The average Cambodian worker lives on $100 a month. My budget for Se Asia is $2000 a month. Tonight I’m sleeping in a non-air conditioned room with a shared shower for $6 a night. A pitcher of beer costs $4, an omelette with veggies and a baguette costs $3.50. An all day boat cruise with lunch, snorkelling and trekking costs $23. This really is the land of opportunity…if you’re a rich westerner like myself.
We all love to complain from time to time about our looks, our inability to attract a woman, our measly two weeks vacation or the constantly delayed updates to the Playstation store. But on the bright side, we don’t have to sell our daughters into prostitution to keep the farm afloat.
I’m having a great time over here. When I return home I’ll be thankful for everything I have and I’ll work harder to make sure I never, ever, have to beg for money to eat.
Funny note, the Thai and Cambodian men have sick game. They’re constantly hitting on western girls and often they’re quite successful at it. Their game consists of saying things like, “You my new girlfriend. What room you in? Me see you at six. You afraid of spiders? Me Spiderman. You like Chocolate? Me Mr.Chocolate.”
Some of them are Rastas and pickup hippie girls. Some of them are Suave and pick up older women. But the average guy over here is more masculine than the average Westerner. It looks like Feminism hasn’t landed here yet. No wonder the white women are easy pickings. The men are still men. (I mean, except for the lady boys.)
You would think the Thai and Cambodians are desperate to escape their countries, but they’re not. Most of them love it here. So why is it most of us need to escape? Why are we so mixed up?