An interesting article ran in the Feb 7 issue of the Singapore-based The Straits
Times. Entitled "Forget old school trophies, he'd rather display antique sculptures"
the story introduces readers to the home decor of Peter Yeo, a business development
manager. It seems Mr Yeo spurns the everyday bric-a-brac, preferring instead a bit
of ancient history.
At the entrance of his bachelor pad "a mirrored wall is lined with his collection
of Cambodian stone-sculptured Buddha heads" all from the 12th century, reports
the Straits Times. Interesting!
Maybe the proper authorities should give Peter a bell and see if they could swing
by for a friendly chat.
** One ever-watchful passenger getting on a Thai Airways flight from Bangkok
to Phnom Penh noticed a cockroach as he entered the plane. He pointed it out to the
Thai air stewardess standing in the doorway who responded: "Don't worry, it's
already purchased a ticket."
** Robin McDowell's rosy-cheeked Dutch Mom is in town and will be here for
another two weeks. Her name is Att and she's lots of fun. She has some not-so-run-of-the-mill
ideas, one of which is that men should be allowed to have two wives because it would
be better for the women. She can explain how it works for those interested.
** The Global March Against Child Labor had a bit of a snafu on their first
day in town. They forgot to get land-crossing visas for Vietnam so ended up arriving
at Pochentong in the dead of night with a bit of a scramble to find a hotel. To the
surprise of some of the kids as well as the organizers, the place they checked in
to turned out to be part brothel.
Said one marcher: "It got a little exciting at night."
** Are you ready for the party? Hang on, its just beginning. Some of those
aiming to run in the elections include: the National Liberal Reconciliation Party,
Cambodian Liberal Independent Democracy Party, Federal Republican Party, Liberal
Development Republican Party, Liberal Republican Party, Khmer Democratic Republican
Party, Cambodian Neutral Democratic Party, Khmer National Assembly Party, Peaceful
Democracy Party, Development Party, Save the National Liberal Democracy Party, Khmer
Republican Party, Bee Net Social Democratic Party, Khmer Progressive Party, Liberal
Party, Legitimacy Party, Cambodian Women Party, New Society Party, Women and National
Legitimacy Party and the National Construction Party.