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The Gecko 01 March, 2002


Pesky problems sometimes require drastic solutions. With the recent upsurge in

Phnom Penh's mosquito population some hot and bothered citizens are purchasing a

new product called "ELECTRIC MOSQUITO BAD" to help combat the infestation.

The instructions on the package are as follows:


MOSQUITO KILLER ILLUMINATION Mosquies to Killer With I11 amination is our newprocluet

whose NO. is :98233688-898316688.9

Besicles its functian of killing is a light also.So. No matter at Night

or at field, jiust open the illunination switch it can conveniently hills mosquitoes

and other insects.

Brief Iutroduction:Vsing tracl I t I ondl medicine on killing insects,it has no bod

effect on human hedth. 1tis a effective,convenient and hygeian insect-killer. It's

good quality makes it safty, convenient and dependalole.

Spec:2AA DC 3V For to minutes a day it can be used for 30days.

Applicablescope: Home & Field

Application Method: 1. Please put the battery into the battery box with correct clirection,then

push the swithch.with.L.E.D. Light on it is normal on electricty. 2. Fling it for

killing insects.

Caution: 1. If there are no insects,please don't,push the swith far saving,electricity.

2. Piease don't itouch your body when it is elecdrified. 3. Don't let chi let children

under 8 use this product.

It seems the person who put together these instructions failed to follow Caution

#2 above.

The Winter Olympics are a good idea. A better idea would be having the chance to

watch them. For couch potatoes able to afford the luxury of having 50 channels on

cable TV here in Phnom Penh, more than a few surfers noticed that no live coverage

was available on any channel-not BBC, CNN, ESPN, Star Sports, not anything. If people

can't watch the Olympics then what's the point!

If you want to take a look at a Silver Certificate US$1 note, which were taken out

of circulation in the early 70s, track down Charlie who, along with a few other old-timer

riverfront denizens, has moved from the Pink Elephant around the corner to The Rising

Sun. The senior citizens say there is too much competition with tourists for prime

seats at the Happy Herbs/Pink Elephant street side café jamboree.

The Hong Kong Hotel, the one that was bombed last July, has been renamed. It is now

called the Big Luck.

The Malaysian Business Council of Cambodia knows how to get the job done. At their

latest members round-up the highlight of the evening was a transvestite fashion show.

The guys in drag had a swooning audience throwing kisses and howling for more (or

was it less).



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