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 #15.  Wedding Edition, parte dos.  The cultural immersion continues.  Delilah gets out of bed at 6am on a Sunday morning to carry a silver tray of fruit, but pities the poor bride who gets up at 3am to “do the beauty,? rendering her unrecognizable and ending up with so much fake hair that she is unable to lift her head straight up.  You will also find out who is the ultimate documenter of this central Cambodian event.

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Been looking for Love Music to open the wedding edition.  Not hard to find.  So let’s bring it back to Sen Sisamok (you missed him, didn’t you?)  in a duet, with I think, Rosari Sothea.

Direct download: tastydog15.mp3
Category:Events, Ceremonies, Pig Roasts -- posted at: 9:09 AM

Tasty Dog in the Kingdom: This Cambodian Life #14.  The Wedding Edition, parte uno.  Learn why the onset of the wedding season inspires fear and dread in innocent bystanders, the sites, sounds and tastes of a wedding party where kitsch is king, why it’s ok to bring plus-4 guests instead of just plus-1 and what shape your thank you note takes.  (hint: it comes in a green wrapper and you can chew it.)

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This action packed episode ends with a bit of LIVE wedding music.  Crank it up.

Direct download: tastydog14.mp3
Category:Events, Ceremonies, Pig Roasts -- posted at: 12:07 PM

Tasty Dog in the Kingdom: This Cambodian Life #12.  Count yourself lucky as a stenchcast from Cambodia is not coming your way soon, Delilah covers parks and greenspace – and the coolest thing to see in the park in the middle of town, the ubiquitous plastic bag makes its presence seen, felt and smelt and why she spent two years peeling off price tags from wine bottles.  Also featuring a P.S. where Delilah tells you what that damn chicken from #11 is and followed by a walk in the park.   

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The opening music was chosen because I could read the title, which translates to: I do everything for love.  (Eat your heart out, Bryan Adams), but then I noticed that songs # 12 and  #13 had the same title.  Hmmm.  I’m stumped.  So you have the song behind door #12. 
Direct download: tastydog12.mp3
Category:Getting around town -- posted at: 9:38 AM

Tasty Dog in the Kingdom: This Cambodian Life #13.  This is truly life in the fast and frivolous lane, in which Delilah indulges and discusses the most popular outfit in Siem Reap, tells what the straight young guys wear while trying to pick up girls, and reveals her inappropriate costume for Halloween.  She also throws some deafening crickets at the very end, if you are patient and make it to the end. 

 

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 The opening music is from a live performance of the Phare Ponleu Selpak circus from Battambang, the famous Battambang circus, who now perform the first Saturday night of every month at Abacus Restaurant, Siem Reap, where you can have dinner and drinks and watch the performance.  You can see bendy bodies, juggling, balancing and a poor guy in a hot silver suit carrying around the lights and battery pack on his back. 

Direct download: tastydog13.mp3
Category:Events, Ceremonies, Pig Roasts -- posted at: 1:36 AM

Tasty Dog in the Kingdom: This Cambodian Life #11.  Delilah speaks a bit about the strange place that Siem Reap is, dominated by Asian mass tourism, gives another Cambodian word of the day, tells how to pronounce “Angkor?, bemoans the dual pricing structure and then gives you a hint as to where to find a bit of North Korean culture in the Kingdom, not to mention a flammable nightgown.   

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The opening serenade is an old song, Kmau owey kmau, (but I think it was redone in the modern times) that has a heck of a flute solo.  It was my very first attempt at purchasing Khmer music on my own.  Let me tell you, the CD shops aren’t as intimidating as one thinks.  Though when I asked for recent music by the big rock star now, I did get quite a few giggles. 

 

Direct download: tastydog11.mp3
Category:Who? What? Why? -- posted at: 5:11 AM