Monthly Archives: September 2010

My First Almost-Collision + the Trash Mountain is Moving

My First Almost-Collision + the Trash Mountain is Moving. It may be hard to tell from these photos, because I have to take them at night and can’t get a really wide shot, but this trash mountain is slowly moving … Continue reading

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Giving Food not Money, plus Review of ‘Infidel’ by Aayan Hirsi Ali

For the first time tonight I did what I’ve read others advocate. When I was approached by a child beggar while I was eating dinner, instead of giving him a money, I bought a him a take-away noodle pack (for … Continue reading

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The Rainy Season Decided to Arrive!

18 Sept 2010 I’ve been wondering why this so-called rainy season hadn’t been so rainy, and why I’d only needed a rain coat two or three times. Tonight nature decided to teach me a lesson: never assume anything. I was teaching … Continue reading

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At Least This One Has His Headlights on.

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What’s a Good Living?

A kid at an outdoor restaurant recently told me he wants to get a job as a security guard. At the outdoor restuarant he earns $40 a month (6 days a week.) As a security guard he coud earn $90. Meanwhile … Continue reading

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Some Street Scenes of Phnom Penh.

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The Mystery of Trash Mountain

Wednesday 8 Sept 2010  Well, I’m back in Phnom Penh, and I’ve just done my first three classes of paid teaching at a new university. Hopefully some paid work will keep body, soul and bank account together and support the volunteering. … Continue reading

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