So,last Friday,I had one of those days when I feel like I need to dance...like seriously it's like a bad itch!My friends had planned to meet up for happy hour cocktails at Raffles Le Royal,a very posh hotel here..drinks are like $8.It was really nice,we were all dressed up and the cocktails were good and I have really good friends here,it's always fun hanging out with them wherever we are.But no dancing here..lol.Just some good cocktails and awesome company. I had planned to later go to the African club...to get my dance fix.
The next day,which was Saturday we had an early Khmer New Year staff party.Well in my campus there are only 2 expat teachers,me and an Australian dude that makes me laugh everyday!(Ill have to talk about him soon,he deserves a whole post not just a paragraph or a few lines!!) I think he is awesome.Ok,get this,when I go to work I make very little effort to look good.haha.I don't put on any make up,I always wear flat shoes..sometimes sandals,and other times rubber shoes ...haha,I never wear earings or any accesories,I ALWAYS wear black pants(I got loads of black pants)..hey I donno why,but I just don't!So I decided that for this party I was gonna bring it on!!I was going to go the whole nine yards...make up,pretty dress,high heels,huge magnificent gold earrings and all(I even almost got the fake eyelashes..haha..but was like no,not today!)So that my Cambodian workmates can know that I can if I want to,I just mostly don't want to. The party was supposed to start at 5:30pm but I came in at 6:00pm.As I walked through the gate,everyone was sitted and they could see me walking in,and all of a sudden they started clapping and cheering and all I could think was ...Maggie,DO NOT fall,do not freaking fall!!!!I didn't fall haha.We ate,drank,laughed,played,and DANCED!!we danced to some Cambodian songs and I danced and danced and danced,until my feet couldn't take it no more(damn you high heels)You all know how Cambodians get when they take just a little beer...they are loud and fun!!and they cheers alot!Let's just say I had a really good time,everyone wanted to dance with me hahaha..it was funny!Oh my Australian workmate was there too with the white boy moves...hilarious!
Ok!!So today is the day.Am going to Kratie province,am hoping to participate in all the Khmer New Year games,go to the pagoda and finally see what they do up there and try out all the weird Cambodian food I have never tried out...well except the prohok..which is basically rotten fish,no way ill ever eat that,or the egg with the growing embryo inside...just disgusting to even think about.(Sorry no offense to anyone.)But I hope they serve me fried frogs over there..ill gladly eat that for the first time..I heard it tastes like chicken,haha i like how everything weird tastes like chicken!
|A plate of fried FROG!!|
Cheers,Have fun everybody.Happy Khmer New Year!!Ill def let you know if I eat frog!!lol if I do,ill have pics,loads and loads of pictures for you my lovelys!!