After the Khmer Rouge....
The Cambodian people
know the importance of family life. Often they have big families
so they can surround themselves with all that love and happiness.
That’s why the average family in Cambodia has four children.
It is also very rare in Cambodia that a family break apart. When
children get older and get married it is quite common for the new
couple to move less than a block from their parents. Do they move
near the woman’s parents or the man’s parents? Chances
are, both. You see the Cambodian people are allowed to marry whom
ever they want but they organize dating so that it’s limited
only to certain boys. For example parents may not allow boys who
live in different villages or who are too poor to court their daughter.
The girl doesn’t object to this because she loves and respects
her parents. In Cambodia single mothers try to marry but often can
not find a spouse due to the financial burden the man has to take
on. Most commonly, widowed mothers would join together to form their
own "family," where they can help each other out when
they need it most
The two main dishes
in Cambodia are soup and rice. They dress these two items up according
to what they have and location. They put anything from eggs to fish
in theirs soups and add a number of different spices to make it
spicy, tangy or savory. Rice is their main food. It is eaten at
every single meal and is prepared accordingly. Cambodia use to have
an abundance of food but during the Khmer Rouge era, it thinned
out. The Cambodians also enjoy a wide variety of fruits and seafood
throughout the year to accompany their rice and fish
Sheehan, Sean. Cambodia. Tarrytown, New York: Marshall Cavendish