Request for Recipes and Other Happenings
This may be a tough one! I have one gas burner and need some ideas for things to make, not including any form of Asian dishes (i.e. stir fry, fried rice, etc) as I can get really delicious Asian food really cheap! Spaghetti gets boring pretty quickly…
Just a few other things that I did in the past two weeks. While Maja was still here, we went to a little jazz show at the German Cultural Center which was so much fun! The group was a jazz trio from Europe- and I really got a laugh from the extremes in expressions. The German bassists kept a very straight face with little expression throughout the show, while the French drummer was practically crying, eyes closed, the entire time. Just so stereotypical.
I joined the Hash again these past two Sundays for a nice 8k run (when I say nice, I mean it was in the high 80s/low 90s with up to 90% humidity; needless to say I felt sick afterwards). Maybe I will stick to walking in the coming weeks…
I did a field visit on Wednesday to hold a meeting with one of the provincial departments on a potential sanitation program we are going to implement. The meeting went well, and I got some good looks as I tromped around the village asking questions and taking pictures of their toilets. I will spare you these shots.
On Thursday and Friday nights I went to the German Cultural Center (they are always having free events!) to see two films. On Thursday I saw Freakonomics, which was fun- and it was nice to get out and do something for the evening. Then on Friday I saw Inside Job, a documentary made in part by a Khmer-American filmmaker on the economic crisis. On Saturday evening I went to see a Cuban group play at the FCC (good thing Tyler and I took those salsa lessons in Kenya!). The FCC, Foreign Correspondents Club, is a restaurant/bar that was utilized during the Khmer Rouge by journalists as a base camp and safe haven for documenting the atrocities occurring throughout Cambodia. Today it is a stylish restaurant with a nice view and fun activities!
I also want to say thanks for the emails I have been receiving with updates and stories from home! I really appreciate it! And I am thankful for the positive feedback on my photography- I can only pass along the wisdom of my Father; take hundreds of shots, then you are bound to get at least a few good ones!