Wow! We’re into the New Year well and truly, without a lot to report and 2016 is flying by. The first two weeks of the year are long gone and I had a slow start to the year but I’m hoping to change that situation soon.
With the usual high intake of alcohol over the festive season it appears old man time may have caught up to me and that I may have started to act my age (no just kidding!).
I’ve been a bit down with some sort of virus, which leaves me a bit tired and seems to give me a couple of extra aches and pains and I’m putting this down to a lack of grog in the blood to protect the immune system, so I’ve decided to rectify this oversight of my body. The good news is, an old friend from several months ago has headed back to Siem Reap and he’s just the man to help out.
His name is Bruce, but here in Cambodia, he goes by Mr Bean (we’ve mentioned him a few times on the blog) — as his looks and mannerisms reflect those of the English comedian Rowan Atkinson. Okay, it might be more to do with Cambodians struggling to pronounce his name and finding Bean much easier. Both the Journo and I have enjoyed catching up with him as he always has a lot of new adventures to tell about his world travels, including being robbed after he left here, even though I told him to get a machine gun for protection.
I’m still building houses for VBC. We’ve done five or six for the year so far but the temperature during the day is so much milder than when I first started back in May, but it still has a sting to it. January is one of the cooler months here and I think the overnight minimum temperature has dipped to 14 degrees Celsius, which sounds okay. But after being here for so many months of heat it felt like brass monkey weather.
I’ve got a couple of things to try in the near future as the Journo has suggested I do a tour of some drinking holes so I’m going to call for drinking resources and if anyone wants to slip me a fiver, I might be able to claim a tax deduction. It’s worth a try. So I’m going to be pretty busy with this new research project.
Until next time, Lee hi (good bye).