In the last two weeks, I…
♥ went to a carnival tonight! the best part – it’s here year-round. I can play dart balloon games and eat cambodian carnival food ANYTIME I want. major score!
♥ went to a Khmei club. The Khmei disco is a fun and funny place. Everyone does the same dance -think of a conga line of people doing a slower, looser version of the macarena- while the live band plays then goes nuts while the dj spins. The live band and dj alternate to keep the crowd even-tempered. Don’t want the kids to get too crazy!
♥ attended a costing + pricing seminar completely in Khmei. I knew the discussion would be in Khmei but was told the slides would be in English. This was not the case. I did, however, meet a very friendly young man who translated the workshop for me. Attending a training seminar in a foreign language is something I can cross off my to-do list.
♥ hosted a movie night at my house. In an effort to make our house more of a home, I invited some friends over to eat snacks, drink soda and watch Inglorious Basterds.
♥ submitted to the Drew Magazine. Got an e-mail asking alums to share their recent success stories and thought, “why not?” So I put together an e-mail about my move to Cambodia and what I’m doing here. If they like what they read, then they might include a snippet in the magazine. That could be cool, right?
♥ met with the master weaver + master dyer to discuss the latest sample they made for a potentially big project. (think: you could see the fruits of my labor in a store in the states this spring.)
♥ thanks to a tip from conor, i discovered my new favorite snack – fresh rice cakes with caramel drizzled on top. three for 1000 riel (that’s $0.25)!
♥ traveled to Phnom Penh twice. The first trip was less than stellar (as mentioned previously), but the second trip was great. Seriously, I feel much better about traveling to/through Phnom Penh twice a month. Oh, and I’m getting really good at bus trips and knowing what kind of food I can eat. For example, bananas and fruits with peels are okay. However, fruits without peels and vegetables that haven’t been cooked are not always such great options.
♥ found a bar with fuseball and played an intense couple of games with Pierre, Romain + Lisa.
♥ started a design brief and sketching logo ideas for the home + fashion collections I’m creating. Loven, a superb graphic designer and multi-talented artist who I’m honored to call a friend, has agreed to mentor me through the process of creating a brand identity. I am so grateful and excited to put my graphic design skills to the test! Thanks for the certificate, MCCC.