Wednesday, 21 January 2009


Turn it up, dance around the room and rejoice!


Saturday, 17 January 2009

A Heart of Darkness not so Conradian?

Set in a row of girlie bars, the Heart is Phnom Penh’s most famous nightspot. Originally a gay bar and briefly closed down in 2005 for refurbishment – after a customer was shot – the Heart has gone through many character changes. Its relatively cheap booze and consistent music make this probably the city’s most cosmopolitan venue with expats, Khmers, tourists, backpackers and working girls alike mingling in equal numbers. Brett Angel’s midnight set on a Saturday, is the most packed in town. If you prefer dancing without treading on too many toes, it’s best to aim for one of the midweek nights.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Building your House?

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his contractor of his plans to leave the house-building business to live a more leisurely life with his wife and enjoy his extended family. He would miss the paycheck each week, but he wanted to retire.

The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go & asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but over time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work.He did not put his skills to use and used inferior materials without inspecting them. It was an unfortunate way to end such a glorious & dedicated career.

When the carpenter finished his work, his employer came to inspect the house. Then he handed the front-door key to the carpenter and said, "This is your house... my gift to you."

The carpenter was shocked!

What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently.

So it is with us. We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting less than our best into the building. Then, with a shock, we realize we have to live in the house we have built. If we could do it all over again, we would do it much differently.

But, you cannot go back. You are the carpenter, and every day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. Someone once said, "Life is a do-it-yourself project." Your attitude, and the choices you make today, help build the "house" you will live in tomorrow. Therefore, Build wisely!

Hard to do all the time even when you know it is your own house that is being built!

Sunday, 4 January 2009

My i30 the truck

This looks like a hatchback that should be used purely for commuting around town but I can vouch for the fact that it is in fact - a truck! 
Note the giveaway ladder on the roof proving without doubt it has been the primary means by which we carry  the tools etc that we require to build out new home 50 kilometres distance in Denmark.
I put $60 dollars worth of diesel in it and 800+ kilometres later I do the same again. 
Brilliant little car - highly recommended!