Thursday, July 19, 2012

Post kickabout

I'm aching all over. Especially my lower back. I look like I'm walking and sitting with a plank of wood stuffed down my underwear. It's my own fault as I agreed to play football first thing yesterday morning, starting at 7am, on the artificial grass surface at the 3G ground near NagaWorld. Nice pitch I must say. And the water sprinklers showering you whilst playing help a bit, though by the smell of the water, they got it from the sewer. It was Jimmy Campbell's idea. He should know better. Inviting 50+ year olds to get out of bed at an ungodly hour to play a kickabout. Unfortunately, just six of us turned up so that meant more running around than I'd hoped for. I know it'll be good for me in the long run, especially if it becomes a regular gig, but try telling my body that at the moment.

Historian David Chandler is back in town and giving evidence at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in case 02, and providing an insight into the workings of the security apparatus of the Khmer Rouge regime, gleaned through his years of meticulous research. He always has something interesting to say, so keep your eyes peeled for the press reports from the ECCC. It already looks like the battle lines between him and defence lawyer Michael Karnavas have been drawn in the sand. Hold onto your hat.

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