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The Gecko: 20 October, 2006

After

an exhausting foray of quality product assessment at the Sorya Mall, why not kick

back and enjoy a delightful meal or snack at the nearby Mondolkiri Cafe on the corner

of Streets 63 & 154.

The venue is air-conditioned, with comfortable booths allowing for a quiet tête-a-tête

or a secret meeting with an unreliable source. And the prices - Fuhgetaboutit! They

are unbeatable.

Moreover, who can match the sumptuous entrées on their menu.

Try these for starters: Spicy Mix Chopping Pork with Menthol Herb, Deep Fried Past

Meat with Potato, Ingredient Chicken Sour Soup, File Salad, Crab Meat with Edible

Soup, Pork Intestines with Water Fish Paste, Work Fried Chili Crab Meat with Liquid

Pasta, and Deep Fried Shrimps with The Flow.

If the exotic is not your cup of tea, just opt for the fried pork with Chinese cabbage

and rice for $2.50 a plate. It's delicious.

** An alternative "Nobel Peace Prize" has been awarded for the invention

of a grouch's dream: it's an electromechanical teenager repellant - a device that

makes an annoying noise designed to be audible to teenagers but not to adults. Think

of dog whistles and you get the idea. As we get older, our auditory range shrinks

so those high-pitched squeals emitted by pubescents when listening to Wetlife or

Boyz2Gurlz become inaudible - thank whoever your god is. This device is called the

Mosquito, the solution to the eternal problem of unwanted gatherings of youths and

teenagers in shopping malls, around shops and anywhere else they are causing problems.

** A major shake-up out at the KRT premises. Le Shop, which was originally on the

ground with the cafeteria concession, has been chucked out. No final word on who

will fill the bill.

** An informed source confirms that Princess Marie was asked to consider becoming

president of Funcinpec, not by the Royalists, but by "the highest levels"

of the CPP. The Princess reflected on the request but graciously declined to take

the post, preferring instead to focus on her charitable efforts.

** Cham Prasidh's new house outside of town has a moat around it, and inside the

compound there is a small stream where he has a jet ski for fun.

** Inquiring minds want to know who the American was at Zanzibar yelling at a European

diplomat "You are a fat white woman!"

** Want to take a break during the Water Festival? Don't forget PPPost $40 room vouchers

for the five-star Victoria Chau Doc Hotel. A real steal!

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