Around Phnom Penh in Three

“Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before.” –Dalai Lama

Phnom Penh (locals pronounce it as phi-nom peng) wouldn’t be on my go-to list if not for budget airlines and cheap air tickets. So we decided a getaway to Phnom Penh it shall be. The place is somewhat similar to Phuket and HCM – combined.

Phnom Penh in pictures:

On-the-go

On-the-go

Returning home..

Returning home..

Exploring a Village in Phnom Penh on a Bicycle

Exploring a Village in Phnom Penh on a Bicycle

Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing

Colorful Staircases in an alley.

Colorful Staircases in an alley.

Zooming past Phnom Penh on a Bike

Zooming past Phnom Penh on a Bike

The Hotel.

The Hotel.

Cheers.
YJ

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A Gastrogig Masterclass

Starring: Chef Will

Starring: Chef Will

TC and myself were invited to attend a Gastrogig Masterclass with Chef Will on a particular cheery Saturday morning. So we woke up bright and early and headed off to Palate Sensations @ Bouna Vista excited and all.

And indeed, an exciting and fruitful morning it was, looking at Chef Will recreate Asian street food into gastronomic art effortlessly.

Chef Will is very animated as he shares his stories with us

Chef Will is very animated as he shares his stories with us

Look at that perfectly seared tuna. YUMMS!

Look at that perfectly seared tuna. YUMMS!

And those paper-thin slices of lemongrass

And those paper-thin slices of lemongrass

Finishing touches on the Raw Tuna Betel Leaf with Lemongrass, Shallot & Lemon Basil

Finishing touches on the Raw Tuna Betel Leaf with Lemongrass, Shallot & Lemon Basil

And it's our turn!

And it’s our turn!

Finishing touches on dish two

Finishing touches on dish two

Prawn & Pomelo Salad with White Coral Mushrooms & Mint

Prawn & Pomelo Salad with White Coral Mushrooms & Mint

Caramelised Black Pepper Crispy Duck with Tamarillo Young Coconut Juice & Lotus Root

Next Up: Caramelised Black Pepper Crispy Duck with Tamarillo Young Coconut Juice & Lotus Root

Some tips from the Chef

Some tips from the Chef

And how could we miss a shot with the Chef himself

And how could we miss a shot with the Chef himself

We graduated!

We graduated!

5 words sums it all: A refreshing and different experience. *thumbs up to gastrogig*

Cheers,
YJ

Prinstagr.am

THE PRINTSTAGRAMS HAVE ARRIVED!!

Prinstagr.ams are really nice. And cool. And different. It’s actually just printed instagrams. Well, I think it’s a pretty cool money making idea.

And! They do different kinds of prints – 2.5in square prints, 4in square prints, polaroid prints, posters, stickers, calendars etc. prinstagrams are available at $12 for 24-48 prints, almost the price of a 4R instant print.

It was a pleasant surprise that the prints arrived early. I ordered the prints last sat so I wasn’t expecting it to arrive so soon since shipping was expected to take 4-10 business days.

Anyhows, the printstagrams came nicely wrapped up in some bubble wrap via fedex.

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I had ordered some 4inch square prints for christmas. Something different from the norm. The quality of the artcard used is really good. I love the fact that it comes in a matt finish. To be honest, I don’t know if its matt laminated or its just the material of the artcard. Well, that just means that the quality is that good. In any case, 4inch by 4inch cards are $12 for 24 prints (excluding a $10 shipping fee).

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Ta-da!

I’ll consider getting the calendar prints the next time round.

Cheers,
YJ