Tuesday, June 10, 2008
You've seen her before, in a previous posting on my visit to Oudong. Her name is Panmai. As I ate lunch at the base of Oudong mountain, there was simply too much for me to eat so I shared my roast chicken with three youngsters and an elderly lady. Panmai's appetite was voracious, and she tucked into the food without reservation, whilst her two friends, Phirum and Sophea weren't far behind. Both of the boys later acted as my guides for my stupa-visiting on the mountaintop, whilst Panmai was far more sensible and carried on selling her colourful bracelets amongst the shade of the eating huts. I saw her again before I left the mountain and bought her a sugar cane drink as a parting gift. Lovely kid.