My water delivery man in Cambodia brings me personally a jug that is 20l of water every Sunday. He’s in their very early 20’s and talks English well.

He was asked by me in regards to the music that were blaring from a loudspeaker next door from my apartment since 7am. He lit up, “Ohhh, this is certainly Cambodian design household wedding!”

Pointing at him we asked, “Are you married?” He said, “Ohhh no, perhaps maybe not money that is enough hitched. I would like more income therefore I can take proper care of household and get a guy.”

He asked me personally if I became hitched. (A concern we have expected frequently in SE Asia.)

I got the same response I always get – shock and veiled pity that I was past 30 and alone when I answered no. Read more