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did we miss cambodia?

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Yah we totallly did, didn’t we? I went to Cambodia in April and I don’t think I have one freakin post about it. That is shameful.

I had been trying to go to Cambodia for awhile and the SBFs (take some guesses as to what that stands for) flew in from California so we could hop around Southeast Asia for a bit more a few months ago. Cambodia is especially meaningful to Julia since her family used to live in Cambodia and she still has family there. We were in Phnom Penh for a few days and her Uncle played host and tour guide for us.

Our adventures include a dimly lit restaurant where I inadvertantly agreed to eat these.


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August 24, 2009 at 11:00 pm

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jetstar: sandwiches are not as they appear

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Most airlines are charging for meals these days. That’s all fine and dandy I suppose. I mean, anything that keeps the price of the ticket a bit cheaper. It’s kinda sad that you can’t bring your own food onboard. But if you’ve ever sat next to people eating dried squid or toasted anchovies then you’ll learn to appreciate this rule. (BTW, I like both dried squid and toasted anchovies but am not rude enough to eat this on a plane where air circulation is limited.)

On my Jetstar flight home from Taipei I ordered a toasted chicken sandwich. The picture looked decent and for SGD7 I thought it was pretty reasonable. A few minutes later the not-so-friendly Filipino cabin attendent dropped off the sandwich and, not really noticing, I took a few bites. Toasty. Buttery. Where are the fillings? Is there chicken in here? I put down the trusty Kindle to inspect further.

The hell. Is this what I ordered? Is there even chicken in there? I coulda sworn it looked good in the picture. (Picture me shuffling through the seat pocket to pull out the inflight magazine that includes the menu.)

Uhhhh, Jetstar. This is not even close to what you served me.

These are not the same.

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November 23, 2008 at 12:34 am

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makansutra glutton’s bay

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I invested in a Makansutra guide during one of my first weeks in Singapore. It’s supposed to be a go-to guide to good street food. I’ve been slacking a bit in venturing to all the different parts of the island to taste things up but I did make it to Glutton’s Bay at the Esplanade on Sunday.

Glutton’s Bay is a selection of Makansutra’s favorite hawker stands They are a little pricier than regular stalls but as a bonus you get a nice view of the waterfront.

I downed a cup of lime juice right when we got there. (I think I might be addicted to lime juice but that’s another story.) There are just a handful of stalls to choose from: drinks/dessert, kaya toast, satay, roti, bbq, hot pot, char kway teow and other noodle dishes, and Western food.

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September 16, 2008 at 11:34 pm

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sugar and ice, the wynn las vegas

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Yay back at home! Wrote this entry March 3, 2008…


I’m sitting in my jammies (black and white plaid with pink trim – like ’em?) in one of two full beds in my room on the 51st floor of the Wynn in Las Vegas. Sometimes life is good. Real good.

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March 7, 2008 at 10:53 pm

big tomy’s, los angeles, ca

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Everyone has one of these. That place they go to after a night out on the town. Generally, you don’t visit these places unless you (or your friends) have been drinking a bit and it’s sometime in the middle of the night already. For the Bay Area homies, it’s Yuet Lee. For my LA homies, it’s good ol’ Big Tomy’s.


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December 5, 2007 at 12:33 am

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sometimes i eat tuna sandwiches

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Sometimes you don’t want to cook. Sometimes you eat tuna sandwiches and pretzels for dinner.


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September 29, 2007 at 3:10 pm

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