Mass Aerobics

A pretty popular activity in Cambodia, the big guy at the front is the instructor. You pay 1000-2000 Riel to participate. I am always wondering how he knows if someone has paid or not.


Birds and blue jeans

Bare feet but pedicured.


International Women's Day, cambodia

On March 8, 2012, some 400 women from Borei Keila and Boeung Kak Lake united in a march to celebrate International Women's Day and to protest against the violence committed against them by the authorities during the recent forced evictions in Phnom Penh. 

Land grabbing is an ongoing issue in Cambodia and force is the common method used by the authorities.
Throughout my stay in Cambodia, I have read about and witnessed the active role Cambodian women take in defending their rights.
Although Cambodian women are sometimes perceived to be weak in a men dominated society, I find that Cambodian women are, on many occasions, at the forefront of the fight against human rights violations.





The barber and the client

The Barber

The Client


cambodia - art exhibition, Javanese Mythology

Visited Meta House yesterday. Meta House is the German cultural exchange center in Cambodia. I was surprised to find the exhibited art featured an Indonesian painter. The theme of the exhibition was Javanese mythology which is very closely related to Hindu beliefs (Hinduism was once the dominant religion in Indonesia). 

Arjuna and Supraba.

werewolves, they existed in Java too!

Dalam Pelukan (in a hug), portraying a woman who would always protect her loved one. This was my favorite.

These paintings are still for sale at Meta House.