View Full Version : What do you like most about being Cambodian?
Is it your ethnic food, architecture, traditional clothing or music? What makes being Cambodian unique from all the other nationalities that you personally appreciate? And try to do it without talking smack about other Asians lol
I'm not Cambodian, however what I like most about this culture is it's traditional clothings. So much that I've purchased some of the material just to have it as souvenirs lol. I think what's different about you guys from Thai, Laos & Burman folks is that your traditional outfits are more elaborate and decadent, where when you look at it it's like some kinda "sa-nay"/aura that captivates you. The same kinda feeling also can be said about your ancient runes, too like Angkor.
Oh yeah, post pictures to show what the hell you're talking about :D
I forgot, the myths and legends are pretty dope too...except some of it is extremely bizarre/scary
like this thing right here :/ ...WTH!?!
04-21-2012, 07:02 AM
I love the Apsara dances, it's like moving art, very beautiful.
04-21-2012, 07:07 AM
04-21-2012, 07:25 AM
EVERYTHING! pahok, not so much anymore sigh
04-21-2012, 07:32 AM
Good one Ivan. Kudos to you. Hope the 2 fags don't mess this thread up. Anywho.
I love our food. it's safe to say most is uniquely ours. sure some are influenced by our neighbors. the real traditional dishes cannot be copied. Mmmm! IheartKhmerfood.
Sorry idk how to post photos from my phone so can't make ur ass drool right now.
What are some 100% pure Khmer dishes? I only know of Lok Lak, I don't think any other Asians have this
04-21-2012, 08:02 AM
Somlar machew kreung (sour soup with prahok n grounded herbs lemongrass, could be beef or chicken) is my fav. Amok they (fish w/herbs n spices n more prahok wrapped in banana leaf, steamed), grilled steak n veggies w/prahok dip.
These are popular dishes that you can find in most Khmer restaurants but I haven't found one that can beat my moms cooking
Khmer Bokator is also pretty tight!
04-21-2012, 02:03 PM
everything but the government
04-21-2012, 02:28 PM
I like how laid back Khmer people are. Okay, I think Khmers are wayyy too laid back, but I like how we're not pressured like Chinese kids are. I never had to deal with my parents forcing me to get an A or upset because I didn't go to the best school. That's why to me, Khmer people's faces don't have that much stress.
So many things.
I love how my skin changes color according to the seasons. I can look Khmao to saw! Lol
04-22-2012, 08:16 AM
being ethnically ambiguous.
04-22-2012, 12:03 PM
For the sake of being nice and positive, I'll go ahead and say something nice.
I like how Cambodians, have gone through a lot and despite all their struggles, they continue to live on, put the past behind them and look towards the future. Most are very tight knitted with their family and even though they fight sometimes, they still love each other and will do anything to put a smile on their face.
Most hang onto their cultural names. Sometimes they have english first names but more often than not, they have their cultural last names still. They're not like other immigrants who are ashamed of their culture, throw it out and completely bend over for the host country.
When Americans' go to Asia or Cambodia, they don't change their name, the way they dress or how they talk. They're proud and I think that's what I love about Khmers. They still keep it Khmer. Most of them anyway.
04-23-2012, 07:43 AM
04-23-2012, 03:28 PM
That's a Start.
04-23-2012, 04:27 PM
04-24-2012, 01:07 AM
Is being whoop by your parents with any objects they see in their site. lol I love how they are superstition. I love the food, the culture, the respect for your elders, and the traditional music.
04-24-2012, 03:19 AM
I love our food and culture and I unique we are compared to other Asian culture.
our culture could blend in with the n**ers and beaner due to the fact we get mistaken as one of them :rolleyes:
07-16-2012, 10:38 AM
The tradition of which Khmer neighbors share foods, talks.. and even in the middle of the night, if something goes wrong, they'll open their door when you knock for help..then there come following other neighbors.
07-18-2012, 01:48 AM
mah natural tan!
07-18-2012, 01:52 AM
and been call "ma nigga" by black folk but not allow to call them one .
07-18-2012, 02:43 AM
I love my culture. I especially love the food and wedding costumes ^_____^
07-18-2012, 02:45 AM
07-18-2012, 03:03 AM
I'm with Bong Pip. :)
07-18-2012, 03:05 AM
Except for smelly foods. I can't stand any foods that have a strong smell. Anything fishy (too much tuk trey) & pahok. I'm allergic to most khmer foods. Lol.
07-18-2012, 03:16 AM
pahok IS khmer food!!! is that why your lips are big? lol
07-18-2012, 03:24 AM
If i'm allergic, YES my lips get really swollen but I don't eat pahok. I love all seafoods & i'm alleric to most seafoods too but I still eat it. Hahah. :x
07-18-2012, 03:47 AM
HAHAHAH yeah I remember you telling me that
07-18-2012, 04:00 AM
HAHAHAH yeah I remember you telling me that
Ohhh, so you're just making fun of me?! ;O ;(
07-18-2012, 04:16 AM
khmer food! steak and tuk pahok taste like heaven to me
07-18-2012, 04:54 AM
I wish I wasn't allergic to prohok, tuk prohok looks so good as a dipping sauce. X(
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