Charishnu performance at Chaktomuk

With an Indian performer, I look as charming and smiley as him. He’s one of my favorite musicians for his clapping hands to command other musicians. Chetra and I encountered living legend artist Dy Saveth (middle). A honorable group picture with Dinesh Patnaik, the Indian ambassador to Phnom Penh, Cambodia It’s so much fun of […]

My first-ever helicopter ride to visit hospital ship USNS Mercy in Sihanoukville

August 05, 2012 From right to left: me, a U.S. navy military and my friend Kounila Keo Early this month I got an important call from the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh inviting me to join half a dozen of bloggers for a trip to Kampong Som province (Sihanoukville). I was told it’s going to be […]

Where’s DAS the blogger?

One of Cambodia’s anonymous blogs, DetailsAreSketchy.WordPress.Com, has left the blogosphere. In September last year I interviewed DAS the blogger behind this prominent, most read blog among expatriates living in Cambodia. “The good thing about a blog is that it can be anonymous and you still can be contacted,” says Gary Kawaguchi, a digital media trainer […]

World Bank Is Opening Its Treasure Chest of Data So it might come as a surprise that the president of the World Bank, Robert B. Zoellick, a career diplomat and member of the Republican foreign-policy elite, argues that the most valuable currency of the World Bank isn’t its money — it is its information.