Tag: Funny

Cambodian boy, not your daughter

Written by on February 27, 2009 in Photo Posts, Photos and Stories in Progress with 4 Comments

I’ve been editing a video that I hope to share soon, and there are will be more stories and videos from Cambodia to come.

In the meantime, here’s a fun photo. I met this BOY while walking through Lanka Pagado in Phnom Penh. He was hanging out with a group of friends. I saw his shirt and asked if I could take a photo. Then they ALL posed for a photo. And THEN this boy, who is very clever, said “yum yum bai,” which paraphrased means, “How about getting us some food?”

I was suddenly in a good mood, so I said fine. We headed for the street where a vendor was selling snacks, probably 12 cents for little bags of crackers and what not. I was thinking I might try to get them something better than junk food, or at least some decent junk food, whatever that is.

We got to the street. I glanced right and left with a questioning look, and this boy smiled and pointed — at my favorite little cafe where they serve pretty good hamburgers and wonderful Fish Amok. (Just to be clear, I NEVER eat hamburgers in Tokyo, so…)

I knew that cafe …

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