Tomorrow actually. I will be flying up to Siem Reap to live there a month it seems. My plans or lack kinda went caddywompus when my friend Jason decided to visit in early November. Now I go back to Phnom Penh to meet up with him and then we come back to Siem Reap together. I rented an Airbnb for a second stay through December. Then I will go to Vietnam for a month. I guess this time Saigon for as few days as I can go and still see a few people and then spend longer in Hanoi. I will have missed Tet or the lunar new year’s by this much. I would have loved to just be in Hanoi for Tet. But with only 30 day visas it is hard to do all the things. Pretty much know I will go back to see central Vietnam in spring. But also Malaysia. I have been thinking of Malaysia a lot. I’d like to do this south to north trip on the train there. Not the big trip from Singapore to Thailand but instead do Melaka to Kuala Lumpur to Penang. I can have 90 days in Malaysia. Easier by far to go.
Anyways back to today. I have to pick up laundry and see a person for breakfast after this latte thing now. Then perhaps pack my bag. Or not. I’m a bit lazy today. Yesterday got to see my friend Ah Vy here. It had been 3 years and I am so thankful she would come up to see me from her home 40 mins distant from Phnom Penh. It was seeing that smile. The wonderful graceful looks she has and those beautiful brooding eyes. Perhaps the classic Khmer look. We ended at the bar we met at for beers.
Now I have a few chores but I stopped at a place for a really nice breakfast. Have to walk to laundry service and get clothes. Maybe think about packing. Honestly though there is this laziness thing forever with me. In Mexico it was the manana effect. Here it is like a friend asked me,
Mike why do that today? Tomorrow is good enough.
Khmer people understand. They are industrious and hard working when they need to be but also fun loving and lazy when that works.
The western cultures could do with a bit more manana or the sitting here with a latte longer. There’s no need. No need to go fast or slow. Just do like I do in meditation.