Saturday 9: So Much To Say

dave matthews So_Much_to_SayWelcome to Saturday: 9. What we’ve committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do “random questions,” so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don’t have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today’s meme!

Saturday 9: So Much to Say

1) The lyrics refer to a baby’s “one year of crying.” When was the last time you cried … felt weepy … or at least teared up?
Nearly a month ago when I heard the news of the arrival of my new nephew, my sister’s second child. It has been an eight-year wait for her and her husband. Babies bring so much joy in our lives.

2) Let’s lighten it up a little. When was the last time you laughed really hard?
Not lately but our dogs have been our constant source of laughs.

3) Do you have “so much to say” that hasn’t been said yet? Tell us if you owe someone a phone call, note, email or text.
My parents, that’s for sure. I haven’t been home for awhile now and although I send them sms and emails, and call them once in awhile, the messages and calls were short and lacking something. I look forward to speaking to them face to face next year when I go for a visit.

election campaign fever in phnom penh
Yesterday’s traffic nightmare lasted up to the evening.

4) Earlier this summer, Dave took a bike ride before a show and his tire blew out. He didn’t have a cell phone with him and was afraid of missing that night’s performance. Fortunately two fans — driving to see Dave Matthews Band in concert — recognized him by the side of the road and gave him a ride to the show. Share a recent act of kindness you either did, or received.
Last night I was trapped in a massive traffic mess. I was coming home from work and got caught in the election street campaign frenzy. Thousands of supporters of opposing parties on the backs of motos and on their cars took the street last night, being the last day of the campaign, tooting their vehicle horns, chanting, and taunting on both sides of the roads. On some road intersections there were stand for speaker to elevate the speakers and — well — further amp the noise. I was on a tuktuk and literally enveloped by the crowd. The traffic was moving inch by inch, if, at all. Luckily, the tuktuk driver was very patient. For three about three hours we slooooooooooowly inched our way out. I have never heard the driver complained about the inconvenience. When he finally dropped me off, I was very surprised he didn’t demand for additional amount (as many are wont to do in cases like this). Because of his kindness and patience, I gave him extra moolah.

5) Before he hit it big, Dave Matthews was a bartender. What job did you have right before the one you have now?
I was a Technical Consultant for an international NGO.

6) The Dave Matthews Band recorded an album live at the Red Rocks Amphitheater, in the mountains near Denver. Is there a trip to the mountains in your future?
Not in the immediate future, I’m afraid. Although it’s really been awhile since I last had a trip to the mountain.

7) Do you suffer from hay fever or allergies?
No, not at all.

8) What’s in your pocket right now?”
Not much, just some loose riels (Cambodian currency).

9) American Express promotes “Small Business Saturday,” and encourages us to shop at local, independent retailers. Is there a shop, boutique or restaurant in your town that you’re particularly fond of?
Yes, I’m really fond of the Brown Coffee. It’s owned and managed by Cambodian brothers. Their coffee shop became so successful they were able to five branches all over the city in just a span of three years.

9 thoughts on “Saturday 9: So Much To Say

    1. Hi Dream! The traffic is getting worse day by day. I was already warned by my husband to leave work early, which I did, but still found myself sitting through that horrendous traffic. How long did you stay in the country? 🙂

      1. Oh, I live in the United States, but I had meant I was glad I didn’t live in a big city any more or have to deal with that kind of traffic.

  1. Okay, 1) I love love love love your blog background, and 2) it’s SO great to hear your answer to #1. I don’t want kids, personally, but I have both friends and family who are struggling with infertility issues and it just makes my heart ache inside when people who would be awesome parents have such difficulty.  🙁

    1. Hello Bex. Thank you for your reply. The news really brought tears, tears of joy. I myself is dealing with this issue and it made me even weepier. It’s been a trying time for me and my husband but we are carrying on. 

      As for the blog background I got from a free download site. It’s so retro, isn’t it? I love anything oldies 🙂

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