Mittwoch, 30. Dezember 2009

Cool Pics

Saturn and it's moon, via MSNBC

Dienstag, 29. Dezember 2009

Workout of the day

Dumbbell Row
Okay, there are many methods for doing this. You can assume the push-up position or place your knee and adjacent arm on a bench. Either way, begin to lift the dumbbell by bending your elbows and moving yours shoulder and don't use your torso.

Montag, 28. Dezember 2009

Workout of the day

Goblet Squat
Grab the end of a dumbbell with both hands and place it in front your chest. (It should be vertical.) Feet should be slightly beyond should length. Keep back arched. Now squat! Push your hip back and bend you're knees. If it's hard, try doing without a dumbbell. It's one of those awesome burns that feels satisfying (and sore.)

Bashing His Majesty

This past Christmas was spent with the relatives. Usually, there was karaoke, beer, food, and political talks on Cambodia. I didn't listen in much, mostly because I've heard them all and much of it was unverifiable. Nonetheless, I did catch a few words about His Majesty, Norodom Sihamoni. It wasn't good words.

Now before anyone state it, I'm not condemning negative talks against a Monarchy. I am very opposed to Thai laws restricting criticism of Royalties because it prevents any true freedom of speech. However, I will criticise nay-sayers of His Majesty. Not because I don't want people disrespecting the king, but rather because people refuse to disrespect the actual problem - the prime minister. This is Cambodia's own version of censorship. Since criticising the PM is dangerous, people deflect it on His Majesty. They say that HM lets so and so happens and isn't doing his job. Uh, hello? HM is just a figure head. The real power is with the PM, but no one outside of Cambodia has the guts to say it. (Surely, plenty of Khmer journalist based in the U.S. do, but I find their integrity rather faulty and often rather racist.)

So why are people criticising the king? Well duh he's an easy target. Sihamoni doesn't have the level of respect from Cambodian that His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej has in Thailand. Sihamoni isn't feared like Hun Sen, so whenever Hun Sen's cabinet screws up, it's much easier to mitigate the blame on the King (even easier to mitigate on a lower authority, of course.) So, what's the problem? You've got to be real. Put the blame where it belongs, not on the easiest target (that's called scapegoating don'tcha know.)

Sonntag, 27. Dezember 2009


In Khmer babar (no the elephant of course).

Depending on serving, us from 2 to 4 cups of white rice. Put double or more amount of water, depending on how liquid you want it.

You can put a multitude of yummy things in congee. I put chicken, parsley, chives, pepper, and salted soybeans. Also shredded pork is good too.

I can't think of an east Asian nation that doesn't serve conjee. I remember getting it even on EVA Air on my way to Taiwan. (I didn't enjoy it because I was afraid of dying on the whole trip there.) Some of the best conjee I've eaten are Korean and Cambodian conjee which sometimes use ingredients that would look weird in western food.

Samstag, 26. Dezember 2009

My Hometown.

Riverside City, Riverside County, California
Miene Freunden auf UCR, haben keine Aufwertung für Riverside. Ich glaube dass, wir viele schöne Plätze haben.

Father Forces "Gay" Son to Have Sex With a Prositute

Via Fridae:

"A local court says there is enough evidence against the father for him to stand
trial for the rape of his son.
Fearing that his 14-year-old son is gay, a
Rockhampton man thought that sex with a woman would "straighten" him out.
According to the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin on Wednesday, the father
allegedly phoned a prostitute during a family barbecue around Christmas time in
2007 and arranged to meet her at a local motel.
The unnamed man drove his
son to the motel and waited outside the room after demanding to see a used
condom as proof that the boy and the prostitute had sex."

Oh great. Homophobia at work again, and this time it's goes all out. There is so many thing wrong with this. Firstly, the father is a negligent arsehole. He could have risked giving his son so many diseases. Secondly, straight sex cannot "cure" homosexual attraction. Which brings me to the next point that he should have no fear of teh gehs. They's people too, and often very good moral people. Than again, I forget that keeping the status quo is far more important than human life and dignity.

Mittwoch, 23. Dezember 2009

Parent's hometown

The rural villages of Battambong Province.
Meine Elterns kommen auf Battambong. Man kann viele Auckerland da finden. Als ich 17 Jahre alt war, hatte ich zu dem Dorf meiner Mutti gegagen.

Montag, 21. Dezember 2009

Scene from Ramakien and random stuff

Okay, I'm not familiar with my Ramayana but I'm fairly sure that this is a Yak in disguised to lure Phra Ram. Okay people always say that Khmer and Thai lakorn are the same. It is true that both theatre are related with the Khmer version being the predecessor. However, there fundamental differences in the music and acting and plot all together.

Oh, I get more death threats from a certian crazy Canadian but he didn't figure I'd put my system on moderation. Which brings me to another note. I welcome most comments on here (even condencending ones) but I don't tolerate this type of insanity.