Tasty Dog in the Kingdom
Temples, Traffic and Tasty Dogs: A few days in the life of Cambodia

Tasty Dog in the Kingdom: This Cambodian Life #10.  Ah ,the thrill of a holiday in Cambodia - not what the Dead Kennedys referred to -  it is chanting and Khmer food and life a bit outside of normal.  Find out how to expatiate the sins of your ancestors, how to feel like a 12 year old again, and listen to a bit of chanting as Delilah gives a much simplified explanation of the Cambodian day of the dead, a major Khmer holiday.     

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The opening is a chant by Buddhist monks for the ancestors of a family as they gather together over the holiday to remember and honor their ancestors. 

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Category:Events, Ceremonies, Pig Roasts -- posted at: 8:32 AM

Tasty Dog in the Kingdom: This Cambodian Life, #9.  You get a brief history lesson, uncited, unreferenced and hopefully not too mangled before launching into more of Dara’s personal story, covering his final years under the Khmer Rouge where he took the correct turn to work on the dam, and how he found himself, alone with a bag of books at 15 years of age, back in Phnom Penh and finally found a place in school.

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The opening music is some contemporary Cambodian srey-srey sa-aht (lovely lad-eee) singing probably about love, loss and fermented fish.  I went into the CD shop and said, Oh, I want some music from srey-srey sa-aht and pointed at a picture.  And now off to you.

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Category:Special Guest Stars! -- posted at: 8:47 AM

Tasty Dog in the Kingdom: This Cambodian Life, #8.  Delilah Marie gives a very limited selection of current events from the Readers Digest of Cambodian development news, adds one more point to the discussion of last week, still steering clear of answering questions and welcomes her first guest to the show.   Mr. Dara directly addresses the Elephant in the Room, talking about life in Cambodia for the past four decades, including his years under the Khmer Rouge. 

 

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The opening music is your favorite and mine, as well as what I have on CD – Sen Sisamok singing something about, um, water, I think, yes, and a girl, too.  Maybe. 

 

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Category:Special Guest Stars! -- posted at: 3:52 AM