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Archive for April, 2012

A Time for Madison dancing?

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Right… So some 1000 kids broke the Madison Dance world record in front of Wat Botum last saturday. Great. They are happy. They are proud that Cambodians can achieve such an important feat which I am sure (am I?) will put their country on the front page of the News. And why not? It is […]

Guinea Pigs 5 and 1

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

I continue showing around the ‘Quest for Land’ for iPad before submitting it to Apple. People never having used an iPad don’t seem to be lost in the navigation. We might have scored some good points here… Guinea Pig Nr 5: François was an editor at the now defunct ‘Cambodge Soir’, left for France and […]

Guinea Pig 3

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Ben Woods swiping and tapping ‘Quest for Land‘ on my iPad… Ben takes photographs too. He saw a lot of Reds (Thai Reds) the previous W.E. in Siem Reap for the Cambodia Daily.

Guinea Pig 2

Friday, April 27th, 2012

This time Chris Kelly has been going through the moves: swiping, tapping and scrolling through ‘Quest for Land‘ like a pro for his first confrontation with an iPad. Chris is a documentary filmmaker and he has been working on the same issues about land grabbings here in Cambodia for the last 3 years. We often […]

The Guinea Pigs

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

‘Quest for Land’ is running on my iPad. I’m picking out people to show it to so they can test it before it will be submitted to Apple for approval. If you’re in Phnom Penh let me know and we can arrange a testing session.

Some still publish

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

The Bokor Mountain invasion story hit the Cambodia Daily last W.E. Some magazines still publish pictures of mine. That’s a relief…

Bokor Mountain before the invasion

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

I thought it would be timely, after the story I did on Khmer New Year celebrations on Bokor Mountain, to add a story I did 10 years ago on park rangers there: ‘Cambodia Eco-Warriors‘… The clock can’t be turned back… Have a nice W.E.

So out of fashion my dear…

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Lexus and Range Rover are so ‘passé’ in Phnom Penh these days… The latest trend seems to be top class sports cars. Can’t help wondering how many monthly wages from a factory worker are needed to buy these toys. Can’t help wondering how conceited a person can be.