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The Gecko: 05, January 2001


Punters are still mulling over a variety of CFF conspiracy theories in an effort

to bring some closure to the on-going debate on what the real story is. Speculation

is hanging on the outcome of the Richard Kiri Kim case with analysts positing that

if Richard gets a slap-on-the wrist sentence there may be more than meets the eye

to the whole affair, but if he gets a long jail term the "what-you-see-is-what

you-get" theory gains more credibility.

Four Bon Vivants paid a surprise visit to the recently-established Corsica Club just

for a look-see. There was a Barang in the back tending a babe in a hammock and when

asked if the bar was open he replied "Not sure." The lads mumbled that

they would come back when he was and moved on.

There are a number of new interesting job openings, as advertised on CCTTV want ads

shown regularly on the Cable TV company's round-the-clock operation.

Someone is looking for a "Toll Man" with both Chinese and English-language

capabilities. "Vividness and kindliness" are required skills, while "Fledgings"

are encouraged to apply.

There is an opening for a "Work Technicist" but the candidate must have

"tonicity" and, most critically, must "be able to in to Gall bitterness."

The opening for a "Servicer" also requires someone with "tonicity"

while that for an "Office Deskman" does not.

A young Californian backpacker passing through Sihanoukville reports that he was

held up at gun point just before the New Year and had the hefty sum of $6 plus his

cheap wristwatch taken from him.


His moto driver was also cleaned out, but then the thief displayed his hospitality

training. He gave 2000 Riels back to the expat and said in perfect English: "Here

take this and use it to go home. It's dangerous on the streets at night here and

you don't want to walk home alone."

A moto driver in Phnom Penh reports that he took a Japanese tourist up to the shooting

range a few weeks ago where the guy paid $300 to buy a cow so he could fire a B-40

rocket-propelled grenade at it. He missed.

To Cassie Harper and Ralph McMillan: Belated congratulations on your recent engagement

from all your family and friends.



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