In my old website I had a section called “Charlie’s Own,” a take-off on Steve McQueen’s “Steve’s Own” salad dressing long ago, in which I showed the various places I frequent for different services. I used to have a young man by the Boeung Keng Kang Market who fixed my watch, replacing bands, changing batteries, etc., but he moved on. Now I’ve found this man by the Russian Market. What you see is his whole shop: basically the left part which looks something the shape of a phone booth (although not that big) with a chair for him to sit on. Here he is working on my watch band today. Charged me 75¢.
Maybe I’d learn to like it, maybe I’d even do well at it, but working with heavy steel cables seems like one of the worst jobs imaginable. Trying to splice them, adding hooks and clamps—maybe there is even some artistry to it but something in my mind really doesn’t like the idea.
In the grey middle building, I suspect the rooms on the second and third floors are probably more comfortable than that room on the fourth floor!
Many trades or types of products tend to concentrate in certain areas. Thus we see several shops making shoes or selling phones or medical supplies all on the same street. By Orussey Market there are these shops selling watches.
Bird’s nest soup is a Cambodian export and because it is so valuable, special buildings are erected here as nesting places for the swiftlets that produce the nests used in the soup making. Click here to see some of the buildings.
U.S. Catholic magazine
The deepest purpose of the church is not to defend doctrine but to continue the earthly ministry of Jesus.