Photography

Tin’s Grandfather passing away – me the amateur photographer :-)

Here are some random pics from the day. I love these pictures. Some became more grainy after compressing.

This one is my favourite!

green light on glass

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Tin’s Grandfather passing away – the open air kitchen

Here are pics of the kitchen. Paradise.  Just like in Bangladesh there are a lot of hands at work. I got told off by the girls for not cutting the spring onions thin enough. Of course everyone was smiling. I surprised them with my knowledge of the Cambodian names of most of the ingredients they were using. It was such a pleasant atmosphere. They were all so warm hearted and welcoming. Everyone was doing something. Huge bowls used as woks balanced on cut out drums on a log fire cooking Baw Baw which is rice porridge in Cambodian. This rice porridge has a lot of ingredients and is absolutely delicious. I’ll post a recipe for one my partner made in the coming weeks.

the cooking pots

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Tin’s Grandfather Passing Away

Last year a friend of mine, Tin sadly saw his Grandfather pass away. Three months after the cremation they do prayers with bhuddist monks and have a family get together over a whole day. This was near Battambang which is 170km from Siem Reap.

The following posts are the pictures of this. To start with – The Journey!!

cambodian food sellers

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Massage Party – Veggies and Kroeung (Curry Paste) Pics

This post is just pictures of the pre-massage party food shopping. The pictures are so fantastic that I thought it would be a shame to not show you them. No recipes here just mouth watering veggies!! It’s for the foodies who go into a state of bliss at just the site of all the greens and – of nature that was made for us to consume, be happy, alive and full of love for ourselves and our home here on this planet.

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Siem Reap to Phnom Penh – View from the Bus Window (Part 2)

And here are the rest of the pix from the journey!! I just love these although you might find them boring!! And all with my compact Lumix-DMC-FX 55 from a bus window zooming from SR to PP!! (And no knowledge of photography but with some help from Lightroom :-))

I’ve just added this post to Sue’s wonderful blog “A Word in Your Ear” which has a weekly photo challenge! The word is ‘journey’ which is what this was!! A wonderful well travelled soul I recommend to drop by and have a look!!

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Siem Reap to Phnom Penh – View from the Bus Window (Part 1)

My lovely friend living in Gibraltar – roughseasinthemed – who has a wonderful blog about her travelling soul mentioned that my last post had errmm…no pix of Phnom Penh!! Well true!! But here are the pix that I did take-all from the bus journey from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh!! Only due to being bored sh**less of course 🙂

I’ve just added this post to Sue’s wonderful blog “A Word in Your Ear” which has a “weekly photo challenge!” The word is journey which is what this was!! A wonderful well travelled soul I recommend to drop by and have a look!!

Me & my best friend S. here very happily looking forward to the 8 hours of breathing in recycled and cooled fart air conditioning:-)

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Running to Thmey Village….and getting drunk on rice wine:-)

Two days ago I went running and ended up in the ‘Thmey Village’. Not that far from where I live, but haven’t a clue about the distance. ran in a direction I hadn’t before. I’m usually reluctant to photograph people because I feel shy to ask and I don’t like photos where people make their ‘photograph face’. I like pictures of people naturally how they are. As I was taking pictures a group of Khmer men called to me to come over. So I did. I asked their permission and then took pictures of them. They invited me to sit with them and offered me a glass of what looked like water. It was a strong alcoholic spirit. Boy, I was running to recover from and release the toxins from the drinking session the night before. And of course one drink led to another. My Khmer is now good enough to build sentences and make light conversation. The men were very friendly and offered me food and then what I think was rice wine. All home brewed of course. Before I knew it many hours had passed and running further was out of the question. But drinking and smoking was in! 🙂

It rained relentlessly at some point as it does everyday at the moment being the rainy season! Eventually the rain died down and a man drove me close to my home on his moped (for a little more than the local price).

I’ve never gone out running before and come a home drunk! I might run to that village/place again 🙂

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I’m up and running again!!

For the last 5-6 days to accompany my relentless evenings out drinking I’ve started running again after a month or more of not being physically able to. The usual 5+ kilometres everyday. I’ve taken my camera with me again. Such a pain even though it’s small. I don’t like having anything in my hand when I run. I don’t run with a bottle of water (or god forbid all that artificial  energy active bulls***  – just my opinion) like many runners. I make sure I drink lots before and after.

I often run in different directions and hate to have to think about how to get back-so I don’t! I just run and run until I’ve had enough. Gotten hopelessly lost in many places many times. But I always find my way back. I also hate running the same way back as I started out. Bit like my view on life really!

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