Props and a large ice cream container on an old bicycle ridden by a performer acting out the tradition Khmer drama Basak – this the life of an ice cream vendor in 2013.
Business people always find creative ideas to attract the interest of customers. But few would expect to see the old ice cream vendor using his artistic talents to sell his already rather attractive product.
This unbelievable performance of the Basak drama to sell ice cream is growing in popularity and has attracted plenty of hits from young people on Facebook.
“He is a felicitous person because of his talent performing the Basak drama,” posted Khen Ruos on the Facebook page.
“He earns a living through his own ability without basing it on others or violating the law. Please let me respectfully admire him,” said Hong Pheng, in a comment on the same page.
“Please support him. Acts like these improve Cambodia culture so whenever you see him, don’t forget to buy his ice cream,” another Facebook comment states.
He is not only artistically talented, but also thinks like a businessman so he can earn more money.
The combination is working on Kim Amelia.
“Wow, his voice is breathtaking. If I were the now, I’d buy all of his ice cream,” she posted.
Life is like that. You have to struggle to succeed. And we compliment him for having the confidence to perform. Moreover, we hope that we can develop our arts field by placing the right person in the right place.