There is a reason it is called Tea Money. One businessman wants to applaud a customs
official for his forthright manner and straightforward attitude on accounting practices.
The expat needed to get some forms processed on a bunch of imported vehicles and
did not want to wait however many days to do so. He was asked to pay Riels 180,000
extra for the expeditious service which he did. Then he was given a receipt so he
could document the fees in his own office which read that he had paid for "Tea
US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher is back on the warpath again. He submitted a Resolution
to the US House of Representatives on July 17 which says "the United States
should establish a collection of information that can be supplied to the International
Criminal Court (ICC) for use as evidence to support an indictment and trial of Hun
Sen for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide..." But isn't the
ICC the very court that conservatives like Rohrabacher argue the US shouldn't participate
in? You figure it out.
Did some shipping agent end up getting pickled on a plateful of summer Kimchi?
The Pencil Supermarket is now offering one kilo bags of "Pizza Hut chicken wings"
that conscientious consumers may find difficult to savor. The bags are marked "For
use in Korea only".
Jason Roberts, the distinguished and world renowned translator (once described
by Steve Heder as "the foreigner who learned Khmer the fastest") of the
series of "Khmer Sayings" published in the Post some years back, was inadvertently
left off The Honor Role of PPP staff and contributors printed in last issue's 10-year
anniversary supplement. We figured we'd miss someone in trying to comb through a
decade of back issues and are sorry it was Jason. Anyone else out there feel slighted?
Give us a shout.
What follows is generally called a "plug". There is a new BAR with FOOD
in town called Talkin to a Stranger, just behind Lucky Market on St. 278 close to
NGOville. It's run by an Aussie couple Derek and Wendy who have fled Oz in search
of a more reasonable lifestyle. The place is comfortably kitted out and - get this
- the prices are reasonable. They even have an ad in this issue. There's no connection
between the ad and this plug - so why the free publicity? Because it is the Publisher's
pleasure to do so. Check it out!