Still Waters

By Sam Campbell , Economics Today still-water-1

Water, that most fundamental of elements, is getting a second look at the Bophana Center, with 18 local artists exploring the concept ‘still water.’

Avoiding the obvious platitudes, Chum Noy, the cultural events man-ager, said that the exhibition is a step forward for the contemporary art scene in Phnom Penh.

An exhibit featuring live morning glory, a popular aqautic crop in Cambodia

An exhibit featuring live morning glory, a popular aqautic crop in Cambodia

Water has been central to the Khmer psyche for millennia, said Tith Veasna, the exhibition’s curators, pointing to the extensive hydrological infrastructure of the ancient Angkor empire and the pervasive wetlands that cover much of the country in wet season as examples of why.

The artists were asked, “How does water affect human life?” Tith Veasna added, resulting in sometimes complex considerations of the consequences of development, such as pollution and flooding. “To destroy the environment is not only to destroy ourselves, but also destroy the future,” she said.

Heim Ankanitha, 25, examines the disparity between traditional folk Cambodian traditions surrounding water and the actions of modern Cambodians. “People say water is life but they never think about water,” she said. Weddings were once held by the waters of Boeung Kak Lake in Phnom Penh, Heim Kannitha added, until steady encroachment and a growing population sent pollution levels soaring.

Her work, an intriguing trio of collages, questions the wisdom ignoring traditional attitudes, with a teeming wetland showing what’s at stake, and a giant question mark to underline the quandary.


Chicken Kebabs


I n g r e d i e n t s

  • 6 chicken thigh fillets, cubed
  • 300g / 10oz plain yoghurt
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 11/2 teaspoon paprika, ground
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 60ml / 2oz lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons oregano, chopped
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 24 satay sticks

M e t h o d :

  • 1 Soak satay sticks in cold water for 30 minutes.
  • 2 Place yoghurt, garlic, paprika, cumin seeds, lemon
  • juice, parsley, oregano and pepper in a bowl, and
  • mix until combined.
  • 3 Place chicken on satay sticks and brush-over with
  • half the mixture. Leave to marinate in refrigerator
  • for 2-3 hours.
  • 4 Heat oil on barbecue (or char grill pan), add chicken
  • kebabs and cook 4-5 minutes each side.
  • 5 Serve with remaining marinade mixture. 􀉶
  • Source: chicken for all chicken

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In Google Earth program, if you hover your cursor on these little dots you’ll see biased propaganda by Google against Cambodia.


5 Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies. Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:



The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find Yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an Emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to Establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly, this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out.


Have you locked your keys in the car?

Does your car have remote key less entry? This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone: If you lock your keys In the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their cell phone from your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot From your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive you r keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other ‘remote’ for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk).

Editor’s Note: It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked Our car over a cell ph one!’


Hidden Battery Power

Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#. Your cell phone will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell phone next time


How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?

To check your Mobile phone’s serial number, key in the following Digits on your phone: *#06#. A 15-digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. When your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset t so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won’t get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can’t use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

And Finally….


Free Directory Service for Cells

Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1..75 or more for 411 information calls when they don’t have to. Most of us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial: (800)FREE411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now.