Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Down in the dumps no more

I rarely get invited to anything fancy. Aside from Soma's birthday party last Saturday. But generally speaking I'm rarely on any invitation list. Take the current Cambodia Fashion Week for example. Not a jot. Nada. Bugger all. With fashion shows every day of the week, gorgeous models aplenty, wine, women and song in abundance. And I don't get even a sniff of an invite. Okay, so my own fashion sense is pretty non-existent having never been a fashion victim in any way, but nevertheless, I have a vehicle to promote this stuff - my blog - but not one invite pops through the door. Or into my in-basket. How disappointing. That is, until five minutes ago when I get an invitation, in its own envelope no less. Those lovely people at Southeast Asia Globe magazine have taken pity on me and have asked me along to their launch party this Thursday of their brand new Discover - The Essence of Cambodia, an annual publication in large format targeting the high end traveller and promoting Cambodia to a global audience. In addition, they are celebrating the 5th birthday of the SEA Globe magazine as well. The gig will take place at Yi Sang Restaurant on the riverside and will include an appearance by my old pals The Cambodian Space Project, circus performers from Phare Ponleu Selpak and the culinary delights of Luu Meng's team. In addition, I purchased my $10 ticket today for the Dengue Fever gig at FCC on 12 November and now have to ensure that I get back from Stung Treng in time that same day. The week before the gig I'll be up in the Kratie and Stung Treng area of the Mekong River doing some travel research and will have to shape my program to make sure I get back in time. The gig is due to start at 9pm that evening at FCC on the riverfront, tickets-only folks.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow... You really are unbelievably self important aren't you? Do you think anyone in the fashion industry gives a damn about your blog or feels your blog will have any impact on their field. I don't think so. That's the reason you aren't invited... Coupled with your incessant wining whenever you don't get the "respect" you feel you deserve.

November 1, 2011 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

Anon 3:30PM...I was joking dear boy. I couldn't give two figs for the fashion industry here or anywhere else.
You obviously have no idea about the self-deprecating British sense of humour.
However, I'm always pleased to include readers comments....
Next time you can add your name.


November 1, 2011 at 3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Winging incessantly on your blog is a common theme I've noticed. Your sense of entitlement is there for all to see... It's not just the fashion stuff! I'll leave out my name this time, maybe another time.

November 2, 2011 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

Anon 3:10PM...you take the biscuit. Obviously you have no sense of humour.
I couldn't give a toss who you are...if you don't like my blog, then you know what you can do.


November 2, 2011 at 3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Andy,

Don't know who this loser is taking the time to publish an angry post on a blog that he apparently hates, but keep up the good work! Your site is a pleasure to read for all of us living far away, yet fascinated by Cambodian culture! And I do enjoy your ironic sense of humour, don't let it be silenced!


November 3, 2011 at 4:50 AM  

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