You know you're Cambodian when...


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My Masterchef experience in Siem Reap. I attended a traditional Vegan cooking class yesterday with my daughter @gabrielle268 yummo! We made fresh spring rolls, papaya salad and Amok Tofu. We had so much fun and learnt brand new techniques and flavours for home cooking. by _nutritrim // via Instagram


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bokator4 and bokator5 by Dominique are licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Bokator, or more formally, Labokkatao (ល្បុក្កតោ) is a Cambodian martial art that includes weapons techniques. One of the oldest existing fighting systems in Cambodia, oral tradition indicates that bokator or an early form thereof was the close quarter combat system used by the armies before Angkor 1700 years ago. The term bokator translates as “pounding a lion” from the words bok meaning to pound and tor meaning lion. A common misunderstanding is that bokator refers to all Khmer martial arts while in reality it only represents one particular style.

It uses a diverse array of elbow and knee strikes, shin kicks, submissions and ground fighting.

When fighting, bokator exponents still wear the uniforms of ancient Khmer armies. A krama (scarf) is folded around their waist and blue and red silk cords called sangvar day are tied around the combatants head and biceps. In the past it is said that the cords were enchanted to increase strength, although now they are just ceremonial. (via Wikipedia)

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One of my elephant shots from my journey to the jungle in Cambodia on @gokicker this week. #elephants #cambodia #mondulkiri #jungle


Sapria poilanei - a rare parasitic plant

As the other species in Rafflesiaceae Family, Sapria poilanei (Malpighiales - Rafflesiaceae) is a parasitic flowering plant, that lacks of chlorophyll and rely upon their host plant for both water and nutrients, emerging from the host only as ephemeral flowers during sexual reproduction.

These plants lack vegetative parts and grow as strands of cells embedded within the stem and root tissues of their host. The aerial portions of the plant consist only of solitary red flowers with 10 lobes.

Sapria poilanei is only found in a small area of Cambodia rainforests.

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Locality: Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia

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Hi! and thank you!
In answer to your question, I do not know how a khmer script works, nor do I know how to read/write it lol. I’m not sure what you mean by “What the monk does”? But I’m sure that someone who follows this blog and would like to help you out, may know! :)

xoxoalwaysjess asked: Do you speak/write Khmer?! Can you translate this for me? "You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection"

I don’t, but I’m sure someone else can!

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Siem Reap, Cambodia! Fish spa, floating villages and downtown Pub Street.


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These were taken with my Fuji X-100 in Cambodia and Vietnam.

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Khmer food by Tamilenok on Flickr.

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