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The Gecko : 22 June, 2001

The Gecko : 22 June, 2001

 

One documentary film maker from overseas has figured out a way to spice up his

current production. He's negotiated a cash deal for Miss Cambodia to have a go at

the firing range. Pundits are speculating that the doco will be titled "Beauty

Goes Ballistic".

 

Tsk, Tsk. WFP had its wrist slapped last week. Seven of its rice delivery trucks

were detained on Route 4 when it was discovered that they were loaded four to five

tons over the allowable limit of 41 tons per lorry. Initial efforts to resolve the

problem were apparently a bit testy with an expat guy from WFP telling government

authorities that if Cambodia didn't want the rice it could be sent to East Timor.

Cooler and more senior heads prevailed in the end.

There's a US one dollar bill floating around town that some opinionated soul has

taken the liberty to add on the face "Khmer need USA presence".

Andy Eames is about to become a father again for the second time. Imagine that.

Who says you can't teach old dogs new tricks. An aging well-known academic has

decided that it's time to learn Vietnamese. He shopped around for a teacher and,

insisting that he needed one without a husband, ended up with a born-again Christian.

Divergent views on the nature of God have not gotten in the way and serious studies

are progressing.

Love is in the air. AP's Chris Dechard, 35, and Lisa Miller, 38, are looking at

the prospect of until death do them part. But in an exclusive interview, Lisa (who

said "Remind me, what is the Gecko?") says she is still a bit reluctant.

She said she got burned once some years back and is unconvinced that Chris is serious.

Keep trying Chris. We support you.

The PM is giving golf etiquette a creative twist. One of his recent partners says

that after teeing off the Boss decided that his ball was not that playable, so rather

than fool around they would just switch balls.

O'Smach has come a long way since the troubled times in 1997 when war was the

order of the day. With the current mini-boom in business connected to the casinos

there, it is reported that Eastern European hookers are now on tap in the border

village.

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