Sunday, February 14, 2010


Let's just take a look at what is usually and popularly eaten during CHINESE NEW YEAR:) when they're not cooked yet!
Vietnamese kids were riding the elephant at Wat Phnom.
Lauk Yeay Penh's shrine at Wat Phnom.I heard the worshippers there call the statue inside Lauk Ta Thum- then it must be Lauk Ta Thum's shrine at Wat Phnom. Khmer lord of death and Chinese god are cooperating well to make the chinese-khmers, vitenamese-khmers well off:)Offering pork meat to the tiger statue, welcome the year of tiger:)He must be Lauk Ta Thum:) Please take care of my family and make all my wishes come true:)
I was surprised to see not only Chinese-Khmers but also many Vietnameses going to Wat Phnom today..... :-? I found this bird on the concrete path on Wat Phnom lying hopelessly as its wing is wounded. There is a tradition to free to birds at almost every worshipped places in Cambodia. Birds can be bought in different prize depending on type and size (I've never known how much exactly though). I know it's a good deed to buy the bird from the cage and free them, but I have never done that. The bird sellers tricked us by wounding the wing of the birds they sell so that they cannot fly away after being fred. It's sad but it's true that those birds are usually caught back by the sellers.
I felt so pity of the bird I found but I felt even worse when I could not do anything more to help it beside taking the bird to the shaded tree near Lauk Yeay Penh shrine. I know it's gonna die anyway :(


  1. life isn't fair... from human to animal...

  2. I think it's a nature of life and death... nothing is fair or unfair. Next life, that bird would become a human, maybe :)

  3. Nice shots here, you have the eye in seeing those things, elements that needs to be taken. You have a good work here.

  4. thanks alot, I also like your blog too...

  5. very creative that you've got many nice shot pic!
    but for the picture of offering a pork to the tiger statue, not everyone does this for the new year, only those who are believed to received bad luck during the next year. Thus, they offer the pork and egg in the mouth of tiger statue as a symbol of avoiding or breaking the bad luck.