Notice where the wet track marks go in this picture…. They don’t go to the gas pumps. Instead they go THROUGH the gas station. Click here to see how Cambodian drivers shortcut through the stations.
Fr. Kevin, who lives with me at the Maryknoll office, likes to watch the news, especially CNN, to keep up-to-date about the coronavirus.
The bad news: the TV remote control stopped working while he was watching CNN and he had to unplug the TV to turn it off.
The good news: the TV was tuned to CNN and not the Cartoon Channel when the problem developed!
I have never seen any mention of such accidents or heard of it happening to anyone, but I often wonder how many Cambodian children are injured each year when they inadvertently stick a foot in the spokes of a motorcycle wheel. I’m sure there must be a good number who lose their toes or their whole foot since kids are kids and there are no guards or barriers on motorcycles.
People not previously familiar with wet and dry markets are maybe now more cognizant of wet markets because a wet market in Wuhan, China was the starting point of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to see pictures of a wet market in Cambodia.
This is a typical house in a Cambodian city, what is called a shophouse. It’s one room wide and this one has four floors. The lot it is on would be about 15 feet by 50 feet. In many countries the ideal house is on a good-sized piece of land away from the city center. Just the opposite in Phnom Penh. A house like this one will do just fine, thank you, the fulfillment of a dream.
One of the nice things about Cambodia and its tropical climate is that there are always plants and trees that are blooming. There is such a variety of colors and blooms and smells!
You know those error messages that pop up too frequently in Windows, the ones like 404 (Page not found)? Well, now there is an alternative if you would like to be informed with a little more poetry. Take this one for example:
Three things are certain
Death, taxes, and lost data.
Guess which occurred.