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Reblog: Dear son, don’t let Robin Thicke be a lesson to you.

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This piece from The Matt Walsh Blog was shared through Facebook and it stood out to me incredibly.

It will be some time before I plan on having children, but when that time does come, I hope that I can speak words of wisdom into their lives as this man did.
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Cambodia, Expat, Food, Phnom Penh

DNAK Square.

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If a deli or grocer sells meat- and quality, rich, well cured meat at that- I will be a loyal patron.

I had my first experience at DNAK Square for the first time last night and was extremely and pleasantly surprised.

Even the exterior aesthetic is impressive with a covered outdoor patio, reminiscent of the tropics in Thailand with details down to the rope wrapped around the banisters and lit up in BKK, DNAK Square shines brightly atop a modern and somewhat eerily familiar building.

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Cambodia, Expat, Personal, Phnom Penh, Travel

The Exorcism?

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It can be difficult to describe a typical day in Cambodia to a friend back home. Maybe that’s because in my opinion, there is no such thing as a “typical day”. Waking up to get to work around 8 and getting my tasks done until about 5 and then going work out; it sounds pretty ordinary. And for the most part, it feels that way.

What I do forget throughout the weeks that fly by is that I’m simply just used to a lot of the weird stuff. The cock fights on the side of the road. The vendors trucking around hundreds of small, seasoned clams in the baking sun, “street clams” as we call them. The fear of getting Dengue Fever rather than a common cold.

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Cambodia, Expat, Fashion, Phnom Penh

Ladies August 2013.

Here’s Ladies Magazine August 2013,  a few pages to glance!

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Cambodia, Expat, Food, Phnom Penh

The Common Tiger.

Ever changing quotes in the menu.

Ever changing quotes in the menu.

After imbibing in a smorgasbord of exquisite cuisine, it’s very safe to say The Common Tiger is anything but common. From my experience, it was extraordinary.

When meeting Timothy and Christina, the owners of The Common Tiger, they seem much like oil and vinegar; very different but together create the perfect combination. Timothy is a busy bee, always on his feet and running about to find the best of what’s the on the menu. Christina is laid back, soothing, yet full of warmth and life.

I had the pleasure of lunching at The Common Tiger with my friend and co-worker, Lyda, last Thursday. Part business, all delicious- it was definitely one of the favorable perks of my job.

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Cambodia, Expat, Personal, Phnom Penh, Travel, United States

The (non)Collegiate.

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When I decided around age twelve that grades meant little to nothing to me, my parents sat me down and asked me what sort of life I wanted.

In response I spoke of a luxurious high rise condo in a big city, all the clothes I wanted, an Audi, a shiny laptop, a cell phone, a boyfriend who wore cool clothes; all of those things that sound so devastatingly appealing as a preteen.

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Cambodia, Phnom Penh

Mass-ahh-ge.

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Don’t forget your sunscreen! I STILL have that tanline.

I attended the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute in Seattle for my esthetics license in 2007- so I know a positive spa experience when I see (feel) one. Although I’m not a certified masseuse,  I learned some technique and just naturally know what feels good- at least for myself. Considering the cost of getting a massage, even at the top tier places in Cambodia, is at the most a fourth of the cost of what it would be back in the United States- I don’t think I’ve gone out and experienced enough. Better take advantage of it while I can!

I have had a few though since living here (and my last visit) and thought I’d share my time at each place.

If you’re a sleaze looking for where to get your happy ending, take your grody little fingers and click the ‘BACK’ button.

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