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My very own gatekeepers December 22, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniksnyder @ 3:04 pm

Not only do the kids like to dig through my bags, but they’re convinced that I need help pulling my moto inside the gate.

Their idea of helping me is 1 or 2 or 3 of them piling on trying to help me drive.

These kids make me smile so much.


Fun with floss

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniksnyder @ 2:48 pm

My neighborhood kids have a habit of inspecting any bags that I carry into the house. The other day they found dental floss and wondered what it was. I opened the package and demonstrated flossing. Of course, they wanted to try so we all pulled a piece of floss and they gave it their best shot. I’m pretty sure they just liked the minty flavor more than the flossing.


Unwanted neighbors

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniksnyder @ 2:41 pm

Thankfully I don’t have any trouble with unwanted houseguests in regards to rats! But outside once the cover of darkness falls…you better watch your step. 🙂 This big guy showed up dead one morning next to our trash.


Fanta Fan August 20, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniksnyder @ 2:49 pm

Today my roommate, Holly, and I were ‘out and about’ after class and we needed to make a stop to give something to a friend. While she was visiting I noticed a little boy standing near me staring very intently at me. I kneeled down and tried to get him to talk to me, but to no avail…he just kept staring stone-faced. That’s cool.

I meandered back across the street to our moto to wait and I noticed that he was right behind me again…still staring. I’m not sure why, but suddenly I thought I should offer him the Fanta I was drinking. He smiled, grabbed the Fanta with both hands like it was exactly the treasure he’d been waiting all his life for and darted back across the street.

Fanta Boy

After that he was smiling and playful with me and he let me snap a photo of him sitting on the curb sipping his Lychee flavored Fanta.


I’m in the Doghouse August 5, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniksnyder @ 11:49 am

Take a close look at this one…

Dog Meat Stall

….need I say more?

ps. It doesn’t taste as bad as it looks……I know.


Hors d’oeuvres anyone?

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniksnyder @ 11:43 am

Contrary to how it may sound, I do more with my time than try strange foods. However, I must admit, these are among the most interesting experiences that I have.

This was my first attempt at eating a grasshopper….


Grasshopper 1

Confessional: I said this was my first “attempt” at eating a grasshopper. I put the whole thing in my mouth, chewed it up, and while it was sitting in the side of my cheek waiting for a swig of coke to wash it down….the juices started running down my throat….I started to gag….and I had to spit it out.

So I can’t say yet that I’ve eaten a grasshopper, but I still call it a success.

After all…when was the last time you chewed up a giant grasshopper?


4th of July Celebration

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniksnyder @ 11:18 am

On the 4th of July my roommate, Holly, found some sparklers and party poppers at the store. After dark we went out on the street to round up the gang of neighborhood kids to join in our celebration. I had no idea they would be so excited about celebrating the independence of America…..oh wait, maybe it was just the fireworks 🙂

Party Poppers

Note to self….learn how to say, “don’t put that in your mouth,” in Khmer…

Lighting of the Sparklers

Fun with Sparklers

The kids had a blast (pun intended) and it was much more fun for us to watch their excitement!

Escaping inside