AEON 2 takes the crown as the largest mall in Cambodia

Will U. S. mall-goers get a case of the jealousies? Many of our 1970s shopping malls are tired and trite, especially here in Central Florida. This has several added advantages: it’s difficult to need parking if you fly halfway ’round the world just to go shop. Problem solved!



Inaugurated in the early June this year, this gigantic Japanese mall has to be one of the greatest infrastructures in Phnom Penh highlighting the constant development of the country as well as the new taste in the technological advancement of Cambodia. Stepping into this newly established branch of Japanese Mall would make us feel like we are in a totally different era compared to the Kingdom of Angkor which is labeled by people around the world. The sophisticated architecture resembles Japanese design along with greenery atmosphere.


Chiba, Senior Manager of Aeon Mall Cambodia, stated that this mall is the biggest amongst other branches in South East Asia.  This monumental mall offers a wide ranges of convenience facilities, services, restaurants, electronics, necessary products, .etc. Almost everything is available there; the only struggle is to walk around the vast floor of the mall finding the items.


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“Stark Scarlet Moments”

(June 26, 2018)

stark scarlet moments

at the end of a green stalk

this okra-cousin*


  • (Hibiscus and Okra: cousins.  One’s pod is edible, the other’s flower has many uses, including rehydrated as tea or agua fresca or infused (and left or withdrawn) in strawberry/orange juice based salad dressing or vegetable/meat marinade.)



“Dead Summer”

(June 26, 2018)

dead summer becalmed

speaks to some big storms roaming

though satellite says “no.”*


  • (Everything last evening (June 26) pointed to the East Coast Seabreeze already past and a night of muggy hot weather hanging about like a last-drunk who crawled in from the street and you were not quick enough to shut the door.  So, when finally I looked up from my book – the pen and notebook retired earlier to better claims – I heard that fateful far-off rumble and soon enough the crack and the spear-thrust a few hundred yards away.  The breeze freshened, but then failed and I ho-hummed in defeat as I joined the ‘book and pen and took my carafe inside to bask before the fan and see what Larry Elder had to say for himself on the radio.  Then, BOOM! The next half hour was an inch and well-peppered by lightning.  I grinned. Thanks, God.  I just watered at noon from the cisterns and you heard.)

“Fordham’s Apocalypse”

(June 26, 2018)

do you have table

set for four grim men to call

not N-D* backfield


  • (The Seven Blocks of Granite at Fordham University and Notre-Dame’s Four Horsemen (of the Apocalypse) were not always attributed to famed football flinger of words Grantland Rice, but earlier by me – though born much later (and there is not time/space warp conundrum, truly) – but in The Irish’s case really are not harbingers but arthritis, rheumatism, Summer head colds and heat rash. Though some say Jock Itch played Center for both teams.)