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

Cold hands, warm heart.

It had been almost two and a half years since I had last set eyes on the Seattle city lights, gleaming like a forest full of little animal eyes in an inky night. I sat bundled up, peering out the window as my plane landed onto Washington ground on December 20th, 2014. The air may have been what felt close to freezing, but it was as if I could feel my blood warm as soon as the wheels hit the tarmac.

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TEMPER in AsiaLIFE

AsiaLIFE Dec 2014

I remember picking up a copy of AsiaLIFE when visiting in 2012, sitting and reading at one of the tables at .BEYOND where my mom was working at the time. I picked up another copy and browsed while I shoveled spaghetti bolognese into my mouth at The Living Room washing it down with chilled lime soda.

I remember thinking how great it was that there was a publication with as much information (interesting stuff at that!) and so well done in a country that I was quickly finding to be more and more advanced than I had initially thought.

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Wonder.

“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.”

It’s one of those quotes that I feel like I’ve been told more times than any normal person should be told, but again- that’s probably just me overanalyzing once again.

I haven’t completed a blog entry in some time now, I’ve started plenty, but none seem to encompass the roller coaster of a ride my life seems to be on right now. This one probably won’t either but I might as well try.

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ithinkasia: The Who, Part Three.

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Photo: ithinkasia

Carrying on with my time hanging out with the ithinkasia team, I share the really cool Do. It was a pretty awesome experience getting to know the different players on this team who do some incredible work and Do was one of them that particularly stood out because of the focus he had on his work.

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Art, Cambodia, lifestyle, Phnom Penh, Travel

ithinkasia: The Who, Part Two

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Photo: ithinkasia

Following up on Part One (Lee!) from the ithinkasia blog series comes Naome. One of the warmest and vibrant people I’ve met here, it was such a pleasure getting to know her better and I love to keep an eye on what she’s doing through Facebook and social media.

An integral part of the team, Naome is proof that strong, smart, independent women are all part of what’s going to push the industry forward.

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