I love the photo! I think the description is hilarious - can anyone find the 3rd and 4th seats in this photo? True to Khmer spirit is has massage seats!

Each of the Angkor II's four seats was fitted with massage vibration devices, and the roof folded down at the push of a button. Its other premium features included air conditioning, CD sound system and electric-assisted side mirrors (with flashing turn indicators), retracting aerial and screen washers. Nhean Phalet even added a television and camera to allow the driver to see the rear of the car.

I wonder if they will export? Maybe we should alert Top Gear Australia?

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Good food security article.

Had this sent to me at work today - I really enjoyed it.

New York Times Magazine: The Food Issue - Farmer in Chief by Michael Pollan


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Friday, October 17, 2008

Ahhh... That's Cambodia for you...

Some days I need something to put me back "in touch" with Cambodia. I simply turn to the Phnom Penh Post's Police Blogger... While sometimes it reminds me of the darker, awful side of Cambodia occassionally there are a few gems that make me remember the head shaking moments of disbelief that come from living in Cambodia. Highlights from this week's selections.


Khem Savoeun, 25, was arrested for attacking his two friends with a knife following a drunken dispute in Taley village, Dangkor commune and district at 2:30pm Saturday. The police said that Khem Savoeun injured Un Leng, 28, and Yoeun Bun Thoeun, 27, following an argument about who had won an arm-wrestling match. Khem Savoeun has now been sent to court.

A group of seven men were arrested by police for stealing a cow from Son Pen in Damnak Popoul village, Kampong Chhnang commune and district at 3:30am on Saturday. The police said the men stole and killed the cow because they wanted the beef to complement the alcohol they were drinking at a party. They were apprehended by the police while trying to take the uneaten portion of the cow to sell at the local market.

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Love this song!

Pot Belly by Freshlyground from South Africa. Thanks Winalee!

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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Mind and Spirit please take note... The Body is talking now.

Wow... I had somehow wiped from my memory the exhaustion that is Nia Belt Intensives - sort of how people tell me that they wipe away the pain of childbirth soon after! This time I am merely auditing... It is a great opportunity to renew, reenergise and explore my love for my Nia community I have around me - the people, the moves and the joy that it brings with it.

However... my poor little body is talking loud and clear - slow down please!

My thoracic spine is speaking to me... you need to sit correctly at this silly computer and keep me in alignment. You need to pay some attention to me and not take me for granted.

My right knee is speaking to me... you have not been kind to me and now I am yelling at you.

My core is speaking to me... you have not rested enough and now your chesty cough is telling you to rest more. Open up and breathe.


My mind and spirit are speaking to me... we love to do Nia and we want to more, more, more. We want to releve! We want to cross front cha cha cha! We want to spiral, to explore and to shake your booty.

Sorry mind and spirit but the rest of the body has spoken and voted. It will be an evening of Level 1 intensity and simply enjoying "being in the space" rather than exploration of boundaries and intensities.

My past few weeks have been choatic to say the least. Next weekend I have a friend arriving in town to stay for the weekend and from then I have no weekend plans for a month. That gives me a month of resting, relaxing and enjoying life. Taking time to plant new seedlings and enjoy the spring.

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