Album number 2
It's the Phnom Penh half-marathon this Sunday. Don't even think for a minute that I will be entering. The reason I mention it is the face-off between the two men who were the cause of acute embarrassment to the Cambodian Olympic Committee in recent weeks, over their bungled selection for the upcoming Olympic Games in London. Cambodia's best distance runner Hem Bunting will take on Hiroshi The Cat over the 21km course, with Bunting expected to wipe the floor with his feline opponent. The Cat, aka Neko Hiroshi, is a Japanese comedian who was given the thumbs up by the committee to run the marathon in London ahead of Bunting, who they don't like because he's not a yes man. But the Olympic authorities cut the committee and The Cat down to size when they refused his application. Massive egg on committee face. But the downside is that Bunting misses the Games, which is a tragedy.
I'm gutted that I had to turn down a rare trip into the Northern Cardamom mountains next week that would've involved a crocodile sanctuary, getting down and dirty in the forest and other adventurous goodies. Simply too busy in the office. Upside is I won't miss any of the Euro football.