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Blurred Phnom Penh

First of all, I never thought I would have the opportunity to showcase these blurred pictures of Cambodia had it not because of Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge. Second, it does take some time to dig in to your collections and to appreciate some old images from a fresh perspective, as if you couldn’t believe you had snapped them.

These pictures were taken on the eve of my arrival in Phnom Penh and, after a quick shower at the hotel, I decided to head to the city center. The first stop was Psar Thmei or Central Market. It was 10 PM and all the shops had been closed but you could still admire the grand architectural design from the French Indochina era. As with the rest of Cambodia, tuktuks were everywhere and a single ride was quite costly compared to where I come from.

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A short walk from the market to the east were the landmarks of the capital city such as The Grand Place, The National Museum, and all sorts of government offices until you reach the Tonle Sap river. It greeted me with its gentle breeze and calm water.

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Midnight was approaching and many parts of the district were already dark; Phnom Penh had never lost its eerie charm from the dark past some 30 years ago. But some areas began to wake up and welcome its partygoers, and that’s where I was going. Yeah!

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Tantangan Menulis Novel

Source: beijing-kids.com

Menulis Novel?

Apa kamu sudah gila?!

Ya ya ya saya memang gila sedikit. 😀 Ngeblog aja jarang-jarang, masih ingin menulis novel. Namun saya tidak sendirian yang berpikir gila. Mungkin ada yang belum tahu bahwa bulan November telah ditetapkan sebagai Bulan Menulis Novel Nasional atau National Novel Writing Month di Amerika yang populer disebut dengan NaNoWriMo. Penjelasannya sederhana: tantangan menulis novel dimulai tanggal 1 November dengan target 50,000 kata yang harus selesai pada tanggal 30 November. Ini berarti rata-rata tulisan yang harus dihasilkan per hari adalah 1,667 kata.

Realistis apa tidak? Sebagai gambaran, tulisan yang saya hasilkan di blog ini rata-rata 500-700 kata dengan frekuensi 1-2 kali per minggu. Ini berarti saya harus menghasilkan 2-3 tulisan per hari selama sebulan penuh guna memenuhi target. Lalu tulisan tersebut bukanlah blog yang berhenti pada 1 artikel saja melainkan harus sambung-menyambung temanya. Apakah saya sudah gila?!

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