Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas cheer - not

Lunch at Java Cafe in Phnom Penh is a popular haunt for expats. After my less-than-tasty cheeseburger there yesterday I've spent most of the intervening hours on the loo and that includes regular trips through the night. I've lost about half my bodyweight. Okay, that's an exaggeration but this is the worst bout of tummy-runs that I've had for a long, long time. Of course they are to be expected, living in a 3rd world country and all, but even so, I'm not exactly filled with lots of Christmas cheer at this particular moment. I'm also at work on Christmas Day, but may soon head for home as I really ain't feeling great. As for going out and celebrating with a nice meal, a few drinks, some nice company - forget it, I need to hover around the loo. Even the blocking tablets that I have used before, have had no effect. If this continues I'll disappear from view, leaving a pile of rumpled clothes on the toilet floor. Now there's a thought. Reggie Perrin and all that.



Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

Just had an invite from my old pal Phanna for his Christmas Party at his bar Sizzlers tonight. If I wasn't feeling so drained I would definitely get along but I'm half the man I normally am today after my bout of tummy-runs and will curl up in a ball and rock myself to sleep instead!

December 25, 2009 at 4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, Java Cafe... Unfortunately this is a familiar tale. I've got the runs from there a fair few times. The food is distinctly average. Then... lets not go into the coffee (the worst in Cambodia)... On the plus-side Dana has done an amazing job helping the arts scene in Cambodia, for that she should eb applauded...

December 27, 2009 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Jinja said...

I have one of their Mushroom Cheeseburgers about once a week... no complaints from me or my stomach.
But to each their own. A dear friend complained that any FCC food made her bolt for the loo. I think it depends a lot on the person and the food...

December 29, 2009 at 6:42 PM  

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