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5 Cool Things by Ouk Elita


 


T-Shirt with slogans
If the questions is “what should I wear?”; a T-shirt and jeans is always a smart answer. Even better, add a sweet slogan to the shirt and make a statement. I am sure you know some places that sell T-shirts, any market in the city for a start, but perhaps you don’t realise the power of a slogan or cool design to help you express yourself. A personally styled T-shirt gives you a chance to say something about yourself without actually saying anything! Shirts that have popular sayings like “Same Same but Different” and “I Love Cambodia”, are cliché at this point. Go to Lamour in Russian Market or various other shops near Olympic stadium or in Orrusey to get your own design and favourite colours painted on to your shirt.


Sunglasses
Apart from making you look like a Hollywood movie star, sunglasses also protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. It’s a beautiful marriage of sexiness and optical safety in one accessory. Sunglasses will also help you stay sexy longer, since the sun is the number one cause of aging and the skin around your eyes is particularly sensitive to its harmful rays. There’s really no excuse not to wear sunglasses in Cambodia, since 5 bucks will buy you just bout any shape or colour of shades. So choose whatever style you want, and although you might be a little annoyed by the throngs of fans who start to follow you around thinking you are Tom Cruise or Angelina Jolie, you will keep yourself pretty down the road.


Folded paper stars
They are cute, small, glittery and, best of all, lucky! Wishing upon a star, in variations, is a universal way to bring luck into your life. But if you are in urgent need of luck, and can’t wait to see one in the sky, be the master of your fate and make a star yourself. Of course, you would be selfish to hoard the power of folded paper stars; give them out to friends, relatives and perfect strangers who seem to be in need and make the world a better place. So get folding, and if you don’t know how to make a folded paper star, figure out online or from a friend. Fill up a jar with stars, put it in your room, and watch luck start rushing in through the windows.


Natural Cosmetics
You don’t even have to tell me, I understand your quandary already. You want to stop spending so much money on expensive make-up and toiletries but you don’t want to cover yourself with stuff unless you can be sure of what’s inside. The solution you have been looking for is natural or organic cosmetics, which use resources from the earth to do the same things as normal cosmetics. They’re the best way to look good without costing an arm and a leg. Natural cosmetics have been around a lot longer than their chemically created counterparts. Ingredients like Turmeric are traditionally used in Cambodia, while other products such as honey and cucumbers are also proven to be effective in moisturizing skin and keeping it smooth. It is time to explore your kitchen cupboard!


Smoothies
It happens to us all, we are thirsty, but only something sweet will hit the spot. Chances are you turn to soft drinks, iced coffee or milkshakes in such situations, but, guess what, now is the right time to turn things around and get on board the smoothie train. If, for some reason, you associate smoothies with anything but delicious flavour, creamy coldness or satisfying sweetness than you were misled at some point in your life. There are a number of places that sell smoothies now, but one of the best parts of the frozen fruit concoctions is that if you have a blender you can make them, and ultimately drink them, at any point in the day. Fruit, yogurt and ice is a classic combination, but be creative. My favourite recipe is a simple blend of avocado and condensed milk. If you don’t like it, I don’t care. I do.

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