Category Archives: Daily Dose

Truc De Fou Energy Drink in Phnom Penh

In a place where you’ll see numerous population of French people and interesting numbers of spell-bounding colonial houses, It’s not surprising that a French-made energy drink is also available here in Cambodia. This country was once known as “French protectorate of Cambodia” btw.

Truc de Fou is a French word which means “Crazy Thing” or “Crazy Stuff” (I really thought it was some Vietnamese drink because of the word “Truc” which is pronounced “Chook” which i really dont know what it means 😀

It’s brand name tells something about it’s taste — CRAZY! among all the energy drink that i’ve tried, this one’s epic… it’s citrus, probably Vitamin C-rich drink again (i cant really tell how much because it’s ingredients section is in FRENCH), it taste gingery (yeah GINGER), there is a woody or barrel taste in it which is weird 😐 I personally rate it 2.5/5…

1$ a can (25cl) at Angkor Store near Toul Tom Poung

EDIT:
Check this paintball video from Truc de Fou’s facebook page
Energy Drink = Extreme Sports = Paintball… EPIC!

Khmer New Year 2011

image

This night marks the last day of KNY 2011, We spent the evening at a carnival in Diamond Island then we headed to KFC Riverside for a simple dinner. (They gave 2 cans of complimentary Sting energy drink in celebration of Kny)

This photo was taken using Joyce’s Nokia C6.

Vita500 at Phnom Penh Sports’ Club

image

Bought this energy drink yesterday at Phnom Penh Sports Club… $0.50 a bottle… no caffeine though, doesn’t kick as much as the Rockstar or Redbull but packed with vitamin C.

Transformer 3 Scenes in Cambodia

I was playing with Aiken (after watching the preliminary paintball match between Dynasty & Russian Legion at PSP 2011) when Joyce saw “Transformer 3 is shooting at Wat Phnom now” at DJ Buffy’s facebook wall. I went down to ask biggie if he wants to go… after seeing the result when he googled “Transformer 3 Cambodia” he said – yes, let’s go.

I was expecting some explosions and people running around like the one i saw a month earlier somewhere in youtube.. (look for Transformer 3 Chicago shoot) –

much to my disappointment – Roads are blocked.  No audience allowed. And we were greeted with decepticons saying NO CAMERA’s Allowed. well, only after shooting a few snaps already lol… he might have been some crappy old version decepticon because he didnt asked me to annihilate…err delete my pics:

They were taping somewhere in-front the Municipal Post Office and not in Wat Phnom…

Check out this press release about Michael Bay shooting some scenes for Transformer 3 here in Cambodia (source: AKP)

“Transformers 3” To Be Shot in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, January 21, 2011 AKP –
“Transformers 3 – Dark Side of the Moon” will be shot in Cambodia in February 2011 at the Angkor Temple Complex and Bokor Hill Station, according to Mr. Nicholas Simon, producer of Indochina Productions.

“Transformers 3” is the third part of the well-known science-fiction movie about TRANFORMER robots defending the earth.

“We want to shoot in Cambodia as it is one of the most beautiful countries around. With both Angkor Wat and Cambodia’s natural wonders, we will be able to maintain the large production scale of TRANFORMERS while giving the impression that the story is traveling all around the planet earth,” said Mr. Nicholas Simon in his letter addressed to Cambodian Minister of Information H.E. Khieu Kanharith.

This production will highlight the beauty the Angkor Temple Complex to a worldwide audience, he said, adding that it is estimated that over 500 million people have seen the previous two Transformers and with TRANFORMERS 3, millions more will discover the beautiful landscapes and cultural heritage of Cambodia.

Mr. Simon also recalled his good experiences in film production working in Cambodia on projects such as ORACLE, Matt Dillon’s CITY OF GHOSTS and Legendary Pictures’ I AM THAT MAN. –AKP

By SOKMOM Nimul

Uploaded some Siem Reap shots taken last February:

I was already excited when i saw the movie’s first official trailer when they twisted the history during the Apollo 11 mission. Seeing them film here in Cambodia makes it even more exciting… 😉

cellcard ftw!

FOR THE WIN!!!

All right, in my quest to go back to REGULAR blogging… let me start-off with this drawing piece for a 20$ *Cellcard phone card contest…

i long to win this 20$ prepaid load, it’ll save me bigtime for a month or two as i average 10-20$ every 2 mos for my calls, sms and 3G…

* Cellcard has been Cambodia’s preferred pre-paid phone card since it first appeared on the market in 1998. And because of its great range of services, Cellcard remains the first choice for over 650,000 subscribers.