Sow the wind, Siem Reap the whirlwind January 9th 2010 The bus driver puts pedal to the metal as we get closer to Ubon Ratchathani. One of the tyres to the right side of the bus has just blown, and maybe in accordance with his logic we have to go as fast as possible to reduce the time during which an accident could occur. Fine by me. So far the trip has been a pretty easy one, no delays in the morning, no hassles at the border. When we arrive at our d ... read more
Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, whose Angkor Empire extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Subsequently, attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the ... ... read more
Self-absorbed misanthropic humanist vs. the world
"From mazel to shlimazl is but a tiny step; but from shlimazl to mazel - oy, is that far!"
"In the matter of slavish imitation, man is the monkey's superior all the time. The average man is destitute of independence of opinion. He is not interested in contriving a opinion of his own, by study and reflection, but is only anxious to find out what his neighbor's opinion is and slavishly adopt it."
--- Mark Twain on imitation
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