How many people have to die?
Read This Now.
[ NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE / Stacy Malkan ]
This book changed my life.
I don’t say this lightly.
DISCLAIMER: this is not a chick-lit book.
I am outraged and full of anger.
It’s a short read.
You can get a used copy for $0.75 at half.com.
Knowledge is power.
Reporting Live! from Southeast Asia
Asia is a fucking dream after being in India for three weeks:
-its so much cooler (only 93F!)
-there’s flushing toilets!
The people are nice and clean and I felt more confident I wouldn’t be killed by rogue tuk-tuks while crossing the street.
Cambodia: (Phnom Penh / Siem Reap)
The first things that come to mind when thinking of Cambodia: starving people, poverty and the Khmer Rouge’s murderous reign (Ed’s note: I was not aware any of this happened).
My first thoughts: OMG AZN BABIES EVERYWHERE!!!!!!! SO CUTE!
Also: Jesus Christ this place is so expensive! (coming from India where you can live it up for like, $2 a day, it was).
Where I Stayed:
Mad Monkey Hostel: $30/private room
Lotus Lodge: $20/private room
Things I Did
-visited the Killing Fields ($3).
-went to the community movie theater ($3) and watched a movie from the 70s.
-took a pottery class with a Cambodian artist ($14).
-tried not to get robbed while visiting the central market.
-tried not to get food poisoning from the day-old, cloudy-looking fish soup.
-bargained with the tuk-tuk drivers on the street ($2 to anywhere)
-almost got my head blown off by pissed off tuk-tuk driver (OMFG).
-sweat my ass off at Angkor Wat (where Tomb Raider was filmed).
-shared an 8-hour sleeper bus ride ($16) convinced that the girl IN MY BED (!!?) was going to steal my backpack.
-visited the floating villages of Kompong Phluk.
Vietnam: (Da Nang)
Where I Stayed:
Mango Hotel: $40/private room
I only had a few days left and wanted to
-go to the beach.
-check out Vietnam.
I hit Da Nang since it looked like one of the coolest beaches and it was.
Luckily for me, one of the days was National Family Day so zillions of families were out with their AZN BABIES at the beach and I tried not to be a creep by staring and waving at every single one of them.
OMG SO CUTE!!!!!!!
Unluckily for me it rained most of the time so I only had one great beach day. Waah!
This was an awesome trip.
Da Nang, Vietnam
(one day at a time)
Not everyone is going to like me.
Not everyone is going to be my friend.
I have to remind myself that this is ok.
RE: To the Person Whose Shoes I’m Wearing.
I only noticed this AM that the shoes I’m wearing are not my own.
I thought I mistakenly took the pair from the girl sleeping next to me on the bus but I think I grabbed the wrong pair when I left the movie theater last night.
(Ed’s note: everyone takes off their shoes and leaves them in a pile by the door before proceeding inside anywhere).
They look exactly alike!
This reminds me of the time that someone took my friend’s shoes from the communal cubby at Chuck ‘E Cheez and we were all like “WTF”.
I’m so sorry about that.