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Yes, I (Bruce) duplicated the blog entry for yesterday. It had nothing to do with the 3 frozen Margaritas at US$1.50 each or the 2 beers at US$0.50 each that had been consumed beforehand. I think it was Brett's fault! Anyway the entry has now been corrected.
Off to the airport to find out that, although we had documentation provided by our tour guide confirming our flight, there was no booking for us. After an investigation by Vietnam airlines they found ...
Today I went shopping with some of the Chinese teachers from my school. There were six of us. Tomorrow Stella and Wang Fei go to China - Stella to stay and Wang Fei to return in August. Stella wanted to show me the place where she likes to shop for clothes - a discount shop near Toul Kork campus. We met at Toul Kork and watched a basketball game between ALIS and a Chinese school. ALIS eventually ...
... river walk. It really is a cool city. There is alot of construction growing on so there is a nice mix of old historic and new modern buildings. For dinner we ate at a place that had a rooftop restaurant overlooking the water and then to a bar that had live music and a good crowd.
When we passed through Phnom Penh the first time we were not that impressed. I'm glad we decided to stay a few days the ...
... with a couple of nurses who work here for Doctors without Borders. They explained the people here as deeply Buddhist. In the sense that they are very calm and accepting of the difficulties in their lives- including Tuberculosis evidently, and they look within whenever there is an issue to ask-"What have I done that has caused this person to treat me badly?" They said the population is both wonderful and difficult to work with and understand because of this. ...
... seals and headstock
bearings are about the only thing I don't even bother to try with,
it's a lousy job and I just don't have the tools. I always take them
to a mechanic, everything else I'll have a go at.
I got the first leg out
and found the bleed screw at the bottom. I angled it and unscrewed it
carefully waiting for a small amount of oil to leak out. That didn't
happen, instead it exploded and black fork oil gushed out in all
directions. I ...