Thursday, April 8, 2010

Feeling sorry for myself

Like a typical bloke, I'm a bit under the weather and feeling sorry for myself. I even went to bed early last night which is unusual for me, but the heat is pretty unbearable in Phnom Penh at the moment and I've been afflicted with an eye infection, a cough and head cold, a horrible coldsore and aches and pains. Occasionally I might get one or the other, but never all at once. We're approaching Khmer New Year which will be upon us next week. Everyone asks me what I'll be doing and to be honest I've made no plans at all, unlike in previous years. I have five days away from the office, probably stuck at home catching up with all the blog posts I should've been posting in the last few months. I've got such a backlog, as well as a pile of books to read that I could conceivably spend five days not speaking to another soul, particularly as Phnom Penh will be like a ghost-town anyway, with all the residents heading out to their home villages. To brighten up my day, here's a picture of one of my friends, the ever-smiling Alin, a native of Kompong Thom province who has lived in the city for about five years now and like most, will be heading for the village of Baray for much of next week to visit her parents.
Alin never stops smiling - she's like a breath of fresh air



Anonymous Mke Krause said...

She's beautiful; that even made my allergies better! When it rains it often pours but at least you're getting them all done at once! ;). Hope you feel better soon Andy,


April 9, 2010 7:16 AM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

hi Mike,
She is a beautiful woman, inside and out. I've known her for a couple of years and she has a lovely nature, gentle, kind and fun. She'll make some lucky guy a lovely wife, especially as she adores babies.
As for the ailments, I visited 3 clinics today, all closed and two foreign doctors were not answering their phones. So I went to the best pharmacy I could find in phnom penh and now I'm rattling with suitable meds.
I will miss the Khmer Arts Ensemble performance tonight as I don't want to spoil if for others with my incessant coughing. Ah, aren't I thoughtful.

April 9, 2010 3:18 PM  

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