Ceres– A South African brand of juices, imported to Cambodia. Supermarkets here import foods from all across the world. Truly a taste of home for an “African-American” like me. When frozen, this juice makes a nice icy slush. A wonderful treat to beat the heat.
I thought that rant should be followed up by some things I really love… there were two negatives in that last rant, but notice that there are SIX very positive things in this post! 🙂 The glass is not just half full- it’s overflowing. Haha…
“These are a few of my favorite things…”
Krama– A multi-functional length of fabric often worn by Cambodian citizens around the neck, head, shoulders, or waist. Uses: sweat rag, towel, belt, sun protection, blanket, dust filter, and so on and so forth…
Dragon Fruit– A fruit with pink skin, white flesh, and small black seeds. The skin peels off nicely when ripe. Flesh is almost tasteless, but delicious when served cold.
Terro– Ant killing formula. Place a drop of this formula on a piece of cardboard, and watch the ants greedily drink themselves to death. Wonderful evening entertainment.
Cahve Dteuk Dakor Dako– Iced coffee with milk. A favorite breakfast drink here in Cambodia. Sweetened condensed milk is poured into the bottom of a glass, ice is added, coffee is poured in on top. Served with a straw and a spoon with which to stir in the milk. Chngen! Delicious!
Cell Phone– A very useful tool for communication. Used cell phones can be purchased very cheaply, and Cambodia boasts several affordable pay-as-you-go cellular plans. Rather than call, most Cambodians prefer to text message one another. Text messaging is cheaper, and makes the $10 per-pop service recharge last longer.