Sharky Bar & Restaurant

Sharky Bar & Restaurant

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

End Of Summer...

Well it's the end of summer and it ended with a bang! Mortar Rounds going off everywhere!!!
Many locals who haven't taken the challenge chimed in with the
few tourist this summer season had, to join the ranks of surviving 3
Mortar rounds at Sharky.

Nary putting one down

Victory Picture.

A few faces only a mother could love.

Around Town

The summer tourist season never really materialized this year. For those who were able to get to Cambodia, Angkor Wat was a treat over a few years past when it was overcrowded with tour groups. Now is a good time to come as the numbers are still low. This won't last as economies start coming back.

Bars around town were able to make due with the limited number of people about.

Charlie at Martini with friends.

The girls at Howies still smiling.

Michael Hayes, long time editor of the Phnom Penh Post saying his farewells in Howies. Hurley from Cantina joining him on his last pub crawl in Cambodia. Michael is pursuing other ventures abroad. Good luck Mike.

Hey did you happen to leave that Bum 'n Draze backstage pass behind? Speaking of Bum 'n Draze... they have given Sharky the honor of being the first outlet to move some of their merchandise. Get your Bum 'n Draze T-Shirts or CDs during our regular business hours.

Greg and Srey Leah of Lone Star Celebrated their first wedding anniversary in May. Greg was in the states in August and Leah Put on a great BBQ for Lone Stars Anniversary on the 16th. Congrats to both of them and We Wish them many more.

Snowy has sold Maxines across the river. I haven't heard of anyone who has been lately. Good luck to Snowy on his next venture.

The lack of tourist in town isn't the only thing putting a damper on things. The last few days of August and the beginning of September has seen an enormous amount of rainfall. After a two week break it seems, the rains have returned with a vengance and like clockwork, depending on your clock....the rains come to interupt what ever errands you need to get done that day. On a positive note, Psar Kandal wasn't flooded when I had to make a stop after a major down pour. The flood relief program seems to be taking shape.

The Tonle Sap and Bassac Rivers are up. These shots of the Bassac near the Vietnam bridge look as if the rivers are as high as they can go but the Tonle Sap still has a way to go.

On the Home Front

Sharky is the proud sponsor of the local Sisowath Knights Rugby team. They just came back from Ho Chi Minh City. Unfortunately they lost, but from the sounds of it, District 1 took a beating with Sharky stickers being plastered everywhere.

Ray is the president of the local rugby association in Cambodia and here is a small excerpt from their trip....

The weekend was a big success and our Khmer players had a great time. It was a tough, hard match, an epic defensive struggle, with the final score Saigon Geckos 5 Sisowath Knights 3.
The Knights had a 3-0 lead going into the final minutes, but Saigon scored with less than ten minutes to play. We still had a chance to win in the closing seconds, but it wasn't to be. Still it was a great experience for our team, and especially for our Khmer players, who gained a lot of experience playing against the bigger, more experienced expat players of Saigon.
The Saigon boys put on a great party afterwords, and we plastered District 1 with Sharky stickers everywhere---bars, restaurants, toilets, street signs, etc. They want to come out here for a match in the next few months, so hopefully we can host the after match party at Sharkys.

We're looking forward to it Ray and can't wait to get some pics out to our readers.

Sharky is hosting a Luau Party on the 19th September. Drink Specials and some good ole Don Ho on the sound system. Limbo competition and prizes as well as a pig on a spit. Should be just what the town needs to break the monotony going into the Pchum Ben Holiday.

The Da sisters and Amai trying a little warm up.

Also coming up on the 27th of September in conjunction with the Cambodia Pocket guide, Sharky is hosting it first annual Pool Competition. It will be two Parts. Womens Comp on the 27th, so guys come on out and cheer on your favorite girl. Free entry for the ladies.

The Mens Competition will be in conjuntion with Octobers BBQ on the 4th. Five dollar entry or 12 dollar entry includes the BBQ.

What a deal and prizes for the top three contenders.

Don't forget the monthly BBQ Sunday the 6th. Get here early as the food goes fast. If you don't make it on time no problem as Fat Boy Subs is now open Sundays from noon till nine.

On an unrelated note....Dad is in the hospital stateside recovering from a stem cell procedure. I was able to call him for .15 cents a minute. Cell rates have come down in Cambodia. I am a Hello user and its 166+country code+area code+phone number. Great deal. Don't know the Mobitel numbers but they have a similar deal. Get well dad and sorry for the delay between post.


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