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Entertaining whims

10 Sept 2015 Siem Reap Great start to the day! Ifthings were to go according to plan, I will be on the bus to Batambang at this very moment. Instead, I’m freaking out over going to the volunteer place that Stacey, Mervyn and Cho went on and on about. “The volunteer place is so fun and meaningful! You’d meet a lot of people there. Mavis, the lady running the organization, is so nice!” Stacey said. “Come on!”  As a…

I flashed tuktuk drivers

-9 Sept 2015-Siem Reap I woke up today, determined to ride a bike to the National Museum. It’s less than 2km away from my hostel on a straight road with virtually no need of navigation. Boy, was I wrong.  I rented a bike at my hostel for $2 and tried to get a hang of it in front of the hostel. Turns out my bicycle riding skills has regressed into nothingness. Don’t practice riding a bicycle on a busy…

Finding life amid new friends.

8 Sept 2015Siem Reap I was thoroughly burnt out by the temples yesterday and wanted a break. At this point of life, I was appalled at the prospect of seeing another temple. When I got to the common room, an odd ensemble of people sat on the mat on the floor. A middle aged Indian man formed a circle with a bunch of Asian girls. I didn’t know what to do, so I smiled and nodded politely and…

Temple Run

7 September 2015Siem Reap Ugh.  In the short 10 minutes I’m awake, I’ve deduced my 2 fatal mistakes.  #1, I shouldn’t have chosen the top bunk.  #2, I shouldn’t have drank so much last night.  On the bright side, at least I didn’t get a hangover. I stumbled out of bed, nearly fell to my death or at least bodily injury and took a shower. Then I scaled up the ladder again like a three-legged cat and frantically…

Siem Reap: First taste of adrenaline, freedom and impending alcoholism.

-6th September 2015- I embarked on a spiritual journey; one that would allow me to examine my thoughts and discover myself.  I went on my first official solo trip.  My flight was at 1pm. I remember waking up nervous and jittery but boy, was I raring to go. I went to the airport, kissed everyone goodbye and rushed out of the car. I went on search mode for my departure gate with a resting bitch face (because what…