One visitor to the US Consulate on Jan 15 was caught unawares when he was
told by a guard that the Consulate was closed.
"Closed? Why?," he asked.
"It's the King's birthday," replied the guard.
birthday?" the guy asked, now more confused.
traffic cops at the corner of Sihanouk and Monivong Boulevards have taken an
enlightened approach on how to deal with motorists caught without license
For struggling moto dupe drivers who are short on cash to pay
the 5,000 riel fine for no tags, the cops are now requiring them to drop and do
The following comes from a speech US President-elect George
Bush gave on Jan 11, 2000 in Washington, DC.
"I want it to be said that
the Bush administration was a results-oriented administration, because I believe
the results of focusing our attention and energy on teaching children to read
and having an education system that's responsive to the child and to the
parents, as opposed to mired in a system that refuses to change, will make
America what we want it to be-a more literate country and a hopefuller
The management at the gun range, contrary to earlier reports,
now say that there are no cows available to use for target practice, and that
there haven't been any for a long time. However, business remains brisk and a
fair share of the clientele are young Japanese women who seem to get a kick out
of letting off a full cartridge from an AK-47.
The riverside is buzzing
with rumors and folks are definitely NOT happy. Restauranters and regular
patrons are mulling over a variety of responses on how to deal with the two
gigantic electric billboards for Sharp and Suzuki. Plans afoot range from a
global boycott of the two company's products to more nefarious schemes which
can't be printed in a family-oriented newspaper.
A report from Poipet
indicates that the ancient Immigration Office at the border-the old cement
structure that has been there for decades-has now been sold to make way for yet
Grumbles are being heard from the Governor's office in
Siem Reap. Officials are ticked off that absolutely no funds are making their
way from all the tourist traffic to the Angkor Monuments to help clean up the
If anyone had any doubts, visitors who have seen King Sihanouk
recently report that His Majesty will definitely sign the Khmer Rouge Tribunal